Tips for Baby Boomers Entering the Real

Tips for Baby Boomers Entering the Real Estate Market – Many soon-to-be retirees own a home, have paid off their mortgage and haven’t been in the real estate market for 25 years or more. A lot has changed, however, and the tips and tricks of the trade that worked in the ’80s could backfire if applied today. Though technology and the flow of information have dramatically altered the process of buying and selling homes, at the heart it’s still an enormous undertaking, no … http://ow.ly/2PEd8l

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Queen Latifah Raps Out Another Real Esta

Queen Latifah Raps Out Another Real Estate Listing – It’s been a busy year for a Queen. Latifah, that is. In January, the rapper-turned-actress-turned-talk-show-host listed her Colts Neck, NJ home for $2.399 million. Now, the woman born Dana Owens is looking to unload her cute home in Hollywood Hills West. The newly listed bungalow, first spotted by the L.A. Times,  is on the market of $1.939 million. The California hangout house is a little more fitting for a princess,… http://ow.ly/2PDn3D

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Actress Tia Carrere Lists Mountaintop Re

Actress Tia Carrere Lists Mountaintop Retreat – Source: IMDb Actress Tia Carrere, best known for her roles in “Wayne’s World” and “True Lies,” has listed her remodeled Topanga Canyon retreat for $2.595 million. Its mountaintop location comes with panoramic views to Santa Catalina Island and beyond. Carrere purchased the home in 2005 for $1.625 million and has added modern, luxurious conveniences. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, clean lines and spacious modern bathrooms … http://ow.ly/2PCRBi

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House of the Week: Single-Family Castle

House of the Week: Single-Family Castle – 0 Highway 31N, Mooresburg, TN For sale: $349,900 You know how it is with castles: they’re huge, and it can be so much work keeping up the moat. Here’s a castle without the hassle: a reasonably sized 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath, 3,526-square-foot castle built for family life. The ivy-covered castle is built into an East Tennessee moutainside, with brick walls and floors, and 20-foot ceilings.  And it’s on 70 acres — plenty of room for hu… http://ow.ly/2PAak1

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Rules for Using Gift Funds for a Down Pa

Rules for Using Gift Funds for a Down Payment – With the holiday season of giving just around the corner, it’s a good time to revisit down payment gifts for home buyers. Getting money for a down payment on a home purchase could be the best gift ever, but there are lender and IRS rules for gifts that you must know to make sure everything goes smoothly. Here’s a rundown. Gifts must be from family members As an overarching rule, mortgage lenders require gifts for down paym… http://ow.ly/2PzDQD

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Report: Jennifer Lawrence Buys Jessica S

Report: Jennifer Lawrence Buys Jessica Simpson’s Former Home http://ow.ly/2Pz5Vd

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Home Value Growth Slows, Glides Back to

Home Value Growth Slows, Glides Back to Normal – The markets that led the country through the real estate recovery with rapid home value appreciation are cooling off, new Zillow data shows. Zillow’s Real Estate Market Reports for the third quarter reveal a softening real estate landscape. Buyers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Seattle and other hot markets have a better chance to buy a home now than they did a year ago. More inventory is on the market, … http://ow.ly/2Px1OS

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