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  • Homes Inspired by Nature Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 4:39 PM ET
    While some homeowners see their abodes as shelter from the elements, others want to embrace nature and invite it inside. Some homes are designed with prominent features that bring the outdoors in.  This is not simply a matter of throwing together a few house plants, or including lots of windows and sliding glass doors or planning for a stone accent wall or some exposed wooden beams. Some homeowners, designers and architects take their love of nature further by bringing in and building in parts o

    While some homeowners see their abodes as shelter from the elements, others want to embrace nature and invite it inside.

  • Miami Condo Market: Bust to Boom? Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 1:10 PM ET
    Miami Construction Cranes

    Foreign buyers, largely from South America, but also from Europe, Russia and China, are flooding into the Miami area, and that has developers rushing to keep up with demand.

  • Spring Training Homes Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 9:57 AM ET
    There are few things more convenient than living near one’s workplace. The stress of commuting is minimal when the office is ten minutes away by car, and sunny days afford the opportunity for leisurely walks home at sunset while coworkers sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic.Baseball players have to travel the country during the regular season, so this scenario isn’t an option for six months out of the year. The one time when this scenario does, in fact, play out for them is during spring training, w

    There are few things more convenient than living near one’s workplace, but baseball players travel during the season. See where some of Major League Baseball’s stars live during spring training.

  • Best-Kept Secret Neighborhoods Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 5:50 PM ET
    The real estate website Trulia recently released its Winter 2012 Metro Movers report, which examines all property searches made by homebuyers and renters to see where they hope to buy and rent next.  Topping the list of the most popular places for online house hunters is the Palm Bay- Melbourne – Titusville metropolitan area of Florida. The Sunshine State makes six more appearances in the top 10 most popular metro areas for house hunters.  Despite the foreclosure backlog, more people want to mov

    The real estate website Trulia recently released its Winter 2012 Metro Movers report. What follows are 10 desirable neighborhoods that tend to fly under the radar in their major American cities.

  • Homes of NBA Stars Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 10:26 AM ET
    In the fickle world of celebrity real estate, athletes are among the more likely people to buy and sell and rent new homes, as they are subject to the whims of where their contracts take them. And in the slides to follow, you’ll also see a few properties affected by the 2011 NBA lockout.

    The houses ahead are a window into recent comings and goings in the basketball world. It will reveal what Dallas Maverick Lamar Odom has in common with Jeremy Lin.

  • The $75 Million Handyman Special Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 4:49 PM ET
    Unfinished mansion nicknamed "Versailles" up for sale "as is" by owner and timeshare tycoon David Siegel in Windermere, Florida.

    If you’re looking for some Orlando real estate, there’s a 90,000-square-foot mansion that might interest you. It’s the largest single-family home in the U.S., and it’s been on the market since 2010. It’s still under construction, and the “as-is” asking price for the unfinished home is $75 million.

  • Cities With the Most Speed Traps Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 2:54 PM ET
    When lead-footed drivers get snagged and ticketed, their downfall might have been passing a speed trap where a cop was using radar or a laser, or maybe the driver passed a speed camera. However, as technology improves traffic enforcement, it is also progressing on the side of the speeder. Now joining the radar detector is crowd-sourced reporting of speed traps, a virtual warning system using the Internet and a mobile app. This list of the 10 most -active cities for speed traps was compiled by Tr

    As technology improves traffic enforcement, it is also progressing on the side of the speeder. Check out the list of the 10 most-active cities for speed traps, as compiled by Trapster.com.

  • Top 10 Turnaround Towns Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 3:37 PM ET
    Just a few years ago, when foreclosures were coming fast and furious, some cities experienced more than their fair share of the pain. It stood to reason that the harder hit a city was, the less likely it was to make a hasty recovery. However, according to  the official site of the National Association of Realtors, some of the cities whose housing markets bore the brunt of the foreclosures are now leading the way toward recovery.Using data from Realtor.com, CNBC.com ranks the cities with the most

    When foreclosures were fast and furious, some cities experienced more than their share of the pain. Check out which American cities made this year’s list of the top 10 turnaround towns.

  • Romantic Luxury Homes Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 11:12 AM ET
    Romance, like beauty, is often in the eye of the beholder. What makes a home romantic to one might not appeal to someone else. With this in mind,  scoured luxury listings to make a list of homes with attributes that could appeal to varying tastes.Three of these extraordinary properties were the homes of celebrities who have had legendary love affairs. Others have histories of love that sometimes traveled to other continents, and/or were made with materials sourced from the old country. Others ju

    What makes a home romantic to one might not appeal to someone else. With this in mind, TopTenRealEstateDeals.com compiled a list of homes with romantic attributes that could appeal to varying tastes.

  • Gov. Rick Scott: I Support the Republican Nominee   Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 8:00 AM ET
    Gov. Rick Scott: I Support the Republican Nominee

    Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) shares his thoughts on why he will not choose a candidate to back and says voters want to see a candidate tackling issues such as unemployment and the struggling economy.

  • Battle for Florida Heats Up   Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 4:45 PM ET
    Battle for Florida Heats Up

    Voters are heading to the polls today in Florida to cast their votes in the Republican Primary, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) discuss key factors to watch as well as why they believe Romney is the best candidate.

  • Years of Despair Add to Uncertainty in Florida Race Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 10:46 AM ET
    Florida Buildings

    Shifting demographics and long-term despair add an unpredictable element to the GOP presidential fight for Florida,  The New York Times reports.

  • Castle Homes Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 4:48 PM ET
    Wealthy families have long lived in grand monuments to their riches, such as the  in San Simeon, Calif. But castle homes aren’t reserved for the super-rich or those holding European titles. Although it’s commonly thought of as an Old World practice, Americans live in castle-style homes in all corners of the New World. This collection features representatives from Washington state to Florida, each with varying degrees of castle features. Some carry legacies of famous tycoons, while others were bu

    Castle homes aren’t reserved for the super-rich or those holding European titles. Check out 10 castle homes that are for sale or were recently on the market, provided by Zillow and Realtor.com.

  • Is Mitt Romney's Florida Support Collapsing? Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 1:46 PM ET
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    Mitt Romney has struggled through a tough 10 days, while Newt Gingrich has had great debate performances and a win in South Carolina. Now, new polls show Mr. Gingrich leading in Florida, The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Most Stressful Cities Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 8:49 AM ET
    With common factors such as traffic, crowds, noise, grime, and crime, cities are generally not perceived as oases of calm.But what makes one city more stressful to live in than the next? In order to gauge the stress of residents in American cities, data cruncher Sperling’s Best Places considered the 50 largest metropolitan areas (which includes suburbs). The team considered the following factors: divorce rate, commute times, unemployment, violent crime, property crime, suicides, alcohol consumpt

    In order to gauge the stress of residents in American cities, data cruncher Sperling’s Best Places considered the 50 largest metropolitan areas. Here are the top 10.

  • Romney Readies Counterattack   Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 7:00 PM ET
    Romney Readies Counterattack

    Robert Costa, National Review has the latest details on the GOP race for the White House, and discussing the most recent polls, and the Republican strategy of attacking Mitt Romney and his record at Bain, with Ari Melber, The National Magazine, Kevin Madden, JDA Frontline, and Tony Fratto, former White House deputy press secy.

  • Extreme Bathrooms Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 11:53 AM ET
    Washrooms of American homes have evolved drastically since Mamie Eisenhower first popularized  in the 1950s. Back then, the humble bathroom was just a private little room with a few essential components: a bath tub, a toilet, a sink, and a mirror.  Oh, how times have changed. Restrooms in luxury homes of today can come equipped with features ranging from the indulgent to the outlandish. Among these are bidets, wall-mounted televisions, his-and-hers sinks, and patios or balconies. Some WCs come w

    The following 10 extreme bathrooms were supplied by Realtor.com and Luxury Portfolio International.

  • Why the 2012 Election Could All Come Down to Florida Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 2:39 PM ET
    Miami, Florida

    The nation's premier swing state, younger and more diverse than you think, will be vital in deciding who wins the White House. Along the way, Florida could determine the GOP primary, too. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Need a Job? Now Hiring: Alligator Hunters Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 3:47 PM ET
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    If you’re unemployed and not afraid of a little life-or-death situation, here’s a job for you – alligator hunter.

  • Busiest Cities for the Holidays Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 4:15 PM ET
    Despite continuing economic troubles,  this holiday season. According to a new report from AAA, an anticipated 42.5 million will be traveling 50 miles or more, which is 4 percent more than last year.  To find out where the greatest numbers of those Americans will be traveling, Bert Sperling of  looked at airline flight statistics from last year. The resulting top 10 busiest cities are those that have the highest percentage of flights during the holidays. However, the list was not determined just

    Despite continuing economic troubles, more Americans are planning to travel this holiday season. The following top 10 busiest cities are those that have the highest percentage of flights during the holidays.