Where the Stars Spend the Night

Filed under: Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling By Melissa Allison It’s not often you can peer into the bedrooms of the rich and famous, but these homes for sale or rent are your chance. Harold Perrineau Zillow Lost? Nope, he’s just down the street. After buying a house nearby, Perrineau listed this Spanish-style compound that oozes old-time Hollywood charm and boasts a walk-in closet big enough for the family’s wardrobe and

Canadian grocer Metro interested in Target stores

(Reuters) – Metro Inc said it was interested in some of the stores being sold by Target Corp , becoming the second Canadian retailer to look at the stores the U.S. retailer leaves behind after its exit from Canada. Target exited Canada after a two-year struggle related to logistics and resources that left its stores poorly stocked. “There are a few of those stores that could be of interest to

For Earth Day: 22 Shades of Green

Filed under: Design, Home Improvement, How To Courtesy of MandibuleThe Positive Energy ECOXIA House in Yerres, France, is a certified Passivhaus, built for sustainability and efficiency. There are many options available for those who want to build a “green” house. The number of sustainable and energy-efficient options used in the construction is dependent on budget, taste and the level of desire to be independent of the grid and utilize sustainable

Mortgage Rates Slightly Down at 3.53% and Holding Steady

Filed under: Buying, Financing, Refinancing ZillowThe weekly mortgage rate chart illustrates the average 30-year fixed interest rate in six-hour intervals. By Lauren Braun Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed loans fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 3.53 percent, down 5 basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell early in the week, then hovered around 3.53 percent for

Egypt arm of Dubai developer Emaar reports big profit increase

Emaar Misr, the Egyptian arm of Dubai developer Emaar Properties, on Sunday reported a big jump in first-quarter profits, supported by strong revenue growth. The subsidiary of Dubai’s largest real estate developer said profits reached 172.7 million Egyptian pounds ($22.65 million) in the first three months of the year, up from 30.7 million pounds a year earlier. Emaar Misr, a big foreign investor in Egypt’s real estate industry, filed a

Exclusive: Carlyle to shutter its two mutual funds

Carlyle Group LP has decided to liquidate the two mutual funds it launched last year, regulatory filings showed this week, as the private equity firm seeks other ways to gain more traction with so-called liquid alternative funds. Developing mutual funds has historically been challenging for private equity firms because the average buyout fund is illiquid, with a typical life span of 10 years. Next month, Carlyle will close Carlyle Global

12 Double-Duty Tips for Household Items

Filed under: Home Improvement, How To, Lifestyle We all have too much stuff and too little room. So our things must work harder for us. Here are surprising uses for 12 household items you already have. Click through the slideshow to learn creative ways to get more out of the things you already have.   Permalink | Email this | Comments

Whittier, Alaska: A Town Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Filed under: Buying, Lifestyle ZillowThe Alaska town of Whittier features mountain views and spectacular wildlife. Condos are listed for $50,000 and less. How would you like to live in a small seaside town with snow-capped mountain views, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city? The mayor is your neighbor, and so is the police chief. The people are friendly — and when you live there, just about