One Crazy Trick For Selling A House: Don't List It as 'Slightly Haunted'

If you ever decide to put your house on the market, you might consider not disclosing the banshee who lives in the attic or the thing that lives in a bag in the basement. Or even any run-of-the-mill screams that happen precisely at 3 am. I don't know; I am not a real estate agent, but that sounds about right. » 1/18/14 1:45pm 1/18/14 1:45pm

Historic Women's Safe Haven Is Sold, Will Reopen as Cute Trendy Hotel

Anna Louise Inn opened its doors to ambitious and independent women in Cincinnati looking to start their careers and lives in 1909. Situated in the historic Lytle Park neighborhood, the dormitory-like building has classic, Federal and Victorian style architecture and is surrounded by plenty of green lawns. For the last … » 5/20/13 4:15pm 5/20/13 4:15pm

Cancel Your Summer Plans; We're Renting Grey Gardens

Fellow ladies with dualistic tendencies and very changeable and unpredictable natures, it looks as if we finally have our summer plans. Grey Gardens, the East Hamptons estate once occupied by the legendary and eccentric mother-daughter duo Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale (Big Edie) and Edith Bouvier Beale (Little Edie) is… » 2/07/13 4:10pm 2/07/13 4:10pm

You Can Rent LiLo's Jankity Beverly Hills Home For $10,450/Month (This…

Look at that tiny-ass non-Infinity pool! It's a disgrace to New Hollywood and to the glorious trash and excess of the good Lohan name. Also, new renters, before you swim in it, I'd strongly suggest that you empty and bleach that thing. Who knows what dangers live below its deceptively simple surface. » 1/07/13 10:00pm 1/07/13 10:00pm

Who Wants to Live in a Replica of Disney's Haunted Mansion? Now's Your…

You could own a replica of the Haunted Mansion just in time to throw the most killer Halloween party ever. Theme Park Connection, a company that specializes in selling rare Disney collectibles, has put the 10,000-square-foot home—modeled after the Disneyland attraction—up for sale on eBay for $873,000. » 10/04/12 12:20pm 10/04/12 12:20pm

Gay Couple Sues Catholic Diocese for Being Allegedly Bigoted About…

A gay couple in Massachusetts sued a Roman Catholic diocese on Monday for allegedly bringing bigotry into a real estate deal by refusing to sell the couple a mansion for fear that it would one day play host to a big, fabulous gay wedding, sex party, or roller disco. Any of those scenarios would violate a particularly… » 9/10/12 10:25pm 9/10/12 10:25pm

Meet the Terrible Couple Attempting to Build an American Versailles

David and Jackie Siegel are an American couple who, just like the rest of us, are looking for a nice and comfortable place to raise their family and live out their days. You know how you've always dreamed of a house with a porch swing or a room with a window box? This is just like that, only what David and Jackie have… » 7/16/12 12:15pm 7/16/12 12:15pm

House Hunters Has Been Selling You a Big Lie

There are many of us who love House Hunters, the ridiculously addictive show on HGTV about people who are, you guessed it, hunting for houses. And while we have long known in our hearts that much, if not all, of the show is staged and as fake a faux brick exterior, there is now seriously concrete proof that it is… » 6/12/12 12:30pm 6/12/12 12:30pm

Now You Can Jill Off to Fifty Shades of Grey in the Real Fifty Shades…

The Escala building in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle is the setting where the kinky sexual relationship between billionaire Christian Grey and naïve college student Anastasia Steele takes place, and if you have about $6 million, you can live there! The condo has tons of amenities: a private spa, a gym with yoga… » 5/16/12 10:50am 5/16/12 10:50am

Pick the Perfect Neighborhood without Pesky Ethnic Groups Getting in…

Detroit-based startup Picket Report, "a new online research tool that helps homebuyers find their perfect neighborhood," is perfect for those whose idea of the "perfect neighborhood" means no scary poor people. Curbed got some screencaps of the website's "Struggling Societies" feature, which seems to have been deleted… » 4/26/12 5:45pm 4/26/12 5:45pm

You'll Get More Money for Your House if Your Real Estate Agent Is Pretty

A new study concerns some interesting analysis when it comes to real estate agents, house prices, and the length of time a property is on the market, reports Marina Adshade for Big Think. In a paper titled "Broker beauty and boon: a study of physical attractiveness and its effect on real estate brokers' income and… » 4/12/12 3:10pm 4/12/12 3:10pm

Now Is the Perfect Time to Buy Your Own Tiny Town

Is your house or apartment feeling a bit cramped, but you can't afford to buy a bigger one in a neighborhood you like? Well, why not consider buying yourself an entire town. There happen to be a few for sale that offer plenty of space to spread out, if not a lot of neighbors to hang out with. For instance, Buford,… » 4/03/12 11:55pm 4/03/12 11:55pm