Real Estate Oddities

Nantucket Beauty in Absolute Auction on Tuesday

Nantucket Beauty in Absolute Auction on Tuesday

(Photo courtesy New York Times) UPDATE: Find out selling price *** ORIGINAL POST: After waiting a year for someone to buy his gray-shingled Nantucket home — […]

Seattle “refuse-to-move” woman’s home sold

Seattle “refuse-to-move” woman’s home sold

Zillow photo by Geoffrey O’Neil In 2007, an 86-year-old woman named Edith Macefield became a folk hero of sorts when she turned down an offer of […]

Hollywood Crew Trashes Seattle Homeowner’s Home

Hollywood Crew Trashes Seattle Homeowner’s Home

Homeowner beware: If a Hollywood producer comes knocking on your door, asking to use your home for a movie, make sure you know the consequences. An […]

Wrong House Demolished in Georgia

Wrong House Demolished in Georgia

Imagine if you came home from work one day and discovered your home was reduced to a pile of rubble. Something similar happened to Atlanta’s Al […]

Manhattan Has a New Park: The High Line

Manhattan Has a New Park: The High Line

(Photos of The High Line courtesy New York Times) Something interesting is happening on the lower West Side of Manhattan, in the Chelsea section — a […]

“Rockefeller” Lived Lavish Life on Sutton Place

“Rockefeller” Lived Lavish Life on Sutton Place

He looks like a Rockefeller, talks like a Rockefeller and acts like a Rockefeller, but in one of the most audacious cases of impersonation imaginable, Christian […]

Rare Breed Indeed: SF Realtor is 18 Years Old

Rare Breed Indeed: SF Realtor is 18 Years Old

In an industry in which the median age for real estate agents is 51, along comes an 18-year-old high school student who should be chasing girls […]

Sinkhole Gobbles Up Part of Florida Home

Sinkhole Gobbles Up Part of Florida Home

Late Wednesday, a large sinkhole gobbled up half of this home in Spring Hill, Florida, displacing a couple and their three dogs, according to WFTS Action […]

Cave House Avoids the “F-Word”

Cave House Avoids the “F-Word”

Remember Curt and Deborah Sleeper and their cave house in Festus, MO? Back in February, their mortgage payment was going to reset and they needed either […]

Oldest Realtor in U.S. is in Seattle

Oldest Realtor in U.S. is in Seattle

Guess the age of the oldest — working — Realtor in the U.S. If you guessed someone the age of 96, you guessed right. In a […]

Durham, NC Man Uses Twitter to Attract Buyers

Durham, NC Man Uses Twitter to Attract Buyers

DJ Waldow, a Durham, NC man who is selling his home at 11 Linganore Place, Durham, NC for $199,900, is getting national exposure from CNN’s Anderson […]

By the Grace of God, Your Mortgage Will be Paid — Hallelujah!

By the Grace of God, Your Mortgage Will be Paid — Hallelujah!

Even a church in Hibbing, MN is getting in on the mortgage crisis. On Easter Sunday, the First Assembly of God will randomly select two attendees […]

Octo-Mom Buys a New Home

Octo-Mom Buys a New Home

(Update 3/19/10): Octo-mom is facing possible eviction due foreclosure threats. ***** Original post: According to PEOPLE Magazine, Octuplet-mom Nadya Suleman has bought a new, and much […]

Street of Dreams

No longer a Street of Dreams

Last August, I wrote a post about visiting the Street of Dreams, an open-to-the-public tour of new, multi-million dollar construction which attracts both those who can afford such homes, […]