‘I Live in an Underground Bunker’—but It’s Not To Avoid the Apocalypse
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by Jillian Pretzel
1w ago
Courtesy of Caitlin J. Living underground might sound like an apocalyptic, worst-case scenario, but Caitlin J. is doing it now. Caitlin, who asked Realtor.com not to share her last name (she doesn’t want anyone knocking on her door or, rather, hatch), has been living in an underground bomb shelter in California for just over two weeks. And no, it’s not because she thinks doomsday is on our doorstep. It’s simply to save money. Caitlin pays just $500 per month for her subterranean abode, which is in the backyard of her friend’s house. She plans to hunker down here for a year, so she can save mo ..read more
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May These 4 ‘Star Wars’-Themed Homes Be With You
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by Lisa Johnson Mandell
1w ago
Realtor.com “Star Wars” was released in 1977—and nearly 50 years later, fans still long to travel to a galaxy far, far away. The passion for the film franchise and the extended universe built over the decades has spilled out of the cineplex and into the homes of the most devoted followers. It’s common for devotees to collect memorabilia and exclaim “May the fourth be with you!” on May 4. But the owners of these fantastic homes take fandom a step further, dedicating entire rooms to the interstellar franchise. Only on May Fourth Getty Images What better way to celebrate Star Wars Day than with ..read more
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Derby Digs: 11 Elegant Equestrian Estates for Sale, in Honor of Horse Racing’s Biggest Day
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by Kellie Speed
1w ago
Realtor.com Hats off! It’s Derby weekend! In honor of the 150th Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY, we’ve rounded up 11 equestrian properties that have galloped onto the market across the country. From a 494-acre Texas ranch with a VIP viewing lounge to a legacy Colorado ranch with mountain views, these properties will have your friends jockeying for an invitation. Here’s a look at our top picks ready to win, place, and show. 1. 5631 El Camino Del Norte, Rancho Santa Fe, CA Price: $19,500,000 Recently built Spanish mansion: This gated 9,383-square-foot estate comes wi ..read more
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‘The King of Queens’ Star Leah Remini Slashes the Price of Her L.A. Pad by $1.5M
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by Brittany Natale
1w ago
FOX via Getty Images / Realtor.com Leah Remini just lowered the price of her swanky Studio City, CA, home by $1,500,000. The star of TV’s “The King of Queens” and the “Old School” film initially listed the six-bedroom, nine-bathroom home in September 2022 for $12,995,000. After a contingent offer fell through, she reduced the price by $500,000 in October 2023. It dropped to $11,999,000 in January 2024. Here’s hoping the new price of $10,500,000 will attract a buyer. The actress bought the home in 2003. Realtor.com The 10,100-square-foot home in the Lockridge Estates of Fryman Canyon was built ..read more
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Fox News Star Sean Hannity Lists His $13.8M Waterfront Estate in Oyster Bay, NY
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by Jennifer Kelly Geddes
1w ago
Roy Rochlin/Getty Images; Realtor.com Fox News host Sean Hannity is ready to leave the Empire State. He’s selling his mansion on Centre Island in Oyster Bay, NY, for $13,750,000. Per reports, Hannity prefers Florida for its political bent, and he bought a townhouse in Palm Beach in 2021 for $5.3 million. But leaving behind his seven-bedroom, 7.5-bath mansion with over 10,600 square feet will certainly be bittersweet. With plenty of property to stroll, waterfront acreage, a dock, and an array of high-end amenities, Hannity’s estate is undeniably special. And few places on the north shore of Lo ..read more
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Test Your Sea Legs in These 5 Floating Homes, All Priced at $500K or Less
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by Lisa Johnson Mandell
1w ago
Realtor.com You can enjoy life on the water for a lot less cash than you might think. You don’t need to spend eight (or nine!) figures on a yacht. Consider a floating home, most of which are a little bigger than tiny homes and allow you the convenience of catching dinner right off your front porch. Amazingly, there are such bargains to be found, even in some higher-priced cities. We’ve found five floating homes priced at or below $500,000—they’re in areas such as Portland, OR; Fort Lauderdale, FL; and the San Francisco Bay Area. Let’s dive in! 535 NE Bridgeton Rd Slip 1, Portland, OR Price ..read more
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Airbnb Is Debuting an ‘Up’ House That Levitates and 10 Other Pop-Culture-Themed Rentals
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by Bill Peters
1w ago
Eugene T'Jean Davezies for Airbnb After its ”Barbie” Malibu Dreamhouse house last year lit up the internet, Airbnb Inc. wants to make going viral a more regular thing, announcing on Wednesday a new category dedicated solely to pop-culture-themed rentals inspired by films like “Up” and “Purple Rain” and celebrities such as Kevin Hart and Doja Cat. The online rental platform made that announcement as spending on travel continues to clash with spending on groceries and other basics. But some Wall Street analysts say the new segment, called Icons, could help bring new and existing users to the on ..read more
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Unemployment Ticks Up—Strangely, That Could Be a Good Thing for Homebuyers
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by Clare Trapasso
1w ago
Getty Images Unemployment has ticked up—and surprisingly, that could be a good thing for the housing market because a cooler labor market might signal mortgage rate relief on the horizon. The unemployment rate ticked up to 3.9% in April, up from 3.8% in March, the Labor Department reported Friday. About 175,000 new jobs were added to the economy. Usually, a cooling jobs market is considered bad for the national economy and the housing market. But the U.S. Federal Reserve has purposely been trying to slow the economy, in its fight to bring down inflation by hiking interest rates. Those in ..read more
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Cute Converted Schoolhouse From the 1800s in Upstate New York Is the Week’s Most Popular Home
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by Kellie Speed
1w ago
Realtor.com Home, sweet schoolhouse? A converted schoolhouse from the 1800s in New York drew the most clicks on Realtor.com® this week. Located in Caledonia, the former District 6 Schoolhouse was repurposed with an open floor plan and a loft bedroom. The original vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and knotty pine remain. Also grabbing your attention this week were an affordable log cabin in Ohio, a rebuilt midcentury home in California, and a whimsical Victorian in Massachusetts. Keep on reading for a full look at this week’s 10 most popular homes. 10. 1654 Birch Bark Cove Ln, Indian River ..read more
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14 U.S. Cities Where You Can Buy a Home If You Make Less Than $100K
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by Clare Trapasso
1w ago
Realtor.com; Getty Images (2) The twin challenges of high home prices and rising mortgage rates might lead you to believe you need to be a member of the richest 1% to buy real estate these days—or at least bring in a six-figure salary. Nationally, buyers needed to make about $116,000 to purchase the typical home in April, according to a Realtor.com® analysis. But you can find one for a lot less—if you know where to look. Even if your income is less than $100,000, you could still afford a home in 14 of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in April, according to the report. “Homeownership is possi ..read more
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