Here’s an odd but intriguing idea being floated around: Building a private new “twin” toll bridge to and from the Cape Cod, presumably next to the Sagamore Bridge. Or at least that’s the way we read the story. Only those willing to pay could theoretically use the bridge. It’s probably not going to happen. The [...]
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It’s all yours for $925,000. And, actually, it looks kind of cool.
Warning: This post is pure torture for Bostonians trying to get through the current artic cold snap. Still, check out this home of tennis star Venus Williams, who is selling her L.A. abode. … Dream on, Bostonians. Dream on. File under: California Dreamin’
The NYT has a great story about the famous Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Conn. To say it’s a classic “minimalist” home is putting it mildly. It’s minimalist and much more. It’s just so elegant in its simplicity. And the author of the Times piece got to sleep in the house. Nothing dramatic. [...]
Scott explains why those selling homes during the holiday season are usually a little more desperate than normal to unload their abodes. Consider it a very small, if unintentional, holiday present.
Scott has really opened up a can of worms: Are homeowners with kids getting a free ride in property taxes? His post has already generated dozens of comments. Here’s how Scott introduces the subject: OK, it seems fairly mean-spirited to cast homeowners with children as moochers, living off the municipal largesse. But I suspect in [...]
After nearly destroying the world economy by recklessly selling bundled mortgages in securitized bond packages, it seems some Wall Street firms hope to roughly do the same thing with single-family homes that people rent. BlackRock, which has purchased tens of thousands of foreclosed homes and now rents them out to people at a profit, is reportedly [...]
Old Blue Eyes himself used to use this LA pad as a getaway party pad. Gotta love it. File under: If walls could talk
Mortgage rates are really starting to climb. Granted, in the big picture of things, they’re still at historically low levels at 4.5 percent for a 30-year mortgage. But the numbers are all pointing upward these days — and few expect them to fall back to their previously lower levels.
Scott’s had it with new homes that seem to showcase, first and foremost, huge and ugly car garages, not the home itself.