We’re Lovin’ It: McDonald’s Founder Ray Kroc’s Former California Ranch Is on the Menu for $18M

Getty Images / Realtor.com McDonald’s mogul Ray Kroc previously owned the sprawling compound that has been host to everything from corrals of exotic wildlife to french-fry tastings. In fact, there are few ranches in the world that are as storied as the former Double Arch Ranch. Located in Santa Ynez, CA, the unique property was purchased…


Merry Not Scary: Original ‘Halloween’ House Appears on the Market in SoCal for $1.8M

Realtor.com Let’s go back, way back—say, to the late 1970s when Jamie Lee Curtis was an ingenue and the dastardly Michael Myers character was terrorizing his neighbors in director John Carpenter‘s first “Halloween” film. The home of Curtis’ character, Laurie Strode, was featured prominently in the horror classic, and the residence still stands—it’s now a…


‘Ugliest House in America’ Picks a Winner—and Gives It an Astonishing Makeover

HGTV HGTV’s “Ugliest House in America” has a winner. In the Season 4 finale, “Summer Road Trip to Stunning,” Retta and her crew compare the many homely homes they’ve seen across the U.S. and determine the geodesic dome home in Boulder City, NV, to be the most horrifying of all. Homeowners Sean and Stephanie are…


Devo’s Gerald Casale Lists His Hollywood Music Studio/Residence for $4.9M

Rune Hellestad – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images / Max Shapiro, Westside Estate Agency New wave music lovers know Gerald “Jerry” Casale as the co-founder, co-lead vocalist, and bass player of the influential group Devo. Fewer know of his longtime interest in California wines. But it’s becoming more apparent now, as Casale puts his famous Hollywood…


What Is Affordable Housing—and Do You (Yes, You) Qualify?

Busà Photography/Getty Images It’s etched in the U.S. Constitution that Americans have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness—but what about the right to a roof over your head? When you get down to it, few things are more important, which is why the U.S. government makes an effort to help low-income Americans with affordable housing. What is…


Tour the Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt Mansion, Now on the Market for $32M

After years under construction, the Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt mansion in posh Pacific Palisades is for sale. Take a tour. Actor Chris Pratt—well known as Star Lord in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie franchise—is ready to launch from his posh Pacific Palisades pad. He and wife Katherine Schwarzenegger spent two years renovating the swanky spread, and…


Charming and Cheap: 5 Homes That You Can Buy for Less Than $100K (Seriously)

Realtor.com It never ceases to amaze us how much comfort and character can be found in a home that costs less than $100,000. We’re not talking condos or apartments here. We mean standalone homes with yards, porches, garages, and easy access to local schools, shops, restaurants, and other services—so many of the things you dream…


Do You Miss Chip and Joanna Gaines? The Stars of ‘Capturing Home’ Are Almost as Cute

HGTV While many might miss seeing Chip and Joanna Gaines on their old hit HGTV show “Fixer Upper,” they’ve hand-picked some pretty adorable new design talent to feature on their own Magnolia Network—and few stand out like the duo on “Capturing Home.” On the show, now in its second season, prop stylist Kate Martindale and lifestyle photographer…


‘Ugliest House in America’ Is Stumped: Is It a Pool—or a Crocodile Pit?

HGTV On HGTV’s “Ugliest House in America,” as comedian/host Retta rolls across the U.S. in an RV, the houses she sees seem to be getting more and more wretched by the mile. In the Season 4 episode “The Sorry Southeast,” Retta visits properties with strange smells, no right angles, and a “swimming pool” with claw…


‘Bargain Block’ Is Back With the Secret for Success: Buying a House for Under $20K

HGTV HGTV’s “Bargain Block” has returned for Season 3, starring Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas as they seek to revive the city of Detroit by renovating one house at a time. What’s fascinating about this show is that the homes they buy are seriously cheap—often under $20,000. In fact, in the season premiere episode, “Demolition Distress,”…

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