Archive for February, 2012

The Most Expensive Home in the World Costs $1 Billion!

February 27, 2012

In 2010, Mukesh Ambani – the richest man in India, forth richest man in the world – completed work on the most expensive home ever built. Totaling $1 billion, the 27-story tower in Mumbai has more floor space than the palace of Versailles and employs 600 staff members.

Named Antilia, the exterior features a very modern design with asymmetric stacks of glass, steel and tiles. There’s also a four-story hanging garden, health club with gym and dance studio, at least one swimming pool, a 50-seat cinema, 3 helipads and a 160-car parking garage on property.


Spice Up Your Love Life; Buy a Home!

February 20, 2012

If you’re single and on the “dating scene”, there’s no better aphrodisiac than homeownership!

According to a recent survey by Trulia of 1,000 single people, more than a third of women and 18% of men stated that they’d rather date a homeowner than a renter. (more…)

Navigating the Purchase of a Foreclosure

February 13, 2012

Typically foreclosures – or real estate owned (REO) properties – are a very good buy. They’re priced to sell, and buyers are likely to get a great deal IF you and your real estate agent are knowledgeable about the procedures and pitfalls you’re likely to face.

It happens all too often. Buyers aren’t aware of how different REO’s are from typical homeowner re-sales. Here are some things to keep in mind: (more…)

Beam Me Up! Star Trek House is an Absolute Marvel!

February 6, 2012

Talk about a geek’s dream come to life! I recently came across a story on about a Star Trek home inLeicester, UK. Tony Alleyne, the owner, turned the interior of his flat into a replica of a Star Trek spaceship!

The transformation took more than 10 years, and it included hand-crafted furniture, reworked walls, a command console, a transporter room, voice-activated lighting system and more. The level of detail is absolutely incredible… Alleyne really outdid himself. (more…)