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Airbnb sues its hometown of San Francisco

Airbnb is taking its hometown to federal court.

The company has filed a lawsuit against the city of San Francisco, objecting to short-term rental rule changes approved by its Board of Supervisors.

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Report: Blacks still far behind whites in wealth and income

Blacks in the United States continue to lag far behind whites in key areas of economic well-being like wealth, income and homeownership, a new report from the Pew Research Center finds.

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Waldorf Astoria's buyer to turn most rooms into condos

The new Chinese owners of Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York plan a massive renovation that will turn much of the landmark hotel into luxury condominiums.

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Parasite properties in vogue in Paris

The 19th-century cityscape of Paris is about to change.

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Building featured in 'Psycho' sold to developers

A historic building known for appearing in the movie "Psycho" has been sold to developers.

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Brexit could hurt Middle East investors in London real estate

Wealthy Middle East investors are watching Britain's EU referendum with a mixture of fear and greed.

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11 million Americans spend half their income on rent

More Americans are struggling to make rent.

The number of renters dedicating at least half of their income toward housing hit a record high of 11 million people in 2014.

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5 things real estate agents wish you wouldn't do

Buying a house can be intimidating and even downright unpleasant for some people, and if you want the process to be as painless as possible, here are some things real estate agents wish prospective home buyers would -- and wouldn't -- do, according to SmartAsset.com.

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Twinkie co-owner buys Playboy Mansion

The Playboy Mansion has a buyer. It's Daren Metropoulos, of Metropoulos & Co., the private equity firm that famously help rescue Twinkies snack cakes from extinction when it bought Hostess out of bankruptcy.

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Apartment threatens to evict if residents aren't Facebook 'friends'

An apartment complex in Salt Lake City is facing backlash after it threatened to evict its residents who refused to "friend" it on Facebook.

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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.

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.

Back to school: Legal planning for student renters

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As summer vacation comes to a close, the hunt for student housing begins. While renting a first home or apartment is a thrilling first step into adulthood, dealing with the legal issues associated with it can be daunting.

5 real estate tips for small business owners

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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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