Mark G. Freeman doesn't really want to sell his house. And who can blame him. In the morning, he can stand on his spacious deck on the edge of Lake Chickamauga and watch a beautiful sunrise to his left. In the evening, he turns right for a beautiful sunset. Mark and Tara Freeman stand outside their home on Lake Chickamauga. Mark and Tara Freeman stand outside their home... Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press. By the numbers 74: Number of homes in Hamilton County for sale that cost more than $1 million19: Number of million-dollar homes that sold in Hamilton County between August 2017 and May 20181.5 years: Average time it takes to sell a million-dollar home in the area.$6.5 million: Most expensive home in Hamilton County that’s for sale (23,000 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 7 full baths, 5 half baths, 2 kitchens) Coming home from work, when he turns into his quiet, 13-house neighborhood in Soddy-Daisy, "you forget everything and it's just 'Ah,'" says … [Read more...] about Million-dollar homes: Lakefronts, mountaintops and mansions bring lucrative sales in fast-selling Chattanooga real estate market
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By STEVE MATTHEWS and PRASHANT GOPALBloomberg News May 10. 2018 10:00PM Tax deduction changes haven't kept buyers away from million-dollar homes the way some feared. (Dreamstime) Adam Blaylock was pretty sure he overpriced his Santa Clara, Calif., home by offering it in February for $1.48 million, since tax deduction changes would keep buyers away.But within a week, the 1,280-square-foot ranch-style house was in contract for $155,000 above asking.The $1.5 trillion tax overhaul President Donald Trump signed in December capped mortgage-interest deductions on loans up to $750,000, down from the prior limit of $1 million. It also set a $10,000 maximum for state and local tax deductions, which were previously unlimited. Those provisions prompted one of the most powerful lobbying groups — the National Association of Realtors — to warn that home prices in some high-end markets would tank.So far though, those areas have proven to be resilient. There are 308 U.S. ZIP codes … [Read more...] about Million-dollar home values gain even as tax deductions shrink
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Multi-million dollar home sales soar in metro Phoenix. Why do we care? The number of homes selling for $3 million more in the metro Phoenix area has doubled so far this year, compared to the same time frame in 2017. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 4 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Register your digital access. Top home sales in metro Phoenix in 2017 Todd Abruzzo and his wife, Elsa, purchased this mansion in Paradise Valley. Todd is head of neuroendovascularsurgery at Phoenix Children's Hospital and Elsa is vice president of regulatory affairs for Intralink Spine Inc. The … [Read more...] about Multi-million dollar home sales soar in metro Phoenix. Why do we care?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Neil Swidey, Globe Staff September 21, 2004 This article was first published on Sunday, September 12, 2004. So this is what it has come to: a two-bedroom ranch with a shallow backyard, sitting on a well-traveled road in Brookline not far from the hum of Route 9, with white Formica countertops in the kitchen, powder-blue carpeting in the living room, and pink tiles in the bathroom. The musty basement family room, which abuts a two-car garage, has walls decorated with narrow mirrors set alongside some kind of bulletin- board material, and the sunroom has a sliding glass door. That sticks.It just sold for a million bucks.Walking around this solid but defiantly outdated house in a nice section of town is like stepping back into your grandmother's house after a long absence. The lemon-yellow draperies in the living room, the wooden TV console in the den, the cafeteria-style … [Read more...] about Would You Pay a Million Dollars for This?
WASHINGTON — Stroll through D.C.’s Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park and Takoma Park neighborhoods, and you’ll spot historic homes that come with manicured lawns and million-dollar price tags. But what you might not know is that many of these homes came from a Sears catalog, or similar publication, nearly 100 years ago. The D.C. area is home to a couple hundred “kit homes,” or ready-to-assemble homes that customers ordered directly from a catalog, such as Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Aladdin Homes. The materials needed to build the houses were custom cut and packaged in a kit that was then shipped by rail directly to the homeowner. Catarina Bannier, a real estate agent and kit home expert in Northwest D.C., compares the concept to a “gigantic Ikea kit, all stacked up in a certain order.” The materials even came with a booklet of instructions detailing what to take out first and how to properly assemble the pieces. Bannier says kit homes, which were … [Read more...] about DC’s hidden secret: Million-dollar homes built from DIY kits