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...

As many Power Brokers know, closing the fourth quarter strong is vital in order to prepare for a strong start to the New Year. In a recent webinar entitled “Finish the Year Strong, Start the New Year Even Stronger,” hosted by RISMedia and sponsored by Bank of America Home Loans, some of the industry’s leading brokers weighed in on how they’re keeping their...

The New Year compels all of us to relinquish the past and change our circumstances for the better. Hoping to literally wipe the slate clean? Look no further than your household. How many times have you vowed to keep things organized, only to discover that by mid-January, the clutter culprits are back in full force? To quote Obi-Wan: Nothing kills New Year’s motivation...

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Having just survived another fantastic office holiday party, it may be a little too soon for this blogger to consider drinking more beer. Lucky for me, there are plenty of household uses for those wounded soldiers abandoned at the bar. After your next gathering, leave no man behind and put that leftover brew to good use! This infographic from Chadwicks serves up some...

Have you checked out Housecall's official Twitter page yet? Follow @HousecallBlog and retweet the pinned tweet on the top of the page, and you'll be automatically entered to win a $25 Visa Gift Card! The holidays are here and who doesn't need a little extra shopping money? The winner will be chosen randomly. Contest runs through Tuesday, Dec. 16. The winner will be...

If you could have any amenity at home, what would it be? A 10-car showroom? A mile-long moat? How about a zip line course crisscrossing the backyard? (Okay, that last one’s just me.) While homeownership is a dream realized for most, it’s no surprise that the desire for wish fulfillment remains long after closing. Castle-in-the-sky features may seem like a priority,...

Did you know that Marc Anthony is one of the top selling tropical salsa artists of all time? I don’t know what that has to do with him selling his Encino, Calif. home, but I just thought you should know. Unrelated: I also now have his fiery hit single, “I Need to Know” stuck in my head. You know the one I'm talking about...not that one. That was Enrique Iglesias!...