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    Open housesThere's nothing quite like the lure of an open house sign. Granted, you might not be in the neighborhood (or tax bracket) for many of these outstanding properties, but there's still plenty to admire -- even from the comfort of your swivel chair.

    From coast to coast, and everything in-between, we lay down the welcome mat at some of the most enticing open houses in the nation. So wipe your feet at the door and scroll right on through.


    Open Houses for Feb. 18-19


    Los Angeles



    Open house: Sun., Feb. 19
    Location: Los Angeles
    Price: $7.595 million
    Property details: Despite being located above the always-glittering Sunset Strip, this stunning, 8,644-square-foot Mediterranean villa will transport you to the peaceful hills of southern Italy. The gorgeous home boasts a natural setting and ocean panoramas from almost every room, and features intimate terraces. Outside, you can enjoy an outdoor entertainment area and pool, perfect for soaking up the California rays. Inside, you'll find five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a theater, library, gourmet kitchen, and even a dance studio! No doubt, this stunning home will make you want for nothing.

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    Chicago



    Open house: Sun., Feb. 19
    Location: Chicago
    Price: $1.299 million
    Property details: Though this beautiful, two-story contemporary residence is situated on happening Michigan Avenue, it is "remarkably quiet" and private. Located in a historic building overlooking Grant Park, the stunning home features three spacious bedrooms, four bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen and a formal dining room that's perfect for entertaining large parties. We love the glossy hardwood floors and soaring, 14-foot-ceilings.

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    Dallas



    Open house: Sun., Feb. 19
    Location: Dallas, Texas
    Price: $799,000
    Property details: Described as a "hidden jewel," this exquisite, 4,364-square-foot home is a true rare find: a fusion of the old and new. Flanked by lush, beautiful greenery, the five-bedroom, five-bathroom home boasts modern luxuries with traditional features like wrought-iron decor throughout and a handsome wooden staircase. We love the huge deck surrounding the saltwater pool and spa.

    See inside this property.


    See more Dallas homes for sale.

    New York



    Open House: Sun., Feb. 19
    Location: Queens
    Price: $1.6 million
    Property description: This charmingly pretty, five-bedroom, three-bathroom home in New York City's borough of Queens is set on a lovely, high lot with a gentle slope. The picture-perfect home boasts a beautiful sun room, wooden floors, a fireplace, plenty of windows (so you can admire your sprawling lawn and trees), plus a stunning deck with (more) great nature views. We love the splashes of color throughout this home in the Jamaica neighborhood, and its elegant center hall. Perfect for growing families!

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    Salt Lake City



    Open house: Sun., Feb. 18
    Location: Salt Lake City
    Price: $299,900
    Property description: This quaint, California-style bungalow is located on beautifully tree-lined South Douglas Street. It boasts red oak hardwood flooring throughout, brushed nickel fixtures and a massive backyard that's professionally landscaped with a large natural stone patio (hot tub included!). But it's not just a pretty face -- this home features an incredible eco-friendly gourmet kitchen with custom Lyptus cabinetry, Cesarstone quartz countertops, Grohe fixtures, and top-of-the-line appliances including the Thermador DualFuel Range. Perfect for those who like a home that's easy on the eyes and the earth.

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    Orono, Minn.



    Open house: Sun., Feb. 19
    Location: Orono
    Price: $1.649 million
    Property description: This beautiful home, situated on the picturesque Lake Minnetonka peninsula, boasts a timeless coastal design with an open floor plan and panoramic waterfront views from every single room. A hundred feet of lakeshore flanking two sides of the property offer unmatched sunrise and sunset vistas. Boasting 4,125 square feet, four bedrooms and two bathrooms, the home is spacious yet cozy.

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    San Francisco



    Open house: Sun., Feb. 26
    Location: San Francisco
    Price: $375,000
    Property description: This gorgeous second-floor co-op offers the best of both worlds: It's nestled in a leafy, tree-lined area, yet it's centrally located. In fact, it's just steps away from the hottest restaurants, bars and some world-class entertainment, including Yoshi's Jazz Club, Davies Symphony Hall, and the opera house. Offering two bedrooms and one bathroom, with a spacious, west-facing deck (perfect for outdoor entertaining and parties!), this home is perfect for couples or young professionals who want to be close to the action.

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    Open housesThere's nothing quite like the lure of an open house sign. Granted, you might not be in the neighborhood (or tax bracket) for many of these outstanding properties, but there's still plenty to admire -- even from the comfort of your swivel chair.

    From coast to coast, and everything in-between, we lay down the welcome mat at some of the most enticing open houses in the nation. So wipe your feet at the door and scroll right on through.


    Open Houses for Feb. 24-26


    Old Greenwich, Conn.



    Open house: Sun., Feb. 26
    Location: Old Greenwich, Conn.
    Price: $3.475 million
    Property description: This light-filled, five-bedroom Colonial home in Old Greenwich is for the water babies. Situated right on Greenwich Cove, with almost 200 feet of direct waterfront, the home offers terrific opportunities for boating (you even get your own dock) and water sports. The picturesque, 3,348-square-foot home is also a stone's throw away from the beaches, trails and the prestigious boat clubs of Tods Point. Plus, massive windows frame your idyllic waterfront surroundings and capture those majestic East Coast sunsets so beautifully, you'll feel like you were on vacation every day. A true beauty.

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    See more Old Greenwich homes for sale.


    Harding Township, N.J.



    Open house: Sun., Feb. 26
    Location: Harding Township, N.J.
    Price: $2.65 million
    Property details: This bank-owned property in Harding Township, featuring stunning, Swedish-style exteriors, is nothing short of spectacular. The estate sits upon 4.02 acres and boasts exquisite wood detailing throughout. Brass chandeliers and antique fireplaces accentuate the main living spaces; all the bedrooms are airy and sun-drenched. Note: The home will be sold strictly "as is," and the buyer is responsible for all inspections; but for a home of this caliber, it might be worth the risk.

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    Los Angeles



    Open house: Sun., Feb. 26
    Location: Los Angeles
    Price: $4.395 million
    Property details: This edgy beauty brings Los Angeles contemporary to a new level. In fact, its minimalist modern aesthetic reminds us a little of the Guggenheim in New York City, with its soaring white ceilings, precise interior curves, reflective white-oak floors and crisp, sun-drenched living areas. Inside the sprawling, 5,187-square-foot home, you'll also find four bedrooms, a mixologist's bar, a huge media center overlooking the glittering Sunset Strip and downtown skyline, and a rooftop living room.... Yes, you read right, rooftop living room. This is California luxury, cubed (forgive the pun).

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    Pinecrest, Fla.



    Open House: Sun., Feb. 26
    Location: Pinecrest, Fla.
    Price: $3.099 million
    Property description: This unabashedly luxurious yet incredibly quirky home (see the above taxidermy accents) is somethin' else. With a massive swimming pool framed by swaying palms, sprawling verandas, opulent fountains, and polished marble and wood floors spanning 9,541 sumptuous square feet -- now this, kids, is what you call a mansion. Despite its indulgent trimmings and the deer heads, the luxe manse makes a great family home. With six bedrooms,7½ bathrooms, and huge family and media rooms (great for movie nights), it's perfect for keeping the rugrats occupied while you cook up a storm in your state-of-the-art kitchen, or entertain your guests by the pool.


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    Castle Rock, Colo.



    Open house: Sun., Feb. 26
    Location: Castle Rock, Colo.
    Price: $1.790 million
    Property description: This newly built custom home in the idyllic Castle Pines Village mixes warm Colorado charm with California luxury. With soaring vaulted ceilings braced by timber beams, native pine paneling, natural stone and hardwood floors, and wood-burning stone fireplaces throughout, this four-bedroom home is ideal for those who want opulence with an earthy and unique twist. We love the private flagstone courtyard and the expansive front viewing deck, offering stunning views over Castle Pines.

    See inside this property.

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    Arlington, Va.



    Open house: Sat.-Sun., Feb. 25-26
    Location: Arlington, Va.
    Price: $1.55 million
    Property description: We love this beautiful new Craftsman-style home in Lyon Park, Arlington. Perfect for families, the home boasts a generous front porch overlooking a sprawling front lawn, and a beautiful, leafy backyard (great for picnics and outdoor entertaining!). The 4,200-square-foot, five bedroom, four bathroom home also features luxury finishes, including stone accents, HardiPlank siding, hardwood floors and granite countertops.

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    Charlotte, N.C.



    Open house: Sun., Feb. 26
    Location: Charlotte, N.C.
    Price: $599,000
    Property description: Located in one of South Charlotte's best school districts, this wonderfully traditional, Bill Elliott-designed custom built brick two-story home (on nearly a half-acre lot) has all the bells and whistles one could want! On the main level, you'll find a spacious foyer and formal living room overlooking the vaulted-ceiling, screened porch, formal dining room with butler's pantry and an open sun-filled area including kitchen, den and informal dining room. We love its sun-filled living spaces and gorgeous nature views all around.

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    See more Charlotte homes for sale.



    Dallas




    Open house: Sun., Feb. 26
    Location: Dallas
    Price: $185,000
    Property description: This gorgeous redbrick home, tucked in a quiet cul-de-sac, is the picture of traditional Americana. With a flagstone front porch, stone steps, and a beautifully landscaped front yard, it's your modern day version of a white picket fence. Inside, you'll find three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a stunning sunken living area with huge windows overlooking a spacious, leafy backyard. The home also boasts soaring, vaulted ceilings, furnaces and French doors throughout. A true Texas beauty.

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    See more Dallas homes for sale



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    Open Houses of the WeekThere's nothing quite like the lure of an open house sign. Granted, you might not be in the neighborhood (or tax bracket) for many of these outstanding properties, but there's still plenty to admire -- even from the comfort of your swivel chair.

    From coast to coast, and everything in-between, we lay down the welcome mat at some of the most enticing open houses in the nation. So wipe your feet at the door and scroll right on through.


    Open Houses for March 2-4


    Austin, Texas



    Open house: Sun., March 4
    Location: Austin, Texas
    Price: $995,000
    Property details: Let's face it, when it comes to Austin homes, it's hard to go wrong -- particularly in the prestigious community of Villa Montana, a jewel set high above the hills of Lake Travis. This home's no exception; the epitome of rugged Texas charm. We're talking raw, sexy stone exteriors, stone and wood flooring, "forever unobstructed" canyon views, and a huge veranda perfect for laying out and soaking up that divine Texas sunshine. The sprawling 4,212-square-foot digs also boast three bedrooms, 3½ bathrooms, and a full-size gourmet kitchen with Thermador appliances and a built-in Sub-Zero fridge.

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    See more Austin homes for sale.

    Los Angeles



    Open house: Sun., March 4
    Location: Los Angeles
    Price: $4.495 million
    Property details: In a city littered with vanilla-colored contemporaries overlooking the Sunset Strip, this exquisite, move-in ready English country estate near Brentwood Park is a rare gem. Flanked by towering oak trees and endless green lawns, this 4,300-square-foot cottage-style home is a little slice of serenity in the heart of Hollyweird. Built in 1936, the classic home features five bedrooms, 3½ baths, and a separate guesthouse by the outdoor heated pool.

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    Arlington, Va.



    Open house: Sun., March 4
    Location: Arlington, Va.
    Price: $1.325 million
    Property details: This stunning 4,199-square-foot Arlington home strikes the perfect balance of cozy and luxe. With glossy bamboo floors, custom renovations throughout (completed in 2009), stone fireplaces and an impressive gourmet kitchen with a raised teak bar, this circa 1904 home is a designer's dream. The three-story, six-bedroom home also features a fully-fenced backyard, a patio and a private deck (perfect for soaking up that warm Virginia sunshine, mint julep in hand).

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    Eagle, Colo.



    Open house: Sun., March 4
    Location: Eagle, Colo.
    Price: $485,000
    Property details: No more excuses: Why keep visiting one of America's most-loved states when you can just live there? Namely, in this stunning, 4,614-square-foot home boasting incredible mountain views. On the outside, it's all-American charm, and on the inside, the perfect marriage of comfort and luxury. Five huge bedrooms, a state-of-the-art kitchen, sprawling living spaces that include a play room and family room, and a beautifully-finished basement make this Colorado home a winner. Plus, it's only an hour away from the famous Basalt Hot Springs and the majestic ski slopes of Vail.

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    Greenwich, Conn.



    Open house: Sun., March 4
    Location: Greenwich, Conn.
    Price: $10.75 million
    Property description: If you love the great outdoors but also long to stay close to the city, then this Greenwich beauty may be the perfect home for you. Located just an hour's drive from New York City, this stunning waterfront mansion on the charming Chimney Corner Lane offers the best of both worlds. Located right on the Greenwich coast, surrounded by rolling lawns and greenery, this three-bedroom, six-bathroom modern home will make you feel like you've escaped to your weekend hideaway ... every single day. The exquisite mansion also boasts over 6,000 square feet, soaring ceilings, glass walls and a colossal swimming pool with views of the yacht-studded Indian Harbor.

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    Collingswood, N.J.



    Open House: Sun., March 4
    Location: Collingswood, N.J.
    Price: $309,900
    Property description: This charming, 2,230-square-foot colonial is the perfect embodiment of traditional Americana. Boasting clean ivory exteriors, refinished oak floors, and a smattering of stone and brick fireplaces, it's the perfect respite from the rows of cookie-cutter McMansions cropping up along the Jersey Shore. We love the four-bedroom home's warm, country charm and classic wood details throughout. Plus, you get a sprawling lawn and backyard -- perfect for pets (or energetic kids).

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    Pinecrest, Fla.



    Open house: Sun., March 4
    Location: Pinecrest, Fla.
    Price: $2.75 million
    Property description: If Miami bachelor-style living isn't your thing, but you still want to be near America's most popular beaches, then this truly beautiful Pinecrest home may be the one for you. It's exceptionally family-friendly -- the home is close to some of the finest schools in Florida's Pinecrest-Palmetto district, and a quick drive to great shopping, sports and entertainment. It boasts seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, a large family room overlooking a magnificent pool and garden, and a huge "entertaining-sized" kitchen. In a nutshell -- the idyllic Florida family home.

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    Charlotte, N.C.



    Open house: Sun., March 4
    Location: Charlotte, N.C.
    Price: $385,000
    Property description: This updated midcentury ranch in the desirable Cotswold community is simply the dream American home. Rocking chair on the front porch, quaint redbrick exteriors, with classic plantation shutters and equipped with a cozy fireplace -- it's the modern-day "white picket fence" home! It also features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an exquisite master bathroom with a soaking tub, body sprays and a dual basin vanity with granite counter. A sweet mix of traditional charm with contemporary luxuries.

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    colonial homeAs spring buying season nears, many Americans on the hunt for deals will find themselves struggling to decipher listing descriptions.

    In addition to Realtor-speak -- you know, terms like "well-apportioned" and "retro chic" -- it's important to know what you're really looking at. In the interest of educating homebuyers (and maybe giving them something to brag about at the next barbecue), we've created a quiz on some of the most well-known home styles.

    From Queen Anne to prairie style, Colonial to contemporary, we run the gamut to help buyers make sense of those fuzzy, purple property listings. How many can you guess correctly? Take the quiz below:

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    worst listing photosAfter a dismal year for homeowners, it's time for prospective sellers to get back in the saddle. With spring buying season around the corner, sellers need to show their homes in the best light to attract that housing market unicorn -- a buyer with solid credit, steady income and cash on hand.

    That said, let the following video from "Fox and Friends" serve as a guide to how not to sell your house this season.

    The morning news show culled some of the most unintentionally hilarious listing photos on the web, all of which some hapless home sellers thought would be good to post. Some of our favorites: The sleeping tenant in the windowless room, and, of course, the blood-stained hardwood floors. See these and more in this cringe-worthy video.

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    And don't miss our extended list of the worst listing photos to ever see the light of day -- some of which Fox used for its segment. Check out the full gallery below. [Warning: It includes some nudity.]

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    open houseThere's nothing quite like the lure of an open house sign. Granted, you might not be in the neighborhood (or tax bracket) for many of these outstanding properties, but there's still plenty to admire -- even from the comfort of your swivel chair.

    From coast to coast, and everything in-between, we lay down the welcome mat at some of the most enticing open houses in the nation. So wipe your feet at the door and scroll right on through.


    Open Houses for March 10-11


    Tucson, Ariz.



    Open house: Sun., March 11
    Location: Tucson, Ariz.
    Price: $1.795 million
    Property details: This sleek, minimalist contemporary in the Foothills gated community of Tucson blends seamlessly into its stunning desert setting. Boasting views of the Catalina Mountains from its sprawling patio and pool area, you get a front-row seat to admire Arizona's jaw-dropping natural beauty. The 5,721-square-foot home features four bedrooms, six bathrooms, 16-foot ceilings, cherrywood and limestone finishes, and a gourmet kitchen.

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    Edina, Minn.



    Open house: Sat., March 10
    Location: Edina, Minn.
    Price: $1.750 million
    Property details: Located in one of the great, classic neighborhoods of East Edina, this splendid four-bedroom home is a rare find. The stately Hennepin County home features a spacious living room decked out with an antique-style, gas-burning fireplace, a huge office, a gym and a dazzling chef's kitchen. With its generous backyard and lawn, and proximity to an impressive selection of elementary and middle schools in the Edina district, it's perfect for families with young kids.

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    Eagle, Colo.



    Open house: Sun., March 11
    Location: Eagle, Colo.
    Price: $1.1 million
    Property details: This is luxury ranch living that's an homage to Colorado's natural beauty. Boasting wooden floors, stone walls, soaring wood-beamed ceilings and snow-capped views from every window, this Eagle Ranch mansion's earthy aesthetic serves to highlight its breathtaking surrounds. The 4,680-square-foot home features five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a walk-out basement complete with wet bar and stone fireplace.

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    Worthington, Ohio



    Open house: Sun., March 11
    Location: Worthington, Ohio
    Price: $699,900
    Property details: This modernist midcentury classic home, built on a three-quarter-acre lot, boasts an innovative round design by Theodore van Fossen. With quarry-tile floors, custom woodwork, insulated glass windows and Miele appliances, this stunning three-bedroom home is for those who are detail-oriented and accept nothing but the best.

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    Princeton, N.J.



    Open house: Sun., March 11
    Location: Princeton, N.J.
    Price: $1.495 million
    Property details: "Picture perfect" is all we can think when we look at this idyllic Colonial-style home built in 1965. The five-bedroom, four-bathroom property strikes the perfect balance between "classic grace and livability," its listing boasts, and we agree. With standard practicalities like state-of-the-art HVAC and roofing, coupled with stunning wood detail, sun-splashed stone floor bridges, and cherry-wood, granite and marble decor, the home seamlessly blends beauty with functionality. We love its sprawling free-form backyard pool flanked by rolling green lawns, perfect for enjoying warm Princeton summers.

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    Los Angeles



    Open House: Sun., March 11
    Location: Los Angeles
    Price: $5.995 million
    Property details: Perched high on a private promontory, this stunning, 4,044-square-foot estate overlooks the Stone Canyon Reservoir and is a tranquil haven tucked away from the bright lights of Hollywood and the Sunset Strip. Surrounded by greenery, boasting serene views of Bel Air and a sprawling lawn, the spacious five-bedroom, five-bathroom beauty is perfect for growing families. It features a contemporary kitchen, a media room, pool, spa and a gorgeous gazebo -- perfect for enjoying those picturesque California sunsets.

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    Dallas



    Open house: Sun., March 11
    Location: Dallas
    Price: $699,000
    Property details: This charming 3,476-square-foot home is located on the leafy Sprucewood Drive and boasts 14 of its own willowy trees -- and some rolling green lawns. Nature aside, the four-bedroom, four-bathroom property features polished wood floors, antique-style fireplaces, exposed brick, a spacious, open kitchen with granite countertops, and massive windows throughout.

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    Miami Beach, Fla.



    Open house: Sun., March 11
    Location: Miami Beach, Fla.
    Price: $8.65 million
    Property details: There's no denying that this 8,284-square-foot "Villa Tiamo" is Miami luxury through and through, with its rooftop terrace, infinity pool and water views from every room. It's located inside the gated Sunset Island IV community and is a stone's throw from South Beach and the bustling, fashionable stores and cafes of Lincoln Road. Location aside, the home itself is impressive. We're talking soaring double-volume ceilings, exquisite high-end finishes and generous windows that fill the museum-like home with sunlight. The majestic home features nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms and a stunning Italian kitchen.

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    There's nothing quite like the lure of an open house sign. Granted, you might not be in the neighborhood (or tax bracket) for many of these outstanding properties, but there's still plenty to admire -- even from the comfort of your swivel chair.

    From coast to coast, and everything in-between, we lay down the welcome mat at some of the most enticing open houses in the nation. So wipe your feet at the door and scroll right on through.



    Open Houses for March 23-24


    Phoenix



    Open house: Sun., March 25
    Location: Phoenix
    Price: $699,000
    Property details: This three-bedroom, Spanish-style home overlooking the Phoenix Mountain Preserve blends beautifully into its desert landscape. Decked out in warm earth tones, the 2,990-square-foot home boasts vaulted, wood-beamed ceilings, custom stone fireplaces and domed stained-glass windows. Enjoy gorgeous mountain and desert views as you relax on the enormous covered patio that wraps around the home, or take a dip in your sprawling, palm-flanked swimming pool.

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    Edwards, Colo.



    Open house: Sat., March 24
    Location: Edwards, Colo.
    Price: $1.225 million
    Property details: Snow bunnies, this home's for you! Nestled in the Vail Valley, just west of the famous ski and resort towns of Vail, this picturesque four-bedroom located in the prestigious Alcazar enclave is mere minutes away from world-class skiing. Outdoor perks aside, the 3,400-square-foot home offers breathtaking views over the Game Creek Bowl. It also boasts flawless hickory floors, marble details throughout, and a huge outdoor wood patio with a gas fireplace.

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    Malibu, Calif.



    Open house: Sun., March 25
    Location: Malibu, Calif.
    Price: $4.15 million
    Property details: If you'd prefer sandy beaches to powdery ski slopes, this striking four-bedroom contemporary may just be perfect for you. Located on pretty Las Tunas Beach, you can enjoy endless blue views from Palos Verdes to Point Dume. Sparkling panoramas aside, the home boasts fine craftsmanship, from its custom tile design, hardwood floors, and granite, marble and onyx details. We love that gorgeous outdoor deck right on the water, perfect for watching those million-dollar Malibu sunsets.

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    Edina, Minn.



    Open house: Sun., March 25
    Location: Edina, Minn.
    Price: $1.75 million
    Property details: Located in the historic, well-heeled neighborhood of East Edina, this stately four-bedroom home is perfect for families. Situated by abundant parks and schools, and boasting a sprawling green lawn in addition to various indoor and outdoor playspaces, the property offers plenty for families with school-age kids and rambunctious tots. Meanwhile, grownups can enjoy the many posh amenities the home includes, such as an in-home gym.

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    Austin, Texas



    Open house: Sun., March 25
    Location: Austin, Tx.
    Price: $1.350 million
    Property details: This stunning 2,783-square-foot home, situated on a huge 1.97-acre-lot that gently slopes into the main body of Lake Travis, is a nature-lover's dream. You get idyllic lake and hill-country views from the large deck over the courtyard, and the entire property is flanked by mature trees. The luxurious pool and spa (with firepits!) overlook the sloped garden that leads down to the lake and boat ramp.

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    Atlanta



    Open House: Sun., March 25
    Location: Atlanta
    Price: $1.275 million
    Property details: Columned porches, sweeping staircases, majestic French doors, and exquisite tiered moldings make this plantation-style Atlanta mansion an absolute dream. With interiors reminiscent of a bygone, "Gone With the Wind" era, the five-bedroom beauty is a rare find. We especially love those outdoor porches equipped with rocking chairs, boasting views of willowy green trees and endless lawns.

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    Kaneohe, Hawaii



    Open house: Sun., March 25
    Location: Kaneohe, Hawaii
    Price: $1.295 million
    Property details: Homes on Oahu can have an unfair advantage: They are nestled in one of the world's most beautiful beach landscapes, making them desirable by default. This brand-new plantation-style home is no different. Built in 2011, the stunning property offers sweeping ocean and mountain views from all rooms (naturally). It's spread over 2,758 square feet and has three bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a state-of-the-art kitchen.

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    Miami Beach, Fla.



    Open house: Sun., March 25
    Location: Miami Beach, Fla.
    Price: $1.45 million
    Property details: This white-hot, 3,460-square-foot contemporary isn't shy about its luxury amenities. With its soaring ceilings, Jacuzzi, open terraces, pools and Miele appliances, it's your quintessential Miami Beach mansion, and that ain't a bad thing! Featuring three spacious bedrooms, four bathrooms and "walls of glass" offering views of the pool, patio and backyard, you can enjoy resort-style living all year-round.

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    From coast to coast, and everything in-between, we lay down the welcome mat at some of the most enticing open houses in the nation. So wipe your feet at the door and scroll right on through.



    Open Houses for March 17-18


    Los Angeles



    Open house: Sun., March 18
    Location: Los Angeles
    Price: $5.275 million
    Property details: With East Asian accents and California flair, this custom-built Tuscan villa boasts six bedrooms and 6.5 baths. Inside, the over 6,000-square-foot home includes soaring ceilings, a state-of-the-art kitchen, a chandelier-decked foyer, and a contemporary design scheme. The pavilion-style roofing isn't the only feng shui feature the home hides.

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    Providence, R.I.



    Open house: Sun., March 18
    Location: Providence, R.I.
    Price: $1.295 million
    Property details: This picturesque Georgian-style home dates back to 1930, but with the extensive renovation that the owners have put in, you'd never know it. The 4,400-square-foot home includes a total of 10 rooms, with six bedrooms and three full baths. Get toasty by the fireplace in the upstairs master bedroom while the kids play down in the fully-finished lower level. Entertain in your immaculate kitchen and dining room area. Or find the wall of French doors leading to your private stone terrace and garden to survey your masterful estate.

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    Baltimore, Md.



    Open house: Sun., March 18
    Location: Baltimore, Md.
    Price: $955,000
    Property details: There's nothing provincial about this French Country-style four-bedroom home in Baltimore. After a two-year renovation process, the 1920s-era home manages to be both period-specific and fully equipped for modern living. Chandeliers and stone flooring comprise the pitch-perfect interior design, while the rooms are well-apportioned and sunny. But perhaps the best feature of the home isn't in the home at all -- the 9-foot stone garden house and lion-headed fountain in the backyard.

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    Austin



    Open house: Sun., March 18
    Location: Austin, Texas
    Price: $849,950
    Property details: Located in the well-heeled community of Green Shores on Lake Austin, this sumptuous 4,000-square-foot mansion is prime real estate for your next black tie event. The five-bedroom home includes a sophisticated patio area with a custom pool and ample space for socializing. Just don't venture too close to the edge of the pool in your three-piece suit, or the driest thing on the patio may be the martinis.

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    Orono, Minn.



    Open house: Sun., March 18
    Location: Orono, Minn.
    Price: $2.975 million
    Property details: Purify yourself in this home near the waters of Lake Minnetonka. At least that's what Minnesota-native Prince would do. At a whopping 9,591 square feet, this stately brick mansion is big enough for the purple one and every member of the Revolution. Built in 2002, this five-bedroom, six-bath palace goes to show that you don't need to hug the coast to find high-end luxury homes. Guess it's a "Sign o' the Times."

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    Stamford, Conn.



    Open House: Sun., March 18
    Location: Stamford, Conn.
    Price: $825,000
    Property details: This sizable Colonial measures over 3,000 square feet and boasts five bedrooms and three baths. Situated on 2.9 lush acres in a suburban nook in North Stamford, the property offers plenty for families with rambunctious tots. The pool in the backyard will keep the kids occupied while the grownups enjoy the many posh amenities the home includes inside.

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    Camas, Wash.



    Open house: Sun., March 18
    Location: Camas, Wash.
    Price: $759,900
    Property details: Slide right into this 2004 brick home with pristine views of the Columbia River. The street may be crooked, but the house is a flat-out looker. With architectural columns, a grand entry staircase and designer millwork throughout, this custom home has plenty to offer the right buyer.

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    Davie, Fla.



    Open house: Sat.-Sun., March 17-18
    Location: Davie, Fla.
    Price: $1.29 million
    Property details: Every inch counts in this 4,312-square-foot Mediterranean. From the 270-foot paved driveway, the 26-foot-wide kitchen, the 25-foot media room -- and, of course, this nearly 50-foot covered patio and pool area for all-year enjoyment. Click the listing link below to see if the rest of the property measures up to your imagination.

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    It didn't take long before the carnage in the hit house-party movie "Project X" spilled onto the real real estate market.

    Thirteen teenagers are being questioned for their possible involvement in a wild house party that will cost the builder nearly $100,000 in repairs, reports KHOU in Houston, Texas.

    "It's devastating. This is a new home that was ready to sell," said private investigator Mark Stephens, who was hired by the homebuilder to observe the property. Stephens estimates the home to be worth $500,000.

    A tour of the once pristine, 4,000-square-foot-home today reveals gaping holes in the walls, heaps of broken glass and liquor bottles strewn across the property.



    Stephens told KHOU that the night after the property was vandalized, he returned to the neighborhood in the hope of catching the culprits in the act. Just down the street, in another vacant home, he came upon a group of teenagers throwing another massive party.

    Police took 13 teenagers into custody, with two minors being young enough to be released back to their parents.

    Stephens said that when he asked the teens why they broke into the home, they simply said "Project X."

    Yet this isn't the first time the riotous teen flick reportedly has inspired copycat revelry. Another party in Houston turned deadly after an unidentified teen was shot multiple times at an illegal party in another vacant home, ABC News reports. The party, which drew between 500 to 1,000 high school and college-age students, was shut down by police, but the gunman reportedly escaped on foot.

    Idle Hands, Empty Homes

    An underlying problem in these and other cases of home vandalism is the glut of vacant homes sitting idle on the market. As foreclosures have flooded local real estate inventories, vacant properties have attracted all manner of blight, lowering property values and putting more financial stress on already struggling neighborhoods.

    And the vacancy problem could continue to rise. Despite a new report that shows a 13 percent drop in completed foreclosures in the first month of this year, as compared to January 2011, there are signs that foreclosures could soon rise. With the $25 billion mortgage settlement finally underway, experts expect foreclosure activity to increase through 2012, as banks begin to clear a massive backlog of disputed foreclosures. One in every 637 homes received a foreclosure filing in February, according to RealtyTrac.

    In Houston, where both wild parties took place, one in every 689 homes received a foreclosure notice in February -- up nearly 10 percent from the previous month.

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    From coast to coast, and everything in-between, we lay down the welcome mat at some of the most enticing open houses in the nation. So wipe your feet at the door and scroll right on through.



    Open Houses for March 31 - April 1


    Las Vegas



    Open house: Sat., March 31
    Location: Las Vegas
    Price: $3.7 million
    Property details: This stunning, Tudor-style masterpiece of a home may look like it belongs in a quaint, tree-lined street in Arlington, Va., but it's a tucked-away treasure right in the Sin City desert. You can hardly tell, with its location on a peaceful cul-de-sac and its abundance of lush greenery that includes a "secret garden," exotic fruit trees, a pond, and a natural pool with waterfall. The sprawling, 12,242-square-foot beauty features seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, a theater and a gym. Best of all? It boasts the most incredible views of the mountains. Leaving Las Vegas? Never!

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    Frisco, Texas



    Open house: Sun., April 1
    Location: Frisco, Texas
    Price: $1.469 million
    Property details: How about this elegant Mediterranean on stunning Buena Vista Drive? Its exteriors boast flawless detail, from its cast stone balustrades to its perfect, chiseled-edge travertine pavers. Inside: exceptional millwork, natural stone and hardwood flooring, and elaborate crown moldings. The five-bedroom, six-bathroom Texas gem also features a gourmet kitchen, a library, a spacious living room with fireplace, a game room, a wet bar, and that incredible pool and spa (pictured). Generous outdoor entertaining areas ensure you can make the most of that glorious Texas weather by dining (and drinking!) al frisco. We mean, fresco.

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    Kingston, R.I.



    Open house: Sun., April 1
    Location: Kingstown, R.I.
    Price: $995,000
    Property details: This breathtaking waterfront Colonial in North Kingstown will make you feel as if you're on a country getaway, every day. Situated in a private park setting sprawled over four magical acres, the home is flanked by nature, nature, and more nature. From a glistening lake, to colorful gardens, wild greenery in the back and front yards and specimen trees peppered throughout the property, this is a nature-lover's dream. The 6,700-square-foot home features five bedrooms, 3½ baths, and a gourmet kitchen. On snowy East Coast eves, curl up by the living room fireplace and enjoy the stunning views with a cup of hot cocoa. Simply divine.

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    Tucson, Ariz.



    Open house: Sun., April 1
    Location: Tucson, Ariz.
    Price: $1.795 million
    Property details: If you've never dreamed of living smack in the middle of the Arizona desert, it's probably because you haven't yet laid eyes on this pretty home. Located on 6.2 acres of land, this stunning contemporary is the perfect blend of modern-day luxury and down-to-earth simplicity. Its clean lines and understatedly stylish, woodsy decor allow the home's breathtaking natural surrounds to take the spotlight ("huge Catalina Mountain views," the listing raves). Additionally, the gorgeous four-bedroom, four-bathroom home boasts 16-foot ceilings, a pool and spa, and plenty of patio space for outdoor entertainment. What more could you want?

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    Los Angeles



    Open house: Sun., April 1
    Location: Los Angeles
    Price: $2.995 million
    Property details: Who doesn't love a home that boasts a timeless Spanish architectural style? From its gleaming white stucco exterior, terra-cotta roof tiles, flawless ornamental ironwork and wooden detailing inside and out, this home exemplifies everything we love about Spanish-style homes. The gorgeous, 3,977-square-foot beauty also features soaring ceilings, tumbled marble floors, custom-handcrafted railings and a stunning outdoor fireplace and patio ("too many details to mention!" says its listing, and we agree). It has five bedrooms and five bathrooms, and with its spacious backyard and lawn, and close proximity to some of West L.A.'s finest schools, it makes an ideal family home.

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    Atlanta



    Open House: Sun., April 1
    Location: Atlanta
    Price: $849,900
    Property details: This home is so wonderfully picturesque we think it belongs in a movie (just look at that stunning flower garden)! Located in the prestigious Springlake neighborhood of Atlanta, the beautiful five-bedroom, five-bathroom home is flanked by parks and tree-lined streets. It features soaring ceilings, a fireplace, and a finished terrace overlooking a tree-filled yard that's as sweet as a Georgia peach.

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    Miami Beach, Fla.



    Open house: Sun., April 1
    Location: Miami Beach, Fla.
    Price: $8.65 million
    Property details: Located in the gated Sunset Island IV community in Miami Beach, "Villa Tiamo" boasts million-dollar ocean views from every room. Despite being a short walk from South Beach, it's not your typical Miami McMansion, with its classical Italian detailing, high-end finishes, soaring ceilings and open, light-filled spaces. A home filled with character (and decked out with an unbelievable rooftop terrace offering views over South Beach and the trendy, cafe-packed Lincoln Road).

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    Eagle, Idaho



    Open house: Sat., March 31
    Location: Eagle, Idaho
    Price: $529,900
    Property details: For this price point, this home is one of the finest we've seen yet! Boasting a southern view of Banbury Ridge, huge entertainment and living spaces, a gym, an elegant wine bar, gourmet kitchen and -- our favorite feature -- an old-world library with 12-feet high, book-lined shelves and a rolling ladder. We love the cherrywood detailing throughout and that sprawling backyard. Perfect for families with pets.

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    From coast to coast, and everything in-between, we lay down the welcome mat at some of the most enticing open houses in the nation. So wipe your feet at the door and scroll right on through.

    Open Houses for April 7 - April 8


    Pacific Palisades, Calif.



    Open house: Sun., April 8
    Location: Pacific Palisades, Calif.
    Price: $8.89 million
    Property details: Located in the Riviera section of the picturesque Pacific Palisades, this stunning home strikes the perfect balance between traditional and modern. With classically elegant French features combined with clean lines, modern hardwood floors and luxury amenities, the six-bedroom home is anything but your typical McMansion. In addition to almost 8,000 square feet of sun-drenched living space, the home also offers breathtaking canyon views, a huge swimming pool, and a patio with outdoor fireplace -- perfect for enjoying that year-round California sunshine.

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    Las Vegas



    Open house: Sat., April 7
    Location: Las Vegas
    Price: $2.35 million
    Property details: Lately, Sin City's been blowing us away with their stellar selection of real estate. Exhibit A, this truly beautiful five-bedroom, six-bathroom home in the prestigious community of Mountain Trails. From its remarkable lush landscaping, to its inviting swimming pool and spa, to its numerous terraces (perfect for dining al fresco), and soaring cathedral ceilings, this home is, well, a jackpot. We love the home's travertine and marble interiors and custom drapery. Kids will love the full sport court and sprawling lawns.

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    Beaver Creek, Colo.



    Open house: Sat.-Sun., April 7-8
    Location: Beaver Creek, Colo.
    Price: $7.85 million
    Property details: It's been described as "sophisticated grandeur with mountain charm," and we couldn't agree more. This home couldn't get more elegant or classy with its striking architectural elements: picturesque windows framing postcard-perfect views, antique chandeliers dripping from soaring ceilings, a four-sided stone fireplace, and a flowing floor plan sprawled over a generous 9,500 square feet. You can enjoy Colorado's great outdoors from its many decks and patios, or curl up by the fire with a book. Either way, this eight-bedroom, nine-bathroom gem seem like one of the finest residences in Beaver Creek (and only five miles away from the world-famous ski hub, Vail!).

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    Paradise Valley, Ariz.



    Open house: Sat.-Sun., April 7-8
    Location: Paradise Valley, Ariz.
    Price: $2.25 million
    Property details: There's no denying that we love a desert home. Especially one that's located in Paradise Valley, is completely sustainable and Energy Star-certified, and boasts mountain views from every room. (Don't even get us started on that pool and spa.) This spectacular 5,760-square-foot desert dream boasts four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a state-of-the-art kitchen, game room, indoor and outdoor entertainment areas, and an incredible resort-style backyard.

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    Houston



    Open house: Sun., April 8
    Location: Houston
    Price: $1.4495 million
    Property details: If desert living isn't your thing, then how about a lavish Mediterranean with an in-house movie theater and a wine room? This incredible 5,761-square-foot property is the epitome of luxury. The custom-built main house and gorgeous casita (guesthouse) surround the home's resort-style pool, perfect for cool, lazy laps on a hot Texas afternoon, or simply enjoying from the home's wraparound verandas. Houston luxury at its very finest.

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    Arlington, Va.



    Open House: Sat., April 7
    Location: Arlington, Va.
    Price: $1.395 million
    Property details: If you prefer a home that's a little more low-key but still has ample space and luxury amenities, then this five-bedroom home in Arlington may be the perfect home for you. Though it looks like your classic, Craftsman-style American home, it's filled with modern features including Bosch & Wolff appliances, a Carrera marble spa and luxury finishes throughout. The 4,860-square-foot home boasts stone fireplaces, a full front porch and gorgeous landscaped front and back yards. Close to the Metro and some of Arlington's finest schools, the home is perfect for a growing family.

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    Southold, N.Y.



    Open house: Sat., April 7
    Location: Southold, N.Y.
    Price: $523,000
    Property details: This beautiful North Fork property, built in 1850, is not just a home, it's a "gentleman's farm." The farmhouse boasts gorgeous views over the homestead, and is flanked by lush greenery, gardens and mature trees. From its cutting garden, gazebo, soaking pool and spectacular country views, you'd never believe it was just a couple of hours drive from New York City. Perfect for those city mice who need a regular country getaway.

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    Alpharetta, Ga.



    Open house: Sat., April 7
    Location: Alpharetta, Ga.
    Price: $445,900
    Property details: This idyllic home in the charming community of Alpharetta is a two-story gem filled with character. Though on the outside it's your classic New Traditional home, on the inside it's decorated with splashes of color -- a different shade for every room! The beautiful six-bedroom, five-bathroom home features a fully-furnished basement that's decked out with recreation and media space. The home boasts a gorgeous wraparound porch that's as sweet as a Georgia peach! All you need is a rocking chair.

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    From coast to coast, and everything in-between, we lay down the welcome mat at some of the most enticing open houses in the nation. So wipe your feet at the door and scroll right on through.

    Coral Gables, Fla.


    Open house: Sun., April 22
    Price: $2.75 million
    Property details: This striking, sunset-hued home is not for the faint-hearted! For starters, it features flaming tangerine exteriors, staggering waterfront canal views, endless luxury amenities, and a sprawling, palm-flanked swimming pool. Not an inch of this 4,840-square-foot beauty is subtle, folks -- but who need subtlety when you get five enormous bedrooms, marble floors, and ocean access from your own backyard? A character-filled home with luxury amenities to boot.

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    Tucson, Ariz.


    Open house: Sat.-Sun., April 21-22
    Price: $434,900
    Property details: This one's for those who love the great outdoors but don't want to compromise their creature comforts! Set in the majestic Tucson desert and surrounded by abundant wildlife and desert vegetation, this unique Santa Fe-style home not only blends beautifully into its natural surroundings, but also boasts the finest amenities. From private patios, fireplaces, hand-crafted redwood ceilings and enormous French doors that lead to sprawling outdoor entertaining spaces, this 2,532-square-foot home is nothing short of a desert oasis.

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    Los Angeles


    Open house: Sun., April 22
    Price: $2.795 million
    Property details: Like the Florida home, this magnificent L.A. home is an eye-catcher. With similarly bright exteriors (this one's an attention-grabbing shade of sunshine-yellow), you'll never see a dull day again! Dubbed a "private oasis" with its unobstructed mountain, city, ocean views, the 3,870-square-foot home is perfect for outdoor entertaining -- particularly by that inviting luxury pool. Inside, you're treated to sprawling living spaces, soaring ceilings, Saltillo-tile floors, marble counters and a charming breakfast area. It's a home as sunny and sweet as the golden state itself!

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    Westport, Conn.


    Open house: Sun., April 22
    Price: $4.495 million
    Property details: If you crave a little slice of California luxury on the East Coast, then check out this Peter Cadoux-designed stunner located right on the Bermuda Lagoon. The Colonial-style beauty is equipped with a glistening pool and spa (with cabana!), waterfront views, and a private deep-water boat dock. Inside, the 5,256-square-foot, four-bedroom home is decked out with stone fireplaces, Swarovski crystal chandeliers, a chef's kitchen and a wet bar. Throw in stunning wood details, an ornate staircase and plush decor, and you have yourself a dream home in the heart of Westport.

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    Harding, N.J.


    Open house: Sun., April 22
    Price: $5.5 million
    Property details: This magnificent brick Georgian Colonial is located on over 10 acres in the heart of the picturesque community of New Vernon in Harding. Perfect for large families, the sprawling home features six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a banquet-size dining room and a "spectacular" great room. Outside, nature lovers will enjoy the splendid countryside views, swimming pool, fenced pasture and six-stall brick barn. A stately country "getaway" that's actually minutes from the midtown train, shopping centers and recreational areas.

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    Boise, Idaho


    Open House: Sat., April 21
    Price: $350,000
    Property details: This incredible ranch-style home is just 35 minutes from downtown Boise but feels like worlds away, thanks to its serene location in the Boise National Forest. With endless mountainous views and grassy immediate surrounds that you can enjoy from your huge wraparound porch and deck areas, this home is perfect for outdoor entertaining. We love the classic details inside, from the hardwood floors to the clawfoot tubs.

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    Arlington, Va.


    Open house: Sun., April 21
    Price: $1.395 million
    Property details: If you love traditional Americana, then this classic, Craftsman-style home could be perfect for you. With a full front porch, generous lawns and backyard, spacious bedrooms (there's five of them), and hardwood floors throughout, it makes for a cozy family nest. Built over 4,860 square feet, boasting state-of-the-art Bosch and Wolf appliances, and luxury finishes, this Arlington beauty is the modern-day "white picket fence" home. All you need is a rocking chair.

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    Ever dream about snagging a great old house with good bones, fixing it up by the sweat of your brow, and transforming it into a period showplace? Well, you're in luck. This Old House is out with its 2012 list of the country's "Best Old House Neighborhoods" -- which includes dozens of places where you can find -- and afford -- "a diamond in the rough that you can polish into a lasting gem."

    Here's the inside scoop on a few of the neighborhoods that deliver the best return on your investment.

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    There's nothing quite like the lure of an open house sign. Granted, you might not be in the neighborhood (or tax bracket) for many of these outstanding properties, but there's still plenty to admire -- even from the comfort of your swivel chair.

    From coast to coast, and everything in-between, we lay down the welcome mat at some of the most enticing open houses in the nation. So wipe your feet at the door and scroll right on through.

    McLean, Va.


    Open house: Sun., April 15
    Price: $2.975 million
    Property details: This gracious, Southern-style Colonial is located on a beautifully landscaped corner lot (over an acre and a half!) in the prestigious Virginia community that is The Reserve. The five-bedroom, nine-bathroom mansion boasts a striking central foyer, a dual-curved staircase and enormous, two-story windows overlooking the private backyard and waterfall. But wait, there's more: The stunning Colonial also boasts a full bar with cozy fireside seating, recreation room with billiard area; home gym with sauna; theater; and bedroom suite. The perfect blend of beauty, luxury and functionality, in gorgeously leafy McLean.

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    Beverly Hills, Calif.


    Open house: Sun., April 15
    Price: $7.995 million
    Property details: This one's for the glamazons and the A-listers, naturally, because it was once home to a "legendary TV and film director." It's unabashedly luxurious in a way only Beverly Hills homes can be, and we're not complaining. Soaring vaulted ceilings; an in-home glass elevator; stacked-stone fireplaces; double-glazed UV windows with motorized room-darkening shades; heated porcelain floors; canyon and ocean views; a media room with a full wet bar -- must we go on? But you can breathe easy (literally) because this manse is also very eco-friendly. Photo-voltaic panels are connected to the Southern California Edison grid, the fireplaces are fueled by eco-friendly bio-ethanol, and the pool is solar-heated.

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    Old Brookville, N.Y.


    Open house: Sun., April 15
    Price: $5.45 million
    Property details: This palatial estate looks like it should be somewhere like Austin or Atlanta, but alas, the stunning 8,800-square-foot brick Colonial is located in New York -- just 25 miles from Manhattan, in fact. It's in Old Brookville's exclusive Estates at Green Fields and is just minutes away from Manhasset. It boasts five bedrooms; six bathrooms; marble and wood detailing; a spiral staircase; and a sprawling front lawn. It's the perfect home for those who want to stay near the city and enjoy (luxurious) suburban life, too.

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    Potomac, Md.


    Open house: Sun., April 15
    Price: $2.295 million
    Property details: This French-style, stone-and-stucco home is anything but a cookie-cutter Maryland mansion. From its antique stone fireplaces to its reclaimed wood details and exceptional vintage decor, this home is one of a kind. With six bedrooms, six bathrooms, built on a one-acre lot, this perpetually sun-drenched custom home is perfect for big families. We love the large tree-flanked backyard (great for pets!) and that huge outdoor pool and spa.

    See inside the property.

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    Scottsdale, Ariz.


    Open house: Sat., April 14
    Price: $650,000
    Property details: This spectacularly bright home in Scottsdale is perfect for those who love the great outdoors. With splendid views of the green fairway of the Legend Trail golf course, to 360 degree vistas of the mountains (and those jaw-dropping Arizona sunsets!), nature lovers will feel right at home. The house features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a stunning pool with a view. Grill up some steaks in that outdoor kitchen and bask in that warm desert sun, beer in hand.

    See inside this property.

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    Avon, Colo.


    Open House: Sat., April 14
    Price: $299,000
    Property details: Another one for nature-lovers! This cozy, charming, 1,296-square-foot home is minutes from hiking trails and ski slopes. Perfect for families, it's close to Meadow Mountain Elementary School and other community amenities. The earthy, three-bedroom home is flanked by trees and boasts mountain views from every angle. A perfect Colorado home and at this price? A steal.

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    Dallas


    Open house: Sun., April 15
    Price: $3.15 million
    Property details: If Colonials don't tickle your fancy, then how about this stunning Mediterranean? Located in the heart of Dallas' Old Highland Park, this majestic mansion boasts classic Mediterranean architectural details such as dramatic arched windows, gables, terra-cotta roof tiles, and carved pattern stonework. The home features five bedrooms; eight bathrooms; a gourmet kitchen; gym; media room; paneled study; and a sprawling outdoor entertaining area.

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    In honor of Earth Day 2012, this home's not only cute as a button, it's also incredibly eco-friendly! Nestled on 35 acres above an evergreen canyon west of Trinidad, Colo., this super-sustainable straw-bale home is about as environmentally green as you can get.

    Most days (about 320 per year), the sun warms this neo-Southwestern home with its 2-foot-thick, R-55, straw-bale walls. While outside temperatures might reach 90 degrees in the height of summer, the interior temperatures will never exceed 78 degrees when windows are closed during the daytime!

    Additionally, the home's energy-efficient, passive-solar design is supplemented by an in-floor hydronic heating system covered by Italian terracotta ceramic tile (and that massive, gorgeous, kiva-style fireplace). The home also features an in-floor boiler, a rainwater catchment system with 2,400-gallon storage, a drip-irrigation system for gardens and flower beds, and energy efficient appliances throughout. Whew!

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    Green features aside, it's just so pretty. The entire 12-room home is handcrafted with one-of-a-kind solid maple, mission-style doors with rain-glass lights, solid cherrywood kitchen cabinets and hand-carved garden gates.

    Best of all? This amazing 4,788-square-foot green home is only $490,000.

    Edgar J. Trommeter has the listing.

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    In the spirit of, er, honesty, we have to lament that Billy Joel's Miami mansion, which just hit the market for $14.75 million, is a little much. When it comes to the opulent details, our favorite six-time-Grammy-winning "Piano Man" (pictured below) has clearly pulled out all the stops. The sheer amount of marble, limestone, wrought iron -- and crystal dripping from the ceilings in chandelier form -- almost borders on excessive.

    But here at AOL Real Estate, we're not opposed to a dash of frivolity here and there (who could forget NYC's penthouse with a slide?). And Billy Joel's Mediterranean-style manse of is right up there with the best of them. Silk drapes, plush oriental rugs, polished marble floors and dramatic staircases adorn this 8,881-square-foot home. Outside, you can enjoy lush, Spanish-style paved courtyards, a luxury pool and spa with cabana, a deep-water dock, and more than 150 feet of direct water frontage on Biscayne Bay. (It's built on star-studded La Gorce Island, which has also been home to Shakira and rapper Lil' Wayne).

    Jorge Uribe and Joanna Berg of ONE Sotheby's International Realty have the listing.

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    Though this weekend we're taking some time out to celebrate and honor the greatest women in our lives -- our mothers -- for many, the house hunt doesn't stop! Luckily, we've compiled a list of amazing open houses across the country that would make mom proud. As a bonus, some of these open houses will offer special treats for moms who attend this upcoming Sunday, May 13 (though it's our belief that moms should get special treatment every day).

    Granted, you might not be in the neighborhood (or tax bracket) for many of these outstanding properties, but there's still plenty to admire -- even from the comfort of your swivel chair. So wipe your feet at the door and scroll right on through. Oh, and Happy Mother's Day to all moms!

    Bainbridge Island, Wash.


    Open house: Sun., May 13
    Price: $659,000
    Property details: This home, flanked by verdant gardens and fruit trees, is an ode to the beauty of our collective mom -- Mother Earth. Nestled in gorgeous, forest-lush greenery on picturesque Little Manzanita Bay (we're talking stunning waterfront views), the exceptional home is perfect for those who love the great outdoors without wanting to sacrifice their creature comforts. Inside, you get over 4,000 square feet of expansive rooms, fireplaces, five updated bathrooms and a new kitchen -- though those perpetually green views from every window are what really steal the show here!

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    Arlington, Va.


    Open house: Sun., May 13
    Price: $1.35 million
    Property details: A truly exceptional Colonial-style home that would make any mom proud -- from its polished hardwood floors and dramatic curved staircases, to its exquisite crown moldings and flawless classical, antique-style furnishings, this stunning mansion shows like a model home. It features four bedrooms, six bathrooms, and a gourmet chef's kitchen that would make Nigella Lawson drool. And this Mother's Day, they're slicing $50,000 off the original listing price! Also, free roses for any moms attending the open house this Sunday.

    See inside this property.

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    Beverly Hills, Calif.


    Open house: Sun., May 13
    Price: $3.199 million
    Property details: This exceptional Midcentury renovation, originally designed by Neutra apprentice Donald P. Polsky and built in 1961, is perfect for moms who have the most refined architectural tastes (and who love to entertain!). The home features a sunlit living room that boasts a floor-to-ceiling wall of glass; it opens to an expansive outdoor entertaining deck with stunning views of the canyon, all the way to the ocean. Plus, there's a glistening luxury pool and spa. Inside, you get 3,791 square feet of space, four bedrooms, four bathrooms and soaring cathedral-style ceilings throughout. A classic Beverly Hills beauty.

    See inside this property.

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    Santa Fe, N.M.


    Open house: Sun., May 13
    Price: $1.825 million
    Property details: A rare and exquisite home that's the perfect blend of "classic Santa Fe," with all the modern touches. At 6,219 square feet, it's perfect for huge family gatherings, abundant with spacious living and dining spaces. There's even a huge guesthouse (or mother-in-law quarters, perhaps?) equipped with a full kitchen and two individual suites. Inside, you're blessed with spectacular east and west views, brilliant white plaster walls, antique beamed ceilings, and gorgeous brick floors.

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    Scottsdale, Ariz.


    Open House: Sun., May 13
    Price: $699,000
    Property details: This beautifully remodeled desert home on aptly-named Gold Dust Avenue boasts gorgeous mountain views that every mom will love. Inside, the home boasts exquisite details -- vaulted ceilings, custom tile work, glass-block accents, hardwood floors, wet bars, fireplaces and bay windows. Moms (and dads!) can whip up gourmet meals in the sunny kitchen while the kids frolic on the sports court and grassy lawn. Afterward, the whole family can take lazy dips in the sparkling pool and soak up that warm Santa Fe sun.

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    Austin, Texas


    Open house: Sun., May 13
    Price: $1.85 million
    Property details: Lake Travis main basin views? Check. Open floor plan and sprawling living spaces? Check. Luxury amenities to boot? Check. This home has been described as a "work of art," with its amazing curved, stone staircase, custom floor tile, incredible double-height ceilings, and endless water views from almost every angle. Plus, with energy efficient features, this 5,446-square-foot beauty is as green as it is glamorous.

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    There's nothing quite like the lure of an open house sign. Granted, you might not be in the neighborhood (or tax bracket) for many of these outstanding properties, but there's still plenty to admire -- even from the comfort of your swivel chair.

    From coast to coast, and everything in-between, we lay down the welcome mat at some of the most enticing open houses in the nation. So wipe your feet at the door and scroll right on through.

    McLean, Va.


    Open house: Sun., April 29
    Price: $2.995 million
    Property details: This harmonious, six-bedroom home in McLean is remarkably stylish. Built upon 4.7 acres, the home beautifully compliments its surrounding environment through "transparency of spaces" and an abundance of gorgeous greenery in and outside the home. Gorgeous gardens with specimen plantings, water features, fire pits and exquisite wood details throughout make this home a cut above the rest. There's a guesthouse, too, for visiting family and friends!

    See inside this property.

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    Los Angeles


    Open house: Sun., April 29
    Price: $10.9 million
    Property details: This award-winning, four-bedroom L.A. home is nothing short of star-worthy. Sprawled across 7,000 square feet, this sleek modern boasts expansive ocean and city views and (naturally) luxury amenities to boot. We're talking a two-story theater, wine cellar, bar, wardrobe conveyor and massive pool. Plus, you get grand ceilings, "gallery walls," and design that's inspired by "classic Euro styling," according to the listing. Whew! A home fit for an A-lister.

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    Saddle River, N.J.


    Open house: Sat., April 28
    Price: $3.795 million
    Property details: This prestigious High Ridge truly has it all. To begin with, its 10-foot coffered ceilings, imported tiles and trim, and elevator access to all three floors mixes modern luxury with classic touches. The stately manse, located on a 2.05-acre lot, also overlooks a gorgeous in-ground pool and waterfall and private pond with dock. Inside, you are treated with a majestic two-story entry foyer and a massive library. Throw in Jacuzzis, a pub room and an in-home gym, and you could want for nothing else! A dream home.

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    Oro Valley, Ariz.


    Open house: Sun., April 29
    Price: $279,900
    Property details: A ranch-style home that blends beautifully with its natural surroundings. From its two-tone paint, white-wood blinds, laminate floors and backyard filled with fruit trees, this 2,713-square-foot home is the epitome of earthy chic. The property is close to walking, hiking and biking trails, and boasts an oversized backyard and enormous pool. Close to shopping centers and elementary schools, the four-bedroom home is perfect for families.

    See inside the property.

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    Seattle


    Open house: Sun., April 29
    Price: $650,000
    Property details: This stunning 3,600-square-foot Seattle home boasts a charming Southern wrap-around porch and is flanked by leafy mature trees on all sides. Inside, you'll find gleaming hardwoods, soaring ceilings, window seats with rich fir trim, stained glass and ornate light fixtures. The home's impressive "period kitchen" boasts a unique vintage stove and pretty tiled floors. A beautiful five-bedroom home that tips its hat to the traditional with its elegant antiquarian touches.

    See inside this property.

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    Austin


    Open House: Sun., April 29
    Price: $769,000
    Property details: An eco-friendly home that's glamorous and green, this two-bedroom Pemberton Heights contemporary is the epitome of environmentally conscious modern luxury. With a design that's pure "architectural magic" (could you expect anything less from architect Hugh Jefferson Randolph and LEED-certified builders Durrett Interests?) this Pemberton Heights beauty is easy on the eyes and earth. Breathtaking floor-to-ceiling glass windows showcase the home's lush yard while flooding the museum-like interior with ample sunlight. One of a kind.

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    Kensington, Md.


    Open house: Sun., April 29
    Price: $2.75 million
    Property details: This stunning, 5,900-square-foot Victorian is a historic property that's perfect for those seeking respite from glass-walled contemporaries and cookie-cutter condos. This beautifully-restored five-bedroom home pays homage to all that is classically beautiful, with its exquisite, old-world staircases, flowing drapes, crown moldings and antique decor. Multiple porches overlook verdant gardens, and the home's sequestered pool is flanked by a beautiful terrace and pergola-covered seating area.

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    Another day, another Hollywood facade! Today's House of the Day is a stunning mansion most famous for being Olympian Bruce Jenner and Kris Kardashian-Jenner's home, featured regularly on the hit reality show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians." (For those who don't tune in, Jenner is Kim Kardashian's stepfather, who lives with the Kardashian matriarch, Kris, and their daughters).

    Except, in real life, it's not actually their house. Brian Cooley, a publicist for The Agency, tells AOL Real Estate that the E Network simply uses the Studio City, Calif., home as a stand-in for the authentic Kardashian-Jenner abode (which is actually in Calabasas). This confirms whisperings from our friends at Curbed, who've been telling us for months now that the family has just been "pretending" to live on the estate.

    Apparently, they're not the first, either. The clearly telegenic home has also been featured in HBO's "True Blood." And the Hollywood connections don't even end there.

    "The home is also in the very same neighborhood as George Clooney's home," Cooley reveals. "You could be neighbors with George Clooney."

    Um, yes, please.

    A-list (and B-list) associations aside, the home's something else. Highlights of the almost 8,000-square-foot mansion include five Bedari 24 karat gold and crystal chandeliers, sconces from the Paris Opera House and a 600-year-old fountain that was imported from financier Malcolm Forbes' estate in Florence, Italy. No wonder it was chosen as the Kardashian-Jenners' fake house!

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