When a Home Is Suddenly Called ‘Historic’

Kelli Boyd for the Wall Street Journal Merrill and Karen King had just signed a contract last October to sell their four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,096-square-foot home, and three adjacent buildable lots, in St. Petersburg, Fla., to a developer for $960,000. Their circa-1925 home was known locally as the Doc Webb property, named after a previous owner, […] Continue reading →

Spooky Costume Conspiracy? 2 of This Week’s Most Popular Homes Star Ghostface

realtor.com It’s officially Halloween season, and listing agents are trying to scare up some buzz. We can report success! This week’s most popular homes on realtor.com® feature not just one, but two abodes with listing photos starring Ghostface from the movie “Scream.” Jinx! Someone owes someone a Coke. Although the costume concept is easily replicable, […] Continue reading →

These Are the Most Profitable Home Remodeling Projects

Kerkez/iStock Should you modernize your outdated kitchen—or install that beautiful, new hardwood flooring? Is it wiser to convert the basement or the attic into an additional living area? Or should you forgo the more glamorous jobs in favor of replacing the boring—but temperamental—heating and cooling system? Homeowners want to ensure they’ll enjoy the finished product—and […] Continue reading →

You’d Be Amazed by What You Can Get for $100K Across the Country

realtor.com We recently examined the nation’s housing stock, to pinpoint the 10 cities with the most homes priced under $100,000. Steel City reigned supreme—with nearly 2,500 Pittsburgh homes available to purchase for five figures. But there are plenty of other places in the United States where bargain-hunting buyers can find ultra-affordable abodes. We scoured our […] Continue reading →

We’re Blushing! ‘Romance’ Is the New Color of the Year We’d Actually Use at Home

HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams Move over, Millennial Pink! One of the hottest shades for the upcoming year is your much more laid-back cousin, Romance. Paint company HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams just announced that the color—which is described as “a soft blush tone with a slight apricot influence”—has been chosen as its 2020 Color of the […] Continue reading →