Tuesday, September 29
Inside Democratic VP Pick Kamala Harris’ Mini Real Estate Empire

Inside Democratic VP Pick Kamala Harris’ Mini Real Estate Empire

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California burst onto the national scene last year when she announced her run for the presidency. That didn't pan out, but it did help the Democrat earn a spot at Joe Biden's side as the presumptive nominee for vice president. Who knows where she'll go from there?In honor of the first Black and South Asian woman to be on a major party's presidential ticket, we decided to take a dive into—what else?—her real estate holdings.Kamala Harris owns a home in a tony Los Angeles neighborhoodThe California senator owns a home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles and apartments in San Francisco and Washington, DC. Her husband, entertainment lawyer Doug Emhoff, purchased the couple's primary residence, in Los Angeles, for $2.7 million in 2012, according to ...
Despite Coronavirus and a Downsized Democratic Convention, Milwaukee Real Estate is Thriving

Despite Coronavirus and a Downsized Democratic Convention, Milwaukee Real Estate is Thriving

The Democratic Party is throwing out tradition this year by turning their planned Milwaukee political convention into a virtual event, but on the ground in Wisconsin’s largest city, tradition is back with a vengeance, as the area’s longstanding high-end residential enclaves stage a Covid-era comeback.“I have never seen this kind of demand,” says Bruce Gallagher, a listing agent specializing in multimillion-dollar properties along a cluster of inland lakes, 25 miles west of downtown, where housing stock has been transformed over the last few decades from Gilded Age getaways into sprawling suburban mansions and grandiose vacation homes. Mr. Gallagher, owner of Gallagher Lake Country Real Estate, a Keller Williams affiliate based in Hartland, Wis., says listings above $2 millio...
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Finally Buy Their First Home—and It’s Not Where You’d Think

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Finally Buy Their First Home—and It’s Not Where You’d Think

It's official! After weeks and months of house hunting in just about every posh neighborhood in the Los Angeles area, the ex-royals have bought a mansion on the down low for $14,650,000.According to the New York Post, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle inked the deal several weeks ago to almost no fanfare. But the bigger news? They didn't choose the glitz and glamour of a swanky neighborhood like Beverly Hills or Brentwood.Instead, the couple headed north—to Santa Barbara—and the digs they've selected are fabulous indeed, befitting the worldly pair and their 1-year-old son, Archie. “This is the first home either of them has ever owned," a source told the Post. "They intend to put down their roots in this house and the quiet community, which has considerable privacy. This is wher...
$52M Modern Oceanfront Retreat in Hamptons Is Most Expensive New Listing

$52M Modern Oceanfront Retreat in Hamptons Is Most Expensive New Listing

The Hamptons are hot, as city dwellers search for an escape. For those with deep pockets, there's always a way to beat the heat.Which brings us to a modern vacation home with beachfront bragging rights that's waded onto the market for $52 million. The price tag makes it this week’s most expensive new listing on realtor.com®.The spectacular spread is set behind a gated entry in Wainscott, NY. The oceanside edifice offers 230 feet of beachfront. It’s located close to the storied Kilkare estate, which snagged the honor of most expensive listing back in 2017, when it landed on the market for $55 million. The property sold in 2015 for $16.5 million, and construction on this home was completed in 2018. The modern home is described in the listing details as a “flawless symphony of ...
Forever Moored: Stern of the USS Manzanita Is Converted Into a $2M Home

Forever Moored: Stern of the USS Manzanita Is Converted Into a $2M Home

Forever more and forever moored. We've spotted a boat that's permanently anchored in place on the shore near Seattle.Although it isn't going anywhere, this one-of-a-kind house looks as if it could set sail at any moment,  Located on Mercer Way on Mercer Island, WA, it's for sale for $2 million."The property was originally a boat, the USS Manzanita," says the listing agent, Lori Holden Scott. The Coast Guard commissioned it in 1906, and it was built in Camden, NJ, and completed in 1908. In 1917, the ship became part of the U.S. Navy, and it later became a lighthouse tender along the Oregon coast, from 1929 through 1941.In 1949, the boat was going to be scrapped, when a local librarian and her father bought the stern portion of the vessel. Exterior of converted boat on Me...
Fairy-Tale Find! Stone Castle in Michigan Is This Week’s Most Popular Home

Fairy-Tale Find! Stone Castle in Michigan Is This Week’s Most Popular Home

If Disney ever plans to greenlight a live-action remake of "Rapunzel," it could easily film it on the grounds of this week's most popular home.Real estate fans let their hair down and clicked like crazy on a distinctive stone castle in Michigan—complete with a 60-foot-tall tower.The exterior of the castle is dramatic, and the interior is cozy and modern with plenty of room for family and friends. There's even space to entertain in the tower, which offers incredible views. Speaking of Disney, you also clicked on an ultraluxe mansion in Florida's Walt Disney World that comes with Four Seasons amenities and VIP park access. Apparently, you can make the Magical Kingdom even more magical.Other properties drawing a crowd this week include the adorable Abbey Rose Farm in Ohio, a bu...
Kollar House From ‘Home Town’ Season 3 Hits Market for $229K

Kollar House From ‘Home Town’ Season 3 Hits Market for $229K

“Home Town” fans don't necessarily have to wait for Ben and Erin Napier to make over their home. An intrepid buyer could always monitor Laurel, MS, listings to find a home renovated by the Napiers on their hit show.And for HGTV obsessives, a golden opportunity recently presented itself. The Kollar House from Episode 12 of the show's third season recently landed on the market for $229,000.The brick house built in 1961 was last listed $115,000 in June 2018, prior to its TV appearance. It sold that fall for an undisclosed amount to the Kollars, a couple of doctors who were looking to put down roots in a new town. In the episode, the couple fell for the 1960s-era home with plenty of potential, and Ben and Erin promised to keep the project within a $200,000 budget.So two years la...