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Ryan Nickum
Ryan Nickum is the blogger for Estately Real Estate Search where he writes about real estate news, market trends, home improvement, celebrity houses and more. He is a former newspaper journalist and freelance writer who's work has appeared on Wonkette, AOL Real Estate, The Dirtbag Diaries, and more.

You can contact him at or follow him on Twitter at @ryan_estately.

Entries by Ryan Nickum

America Is a Land of Mustache Glory and Here's the Map

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 1:48 PM

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Each of the America's 50 states have their own official state song, state bird, and even state motto.  So why don't they all have their own official state mustache? With gridlock in government at an all...

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The Geography of Justin Bieber Fever in North America

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 12:57 PM


When deciding where to live, there's no shortage of considerations, particularly when it comes to the musical tastes of your neighbors. Before moving, ask yourself whether you want to live among throngs of fellow Justin Bieber fans, or whether you'd prefer...

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Detroit Is Better Than Any Other U.S. City And Here's Proof

(43) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 1:03 PM

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Detroit's problems are well documented, but did you know that Detroit is better than every other major city? It's true, and here's proof for all you miserable haters out there...

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10 U.S. Cities That Desperately Need a Superhero

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 11:41 AM

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During these troubled times, Tina Turner isn't the only one who needs a hero. Many of America's greatest cities are at risk of becoming modern-day Gothams. The real estate search site Estately analyzed the largest...
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U.S. Capitol Building for Sale

(1) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 4:00 PM


Your dream home has arrived! After more than 200 years of near continuous use, the federal government has shuttered its doors and placed the U.S. Capitol on the market for the first time! A stunning example of 19th-century neoclassical architecture, this extraordinary...

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11 Homes With Recording Studios You Can Buy Now

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2013 | 4:36 PM

Whether music is a hobby or you're house hunting for Dr. Dre, an in-home recording studio is an awesome feature for a home to have We scoured Estately's real estate listings across America to find these homes for sale that come with a recording studio. Be warned though, they don't...

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Don't Be the Last Person to Get Backyard Chickens

(3) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 1:09 PM


From the rooftops of Brooklyn to the backyards of Seattle, recreational chicken ranching is increasingly popular in urban and suburban neighborhoods. While the costs of keeping chickens is equal to or greater than the cost of...

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13 Mad Men-Style Homes You Can Buy Now

(8) Comments | Posted April 12, 2013 | 2:14 PM


The popularity of the hit drama Mad Men has almost single handedly brought 1960s-style home interiors back en vogue. From furniture to wallpaper, the retro style of the mid-century modern era is suddenly all the rage....

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Top 40 Reasons to Buy Casey Kasem's Mansion

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2013 | 11:14 AM

This week brought the news that legendary radio personality Casey Kasem and his wife Jean Kasem were putting their Holmby Hills mansion on the market for a cool $42 million. Sure, it's pricey, but here are 40 reasons to buy it...

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5 Homes for Sale With Giant Chess Boards

(2) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 2:20 PM

Most home buyers settle for a house with a walk-in closet and a stainless steel fridge. However, a select few demand an estate worthy of kings and queens, refusing to seal the deal unless it includes multiple horses and castles. If you're such a person, then perhaps one of these...

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16 Homes With Basketball Courts You Can Buy Now

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 12:42 PM

March Madness comes but once a year, but a home with a basketball court provides hoops action all year long. We combed through our thousands of real estate listings from New York to Los Angeles and Miami to Portland to uncover the coolest courts on the market. We narrowed that...

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17 Bizarre Real Estate Listing Photos

(11) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 6:23 PM

The search for a home can be quite an adventure. On the hunt for a house or condo with the proper amenities, you never know what you may come across. By digging through thousands of real estate listings each week it's amazing some of the things we stumble upon. Here...

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21 Homes for Sale With Bars Worthy of St. Patrick's Day

(54) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 12:30 PM

March 17th is day when people wear green and wait in line for an eternity to enter an Irish pub. However, for those who have a pub in their house there's no line to wait in. Here are 21 homes for sale where there's no need to wait in line...

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13 Homes Wine Lovers Can Buy Now

(8) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 6:43 PM


Wine... Vino... Wein... Ghvino... Fermented grape juice. However you say it, coming home to a glass of it is one of life's greater pleasures. For most people, that means a cheap glass of Chardonnay fresh from the Bota Box, but...
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13 Rooms With Wild Wallpaper

(5) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 6:30 PM

No matter how many paint color names Martha Stewart dreams up, there are only so many colors in the rainbow. But when it comes to wallpaper, the potential designs are practically infinite. We combed through thousands of real estate listings to compile this collection of 13 rooms with...

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Six maisons inspirées par Hollywood

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 8:49 AM

Que ce soit avec un placard sous l'escalier comme dans Harry Potter ou avec toute une ville fantôme dans le jardin, les Américains adorent faire rentrer l'univers des films dans leur maison. Vous ne me croyez pas? Ces six maisons qui rendent hommage à des films hollywoodiens devraient vous convaincre.

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11 Homes for Sale With Horses as Home Decor

(3) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 4:14 PM


While most of the press lately about horses regards their meat ending up in IKEA's meatballs, horses have also recently been discovered in other, more pleasant places. Any house hunter in search of a luxury home has probably noticed the recent...

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7 Homes for Sale With a 1950s-Style Diner Inside

(27) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 3:50 PM

For those who love classic Americana, there's nothing better than a 1950s-style diner. Nostalgia for burgers and milkshakes -- as well as red leather and chrome -- has lead many homeowners to dream of adding a diner to their home.  While a diner can be purchased for $13,000-$95,000, many choose...

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Six Homes Inspired by Hollywood

(8) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 3:13 PM

Whether it's a Harry Potter-inspired room under the stairs or an entire ghost town in the backyard, Americans love to incorporate movies into their homes. Not convinced? Perhaps these six homes featuring a tribute to an American films will convince  you. Also, they're for sale. You can buy them, but...

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Christina Aguilera Bids Goodbye to Her Pink Princess Castle

(25) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 7:00 PM


After two years on the market, Christina Aguilera's pink home in Beverly Hills home has reportedly sold. While this is good news for Aguilera and her ex-husband Jordan Bratman, we have to admit we'll miss glancing at...
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