Is Forgoing Earthquake Insurance Worth t

Is Forgoing Earthquake Insurance Worth the Gamble? – By Arthur Murray Earthquake insurance suffers from bad PR. Homeowners either don’t know they need it, think it’s too expensive, complain about its deductible or debate its overall benefits. But going without coverage is a gamble, and the odds can get progressively worse depending on where you live. Homeowners who don’t purchase earthquake coverage could find their finances swallowed whole should a temblor (as quakes a… http://ow.ly/2XxfNQ

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4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Spring – Th

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Spring – The home buying season is about to get under way, and it’s expected to be a busy one. Here are four factors that are likely to influence buyers. Low mortgage rates Everyone knows that the low-rate party is coming to end. Zillow is forecasting that mortgage rates – currently around 4 percent for the 30-year fixed – will rise to 5 percent by the end of 2015. Granted, a 1-percent rise may not sound like much, but it’s a great motivator… http://ow.ly/2XwVqh

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How to Revitalize Home Exteriors After W

How to Revitalize Home Exteriors After Winter – Spring is undoubtedly a beautiful time of year — daylong sunshine, blooming flowers and green grass are more than welcome after gray winter skies. But, there’s no denying how much work goes into cleaning up the yard after the snow melts. Just as you would on the inside of the home, it’s important to administer some spring cleaning techniques outdoors. Here are a few ideas to freshen home exteriors after a long winter. Wash… http://ow.ly/2XuMTE

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UPDATE: Save $18.75M on Two Hearst Penth

UPDATE: Save $18.75M on Two Hearst Penthouses in New York – UPDATE: William Randolph Hearst’s former estate in the sky overlooking Central Park is still on the market, but for $4.75 million less than before — now just $22.75 million. A former Hearst penthouse overlooking the Hudson River listed a year ago at $38 million and is now down to $24 million. ORIGINAL POST 11/25/2014: Before Gilded Age newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst built his famous San Simeon castle i… http://ow.ly/2XumO2

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David Fincher Reportedly Buys Tribeca Ho

David Fincher Reportedly Buys Tribeca House of Bricks – David Fincher, the film director and producer who can do no wrong, has landed in Tribeca just in time for the neighborhood’s annual film festival. The “House of Cards” executive producer  and director of hits such as “Gone Girl,” “Fight Club,” and “The Social Network” snagged a pricey 3-bedroom, 3-bath apartment in a turn-of-the-last-century building where filmmaker Steven Soderbergh also lives, according to Variet… http://ow.ly/2XumO3

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8 DIY Ways to Redo Your Bathroom (Withou

8 DIY Ways to Redo Your Bathroom (Without Remodeling) – The bathroom is probably the best room in the house for a mini-makeover. When you realize how dramatically, quickly and inexpensively you can completely update the space without an actual renovation, you’ll wonder why you’ve waited so long. Before you dive in, take a minute to consider what you’re going for in terms of style. Your bathroom should be a peaceful, relaxing space. Are you more soothed by rich, dramatic… http://ow.ly/2XrEL0

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Dree Hemingway Snags Sweet Home in Holly

Dree Hemingway Snags Sweet Home in Hollywood Hills – Jet-setting model and actress Dree Hemingway, who brings the girl power in Mercedes-Benz’s latest fashion campaign, is settling down in the hills above Laurel Canyon. Dree, who is best known as Mariel Hemingway’s daughter and Ernest Hemingway’s great-granddaughter, found herself an adorable 1940 home with two-story guest house just up the hill from trendy Sunset Boulevard — a cozy perch for her growing Hollywood caree… http://ow.ly/2Xrk1X

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