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What does $750,000 get you in the Houston area?

The Houston market has certainly shifted! With thousands of people moving to Houston on a monthly basis real-estate is in high-demand and hard to come by. Gone are the days of getting a “bargain”. Pretty much what you see is what you get.

If you are looking for a home like these or maybe something not as pricey, Mr.Real Estate can help you with any and all of your real-estate desires!

But I am taking the first one pictured so hands off!

-Alexandria Simone, MRE

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 This 2001 home has 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,714 square feet, and is listed for $750,000.

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 This 2006 home has 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,691 square feet, and is listed for $765,900.

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 This 2014 home has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2,962 square feet, and is listed for $739,900.

Real Estate Mogul Malibu Home

I love this Malibu home of real-estate mogul Kurt Rappaport and his fiancée, model Sarah Mutch, it is truly outstanding!

The 15,000-square-foot residence is spread out over six-acres with living room, a master suite with a luxurious bathroom, a wing of bedrooms, basement with a game room , home theater, and adjacent pavilion containing two guest suites. Outside, the 168-foot-long infinity pool is said to be the longest residential swimming pool in California. Need anything else????

“I’m obsessed with the ways that buildings express the subtle qualities of the materials used in their construction,” says architectural designer Scott Mitchell, who began working on the project shortly after Rappaport acquired the land in 2006. “This house is all about honoring the integrity of concrete and glass while creating a rhythmic interplay between those materials and the landscape.”

Do you like the home? Would you move in? Let us know your thoughts!

-Alexandria Simone, MRE

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Tiny space holds a Ton

Thinking of living the studio apartment life? But you aren’t sure if it is for you? Well, this Lower Eastside Studio Apartment proves that if you decorate the apartment right that a studio apartment can be right for anybody!

This studio at 237 Eldridge Street was designed by Kenneth Nilson, an Arch Digest- and Interior Design Magazine-approved decorator. Nilson added customized built-ins to the main living room, which include cantilevered bookshelves and window-seat storage, a Murphy bed obscured by a vaguely theatrical red curtain, a walk-in closet, and two workstations for a home-office.

The kitchen is also sizable (with updated appliances) for an apartment with this little square footage, especially one that’s in a six-floor tenement building built in 1900, plus there’s a washer/dryer.

This co-op in 2005 for $187,000, and they’re now asking $425,000! Interested in the studio life, but you aren’t sure if it is for you? The agents at Mr. Real Estate can help you decide the right choice for you!

-Alexandria Simone MRE













Vince Vaughn Buys Beach House

It’s no secret that USC Football coach  Lane Kiffin was let go from his position with The University of Southern California, but what might be news to you is that he has sold his Manhattan Beach home in California to none other than Movie Star Vince Vaughn. Being that Kiffin has a new position as Offensive Coordinator with The University of Alabama, I don’t see him needing this scenic beach front home in California.

Kiffin certainly made a profit as he sold it for $6.5 Million when he only bought it for $5.5 Million, talk about a good investment! The Contemporary Craftsman-style home is 7,308 -square feet, and has recently been renovated. This quaint beach house features vaulted ceilings, stone fireplaces, six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, swimming pool, spa, guest house, and outdoor kitchen. Um…I think I am ready to move in!

Interested in buying a property such as this? Or just have questions about listings in your area? Well you have come to the right place. The team at Mr. Real Estate can help answer any and all questions you might have, but in the mean time take a look at this recently purchased property!

-Alexandria Simone MRE


















Interior Design Maven

Design Within Reach (DWR) has just opened up a new location in modern Manhattan, NY. Being that it is a renowned design store one cannot help but to be impressed by the furnishings. However, it is the layout of the store that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

The furnishings that DWR houses are so beautiful that the store could have been an old warehouse and the items still would have sold! DWR lives by selling the consumer an entire space, and not just an item. It’s a lifestyle people!

So once you purchase your new home from Mr. Real Estate, pop on over to Design Within Reach to complete the process of your new beginnings!

-Alexandria Simone Williams


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