'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….

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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…

Leonardo DiCaprio Lists Second Home in a Month

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shutterstock_383516680Now that he finally has an Oscar, Leonardo DiCaprio is narrowing the number of homes in which he can display it. The leading man has listed his home in Studio City for $2.395 million, just a wee…

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shutterstock_383516680Now that he finally has an Oscar, Leonardo DiCaprio is narrowing the number of homes in which he can display it. The leading man has listed his home in Studio City for $2.395 million, just a wee…

$5,000-a-week student pad up for grabs in London’s Mayfair

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A London townhouse on Mayfair’s Park Lane is up for rent for $5,172 per week and looks set to go to a super-rich student from the Middle East….

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A London townhouse on Mayfair’s Park Lane is up for rent for $5,172 per week and looks set to go to a super-rich student from the Middle East….

5 Organizing Secrets Only the Pros Know

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We professional organizers have many secret tools and tips. They’re what make us very successful.

When our clients pay close attention and ask us questions, they obtain the magical key to unlock their clutter dilemma.

Many people who opt not to work with a professional set out with the best of intentions. They dive into a project after seeing an idea in a magazine or on Pinterest. They…

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We professional organizers have many secret tools and tips. They’re what make us very successful.

When our clients pay close attention and ask us questions, they obtain the magical key to unlock their clutter dilemma.

Many people who opt not to work with a professional set out with the best of intentions. They dive into a project after seeing an idea in a magazine or on Pinterest. They…

Clintons Buy the House Next Door in Chappaqua

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shutterstock_329730752Hillary Clinton has her eye on the White House, but she’s also thinking about her Chappaqua home. She and her little-known husband, Bill, just paid $1.16 million for the house next door, effectively creating a Kennedy-esque, albeit not waterfront, compound in the lush environs of upstate New York.

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shutterstock_329730752Hillary Clinton has her eye on the White House, but she’s also thinking about her Chappaqua home. She and her little-known husband, Bill, just paid $1.16 million for the house next door, effectively creating a Kennedy-esque, albeit not waterfront, compound in the lush environs of upstate New York.