By Jonathan Deesing Clean floors and fresh java are hardly the coolest things you can get from using smart devices like robotic vacuums and automatic coffee makers in your home. Whether you’re already benefitting from smart devices or not, here are some unexpected ways you can harness this smart tech to spice up your home. 1. Handy Diet Helper Door sensors aren’t...

You don’t need a degree in horticulture to know that water is the lifeblood to a green, luscious garden. But the spring and summer seasons also tend to be when many homeowners see a significant increase in their water usage–and utility bills–due to efforts to help their gardens flourish. However, a great looking garden doesn’t have to break the bank. Yes,...

One Canadian couple is making a splash transforming shipping containers into backyard swimming pools. (We always knew those shipping containers were universal!) Paul and Denise Rathnam launched Modpools earlier this year and the idea has taken off, with orders mostly coming from the hottest locales in North America, particularly California, Nevada, Texas and Florida. “The...

By Matt Murphy The media has paid a lot of attention over the past few years to the apparent unwillingness of millennials to buy homes. The statistic that one-in-three 18-to-34-year-olds lives with their parents (representing a throwback to the 19th century) tends to be wielded as evidence that this generation is living in a sustained state of adolescence, eschewing...

Located at 102 Ocean Way in sunny Pacific Palisades, this Spanish Colonial Revival is listed for a shiny $12 million. With four bedrooms and four bathrooms stretching over 5,198 square feet, the 14-room home roosts atop the Pacific Palisades bluffs with extensive ocean views. The adobe brick mansion was constructed in 1922 for Lewis L. Bradbury, Jr., the son of a...

By Author and Real Estate Expert Kenneth D. Rosen
Everyone wants a magic and immediate path to wealth. The bad news? The path doesn’t exist. Wealth is attainable through more conventional means. If you come to understand the real estate industry and if you deepen your own firsthand experience as you buy and sell investment properties, you’ll be...

This ocean-front palatial property has it all, literally: views of Australia’s incredible Whitsunday Coast, stunning architecture, a private marina, and even a helipad. Situated in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia, the resort-style estate located at 383 Mandalay Road has six king-sized bedrooms, each with its own ensuite setup,...

By Kris Lindahl As people reach retirement, their current house may simply be too big for their needs. Paying large utility bills, maintenance costs and property taxes for an older home on a large lot can often drain nest eggs and retirement funds. During a time when you have a lower income and too much house, there may come a time when downsizing to a smaller home...

By Anica Oaks Buying a luxury home isn’t as straightforward a process as one might think. This market has a lot more variables when it comes to each property, making it difficult to establish an exact market value on a home. That being the case, buyers may wonder if they’re getting a fair price on a luxury piece of property. If you’re in the expensive real...

By Brooke Chaplan Houses tend to be huge investments, whether you're talking about your personal home or a house that you're planning to flip. Renovating those houses is an equally big investment of both time and money. If you're going to put in that effort, you want to be sure that the house is going to gain value because of the renovations. Avoiding these four home...