The Silence Of the Lambs House Hits The Market

8 Circle St in Pennysylvania (Photos via Global Panorama via Flickr; Eileen Allan and Shannon Assad)

8 Circle St in Pennysylvania (Photos via Global Panorama via Flickr; Eileen Allan and Shannon Assad)

One of the creepiest homes in cinema history is hitting the market — and just in time for Halloween.

A four-bedroom house in the western Pennsylvania town of Perryopolis is asking just $300,000. Its claim to fame? It appeared in the 1991 thriller “The Silence of the Lambs” as deranged killer Buffalo Bill’s home, according to Inman.

The home is an otherwise modest 110-year-old Victorian that sits on 1.76 acres about 30 miles outside Pittsburgh. In the 1880s, the property was home to a general store and train station, and it sits adjacent to land that was once owned by George Washington.

The main house has decorative flourishes that date back to when it was first built: hardwood floors and moldings, fireplaces, pocket doors and even wallpaper. The general store was turned into a

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Death of the HQ? Pandemic hits commercial real estate, but long-term trends still open to debate

A rendering of one of Amazon’s new buildings in Bellevue, Wash. (Vulcan Image)

“HQ’s are finished.”

That was the hot take this week from Chris Herd, founder and CEO of remote work setup startup Firstbase. After speaking with about 1,000 companies over the past six months, he estimates that many will be cutting their office space by as much as 40% to 60%. About 90% of workforces indicated that they “never want to be in an office again full-time,” he wrote.

The latest example of the trend is the news this morning that working from home will be a permanent part of the mix at Microsoft. Boosting access to talent, reducing costs, and quality of life were among the benefits of remote work cited by companies in Herd’s informal survey.

“Good thread on the future of work. I agree with him,” former Zillow Group CEO Spencer Rascoff chimed in

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One of Austin’s weirdest homes hits market for $2.2 million

If only the curvilinear walls of the “Sand Dollar Home” or “Mushroom Home” could talk.

An iconic piece of architecture shaped in the form of a mushroom is now on the market near Austin, Texas for $2.2 million, according to the listing on Grossman & Jones Group.

In the spirit of the “Keeping Austin Weird,” this Lakeway home perfectly fulfills that vibe and was most recently featured on the Austin Weird Homes Tour, as first reported by Culture Map’s John Egan. You’re unlikely to find anything as otherworldly and unusual on the market in Texas as this lakeside abode — if you have a cool $2 million at your disposal, that is.

COLOSSAL CLOSET: Headline-stealing Woodlands mansion and its $500,000 ‘she cave’ closet finally sells.

Yes, if only the curvilinear, sculptural walls of this home called

Yes, if only the curvilinear, sculptural walls of this home called “The Sand Dollar Home” or “Mushroom Home” could talk.  An iconic piece of architecture

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Median U.S. Home Price Hits Nearly $320,000, a New Record, Redfin Says

U.S. home prices surged to new heights in September, though there are signs the country’s frenzied housing market may be cooling off, according to a new report.

The median home sold for $319,769 in the four weeks ending Sept. 27, a 14% increase from a year ago and the highest price on record, according to the report from real estate firm Redfin on Monday. U.S. home prices haven’t increased that dramatically since mid-2013.


The pandemic, which forced millions of Americans to shelter, work and school at home, has spurred intense home-buying activity. Pending sales were up 30% year-over-year in September, according to the Redfin report.

Redfin created their own measure of demand recovery, an index that in the last week of September was 34.8% higher than pre-pandemic levels in January and February.

Meanwhile, the number of active listings on the market hit a new all-time low in September, with 28%

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LGI Homes (LGIH) Hits 52-Week High, Can the Run Continue?

Shares of LGI Homes (LGIH) have been strong performers lately, with the stock up 9.9% over the past month. The stock hit a new 52-week high of $127.59 in the previous session. LGI Homes has gained 78.6% since the start of the year compared to the -16.5% move for the Zacks Finance sector and the -17.7% return for the Zacks Real Estate – Development industry.

What’s Driving the Outperformance?

The stock has an impressive record of positive earnings surprises, as it hasn’t missed our earnings consensus estimate in any of the last four quarters. In its last earnings report on August 4, 2020, LGI Homes reported EPS of $2.21 versus consensus estimate of $1.49 while it beat the consensus revenue estimate by 4.3%.

For the current fiscal year, LGI Homes is expected to post earnings of $9.16 per share on $2.12 billion in revenues. This represents a 30.63% change in

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Investors Pile Into U.K. Rental Homes as Covid Hits Young Buyers

(Bloomberg) — Investors are pouring record amounts of cash into new U.K. rental homes, betting that demand will remain high as the pandemic batters the economy and puts ownership out of reach for more first-time buyers.

Investment in purpose-built rental apartments and houses will hit 4 billion pounds ($5.2 billion) this year, up from 2.8 billion pounds in 2019, according to a report from broker Knight Frank and residential property review site HomeViews. The market has so far proven resilient to the Covid-19 downturn, with rent collection averaging 95% in the period from March through August, according to the report.



chart: Generation Rent


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Generation Rent

Demand for rental housing in the U.K. has been growing for years, with one in five households renting privately, up from one in 10 in 2001, the report said, citing the English Housing Survey. The coronavirus has accelerated this trend, with soaring house prices, tighter lending

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Google Chromecast hits Home Depot shelves ahead of official launch, report says

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We’re just two days away from the new Chromecast, but some people have been able to buy it already. 


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Two days before Google’s Pixel 5 event, the company’s rumored new Chromecast has been spotted for sale at Home Depot for $50. People on social media as well as tech site The Verge said they were able to purchase the still unannounced streaming device at the home improvement retailer. The receipt listed the new Chromecast as “Sabrina-Abbey Rock Candy,” the hardware’s codename, according to The Verge. 

Read more: Best streaming device of 2020: Roku, Apple TV, Fire Stick, Nvidia Shield and more compared

CNET has reached out to Google for comment, and we’ll update when we hear back.

The new device apparently isn’t available at all Home Depot locations, so

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Architect And Designer Scott Gillen’s Latest Home In The Malibu Series, Case No. 3, Hits Market For $75 Million

Malibu designer and architect magnate Scott Gillen is disrupting the real-estate industry one multimillion-dollar home at a time.

Gillen, a former stunt driver and commercial director, founded UnvarnishedCo., a unique brokerage that conceptualizes, builds and lists homes. He personally directs, designs and develops each home and brings in Los Angeles’ top real-estate agents to close sales. Gillen has developed more than 30 homes for wealthy Los Angeles residents, yet it’s his most recent project, The Malibu Series, the most exclusive private residential development in the country, that is making headlines.

In 2017, Gillen purchased 24 acres of undeveloped, oceanfront land in Malibu for a record-breaking $50 million. He is transforming this land into The Malibu Series, a 15-home package of architecturally significant properties, which will be worth more than $500 million once complete. Properties within

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IRCTC’s Offer For Sale soon; but is there still value in this monopoly play while Covid hits travel

The OFS, according to the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM), could see the government selling 15-20% of its stake.

Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) was one of the most celebrated IPO on the stock exchanges prior the sell off that shook the markets in March. The stock was listed at a price of Rs 664, a massive 101% premium to the issue price of Rs 320 per share. Further the stock went on to touch a high of Rs 1,994, which translates to over 520% gains from the issue price. Now the stock trades at Rs 1,334 per share but investors could soon get a discounted entry into the stock with the government planning an Offer For Sale (OFS) soon. However, the question remains if IRCTC stock is still attractive?

OFS could see 15-20% stake sale

The OFS, according to the Department of Investment and

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