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Do you lament the loss of the terrible real estate agent photographs that were curated at It's Lovely, I'll Take It
)? Or it's later extension as a wing of the Cheezeburger
Well, fret no more!
Tumblr Terrible Real Estate Agent Photographs
is here to continue the fine tradition of suggesting that some real estate agents may lack even the most basic sales skills.
The Worst Room
is a Tumblr where people can submit their worst NYC rental pictures, via Craigslist.
The Les Paul Estate is up for auction
Browse through the Les Paul Estate auction catalog and see the historic collection of guitars, recording equipment, and personal memorabilia owned by Les Paul. Sorry, you cannot bid on these items, the auction finished yesterday. News of the auction results are just coming in now. The auction brought in a total of $5 Million, with the proceeds going to the Les Paul Foundation
in support of music education and medical research. [more inside]
Our Meth House. Jenn Friberg and Rob Quigley
bought a home in Bristol, PA. What they didn't know is that it been used as a meth house.
Too bad they didn't read How to avoid buying a meth house
We saw a post about the Little House
back in 2007. It sold for $139000 then. About a year ago it sold for approximately $173000. Now, it's up for sale again at reportedly $180000
. It's been renovated and now has it's own site
complete with a gallery, history, and celebrity endorsement.
How Lehman Brothers Got Its Real Estate Fix.
A great article in the NYTimes describes some of the details of commercial real estate lending in its heyday, with a focus on one of Lehman's biggest dealmakers.
Coming in at just under $860,000, the take for the recently auctioned estate
of James Brown
fell well short of the two million that Christie's had hoped for. You'll want to browse the collection
for yourself, of course. If I had the extra scratch, I'd have sure bought this
It's lovely! I'll take it!
Sometimes, you just wonder what people were thinking when they posted photos in their real estate listings.
, an English re-enactment society, maintains a wealth of information about life in medieval England using the virtual village
of Wichamstow and its surroundings
. They have in-depth articles on many of the crafts and trades
that the villagers
would have undertaken, and about the places
they would live
. (A full listing is here
.) They are perhaps unique, however, in building a medieval village and estate
with which to demonstrate medieval craftsmanship.
is a well-known developer and mentor in the community focused on the FreeBSD operating system. He is also having some major legal problems
. [more inside]
If a seller told me his house was haunted, would I be obligated to disclose this information?
You think disclosure of ghosts is funny? The fact is, a Haunted House falls into the characteristic of "stigmatized" housing. Disclosure of this information, and the laws surrounding it, are typically up to the state. Some Agents have written columns on how to tame your ghosts so that the house sells
. Of course, some ghosts can be very helpful
and promote the property value for you. Would you live
in a haunted house? [more inside]
Countrywide Empties Out on Widowmaker
gives a vivid idea of the turmoil in the mortgage market, and the difficult American real estate environment. "You sold your unlimited subway card after the 5th race, plunged full-bore on a filthy hot dog, a beer and a 9-1 shot that finished next-to-last. You are Countrywide."
Get Your Ducks In A Row Or Else
Those Atkins cheesecakes are delicious, but now they're leaving a bad aftertaste.
GOP Senators have lost their bid to kill the currently-defunct estate tax.
of the permanent repeal effort is a major triumph for the 98% of Americans who've never been in danger
of having to pay the tax.
How to Buy a $450K Home for $750K
- Yes, its true. Low and behold, all the conditions have been met, and it is indeed possible to buy houses for 50% above their market value.
Home From Iraq: photojournalist Molly
in 2003 by Iraqi security forces and held in Abu Ghraib prison from March
25 to April 2, 2003. Eighteen days after her release, she returned to Iraq to
pursue stories for The New York Times, The Guardian of London and others. Taking
a short break during the summer of 2003, Bingham had the idea of working on a
story to explore who
in the nascent
that was becoming apparent
In August 2003, Bingham returned with British journalist Steve
and spent the next 10 months reporting the story of the Iraqi resistance.
Her account was published in Vanity Fair magazine in July 2004; Connors shot a
documentary film on the subject. This experience has led Bingham to seriously
question the values and responsibilities of the press.
doles out inheritance to heirs in weekly $300 chunks.