Photo: ShutterStock Sometimes even high-end real estate needs a trim. Jillian Michaels has slimmed down the price on her Malibu beach house to $8.888 million. The personal trainer and television personality initially listed the 4,300-square-foot home at $9.75 million almost a year ago. The modern 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath dynamo is listed now with Madison Hildebrand and Jennifer Chrisman of The Malibu Life team at Partners Trust. Walls of windows invite panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean into the two-story living and dining rooms, which are…

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It isn’t just you – your houseplants really do look worse in winter. Blame it on dry central-heated air, shorter days, changing light patterns, and cold drafts – and the fact that some plants go nearly dormant in winter anyway, even in their own habitat. These obstacles make houseplants more vulnerable to problems like overwatering, poor drainage, and pests than ever before, but don’t let it bring you down. Instead of counting down the days until spring comes – or your…

While we wait to see Sunday which football team wins the season, here’s a telling snapshot of how Atlanta and Boston match up when it comes to homes. Atlanta, sometimes known as “Hotlanta” for its lively nightlife and steamy summer temperatures, is wide open down the middle of the field with housing affordability. Its homeowners spend 11.7 percent of their incomes on mortgages, and its renters spend 25.5 percent of their incomes on rents. Although Bostonians spend a greater share of their incomes on housing…

Little things go wrong in a home sometimes. These issues are usually too small to call someone about, but they can be bothersome nonetheless. Fortunately, you can easily fix these issues yourself. We’ll show you how to troubleshoot – and permanently correct – three common household problems that can occur time and again in a home. The jammed garbage disposal You know your garbage disposal is clogged or jammed if you turn it on and it makes a humming sound…

Why pay more for less? These spacious and charming homes will make you and your wallet happy. According to Zillow’s mortgage calculator, a 20-percent down payment on a 30-year fixed loan at a 3.836-percent interest rate will allow you to purchase a home for roughly $1,200 a month. While that price may seem unbelievable, your dream home may be closer than you think. These 10 homes are listed in some of the largest metro areas at an affordable cost. Phoenix,…

Root, root, root for the home team – but do it in style. With a little design know-how and a lot of team spirit, these rooms offer sweet spots to watch the big game. Ready, set, hike! For the elegant football buff This media room is the epitome of game-day ready. With its relaxed seating, sound-proof walls, and large media center, this home theater allows anyone and everyone to enjoy the game while kicking back. Photo from listing on Zillow. For…

Most would-be buyers and sellers believe the real estate “deal” is done at the signing of the contract. In many cases, the deal-making and negotiations only start at the contract signing. Even in more competitive real estate markets, negotiations still happen once in escrow. Issues typically arise after the home inspection, and those issues tend to result in another round of negotiations for credits or fixes. Here are three buyer tips for negotiating repairs after a home inspection. 1. Ask for…

Photo: ShutterStock Jason Segel’s former vintage Hollywood Hills home can be yours for $10.5 million. The “How I Met Your Mother” star purchased the 1925 home in 2010 for $1.89 million while he was in the height of his sitcom’s success and was preparing for the filming of “The Muppet Movie” reboot that he wrote and starred in. Located within walking distance of Chateau Marmont – the famous Hollywood hot spot – this massive property consists of two homes and…

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which home is the fairest of them all? Why, Snow White’s house, of course! To see for yourself, check out this ringer for the cottage where the Disney princess lived with her seven dwarfs. The home was built with fairy tales in mind — but not just Snow White’s. The owner calls an island on the property “Shrek Island.” And she suggests that plaster “icicles” hanging from the ceiling in two of her bedrooms are reminiscent of…