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Why Trump Is Mulling a $500M For-Sale Sign

The Trump International Hotel might hit the market amid concern over emoluments

(Newser) - President Trump's real estate company might unload a palatial hotel over complaints that government-ethics laws are being cast aside, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Trump Organization has hired a real estate firm to let go of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, where Trump and other White... More »

This Is the Best US City to Buy a House

Boise, Idaho, tops the list

(Newser) - In the market to buy a house—whether as a home for yourself or an investment property? WalletHub analyzed 300 cities using 23 indicators having to do with real estate market attractiveness. Those included things like home value forecast, housing affordability, median home price appreciation, and the average time it... More »

Stunning $1B Property Sells for Just $100K

But the Mountain of Beverly Hills has a sketchy financial history

(Newser) - A sprawling LA property once listed at $1 billion sold Tuesday for just $100,000—and that's not the worst of it, the Guardian reports. The so-called Mountain of Beverly Hills was repurchased by its former owner along with an estimated $200 million in debt. "This is the... More »

TV Ghost Hunter Buys Site of Manson Murders

'When I walked through that house, I felt things'

(Newser) - The grisly history of a home in Los Angeles has turned out to be its big selling point. TMZ reports that Ghost Adventures star Zak Bagans has bought the home where Charles Manson's followers brutally murdered Leno and Rosemary LaBianca on Aug. 9, 1969, stabbing the couple dozens of... More »

Buy a Home This Way, Get Up to $5K From Amazon

In the form of Amazon goods, services

(Newser) - You can buy almost anything on Amazon, except maybe a new house ... right? Well, now you sort of can, thanks to the company's new partnership with Realogy, the largest residential real estate brokerage company in the US. Alongside Amazon, Realogy, which owns such well-known brands as Century 21 and... More »

For Sale: Home Where Manson Family Killed 2

Site of LaBianca murders listed for $1.98M

(Newser) - One of the Los Angeles houses where followers of Charles Manson committed notorious murders in 1969 is for sale. The home in the hilly Los Feliz district is where Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were slain the night after actress Sharon Tate and four others were murdered by Manson followers in... More »

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... More »

Jeff Bezos Is Spending $80M on Fifth Avenue Condo Spread

He's buying penthouse, two condos directly beneath it: sources

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos is living the high life, according to source who spoke to the Wall Street Journal : The billionaire Amazon founder is about to finalize a deal to purchase three condos at 212 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, they say. Specifically, he's buying the penthouse and the two units directly... More »

Real Estate Mogul Has 'Massively Mean' Way of Showing Love

Harry Macklowe hung giant pictures of new bride outside 432 Park Ave. after nasty divorce

(Newser) - Harry Macklowe calls his gesture a "proclamation of love"; Complex calls it petty and "massively mean." Whatever it may be, two photos (see them here ) plastered on the side of the tallest residential building in the world —and the second-tallest building in New York City—... More »

Booby-Trapped Knife Nearly Kills Home Investor

'It's like Home Alone ... Philly style'

(Newser) - A Philadelphia real estate investor says a home he was scoping out came with an unadvertised surprise—a stairway booby-trapped with a swinging knife, the AP reports. Ekrem Uysaler says he and his team were looking at the home in January when one of his co-workers saw a small line... More »

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... More »

This Just Became America's Most Expensive Home

Hedge fund boss Ken Griffin nabs NYC condo, London mansion in same month

(Newser) - Billionaire Ken Griffin, who has several very nice homes, has just added a crown jewel—one that cost roughly $9,917 per square foot. The Citadel hedge fund founder has purchased the penthouse at 220 Central Park South in New York City for $238 million, making it the priciest home... More »

This $1.3M House Is Yours With a Winning $19 Essay

Canadian homeowner announces contest for home near Rocky Mountains in Alberta

(Newser) - When Canada's Alla Wagner tried and failed to sell her home in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, she took inspiration from the movie The Spitfire Grill and came up with a writing competition of her own. The contest has a $19 entry fee and involves participants submitting a 350-word... More »

Homes on Golf Courses Used to Be Hot. Not Anymore

'Wall Street Journal' looks at how declining interest in the game is hurting real estate prices

(Newser) - For a while, it was all the rage to develop housing on or near a golf course. Today, however, interest in golf is on the wane. Put those two things together and you've got a giant headache for everyone involved—homeowners who once paid a premium are watching home... More »

A Famous Part of NYC Is Up for Sale

Chrysler Building, owned mostly by government fund from Abu Dhabi, is on the market

(Newser) - One of the most famous skyscrapers in the world is up for sale. The Chrysler Building of New York City, which briefly held the title as the tallest building in the world, is on the market, reports the Wall Street Journal . The building is currently owned by a government fund... More »

Manhattan Home Prices Fall Under $1M—but Why?

A luxury-condo boom is only part of it

(Newser) - What a deal, folks: You can now buy a Manhattan home for less than $1 million. The city's median price for condos and co-ops in the fourth quarter slipped 5.8% from a year before and hit $999,000, the first sub-million mark since 2015—and those who sold... More »

A Hated House Is on the Market

'Not exactly a masterpiece of domestic architecture'

(Newser) - There’s not much middle ground when it comes to the home at 154 Hamilton Street South in Toronto. It’s seen either as a “wonder of modern architecture” or an “overpriced monstrosity” (mostly the latter), per the Toronto Star . And it’s currently on the market for... More »

ZIP Code 94301 Has a No. 1 Distinction

Palo Alto area is the priciest in the nation

(Newser) - Some ZIP codes are pricier to live in than others, and 24/7 Wall St has crunched data to determine the priciest in the nation. It's likely no surprise that ZIP codes in California show up frequently on the list of the top 50, but perhaps a little more surprising... More »

For Sale: $975K Home of Accused Salem 'Witch'

After release from jail in 1693, Sarah Clayes settled in this Framingham house

(Newser) - A once-run-down historic home that stands where a woman accused of witchcraft during the 1692 Salem witch trials settled after she was spared the noose is on the market after an extensive renovation. The home in Framingham, Mass., known as the Sarah and Peter Clayes House, hit the market Thursday... More »

For Sale: One of the Falkland Islands

Name your price, because the sellers aren't sure

(Newser) - Have a huge affinity for penguins? A family in Wales is accepting offers on one of the Falkland Islands, where tens of thousands of penguins from five species run amuck. An Important Bird and Biodiversity Area, as well as the third largest offshore island in the archipelago at 20 miles... More »

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