The outside of Chuck Norris’s former Santa Ana, Calif. Estate looks like something out of the TV show Kung Fu. It has a dojo-like exterior, sitting upon two wooded acres with its own private lake, dock and over 100 Koi fish. Though Norris was never in Kung Fu, we still wouldn’t want to fall victim to a swift Norris roundhouse kick to the face, so alas, it all...

Forget a virtual tour – how about a hologram to market a listing? That’s just what real estate developer Extell did to market One Riverside Park, a 35-story, 219-unit condominium located in the company’s Riverside South residential complex in Manhattan. In perhaps the most technologically-advanced sales tactic ever, Extell tapped holography pioneer Musion to...

Editor's Note: This post was originally published on January 9, 2015. Housecall continues to share this piece due to ongoing requests and reader interest. When you show your home’s best features by staging it effectively, you help increase your final selling price without breaking the bank. In fact, on average, sellers receive $2 in increased sale price for every...

Despite current regulations prohibiting the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, for real estate photography, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted an exemption this week to one real estate agent in Tucson, Ariz. According to the FAA, Douglas Trudeau, associate broker with Tierra Antigua Realty, has been authorized to operate his Phantom...

As 2015 rolls forward, there are several indicators that the housing market may have a break-out year. Let's review the top three. The job market is stronger
With the recession behind us, more and more companies are adding new employees to the payroll. The unemployment rate has dropped 5.8 percent and 321,000 jobs were opened up in November. All of this work...

Famous actor, producer, scientologist and lord of eccentricity Tom Cruise recently listed his 298-acre Colorado compound for $59 million dollars. Located in Telluride, Colorado, the 10,000 square foot home—which Cruise helped to design in 1994—has four bedrooms, a gym, a recreation room and a library which may or may not be full of scientology paraphernalia. Outside...

The swankiest of swanky pads hit the market recently, setting a new record high for the most expensive U.S. listing, according to the listing company. At an astounding $195 million, this palatial private gated compound—set in Beverly Hills, of course—features 25 acres with views of the iconic Los Angeles canyons and dazzling city lights. What's a fancy estate...

This blog was contributed by HomeAdvisor. Buying and installing a new floor can be overwhelming. There are a number of options to choose from, all of which appear on the show floor to look amazing in any home. There are also a number of variations in price and -- even if you research flooring installation costs -- it’s difficult to determine what will fit into...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the gang here at RISMedia and Housecall! We hope you enjoy some much deserved time off and relaxation while spending time with all of your loved ones. We wish you all continued success in 2015 and beyond! May your days be merry, bright and filled with deliciousness!   ...

Each December, HGTV takes audiences at home on a jolly jaunt through the White House. The hour-long special, which aired on Dec. 14, showcases a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the home’s holiday décor. And it’s just as merrily mind-blowing as you’d expect. Tasked with decorating 132 rooms spanning six floors, over 100 volunteer decorators and...