Home Automation Set to Reach New Heights

The Wall Street Journal recently looked at the giant strides that have been made in home automation, noting that by 2020 more than half of all homes will have “substantial” automation. The last couple of years has seen tremendous growth in homes with some type of automatic features, though it has been mostly limited to

The Five Best Cities in the U.S. for Luxury Real Estate

Los Angeles has long been a top destination for luxury real estate, but locals perhaps looking to add to their portfolios may want to consider these five cities, all of which appear to be “ripe” with great home-buying opportunities. The folks over at RealtyBiz identified these five cities as currently having the most potential for

Report: First-Time Home Buyers Have Plenty of Reasons to Buy Now

The number of first-time home buyers in the U.S. remains frustratingly low. Rising home prices and interest rates inching upwards have left many feeling they are priced out of the market. Not so fast. Over at Yahoo! Homes, they shared some market perspective and provided five good reasons it would be smart for someone to

Report: International Buyers Increasingly Turning to Urban Areas

There was a time when international real estate buyers would mostly look for vacation homes in resort-type cities when house-shopping abroad. New data from Trulia.com reveals that is no longer the case. Today, international buyers are increasingly turning to homes in urban areas like Miami, Los Angeles and New York, Trulia reports. This is especially

Comparatively Speaking, U.S. Luxury Real Estate is a Bargain

Is luxury real estate in the U.S. really a bargain? The answer appears to be a resounding yes, at least when compared to other countries. A new report has found that of the 10 most expensive cities in the world when it comes to real estate, the only one to make the list from the

Home Sales Dipped in February, But Inventory Back On The Rise

Redfin reported this week that nationwide home sales fell by 10.3% in February on a year-over-year basis, while on the West Coast home sales reached a five-year low. The figures come from Redfin's Real-Time Price Tracker and were relayed by DSNews.com. Here's what Redfin had to say about the sales slowdown. “The combination of steep

Remodeled Condo in Century Towers Listed for $1.4 Million

2220 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles Ca. Here is your chance to gain entree into the prestigious Century Towers along the Avenue of the Stars in Los Angeles. This gorgeously-remodeled condominium—which features two bedrooms, two baths and 1,645-square feet of living space—was recently listed for $1,435,000. There is plenty to like when