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This Historic Kentucky Home Is Selling for Big Bucks

Pink residence in Louisville was childhood home of Muhammad Ali

(Newser) - The pink house where Muhammad Ali grew up dreaming of boxing fame—and where hundreds of fans gathered for an emotional send-off as his funeral procession passed by decades later—is for sale. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom house in Louisville was converted into a museum that offered a glimpse into the...

Full House Home Hits the Market for $6.5M

San Francisco Victorian was used for exterior shots in ABC sitcom

(Newser) - One of the most famous homes on TV is on the market. The four-bedroom, 3.5-bath Victorian located at 1709 Broderick St. in San Francisco—best known as the exterior of the home where the Tanner family lived in the ABC sitcom Full House—is for sale for $6.5...

Bay Area Lot Is Relatively Cheap, but There's a Catch

It turns out that 610 Grand Street in Alameda is underwater, literally

(Newser) - He surely thought he got the deal of a lifetime: A California pastor scooped up a lot with the official-sounding address of 610 Grand Street in Alameda for a relatively cheap $300,000 at auction, reports SFGate . Then he sent his realtor to take photos, only to learn that 610...

For Sale: Home Alone House
For Sale: Home Alone House

For Sale: Home Alone House

Got $5.25M? 'A piece of cinematic history' could be yours

(Newser) - Presumably Macaulay Culkin won't get left behind this time, but the house where his 1990 breakthrough film Home Alone was filmed is now on the market for the first time in a dozen years, reports CNN . Located in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka, Illinois, the house was the turf...

Who Wants to Live in a Lighthouse?
For Sale:
1897 Lighthouse

For Sale: 1897 Lighthouse

At Virginia's Smith Point Lighthouse, you don't even have to change the lamp

(Newser) - You'll get 360-degree views of Chesapeake Bay and plenty of privacy on your very own island. The catch, apart from crabs? You'll be living in a lighthouse. Smith Point Lighthouse, some 2.5 miles off the shore of Reedville, Virginia, at the mouth of the Potomac River, is...

Locals Attempt to Buy $14M Island by Chipping In $1K Each

Crowdfunding group wants to share local haunt nicknamed 'Beer Can Island'

(Newser) - A privately owned island off Tampa Bay is up for sale, and though the going price is $14 million, a group is trying to crowdfund joint ownership with a $1,000 buy-in price. According to News 6 , the nine-acre Pine Key on Paradise Island is a manmade island created by...

Report Illustrates How Sharply Home Costs Have Risen

Americans need to earn six figures in 23 states and territories to afford a house

(Newser) - Anxiety over the US housing market's surging prices is summed up succinctly in a new report from Bankrate . They write that since 2020, the number of households needing to earn six figures to afford a home has skyrocketed from seven states and territories to 23 today. The five highest:...

It's Cheaper to Rent Than Buy in Every Big US Metro Area takes note of the metric in the 50 largest metropolitan areas

(Newser) - It's a housing market milestone: Renting now beats buying in all 50 of the biggest metro areas in the US, a new report by says. Quartz helps break down the findings:
  • Last year, residents in 45 of the biggest 50 metro areas fared better through renting, but

Replica Disney Haunted Mansion Up for Grabs

Georgia home based on the plans for the original listed for sale for $2.2M

(Newser) - Disney fans have a shot to live in what is essentially a carbon copy of one of the most popular attractions at Disneyland. It's a replica of the Haunted Mansion, though this mansion can be found on the other side of the country in Duluth, Georgia, a suburb of...

New Realtors' Settlement 'Will Blow Up the Market'

National Association of Realtors agrees to $418M deal that will slash commissions to settle suits

(Newser) - The National Association of Realtors has signed off on a huge deal that some say "will blow up" the housing market. The New York Times has seen a copy of the $418 million settlement that would get rid of the standard 5% or 6% commission fee for real estate...

'World's Most Deeply Indebted Developer' Ordered to Liquidate

China Evergrande has more than $300B in liabilities and can't repay its debts, per judge

(Newser) - A court in Hong Kong on Monday ordered China Evergrande to be liquidated, in a decision that marks a milestone in China's efforts to resolve a property industry crisis that has rattled financial markets and dragged the entire economy down, per the AP . Here's what happened and what...

White House: Sorry, Putin, Alaska Isn't Up for Grabs

Decree signed by Russian president on going after property overseas spurs speculation on 49th state

(Newser) - It's clear that Vladimir Putin has his sights set on absorbing Ukraine back into Russia's fold, but he may also be eyeing a prime piece of property in the US: Alaska. Last week, the Tass news agency reported the Russian president signed a decree that will dole out...

Single Ladies, Celebrate This Homeownership Feat

More single female Americans own homes than single men, per latest research

(Newser) - Women in the US still earn around 82 cents for every dollar earned by men, but when it comes to single ladies owning their own homes, they rule the roost over their single male counterparts. New LendingTree research that examined data from the Census Bureau found that women on their...

Builder Finds Out Why Not to Name Homes After Anne Frank

Or Harriet Tubman, per resurfaced listings that are taking some heat

(Newser) - It's admittedly a challenging job to write compelling real estate copy, in the hopes of inspiring potential customers to buy. One New Mexico homebuilder, however, may have gone a little overboard in its descriptions of two home designs that have "baffled" those who've seen them, per the...

Home Alone 2 Townhouse Has a Hefty Asking Price

It's all yours for $6.7M in New York City

(Newser) - Deep-pocketed fans of Home Alone 2 now have a way to relive the memories: The townhouse in New York City's Upper West Side featured in the sequel is up for sale for $6.7 million, reports NBC New York . The Zillow listing for the four-bedroom residence is quick to...

Famed 'Pulitzer Prize House' Could Be Yours—for $2M

Not one, not 2, but 3 winners of the esteemed prize have lived in this Atlanta 'oasis'

(Newser) - Can literary genius hover around a home like a ghost, ready to be absorbed by the abode's next purchaser? An Atlanta residence that has housed not one, not two, but three Pulitzer Prize winners is now on the market, so a lucky future owner (or owners) is about to...

Boomers Throw a Wrench Into Housing Market

Older buyers have the means to edge out younger buyers in a tough market

(Newser) - With mortgage rates soaring and fewer homes for sale, Baby Boomers are dominating the housing market like a real-life game of Monopoly. The shifts in who is buying homes have been trending in that direction for quite some time, but it was confirmed this month by data released from the...

New Ruling Could Be the End of Realtor Commissions

The fallout may also affect up to 80% of real estate agents' future in the industry

(Newser) - A federal jury's ruling will have a profound effect on the careers of the 1.6 million people who sell homes in the US. Per the Wall Street Journal , the National Association of Realtors (NAR) along with two brokerage groups must pay up after the verdict found them guilty...

Feature of Home for Sale for $1.55M: Meth Contamination

It's on the market in San Jose, California

(Newser) - A recent Zillow survey found 67% of homeowners would be willing to buy a "haunted" house if it was otherwise a good fit. A San Jose, California, real estate agent is likely hoping buyers there are as open-minded about homes with a criminal past. The Los Angeles Times reports...

Majority of Homebuyers OK With 'Haunted' House

Zillow survey finds 67% of potential homebuyers would buy one, if other factors fell into place

(Newser) - Would you buy a "haunted" house if you saw it pop up online ? In this challenging market, the majority of house-hunting Americans say yes, so long as the home was appealing in other important ways. Forbes reports that, per a new survey out from Zillow, 67% of potential...

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