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Erika Riggs writes on a wide variety of real estate topics, from the all-popular celebrity real estate, to mortgages and home improvement, for the Zillow Blog and other Zillow partners.

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    ‘American Dream Builders’ Episode 2: Before & After

    The two teams tackled small, dark living spaces and unused yard space, and came up with mid-century modern designs that can be useful in any home.

  2. Fun accents make this room suitable for kids.

    ‘American Dream Builders’ Episode 1: Before & After

    On the first episode of NBC’s new home renovation reality show, American Dream Builders, the designers faced their first project, which were Tudor-style homes in desperate need of smarter space and rooms with more light. Here’s a look at how two designers tackled problem areas on the show and how you can incorporate the designs in your home.

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    House of the Week: Alabama Lighthouse

    Constructing a lighthouse was always a dream for this homeowner.

  4. Pyramid house driveway

    House of the Week: Pyramid House in Connecticut

    Set designers worked with an architect to create this dramatic Connecticut home.

  5. Lauren Conrad's home

    Lauren Conrad Buys New Laguna Beach Home

    Some get chocolates or flowers on Valentine’s Day. Lauren Conrad got an oceanside home.

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    Pharrell Increases Price on Miami Condo

    Williams no longer wants to hang his ubiquitous hat at this fancy Miami home.

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    Leonardo DiCaprio Buys in Palm Springs

    Leonardo DiCaprio’s new hangout is in Palm Springs.

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    House of the Week: Italian Villa Favored by the Stars

    Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, among others, stayed at the home.

  9. Harriet Beecher Stowe Maine home exterior

    House of the Week: Home Where Harriet Beecher Stowe Wrote ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’

    Harriet Beecher Stowe rented this home to complete “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” in the 1850s.

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    John Boehner Buys Florida Condo

    Does a Florida home purchase mean retirement for the Speaker?

  11. Oprah Winfrey sister

    Report: Oprah Buys Home for Long-Lost Sister

    Oprah dropped $490,000 on a home in Wisconsin for her half-sister Patricia Lofton.

  12. Justin Bieber's pool

    Justin Bieber House Hunting in Atlanta

    Bieber checked out a whopping 1-acre estate in Atlanta’s Tuxedo Park.

  13. Simon Cowell's home

    New Dad Simon Cowell Lists Beverly Hills Bachelor Pad

    The reality TV judge first offered his trophy property for $20 million in an off-marketing listing.

  14. Scottie Pippen's home

    Scottie Pippen Relists Florida Home

    Scottie Pippen’s Florida home has been on and off the market for four years.

  15. Ryan Reynolds' living room 2

    Ryan Reynolds Finally Dumps Hollywood Hills Home

    It took a few price cuts, but Ryan Reynolds finally got rid of his Hollywood Hills bungalow.