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Pre-fab apartments will be 250-350 square feet

The answer to New York City's housing crisis: Smaller apartments

New York City has a housing problem: Real estate is too expensive, and there's not enough of it. The city is betting on solutions like My Micro NY, which is building prefabricated units that are 250-350 square feet.

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Home prices gain, but recovery is 'faltering'

Home prices rose last year, but the housing market recovery continued to lose steam.

The S&P Case/Shiller index of home prices in 20 major U.S. cities released Tuesday showed prices rose 4.5% in 2014. That compares with a 13.4% increase in 2013.

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No dogs allowed: San Francisco's pet housing crisis

The housing crunch in San Francisco isn't just forcing out lower income renters, it's forcing out Fido, too. The animal welfare nonprofit SF SPCA says there's been a surge in owners abandoning their pets.

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Iconic Vegas casino faces wrecking ball

Riviera, one of the oldest and iconic Las Vegas casinos, could soon be demolished to make way for an expanding convention center.

The board of directors for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority will vote Friday on whether to buy the Riviera...

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Low down payments make a comeback

Borrowers who have steady income and good credit, but not much money in the bank, will find that it recently became easier to buy a home.

Down payment requirements, which rose after the subprime mortgage crisis, are easing again as lenders and mortga...

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Sell your home on your smart phone

Buying a home used to mean hiring a licensed real estate agent and visiting place after place, until you found the one you liked. These days, thanks to the Internet, buyers can browse real estate listings whenever and wherever they want. But even wit...

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Buying a home is easier if you're white

Owning a home is key to unlocking the American dream, but it's much harder to achieve if you're black or Hispanic.

That's according to a new study of mortgage approval rates by the online real estate website Zillow.

The study found that white people w...

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Where are zombie foreclosures making a comeback?

Vacated by the homeowner and left unattended, zombie foreclosures are still plaguing many housing markets.

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Where are the super rich buying homes?

If you're super rich and want a luxury home, it doesn't get any better than the good ol' U S of A.

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5 real estate tips for small business owners

If you are a small business owner looking to either sell or buy some property, what are the things you should consider first?

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Avoid common home buying and selling mistakes

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Who would go into a job interview without preparing or take a road trip across the U.S. without a map?

How to spot red flags on a property

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Don't want to sink your funds into a money pit? Find out how to spot red flags and home-shop wisely.

Flood of foreclosures to hit the housing market

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The golden age for foreclosure squatters may soon be coming to an end now that the $26 billion mortgage settlement has been approved.

Have $3.9M handy? Buy a ghost town

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A family in rural Utah is hoping that someone with a frontier spirit and deep pockets will snatch up their 706-acre ghost town for the bargain price of $3.9 million.

Recovery in home prices not expected until spring

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Even though home prices are rebounding in some parts of the country the overall housing market won't start turning the corner until spring of next year, according to the latest forecast based on the Fiserv Case-Shiller indices.

Serial killer's cozy childhood home for sale

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A house up for sale in Ohio may offer some great amenities, but it also happens to be the childhood home of notorious mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer.

Mom buys $6.5 million condo for toddler daughter

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A Chinese woman reportedly bought a $6.5 million Manhattan condo in New York for her daughter so she can live in the heart of the city when she goes to college.

How to break a lease on an apartment

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Renting an apartment is not something you should enter lightly. The lease you sign with your landlord is a legally binding contract and cannot be easily broken.

Avoid pitfalls of summer home rentals

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Whether you're getting a beachfront mansion in the Hamptons or a small cabin in the woods, renting a home for the summer -- for a weekend, a week, or the entire summer -- can be a complicated and problem-ridden process.

Don't buy that home without a lawyer

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Just as you want an inspector to review a house you are buying, you should want an attorney to review the title and documents for the property.

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