This Town Has Been Named The Richest In America

Fantasy Friday

The Silicon Valley town that’s home to billionaires Eric Schmidt of Google and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg is America’s richest community for the third year in a row. Continued…

84 Tiny Houses That Will Convince You to Downsize

Transformation Tuesday

Living large is officially a thing of the past. Settling in a tiny house is more than just a trend-it’s a lifestyle choice that people all over the country are happily taking up. Although many structures can measure less than 300 feet, with ideas this stylish and innovative, small-sized homes are anything but a sacrifice.  […]

Ken Griffin's $238-Million NYC Penthouse Is the Most Expensive Home in America

Fantasy Friday

The penthouse at 220 Central Park South that billionaire Ken Griffin bought last week may not have been the most expensive listing in the world (that honor goes to an empty lot above Beverly Hills), but at $238 million it set a record for the most anyone has ever paid for a home in the […]

See the House Where Martin Luther King Jr.’s Pivotal Story Began

Throwback Thursday

This Queen Anne-style house on Atlanta’s Auburn Avenue is one of the most important homes in American history. Here, in an upstairs bedroom on Jan. 15, 1929, a boy was born to minister Michael Luther King and his wife, Alberta Christine. They named the child Michael Jr. Continued…

Unbelievably Expensive Abandoned Mansions

Wow Wednesday

Empty and unloved, some of the world’s priciest properties have been forsaken by their owners, including royal residences, grand country houses and luxurious ranches. We take a look at eight of the most expensive abandoned mansions, from Prince Andrew and Fergie’s former love nest to Michael Jackson’s Neverland and the haunted Pink Floyd manor.  Continued…

HGTV Shows Like 'Fixer Upper' Spur Demand For Home Renovation Loans

Mortgage Monday

Popular TV shows about house fixers and flippers have sparked consumer interest in remodeling, creating an opportunity for lenders to build a specialty in renovation loans while traditional mortgage lending is weak.  Continued…

Is Roman Abramovich's Controversial New York City Mansion the Future of Manhattan Real Estate?

Fantasy Friday

Not since Bob Guccione’s hot tub was rumored to empty into the sewer system have New York townhouses made the news as much as the three adjacent buildings on East 75th Street purchased by Roman Abramovich. Attempts to combine them were halted until recently by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, but permission was granted and construction […]

Respectful Renovation of a 1730 Home

Throwback Thursday

A house that has stood for nearly 300 years is bound to have been through changes. The John Kimball Jr. House in Ipswich, Massachusetts, built in 1730, had been remodeled and added on to numerous times before the current homeowners, the Wonson family, approached Cummings Architects. “There were some additions and renovations done piecemeal throughout […]

See 3 Homes Dramatically Transformed by Decks

Transformation Tuesday

Installing a deck can be a great way to enhance your outdoor space, bridging the gap between home and garden. A wide range of materials, designs and bonus features to choose from means you can have a deck that perfectly complements your outdoor needs, design preference and home’s architecture.  Continued…

Dallas-Fort Worth housing market set to sizzle in 2019

Mortgage Monday

Dallas-Fort Worth’s housing market is on fire, earning the Metroplex a spot on Zillow’s new ranking of the country’s 10 hottest real estate markets in 2019. At No. 7, DFW is the only major Texas metro area to show up on Zillow’s list.  Continued…