(CNN) - Victoria Cooper-Reeg was delighted to sell her home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, in under a week for $55,000 more than she originally planned to ask. The best part? It was never on the market. Instead, she listed it privately. "It was perfect, I didn't have all the hassle," says Cooper, a photographer who now lives in upstate New York. "I didn't want to do a bunch of showings. Every time someone showed up, I'd have to get it just the way they staged it." Like an increasing number of high-end homeowners, Cooper discovered the power of private listings, in which a property is announced for sale to a select group of agents without ending up on the multiple listing service. Cooper originally
With little success in his attempt to sell his massive Bergen County mansion, Hall of Fame basketball player Patrick Ewing has now put the 10,524-square-foot home on the rental market for $25,000 per month, according to its Realtor.com listing. He purchased the Cresskill home in 2007 for $6.35 million and has since had difficulty offloading it. Originally listed for $7 million went it first went on the market in 2015, Ewing has since slashed the listing price multiple times, brining the asking price down to $4.8 million. Listing agent Michele Kolsky-Assatly told Realtor.com, who first reported the home being available to rent, that Ewing “tricked out” the home, altering it to be able to fit his
A deed recorded with the county courthouse changes who owns a timeshare in Florida. Tip Sheet by Deed and Record explains how to change owners. A current owner of a Florida timeshare can either add a new owner, remove a co-owner or transfer all ownership interest to a new owner. In Florida, change of ownership is by deed recorded at the courthouse in the county where the timeshare is located. This Tip Sheet by Deed and Record explains how owners are changed. To add a new co-owner, the current owner signs a deed. The deed transfers ownership from the current owner to the current owner and the new owner. It is important that both owners appear on the same deed so they can own the timeshare as joint
More than 300 new apartment homes are available within Reno's newest premier community. Guardian Capital Partners, the team behind Vida Luxury Living, introduces 312 units on the 20-acre property to meet the unprecedented demand of housing in the Reno area. The multi-family community offers one, two and three-bedroom apartment homes in the foothills of Northwest Reno. The community offers amenities like a fitness center, pool, spa, gourmet kitchens and designer floor plans. The brand-new apartment homes are near hiking trails, bike paths and a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities. Twenty minutes from Truckee, it's the perfect location for the avid outdoorsman. “Vida Luxury Living provides
KB Home (KBH) today announced the grand opening of Countryside, its latest collection of new single-family homes in Ontario Ranch. At Countryside, KB Home will construct 52 one- and two-story homes and offer three distinct floor plans.
Another huge Lone Star State ranch is up for grabs with a Texas-size price tag of $54 million. The La Bandera Ranch is in Dimmit County southwest of San Antonio and spreads more than 18,000 acres. Operated as a hunting destination, the property has three separate lodges with accommodations. The Southwest Lodge is built with Spanish and Mediterranean style and has outdoor living space, entertainment and living interior space and a dining room setup to serve and seat 40 plus. There are eight bedrooms that access a veranda and swimming pool. The La Sombrilla Lodge was built in an "old west" style with 17 bedrooms, built-in sports bar and open-air pavilion. The Ponderosa Lodge is a log cabin style
The Mountainside Restoration Committee will hold an estate sale to raise funds for the maintenance and restoration of the historic Deacon Andrew Hetfield House and Levi Cory House. The sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 363 Cherry Hill Road in Mountainside; numbers distribution will begin at 9 a.m. The estate sale will include mid-century furniture from an estate of residents who resided in the home for 50 years. Furniture includes two dining tables, set of six chairs, sideboard and coffee table. A pair of rope chair, ottoman, pottery, exotic and African artwork are also available. There is variety of audio electronics including a Blaupunkt
SaskPower says it is investing in new and renovated buildings to move its Regina employees to six buildings in the Queen City, rather than the 13 they are currently in. The Crown corporation says the plan will improve safety, efficiency and collaboration within SaskPower. SaskPower recently purchased a downtown office building and a new Logistics Warehouse Complex. It is also renovating the downtown head office and the research facility at the Saskatchewan Science Centre. When the multi-year plan is complete, SaskPower employees will work out of six buildings, rather than 13. “More than a decade ago we started to see the need for a long-term plan for our many properties around Regina. Right now
Macy Valdez works in Denver but for a long time didn't think she could afford to live here. City leaders nationwide have been calling Denver to learn about the Lower Income Voucher Equity program - "LIVE Denver," for short - since Democratic Mayor Michael Hancock announced the first-of-its-kind partnership in 2017. The program has been profiled in national newspapers, and Denver officials regularly tout it at housing conferences.
Peter Duke grabbed a drill and started screwing in door handles just minutes before crews were set to start filming on reality television show “Zombie House Flippers.” Despite being scheduled for a final walk-through with cameras on a home in Orlando's Delaney Park, there were no countertops or toilets. “I'm not sure what we're even doing here,” Duke said. The Orlando-based “Zombie House Flipping” show is in the middle of its third season with some changes and challenges — both to how its watched and the business behind it. With the new season, real estate investing TV stars Duke, Keith Ori, Justin Stamper and Ashlee Casserly-Greenberg are also up against an increasingly competitive market for
First American Financial Corporation (FAF), a leading global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, today released First American’s proprietary Potential Home Sales Model for the month of March 2019. Potential existing-home sales increased marginally to a 5.24 million seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR), a 1.5 percent month-over-month increase. This represents a 56.0 percent increase from the market potential low point reached in February 1993.
Q: Our chimney inspector provided a list of minor repairs required to obtain his firm's chimney clearance. This inspector noted the chimney stack to be structurally sound even though we live in the path of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. We are still waiting for the written reports from the termite, roof and whole-house inspectors. The whole-house inspector told us our chimney stack was not cracked. Our listing agent brought out a masonry contractor to provide a competitive bid on miscellaneous fireplace repairs. To our surprise, the brick mason conducted a complete inspection and found the chimney cracked above the roofline. Should we get a fourth opinion, waste money fixing the chimney stack,
Is the starter home a thing of the past? In LA, it all depends on location The starter home has long served as the steppingstone into homeownership. But lately it's become difficult to tell first-timers from repeat home buyers, according to Zillow. Both groups have similar preferences when it comes to square footage (2,000) and bedroom count (3), the real estate firm has found. So does the starter home still exist? In Los Angeles County, what a buyer wants is largely shaped by location, according to local real estate experts. Schools and renovation projects are other common variables that factor into the decision-making for Angelenos. Not your father's entry level Chris Jacobs, Keller Williams
ST. PETERSBURG — When the Salvador Dalí Museum recently announced plans for a more than $38 million expansion on city-owned, charter-protected waterfront property, it naturally raised a couple of questions. Would the project have to go before city voters? And, if so, would they even approve it? St. Petersburg residents, after all, are known for being staunchly protective of their downtown waterfront. PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Dali Museum is planning a $38 million expansion in St. Petersburg Consider the push back when the city proposed installing one of acclaimed artist Janet Echleman's billowing net sculptures at Spa Beach, or the voter-led referendum against the Lens, the Pier design before the current