What’s better than a little retail therapy after a big breakup? Real estate retail therapy. Post-split, actress/humanitarian Angelina Jolie recently dropped an epic $25 million on a sprawling Los Feliz estate once owned by iconic silver-screen director Cecil B. DeMille, who lived in the dramatic home until his death in 1959. Built in 1913, the 11,000 square foot...

By Matt Metcalf One of the first focuses for most people looking for a home is square feet. How many square feet are there? How does it compare to the rest of the neighborhood and area? Does size really matter? Size, of course, does have an impact. More square footage provides the opportunity to have more flexibility with design, room arrangements and features,...

By Krystal Rogers-Nelson
Even though a burglary occurs every 20 seconds in the U.S., you can still protect yourself without installing top-dollar security features. Home burglary generally has a pattern; criminals are looking for an easy target they can rob fast. Learn from the pros. Here are six tips from career burglars you can use to defend your home and...

Whether you've been on social media for a few months or a few years, understanding how to leverage your presence on various platforms can make all the difference when it comes to generating and converting leads. And having a well thought-out and up-to-date strategy in place is paramount to your future success as consumers continue to flock to popular sites such as...

Have you ever envisioned living in one of your favorite fictional towns? I’ve personally dreamt of living in Stars Hollow—albeit for a short period of time, or else I’d go crazy—or waking up in Hogwarts. We tend to get excited about fictional towns because anything that can separate us from our mundane and earthly existence sounds like a good deal at first....

When it comes to saving energy, homeowners have many options to choose from—at price points that fit just about any budget. If you're looking to make your space more energy efficient, do some research before throwing your entire budget toward one project. In fact, paying attention to a few small areas both inside and outside the home can have a significant impact,...

Dog owners are infamous for providing their furry ones with a better lifestyle than their own. For instance, you might recall the time Paris Hilton had a replica of her mansion done for her pet Chihuahua. We don’t need to go there, but there are definitely plenty of crazy options in the market. Who knows, one of them might catch your fancy. Mediterranean Villa Is...

Sure, price matters a lot when a buyer is in the market for a new home. But do you know what matters more? Wireless service. A consumer survey commissioned by CTIA found that homebuyers put more of a premium on reliable at-home wireless service (67 percent) than they do on home prices (60 percent), decent commute times (41 percent), proximity to a major airport (28...

Have you ever dreamed of becoming the most followed person on Instagram? Do you love Tex-Mex food? Then you should probably take out a $3 million loan and scoop up Selena Gomez’s Fort Worth mansion while it’s still on the market. The Disney Channel alumna’s home has many amenities to offer. The 10,016 square foot property holds five bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms...

In the following interview, Rachel Adams, REALTOR® with Keller Williams Realty in Roseville, Calif., discusses her team’s exponential growth—and the online lead-generating efforts that started it all. You’re relatively new to the real estate business, yet you’ve built a team and are expanding rapidly. Describe the investment you made in time and effort.