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Colleen Kane

Colleen Kane
Special to CNBC.com

Colleen Kane is a writer for CNBC.com covering luxury and unusual real estate as well as travel and other topics. Her essays and articles have appeared in The Oxford American, Bust, Spin, the anthology Madonna and Me, and in many other publications. She created the urban exploration website Abandoned Baton Rouge and more recently set her camera sights on the ruins of Borscht Belt resorts.

Follow her on Twitter @colleenkane

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  • Biggest Waterfront Homes Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 5:57 PM ET
    When the “location location location” is “waterfront, waterfront, waterfront,” high-end real estate enters a whole new plane—often one with multihued sunset views. We sought out the largest examples of waterfront mansions—from “smallest” (a mere 10,000 or so square feet) to some of the largest ones on the market. Here are ten such amazing residences, provided by  and . Click ahead and let the shimmery real estate fantasies commence.

    We sought out the largest examples of waterfront mansions—from “smallest” (a mere 10,000 or so square feet) to some of the largest ones on the market. Here are ten such amazing residences.

  • Coolest Small Cars Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 11:31 AM ET
    Not so long ago, boat-sized cars cruised the motorways of this wide-open country. If you wanted to see a tiny car, you’d have to go to Europe or watch a Mentos ad (which looked suspiciously like they were shot in Europe). But with the continuing interest in fuel efficiency and smaller carbon footprints, microcars have grown more common, with new compact concept cars springing up at every auto show. While of fuel economy and environmental concerns provide much of the motivation for buying a small

    With the continuing interest in fuel efficiency and smaller carbon footprints, microcars have grown more common, with new compact concept cars springing up at every auto show. Here are some outstanding favorites.

  • Reality TV Show Houses: Where Are They Now? Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 3:59 PM ET
    The celebrity mansion / gaudily decorated cast house has become an obligatory character in most reality series, just as reality series have become an obligatory part of TV programming. In fact, for a few years there, VH-1 seemed to be recycling the same company mansion throughout numerous series involving overlapping casts of musicians and ill-behaved young people vying to date them / win money / become presentable members of society. The modern era produces such a glut of reality television pro

    The modern era produces such a glut of reality television programming that the houses they are set in are bound to turn up on the market. Click to see updates on ten of these familiar reality TV houses.