6 Funniest Films About Real Estate

Who doesn’t enjoy a good comedy? Add in the hilarity of real estate debacles and the movie is even more fun to watch. Here are some of the funniest movies made about houses, real estate deals gone wrong, and taking your house with you. Plus there’s a surprise for you at the end of the article.

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

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Definitely a classic when it comes to real estate comedies, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House is a 1948 film based on a novel of the same name. Jim Blandings (Cary Grant) is an advertising executive who dreams of living away from the city. He’s convinced to buy a 200-year-old home in Connecticut for himself, his wife and their two daughters. Unfortunately, the house falls apart and they must build a new one. Can Jim and his wife Muriel make it through with their marriage intact?

The Money Pit

Money Pit Real Estate

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An updated version of Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, The Money Pit finds a couple, Walter Fields (Tom Hanks) and Anna Crowley (Shelley Long) purchasing a large home for what they thought was a good deal. They believed the owner was only selling because of unexpected circumstances that caused her to need the money. After moving in, they find that the house needs to be redone from the ground up, causing stress in their relationshipt as they live among the construction and deal with the debt.



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Though a minor character, the groundskeeper Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) really shines in Caddyshack. This guy is a little off and a little too obsessed with gophers for his own good. It’s really the characters who make this movie, including Ty Webb (Chevy Chase), a zen-quoting slacker and son of a millionaire who only wants to play golf. Between the gopher that can’t be killed and the real estate investor who wants to turn the club and golf course into condos, it’s one laugh after another with Caddyshack.


Up Mobile Real Estate

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Up begins with the touching story of Carl and his beloved wife, Ellie, who have a dream to move to Paradise Falls in South America. Unfortunately, life gets in the way when Carl loses Ellie and then is evicted from the home he shared with her. So he decides to fly his house to Paradise Falls using balloons. What follows is not only heartwarming, but also very funny, as an unexpected passenger, Russell the Wilderness Explorer, joins him.



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HouseSitter is a romantic comedy about Newton Davis (Steve Martin) who builds a house for his girlfriend in hopes that she will marry him. When she says no, he can’t bring himself to live in the house alone. When Gwen (Goldie Hawn) learns of his story, she feels that the house shouldn’t go to waste. So she moves in and tells everyone in town that she’s his wife. You can just imagine what happens when Newton finds out, but you’ll have to watch the movie to see what happens next!

Are We Done Yet?

Done Yet

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When Nick Persons (Ice Cube) finds out his wife is having twins (adding to the two kids they already have), he realizes that the apartment they live in just isn’t going to cut it. Nick doesn’t have the house inspected before he decides to take it and then they find out the house has mold. Things just go hilariously downhill from there.

And here’s your surprise. Watch as Ellen DeGeneres shows you some of the funniest REAL real estate listings. Enjoy!

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