Micro-Apartments: Living in Less Than 300 Square Feet

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Peter Miller is searching for the number. Not the number of days he’s lived at Seattle’s Footprint Wallingford – he just moved in the previous Saturday. And not how much he’s paying in rent – that’s $950 a month.

Miller is searching for the size of his new apartment. After checking the classified ad and the lease, he realizes the square footage is nowhere to be found.

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Peter Miller is searching for the number. Not the number of days he’s lived at Seattle’s Footprint Wallingford – he just moved in the previous Saturday. And not how much he’s paying in rent – that’s $950 a month.

Miller is searching for the size of his new apartment. After checking the classified ad and the lease, he realizes the square footage is nowhere to be found.

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8 Staycation-Worthy Tiny Homes for Sale

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Any home can be staycation-worthy if it’s a space you truly enjoy inhabiting. This carries a different meaning for each of us – maybe you want to be surrounded by scenic beauty, or engaged by innovative interior design, or soothed by comfortable outdoor living spaces.

These tiny homes prove that you don’t need a lot of space for a home to be staycation-worthy. Micro homes simpli…

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Any home can be staycation-worthy if it’s a space you truly enjoy inhabiting. This carries a different meaning for each of us – maybe you want to be surrounded by scenic beauty, or engaged by innovative interior design, or soothed by comfortable outdoor living spaces.

These tiny homes prove that you don’t need a lot of space for a home to be staycation-worthy. Micro homes simpli…

Drop in refinancing pushes mortgage applications lower by 0.7%

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A drop in interest rates last week did nothing to juice refinances, which are usually very rate-sensitive….

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A drop in interest rates last week did nothing to juice refinances, which are usually very rate-sensitive….

House of the Week: 1800s Sheep Wagon

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For Karen Dehn’s granddaughter, it was the perfect spot for a sleepover. But this 70-square-foot abode wasn’t always parked at grandma’s house.

In the late 1800s – before the days of RVs and ten…

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For Karen Dehn’s granddaughter, it was the perfect spot for a sleepover. But this 70-square-foot abode wasn’t always parked at grandma’s house.

In the late 1800s – before the days of RVs and ten…

'Massive' shortage of appraisers causing home sales delays

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A shortage of home appraisers is causing growing delays in closings, costing buyers and sellers and even scuttling deals….

Posted from: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/27/massive-shortage-in-appraisers-causing-home-sales-delays.html

A shortage of home appraisers is causing growing delays in closings, costing buyers and sellers and even scuttling deals….

What It Really Costs to Live 'Tiny'

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By nature all tiny homes are small, but that is often where their similarities end.

With a variety of styles, amenities, and differing levels of quality on the market, the cost of living in one of these diminutive abodes can be as diverse as the houses themselves.

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By nature all tiny homes are small, but that is often where their similarities end.

With a variety of styles, amenities, and differing levels of quality on the market, the cost of living in one of these diminutive abodes can be as diverse as the houses themselves.

<img class="wp-image-204716" src="http://cdn1.blog-m…

5 Things You Need to Know About Real Estate Disclosures

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It’s standard practice in real estate to give a home a fresh coat of paint before putting it on the market. Nine out of 10 times, the intention is to show the property at its best. But every so often, the seller paints the house in hopes of covering something up.

In most parts of the country, sellers (and agents) are required to document any known defects –  whether current or past – to potential buyers. But some sellers don’t play by the rules and will try to get one past…

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It’s standard practice in real estate to give a home a fresh coat of paint before putting it on the market. Nine out of 10 times, the intention is to show the property at its best. But every so often, the seller paints the house in hopes of covering something up.

In most parts of the country, sellers (and agents) are required to document any known defects –  whether current or past – to potential buyers. But some sellers don’t play by the rules and will try to get one past…

The Tricky Thing About Buying a Tiny Home

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Buying a tiny house is a huge undertaking – particularly from a financing perspective.

Tiny house hunters are typically looking for homes that range from 100 to 500 square feet. Many of these home buyers are millennials, who don’t want the hassle of maintaining a large house, says Matt Parker, a real estate agent in Seattle and author of “Real Estate Smart: The New Home Buying Guide.”

“Owning a …

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Buying a tiny house is a huge undertaking – particularly from a financing perspective.

Tiny house hunters are typically looking for homes that range from 100 to 500 square feet. Many of these home buyers are millennials, who don’t want the hassle of maintaining a large house, says Matt Parker, a real estate agent in Seattle and author of “Real Estate Smart: The New Home Buying Guide.”

“Owning a …

Meet Dee Williams: She Lives in 84 Square Feet

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When Dee Williams wakes up, she climbs down a skinny ladder and pours water from a ceramic jug. After making a cup of tea on her single-burner stovetop, she soaks a towel in the leftover hot water and washes her face, pretending she’s in the shower.

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When Dee Williams wakes up, she climbs down a skinny ladder and pours water from a ceramic jug. After making a cup of tea on her single-burner stovetop, she soaks a towel in the leftover hot water and washes her face, pretending she’s in the shower.

<img class="aligncenter wp-image-152811 size-full" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Big-Tiny-author-photo-credit-Betty-Udesen-9f4e46-e1401304446795.jpg" alt="Big Tiny author photo – credi…

Warner Bros. Mansion on the Market for $40M

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The dazzling Beverly Hills estate of Warner Bros. co-founder Harry Warner is on the market for $39.999 million – a lush price for a mansion that’s hosted some of the world’s greatest luminaries.

Marilyn Monroe crashed for an extended stay in the guest house, according to current owner Daphna Ziman. And since she’s lived there, Ziman has hoste…

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The dazzling Beverly Hills estate of Warner Bros. co-founder Harry Warner is on the market for $39.999 million – a lush price for a mansion that’s hosted some of the world’s greatest luminaries.

Marilyn Monroe crashed for an extended stay in the guest house, according to current owner Daphna Ziman. And since she’s lived there, Ziman has hoste…