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Thinking Different? Must-See Modern Marvels for Sale in Venice


Creative, modern minds demand something other than cookie-cutter tract homes. And with so many creative types in Southern California, there has to be a buyer who desires to be truly different.

Artist and designer Mario Romano is looking for a creative soul to buy into his distinctive vision. Romano’s been busy disrupting architectural norms in Venice, CA, and creating one-of-a-kind homes.

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Best And Worst Advice For Buying A Home From People Who Have Done It Before


From trusting your gut to buying a foreclosure, here are 8 real estate tips these buyers will never, ever forget.

Asking for home-buying advice is a little like asking for parenting tips. You’ll probably get some really good (and some really bad) suggestions. But when you’re scoping out homes for sale in Austin, TX, or Fort Lauderdale, FL, how can you tell the difference? And when should you trust your own instincts instead? Here’s a peek at some of the best and worst advice homebuyers have received about real estate — and what the experts think of it.

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Modern Dream Home Design, California

Mandeville Canyon Residence is modern dream home designed by Rockefeller Partners Architects for Mandeville Canyon, a small community in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, surrounded by  Sunset Boulevard and Mulholland Drive.

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Which Type of Mortgage Is Right for You? A Guide for Home Buyers


Need a mortgage to buy a home? Oh course you do! So you’ll want to consider carefully which type of mortgage is right for you. That’s right, you have options! And it’s important to choose a home loan that best suits your financial circumstances, because it can save you major money and make sure those payments will likely remain within your financial reach.

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Modern Eichler Renovations


Scattered throughout California, these homes of midcentury master Joseph Eichler received sensitive renovations that further enhance his vision of indoor-outdoor balance.

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trulia.com

12 Things That Make A Neighborhood Truly Great


When you’re in the market for a new place to live, it helps to remember the golden rule of real estate: You’re not just buying or renting a home — you are also becoming part of a neighborhood.

All neighborhoods are not created equal and there’s no such thing as the perfect neighborhood; everyone has different needs and desires.

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This Is What a Millennial’s Dream House Looks Like in Real Life


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Millennials represent a powerful slice of the marketplace, and the real estate industry is taking notice. A research study on millennials conducted by Builder magazine and TRI Pointe Group found some surprising demographic insightsPardee Homes put the study’s findings to use, building millennium-focused Responsive Homes designed to meet the unique needs of those born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s.

The first two Responsive Homes, a 2,514-square-foot contemporary farmhouse and a 3,194-square-foot contemporary transitional, have just been completed in Henderson, NV. While there are numerous upgrades and customizations that can be made to the homes, a basic contemporary-farmhouse-style home will likely start in the low $300,000s and contemporary transitionals in the mid-$400,000s. The model homes will open for tours Jan. 18.

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Looking to Buy Real Estate in Santa Monica? Here’s What You Should Know


Demand for real estate is high in sunny Santa Monica, California, with the majority of homes getting snatched up in just a few months. But with a median home listing price of $1.6 million as of March, Santa Monica real estate is expensive.

Using March 2016 data from real estate site Agent Ace, NerdWallet analyzed trends in Santa Monica. Whether you’re considering buying or selling a property, here’s what you need to know about the state of the real estate market.

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This ‘Bookshelf House’ Is Every Book Lover’s Dream Home


For book lovers, there’s no such thing as too many books. Unfortunately, there is such a thing as too little storage. When your nightstand is piled high with books that may very well fall and crush you in your sleep, it’s time to reevaluate.

If you’re looking for storage inspiration, look no further than this “Bookshelf House.” Located in a suburb outside of Paris, the home utilizes books as the main decor element. Frankly, it’s a bookworm’s paradise.

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Southern California home prices jump and sales fall

Southern California home prices jumped in December, reaching the highest level in more than nine years.

An improving economy and a shortage of homes for sale propelled prices up 6.8% from a year earlier, real estate data firm CoreLogic said Tuesday. December’s median price of $470,000 was up 1.1% from a month earlier.

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