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This $1.2 million California house is a castle, and the listing makes no qualms about it. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom home’s exterior certainly looks like a castle, and the San Lorenzo River wraps around it almost like a moat. Inside, many of the rooms look downright Medieval–except for the strikingly bland, modern kitchen–and many include a few castle props like swords, statues and coats of arms. The home was built in 1927 by its owner Robert Howden, hence its name, and has been a local tourist attraction ever since.
If you entered into adulthood after 2008, you probably became accustomed to thinking your cash savings are more likely to grow when safely tucked under your mattress than in most bank accounts, and that interest rates on auto loans and other loans are set in the single digits. While the interest rate hike was certainly on the low end, it signals a shift for consumers — one that makes maintaining a high credit score even more of a priority going forward. While interest rates on auto loans didn’t see an immediate jump with the Federal Reserve’s announcement, future increases will eventually hit consumers in noticeable ways.
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Numbers just released by RealtyTrac indicate that for most challenged housing markets, the problem is tight supply. But in a few metro areas, the vacancy rate is still far above the overall nation’s — almost five times worse in Flint, Michigan, for example.
For all the talk of “zombie foreclosures” and abandoned homes that have so recently plagued the nation, “the challenge facing most U.S. real estate markets is not too many vacant homes but too few,” says RealtyTrac Vice President Daren Blomquist.
PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — Sonja Thompson lives so close to the edge of an 80-foot bluff above the Pacific Ocean that when paragliders fly by "you can almost high-five them."
In typically understated British fashion, the listing describes this Kentish home — created from two towers of a former water-softening plant, with amenities that include “hand-crafted concrete beds and baths” — as “highly individual.” It’s asking 1.5 million pounds, or more than $2 million at current exchange rates. The home’s four levels are linked by spiral staircases, with six bedrooms and six “bath/shwer rooms” — the master suite occupying the full top floor.
Brooklyn-based woodworker Roberto Gil has been designing space-saving furniture for more than 20 years now. Called Urbano, the loft beds come in queen and king sizes.
The wall-mounted cat complex, designed by Catastrophic Creations, consists of a hollow, wall-mounted box with two openings in the shape of tubes on the top and bottom. The cats can climb through the tubes, and a door opens over the question mark block.
When you’re spending one of those long evenings on the couch playing Mario, your cat can now join you. Only, the cat’s probably getting a little more exercise.
The insects are miniature transformers that can compress to half their size and still run really fast. The creepy little buggers might even inspire a new generation of search and rescue robots.
This simple house composed of donated, low-cost materials offers a template for affordable homes that can be designed and built by their owners with support from a local non-profit social housing project. Casa Caja by architecture office S-AR was built outside Monterrey, Mexico as the first in a series planned by the Comunidad Vivex program. The program addresses a shortage of quality, affordable housing in Mexico, finding solutions for low-income construction workers who can't pay for homes with money but are capable of building them. The cinder blocks and other materials are donated by local companies. Casa Caja's owners collaborated with the[...]
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In Arkansas, renters could be subjected to homes with basic utilities, like heat, working plumbing or hot water – and it’s all perfectly legal.
All you need is the pictures. The property, spread over three-and-a-half lots in Indian Wells, a community near Joshua Tree National Park between Los Angeles and San Diego, is made of several separate buildings.
“Finally, Lonesome and I made a rule: You had to check your guns and knives at the door,” Simon T. told the Wall Street Journal. Simon T. (that’s his legal name) bought a cabin on 6 acres in the Sequoia National Forest from “Lonesome” Al Harris back in 1980, then kept adding to it. When Lonesome Al died in 1996, Simon T. named his assemblage Lonesome Ranch. Now engaged to be married and living in Santa Monica, California, retired radio station owner Simon T. is looking to divest himself of all his assets – “my goal is to be flat broke when I die,” he told the Journal – and has listed the compound, with its seven cabins, six abandoned gold mines, graveyard and ramshackle ex-brothel, at $2.5 million.