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Mortgage rates hit new low for the year

Not only has gas gotten cheaper, so have mortgages.

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$57.6 million for Countrywide whistleblower

It pays to be a whistleblower in the biggest financial settlement in history.

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Getting a mortgage is about to get easier

For years now, if you didn't have near perfect credit and a hefty 20% down payment, chances were slim that lenders would give you a mortgage.

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Foreclosure evictions halted for the holidays

Homeowners in danger of getting evicted from their homes due to foreclosure are receiving an early Christmas present from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac this year.

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Home customizations bring down real estate value

Backyard water parks. Hedges shaped like animals. A six-person Jacuzzi bath with mood lighting.

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Brooklyn is the least affordable place in America

Brooklyn is known as the borough of hipsters, beer gardens and Coney Island. But it's got a new feather to add to its fedora: the least affordable place to live in the country.

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Millions of Americans are spending too much on housing

Millions of Americans are spending too much of their monthly income on housing.

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Russians buying up high-end London property

Super rich Russian buyers are streaming back into the London property market, searching for new homes for their millions as the domestic economy falters and currency tumbles.

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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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5 ways a lawyer can help sell your home

Even if your state does not require it, hiring a real estate attorney to represent your interests when buying a house just makes sense

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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

Home foreclosure, sale

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

Utah desert

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

Manhattan, New York City

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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