Author Archives: Jill Weittenhiller

6 Presidential Homes: How Much Would They Cost Today? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Harry S. Truman’s Home

Some of US history’s most famous presidents lived in iconic homes you can still visit today. From the expansive gardens and original furnishings of the country’s first president, to the bright yellow walls of Monticello where Thomas Jefferson dined, these houses give an incredible glimpse into the lives of our former presidents.

As a nod to President’s Day, Trulia compared six stately residences with like-sized properties to find out how much the homes of US presidents would be worth if they were for sale today. (Find the full infographic below.)

And as an added bonus, we ran the Housefax Report on one of these historic homes: Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States.  It showcases the simple life Harry and his beloved Bess enjoyed in Independence, MO before, during and after his presidency.

View President Truman’s FULL Housefax Report Here

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Home is Where the Heart Is (STUNNING PHOTOS)

Hoboken, NJ. Photo Credit: Allison McMorrow

LOVE IS IN THE AIR…and on the ground…and at home. Here’s a collection of some of our favorite unexpected heart photographs. And the one that started it all, a heart that appeared in the stone facade of a historic building in downtown Hoboken, NJ. Just a reminder that wherever you go, there you heart. #HousefaxHearts. Enjoy!

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Celebrity Housefax: Britney Spears [PHOTOS & FULL HOUSEFAX REPORT]

Hey music fans! To celebrate the Grammy Awards this weekend, we bring you another installment of #CelebrityHousefax. This time we’re featuring 8-time Grammy nominee, 1-time winner, Britney Spears.

Photo credit: The Inquistr

Spears has been a dance-pop phenomenon and tabloid-headline mainstay since she burst onto the scene in the late ’90s. Born in Mississippi in 1981, Britney first tasted fame as a member of the Mickey Mouse Club, featuring fellow superstars-in-training Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera. Her supremely catchy debut single, ‘…Baby One More Time” was released by Jive Records in 1999. It wasn’t until 2005 that she won her first (and only) Grammy for her hit single, “Toxic.”

Spears, who is no stranger to the limelight, has topped the list of most searched celebrities 7 times in the past 12 years, a record since the inception of the internet. In 2013 Spears launched her namesake Las Vegas show, “Britney: Piece of Me,” which has topped $100 million in ticket sales.

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We recently learned that Spears’ California mansion, listed at $7.5M, might soon be sold to one lucky buyer and boy are we JEALOUS!

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How Your Neighbor’s Airbnb Rental Can Affect Your Home Value

If you’ve done any amount of travel recently, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Airbnb, a service where you can rent a room, an apartment or even an entire house from someone who lives in the area you’re visiting. It’s a growing trend among vacationers looking for either inexpensive accommodations or more amenities than a hotel can offer. It’s also very popular when big events come to town, like the Super Bowl in Houston or Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

According to DMR, there are an estimated 2.3 million properties listed on Airbnb across 57,000 cities and 191 countries. I was surprised to learn that in my small suburb, 1.5% of the housing market calls itself an Airbnb rental.

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[E-Book] 20 Social Media Tips & Free (Yes, FREE) Resources to Crush 2017

 

The Ultimate 2017 Social Media Playbook

Will 2017 be the year you finally crush your business’s social media goals? Heck yes! And here’s why. We’ve done the heavy lifting to create this free guide packed with 20 of the absolute best social media tips EVER, useful stats for YOU (savvy real estate agent) and FREE resources.

The Ultimate Social Media Playbook

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In it, we share:

  • The best (and worst) times to post
  • The social media network with the highest lead conversion rate (SPOILER ALERT: it’s not Facebook!)
  • The #1 content goal for marketers in 2017 (which by the way, you can’t afford to ignore.)
  • A winning YouTube video that you can easily swipe
  • Jimmy Fallon’s techniques to attract millennials (if he was an agent.)

The best part? All of these strategies and techniques are incredibly practical, yet powerful and proven. So yeah, basically, they’re easy and they work.

Click here to download your FREE social media playbook today.

Celebrity Housefax: See Why NFL Hall of Famer Joe Namath Calls Tequesta, FL Home [FULL HOUSEFAX REPORT]

By popular demand our next edition of #CelebrityHousefax, fittingly features NFL great, Joe Namath. Namath guards his peace and quiet these days, nestled deep inside slow-paced Tequesta, Florida. It’s a stark contrast to decades ago when the name “Broadway Joe” guaranteed world-class fame in his not-so-private world.

Namath’s career spanned the 1960s and 1970s. He played 143 career games with 68 wins, 71 losses and 4 ties. He earned one league championship (1968 AFL Championship) and one Super Bowl victory with the NY Jets (Super Bowl III). He made his name as one of the most popular players in the football industry, and in 1985 he was elected to the Hall of Fame.

In 1999, he was ranked number 96 on The Sporting News‍ list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.

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Celebrity Housefax: An Inside Look at the Home of NFL Legend, John Elway [PHOTOS & FULL HOUSEFAX REPORT]

We’re kicking off our new #CelebrityHousefax Series just in time for Super Bowl LI by featuring NFL Legend, John Elway. Where does a 2-time Super Bowl winner call home? You might expect a multi-million dollar mountain retreat, or Texas-size ranch on the Colorado plains. But actually, Elway, one of Colorado’s biggest sports celebrities, lives in the Cherry Hills neighborhood in Englewood, CO.

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Super Bowl 2017: Who Will Win? Here’s Our Prediction.

Photo credit: NFL.com

Photo credit: NFL.com

After fierce battles week after week, Super Bowl LI (or 51 for those of us tired of roman numerals) has finally been set. Tune in on Sunday, February 5 as the Atlanta Falcons go head to head against the New England Patriots. So who will be celebrating with the prized Vince Lombardi trophy? For a non-scientific (but fun!) prediction, let’s compare the two residential real estate markets for Boston and Atlanta to see who comes out on top! Continue reading

Donald Trump Will Have to Downsize to Move into the White House

Donald Trump’s new Washington D.C. address will be a bit smaller than his popular Palm Beach, Florida estate. Maybe that’s why Trump has suggested that he intends to spend a significant amount of time at Mar-a-Lago, which he referred to as “the Winter White House” in a recent Twitter post.

According to the Palm Beach Post, Mar-a-Lago was built by cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and opened for the 1927 winter season with 58 bedrooms and 33 bathrooms. The estate was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1980 and sat empty until Trump purchased it in 1985 for $8 million. Trump and his then-wife Ivana spent years restoring the property.

Construction of the White House, home of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800, began in 1792.

Check out how the two properties compare.

How does your home stack up? Click here to get a free Housefax Report and find out. #MyHousefax.

 

17 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes to Inspire Greatness in You

 

Martin Luther King Jr. was born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta. Getty Images.

Did you know that one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s advisers had recommended that he leave out the “I have a dream” phrase for his historic speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963? Luckily, King ignored that recommendation.

King wasn’t just known for the change he helped facilitate across the United States. He was also known for his powerful oration and ability to motivate people. He had a dream, and so do you. Here are 17 inspirational quotes to help you remember the power of a vision in honor of MLK Day 2017.

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