| Dec 29, 2011
Despite the tanking of the housing market, posh new realty offices have continued to open their doors, particularly in upper-priced Los Angeles-area communities where agents need only a few sales a year to make a living.
"The high-end market is less...
| Dec 18, 2011
"America's Got Talent" judge Howie Mandel has put his custom-built Malibu place on the market at $7.25 million.
The Cape Cod-inspired traditional-style house sits on more than an acre with ocean views, an expansive lawn and a swimming pool with spa.
| Dec 31, 2011
| 1:29 PM
— The first natural gas well has yet to be drilled into the Marcellus shale deposits underlying Western Maryland, but ripples already are being felt here from an industry that has brought wealth — and controversy — in neighboring...
| Jan 8, 2012
Actress-producer Jodie Foster has sold her gated Beverly Hills estate for $8.3 million, public records show.
Climbing roses and red brick accents give the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom compound an East Coast vibe. The listing described the style as...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 7:28 AM
What is the most important thing a seller should look for when hiring a real estate agent to sell their house? We are often asked this question. Is it the size of the company they are licensed with? Is it their marketing program? Their years experience in...
| Jan 5, 2012
Q: A friend of mine told me that my Realtor should be able to see listings before they are publicly posted on an MLS website. Therefore, she should be able to let me see a home that will be sold before everyone else does.
My friend's point was that if my...
| Jan 15, 2012
Actor Pierce Brosnan has sold his Malibu beach retreat for $2.6 million.
Brosnan and his wife, environmental activist and former broadcast journalist Keely Shaye Smith, put the property on the market at $3.9 million in 2010 while building another house...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Board-certified real estate attorney Gary M. Singer answers housing questions in this space each Friday. To ask him a question about short sales, mortgages, refinancing, homeowner's associations or any other residential real estate topic, click here.
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Andrew Raftery: Open House
Ends Dec. 9, Wesleyan University's Davison Art Center, 301 High St., Middletown, (860) 685-2500, wesleyan.edu/dac
It's always fascinating and a bit consoling when an artist, especially one with the delicacy and taste of...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 5:10 AM
Real estate website Zillow.com has built a successful business out of telling online visitors how much your house is worth. Now it's telling the world whether you're in foreclosure.
The company, which is based in Seattle, launched a free feature on...
| May 4, 2012
| 8:02 PM
Real estate agents will tell you that a number of factors contribute to relocation decisions: police protection, water quality and proximity to the workplace.
And, of course, taxes.
"People always complain about taxes, even when they're not out of line,...