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How Much Does This Guy Love His Wife? Their House Now Spins

Vojin Kusic, 72, designed and built home in Bosnia that rotates so his love can enjoy different views

(Newser) - It's not exactly on par with India's Taj Mahal, but a family house in a small town in northern Bosnia is, in its own way, a monument to love. The house in Srbac was designed and built by 72-year-old Vojin Kusic. With a green facade and red metal...

Want This Charred Shell of a Home? Get in Line

And have at least $850K in hand to compete in 'crazy' Bay Area buyer's market

(Newser) - Nightmare homes for sale are apparently now a thing, and people are willing to pay big bucks for them if the location is right. Earlier this year, a "slice of hell" was offered for $590,000 in Colorado. Now, an incinerated abode in Walnut Creek, Calif., is up for...

First-Time Homebuyers May Want to Check Here First

Chesapeake, Va., holds promise, as do several other Virginia cities

(Newser) - With the pandemic showing signs of waning, plans that were put on hold are starting to gain new life. If you've been mulling buying your first home, some US cities may hold more promise than others. WalletHub looked at 300 cities of varying sizes across America, examining nearly two...

'Eyesore' Flintstones Home Gets a Reprieve

Owner Florence Fang gets to keep her Stone Age-style decor, plus $125K to cover legal costs

(Newser) - Florence Fang calls her house "the past and the future combined together in harmony." The town of Hillsborough, Calif., calls it a "highly visible eyesore." But it's an eyesore that's going to stay, per a settlement the two parties have reached over the residence...

Site of Infamous Borden Family Murders Is for Sale

Fall River, Mass., home where Lizzie Borden's dad, stepmom died, can be yours for $2M

(Newser) - The Massachusetts home where Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother were murdered with an ax has been listed for sale. The three-story Fall River clapboard house that has been converted into a museum and bed-and-breakfast was listed for sale online at an asking price of $2 million, the Boston Globe ...

Live Like the King for $2.5M
Live Like the King for $2.5M

Live Like the King for $2.5M

Elvis' honeymoon home up for grabs again

(Newser) - The honeymoon hideaway of 1960s lovers Elvis and Priscilla Presley could be yours, and for a bargain compared to its 2014 asking price. The five-bedroom, five-bathroom Palm Springs home the couple inhabited for a year following their 1967 Las Vegas wedding is listed for $2.5 million , a fraction of...

His Family Lost Their Home. Then, Her 'Special Numbers' Delivered

A hopeful story out of Australia's devastating bushfires

(Newser) - Enormous tragedy followed by enormous good fortune: A Queensland man who lost his family home in New South Wales in Australia's devastating bushfires will be able to rebuild it with funds from the lottery he just won. The man, who doesn't want to be identified, won a million...

Former NFLer Donates 173rd Home: This Is 'Therapy'

Warrick Dunn's mom was killed when he was 18; his mission has been to help single parents

(Newser) - After struggling through some recent hard times that led her to move back in with her mother, LaToya Reed and her 18-year-old son, AnTrez, received a most welcome gift on Tuesday: a fully furnished two-bedroom home in St. Petersburg, Fla. The house offering was thanks to a partnership between Habitat...

Queen Elizabeth's Old Island Home Is Shabby but for Sale

Malta's 'dilapidated' Villa Guardamangia is up for grabs for $6.8M

(Newser) - For a couple of years after World War II, when she was still just a princess, Queen Elizabeth lived in a home rented by her husband's uncle outside of the United Kingdom, the only time she resided away from her native land. That estate in Malta, Villa Guardamangia, is...

For $110K, Own a 'Unique Piece of Chicago History'

That would be the former home of gangster Al Capone

(Newser) - A "unique piece of Chicago history" is for sale, and as long as the buyer is handy (or knows someone who is), it could be a steal. Before he lived in luxury in Miami , Al Capone hunkered down with his mother, sister, and wife in a two-apartment brownstone in...

Michael Flynn, Meet Your New Neighbor

Sean Spicer buys a house across the street from former national security adviser

(Newser) - Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has bought a house in Rhode Island, and his new neighbor is a familiar face from their days together in the Trump administration: former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the AP reports. The Newport Daily News , citing public records, reported that the sale...

Thinking of Buying a NZ Home? Not So Fast

Country just passed law barring foreigners from buying houses there

(Newser) - New Zealand home prices are among the highest in the world , and it's finally had enough. The country's plan to make the real estate market more affordable for locals: Bar foreigners from buying homes there (with very few exceptions) in an attempt to drive the housing supply up....

Welcome to the Depressing New Real-Estate Game
Welcome to the Depressing
New Real-Estate Game
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Welcome to the Depressing New Real-Estate Game

Faraway investors scoop up abandoned homes online to make a quick buck

(Newser) - A story in the New Republic pronounces "a new era of real estate speculation" in the US, one that's taking a depressing toll on poor neighborhoods across the country. Two factors are at play: the housing bust of 2008, which left a glut of abandoned properties on the...

Fleeing Abusive Husband, Mom Uses YouTube to Build a Home
Mom Uses YouTube Videos
to Build a Home With Her Kids
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Mom Uses YouTube Videos to Build a Home With Her Kids

Cara Brookins could afford the land, but not a new home. So they built it themselves

(Newser) - In 2008, Cara Brookins had just left a husband she describes as "physically violent" and wanted desperately to give her four children a home where they'd each have their own room. Her solution? She began studying home-construction tutorials on YouTube. The computer analyst calculated that she could afford...

Jeff Bezos Buys Ex-Museum to Remodel Into Huge DC Home

Neighbors will include Obamas and Trumps

(Newser) - To get a bigger house in Washington, Jeff Bezos would have to be elected president. The Amazon founder is the anonymous buyer who paid $23 million for the former Textile Museum in Washington, DC, in October last year, and he plans to turn it into the city's largest private...

Neighbors Sue to Stop House That Looks Like Stadium

Couple wants to build 7,500-square-foot replica of University of Iowa stadium

(Newser) - Iowa City residents are suing to stop a couple from building a 7,500-square-foot home that's also a replica of Kinnick Stadium, home of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, the AP reports. The home would feature brick siding and a press box just like the actual football stadium. According...

Welcome to the Twilight of the American Lawn

Lawns around the US are disappearing as houses get bigger

(Newser) - “It’s kind of like the American dream has changed,” a real estate broker tells the Boston Globe , which reports that US lawns are in danger of disappearing. According to the Atlantic , the average home size has increased about 50% since the 1970s to 2,500 square feet....

Average Size of US Homes, Decade by Decade

It's nearly tripled since 1950

(Newser) - 24/7 Wall St has a list that shows how the typical American home has changed from 1920 to 2014. And that mainly means the homes have gotten way bigger. The list tracks various stats year by year, including average square feet. Here's a sample, with the figure referring...

Here's the Obamas' Next Home
 Here's the Obamas' Next Home 

Here's the Obamas' Next Home

They'll be renting in one of DC's poshest neighborhoods

(Newser) - President Obama is going to be the first president since Woodrow Wilson to stay in Washington after leaving office—and he'll be living in the same neighborhood. The president, who plans to remain in the capital at least until 14-year-old Sasha finishes high school, has found a new home...

100 Species of Bugs Live in Your Home

Don't fret: Most are harmless, say scientists

(Newser) - You thought Asian camel crickets were bad. A new report in journal Peer J finds hundreds of bugs likely lurk in your home, including spiders, beetles, ants, and book lice. Scientists got down on their hands and knees and combed 50 houses in the suburbs of Raleigh, NC, picking up...

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