A tiny house on wheels tucked among the trees off the banks of Tub Lake in Minnesota is the week’s most popular listing on realtor.com®—and it could be yours for less than $100,000.
Chic, modern, and artfully laid out to make the most of the compact space, the tiny house sits on more than 2.5 acres in the northwest corner of the state. It’s an ideal vacation spot in the land of 10,000 lakes, or it could even be a year-round home base for a buyer looking to simplify. Alternatively, it could be hitched up to your truck and driven to an ideal destination.
If you thought tiny homes were a novelty way past their sell-by date, take a look at the hulking spreads beat out by this petite portable home. The modest and minimal dwelling drew more views than Tom Brady’s Massachusetts estate, Vanna White’s Beverly Hills compound, and the historic childhood home of General Robert E. Lee in Virginia.
But it’s the sensible, yet whimsical, tiny house on wheels that racked up the most clicks this week, proving that living well doesn’t require a ton of square footage—just smart planning and a taste for adventure.
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Despite the economic slowdown due to weakening manufacturing and corporate investment, the consumer side of the economy remains on solid ground. The fifty-year low in the unemployment rate combined with low mortgage rates has led to increased homebuyer demand this year. Much of this strength is coming from entry-level buyers – the first-time homebuyer share of the loans Freddie Mac purchased in 2019 is forty-six percent, a two-decade high.
Praise be! A Pennsylvania church converted into a cozy home sent clicks soaring toward the heavens this week. The former house of worship from the late 1800s wound up as this week’s most popular home on realtor.com®.
From the heavy wood double doors to the original stained glass and church bell, the property has held onto certain features of its ecclesiastical past, while being effortlessly transformed into a bright, airy family house.
Apart from this divine cathedral conversion, you also clicked on a brand-new castle in Illinois decorated in a pristine Scandinavian aesthetic, designer Betsey Johnson‘s $2 million hot-pink beach mobile home, and a Spanish Colonial Revival in the O.C. with a crow’s nest rooftop deck to take in water and city views. Plus there’s an appearance by former Packer wide receiver Randall Cobb, who’s selling his home in Green Bay, WI, after parting ways with the team last year.
No helmet required—but we ask you to tackle the complete list of this week’s most popular homes by scrolling down…See the homes here!
It isn’t owned by an A-lister, but that fact didn’t put a damper on the public’s interest in a massive, 61-acre estate in Byrdstown, TN. The $14.8 million lakefront spread racked up the most clicks this week and wound up as the week’s most popular home on realtor.com®.
The gated mansion sits just two hours outside Nashville, high on a bluff overlooking Dale Hollow Lake. The huge, 31,600 square-foot home casts an imposing shadow on the rugged and pristine terrain below. It was completed in 2017 and is currently owned by an entrepreneur, according to listing agent Charlie Neese.
“The current owner believes it to be the second-largest house in the state at the moment,” says Neese. The agent then dashed our hopes for a country music connection. “The owner is an entrepreneur, not a celebrity from Nashville. It’s such a unique property, that’s the reason it’s attracting so much attention.”
And it wasn’t the only waterfront property attracting your clicks this week. You were also interested in a coastal Maine residence with awe-inspiring ocean views, a kooky Kansas mansion outfitted with tunnels for scuba diving, and a luxe Jersey Shore penthouse overlooking the Atlantic.
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An enterprising agent named Dylan Jaeck wanted everyone to check out the smokin’ deal he had on sale—an empty lot in Florida where a home had burned to the ground.
So instead of the customary shots of the vacant lot and its location, he used photos from the actual house fire. And the internet took notice, making it this week’s most popular property on realtor.com®.
Jaeck told us that his blazingly brilliant idea worked as he had expected it would, and now the property is under contract for close to the asking price.
Here are just a couple of the social media reactions to the photos:
— Hayley Phillips (@somecallmehay) July 31, 2019
— Cristina Alves (@__cristinaalves) August 4, 2019
“I wanted something that would grab somebody’s attention and show how hot of a deal this was for a potential investor to build a home or to fix,” Jaeck says.
His wasn’t the only home to crack our list thanks to attention-grabbing photos. A Virginia home also went viral using the tried-and-true T. rex costume concept. That home is also now pending sale.
Other popular properties this week included a massive, $75 million Beverly Hills megamansion, Phil Kessel’s strangely barren mansion near Pittsburgh, and a wildly decorated Victorian in Scranton, PA.See all of the homes HERE
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Hang the twinkling lights, break out the flower crowns, and don’t forget the Mason jar candle holders, because a Pinterest-perfect farmhouse wedding venue is this week’s most popular home on realtor.com®. The meticulously manicured 10-acre spread is a romantic spot tailor-made for a party—and Instagram. Hashtags not included.
On the market for $695,000, the Michigan property provides a turn-key wedding barn, reception hall, outdoor bar, and fire pit. There’s also a five-bedroom main house that’s ideal for the future proprietor of this clickworthy business opportunity.
Other properties you clicked on this week include a massive castle built by an oral surgeon in Wisconsin over the course of a decade, a classic SoCal home that was the scene of a notorious murder, and an over-the-top decor explosion in Detroit still awaiting a buyer.
It’s been a week of style-forward searches—all of this week’s most popular homes have their own distinct aesthetic and point of view. Strike a pose and have a look… See all 10 of the homes HERE!