zillow.com - From candlelight dinners to crackling fires and clanking silver, the familiar sights and sounds of “Downton Abbey” are back for a fourth season. The award-winning TV show would not be complete, of course, without England’s Highclere Castle. A Victorian masterpiece set on 1,000 park-like acres, the castle sets the tone for the fictional Crawley family’s affairs. To bring “Downton Abbey” a little closer to home, we’ve gathered a few Crawley-worthy estates currently on the market in the U.S.
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bloomberg.com - Sales of previously owned U.S. homes probably held in October near a two-year high, indicating the recovery in residential real estate is being sustained by cheap borrowing costs, economists said a report may show today.
Purchases held at a 4.75 million annual rate last month, according to the median forecast of 64 economists surveyed by Bloomberg. In August, demand reached a 4.83 million rate, the most since May 2010. Homebuilder confidence probably held at a six-year high in November, another report may show.
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