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If You Love The Ceiling Baby Scene In ‘Trainspotting’ Here’s A Real Estate Listing For You

Real estate listings can be weird — from a woman dressed in a panda suit popping up in every photo to a glorious 1980s time capsule — but there’s a difference between “kooky” and “creepy mannequins attached to the ceiling, ready to come alive and suck out your soul.” [More]

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Department Store Closures Are Just Getting Started, Says Real Estate Expert

Anchor store mainstays like Sears, Macy’s, and JCPenney have already been closing stores to cut costs and adapt to shoppers’ changing needs, but one prominent real estate analyst says this culling of department stores is far from over, and that even the most popular malls will likely end up with just one or two traditional anchor retailers. [More]

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Move To This Italian Village, Get $2,200 (And Super Cheap Rent)

If you’ve ever had a few too many glasses of wine while watching Diane Lane live her best life in Under The Tuscan Sun and promised yourself you’d run away to a small Italian village if you ever had the opportunity, now is your chance. [More]

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Can A ‘Single-Family Home’ Have 24 Bedrooms?

Unless you’re regularly hosting the likes of the seventh Earl of Chichester at Downton Abbey, your notion of the term “single family home” probably doesn’t include anything more than a few bedrooms. But one homeowner in North Carolina’s Outer Banks has spent four years trying to convince local lawmakers that this term applies to her under-construction 24-bedroom home. [More]

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Neverland Ranch Still For Sale, Now At Bargain Price Of $67M

If you balked at the $100 million price tag on Neverland Ranch, also known as the former home of Michael Jackson, perhaps you’d be interested now that the California estate is being “reintroduced” to the market at just $67 million. [More]

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Buying Up Dying Malls Can Be A Viable Business

We hear so often about the fading of brick-and-mortar retail that it might seem hard to believe that there are companies out there in the market to buy more malls. Yet there are buyers for distressed malls, even when the owners are about to walk away. There are companies that specialize in this kind of thing, and they aren’t tearing them all down or turning them into apartments. [More]

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You Can Live Your Best Hermit Life In The Grey Gardens House For Just $20M

Kick the cats out of bed and dust off your best Little Edie dance moves, folks! The Grey Gardens house — home to the famously reclusive mother-daughter Beale duo — is on the market for the bargain price of just under $20 million. That could buy a lot of cat/raccoon food. [More]

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Report: Hudson’s Bay Looking To Take Over Macy’s

Macy’s could soon be heading to Fifth Avenue, or rather, to the parent company of stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Gilt, Hudson’s Bay is reportedly looking to take over the struggling department store.  [More]

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Feds: Fraudsters Claimed To Own $17M Worth Of Property, Preyed On Tenants

There’s a lot of work that goes in to owning a property and renting it out to tenants, but in return, landlords can charge deposits and collect rent. Two Florida residents took the “work” part out of the equation, federal prosecutors claim, and instead just pretended they owned $17 million worth of property so they could demand money from tenants. [More]

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Trump Administration Suspends Mortgage Insurance Discount For New Homeowners

The new Trump administration has already made one of its first moves, directing the Department of Housing and Urban Development to suspend a recently announced program that would have reduced mortgage insurance rates for a number of new homeowners. [More]

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Troubled Mall Sells To Its Own Lenders For $100

The Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills is pretty typical for a troubled mall: it opened in 2005, but is now financially distressed. It didn’t have enough customers to support its retailers. While the mall still has anchors like Macy’s, JCPenney, and Dick’s, it recently sold at auction for $100. Sort of. [More]

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For Some Reason, No One Wants To Buy An Office Building Shaped Like A Giant Picnic Basket

For sale: one seven-story office building in the Midwest, less than 20 years old and in great shape inside. Price: $5 million. There are just two tiny problems that are keeping anyone from buying the building: it’s too far from the nearest city, and it’s shaped like a giant picnic basket. [More]

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Got $3.8M To Spare? You Can Buy The House Chipotle’s Founder Built With Burrito Money

It took a whole lot of burritos and guacamole (which costs extra) to build Chipotle founder Steve Ells’ house, but if you’ve got about $4 million just collecting dust in your bank account, his former Denver home can be yours. [More]

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Report: New Owners Closing Waldorf Astoria Hotel For 3 Years To Turn 1,100 Rooms Into Condos

A New York City landmark will be shutting down for three years before re-emerging with a new look under its new(ish) ownership: the Waldorf Astoria Hotel will close in spring 2017 for renovations, and will emerge with about three-quarters of its rooms turned into luxury condominiums. [More]

Punch Up Your Real Estate Listing By Posing In A Panda Costume In Every Photo

Punch Up Your Real Estate Listing By Posing In A Panda Costume In Every Photo

If you’ve ever spent hours online looking for a home — especially in a region where most of the properties have similar layouts and designs — your eyes might glaze over as you skim through countless nearly identical photos. Then, wait — was that a woman in a panda suit? [More]

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No, This Denver Broncos Fan Isn’t Trying To Sell His House For Super Bowl Tickets

In yet another example of why you can’t trust everything you read, a Colorado man is trying to set the record straight so his phone stops ringing: despite an ad in Denver-area papers that indicated otherwise, he is not selling his house in exchange for a pair of tickets to Super Bowl 50. [More]

3 Reasons Why ‘House Hunters’ Will Likely Outlast The Apocalypse

3 Reasons Why ‘House Hunters’ Will Likely Outlast The Apocalypse

Centuries from now, when the only beings roaming the scorched earth are heavily irradiated ghouls and super mutants, all great literature, music, and art will be lost but somewhere a gaggle of radroaches will be gathered around a TV watching reruns of HGTV’s House Hunters. [More]

The property during a better, less eroded time. Since last spring, much of the area marked in red has eroded and neither the HOA nor the developer have taken responsibility. Check out DallasNews.com for an after shot to see how things stand now.

Family Caught In Battle Between HOA & Developers While Their Yard Falls Into Pond

So you come home one day to find that the slope at the back of your yard has begun to slough off into the pond behind your property. You call your homeowners association, which is supposed to handle such disasters, but they do nothing because the pond in question still technically belongs to the developers, who also do nothing. Meanwhile, that slope become more and more like a precipice while the two possible responsible parties do everything but take responsibility. [More]