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There are a lot of empty homes in Flint, Michigan

Flint has a housing problem.

Nationwide, the average vacancy rate is 1.6 percent, according a report from RealtyTrac. But in Flint, the rate is nearly five times higher at 7.5 percent.

"That is pretty worrisome," said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac. ...

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$725M 'American landmark' finds a buyer

It was an opportunity too good to pass up -- if you had a spare $725 million, that is.

American businessman Stan Kroenke, owner of NFL team the Los Angeles Rams and a major shareholder in English Premier League soccer club Arsenal, has completed the p...

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Mortgage rate falls 5th straight week

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for the fifth straight week.

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Mortgages are still getting cheaper

Mortgage rates are dropping.

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Hong Kong has least affordable housing in the world

Hong Kong's stratospherically expensive housing market is so unaffordable it's set a new global record.

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Wanted: Roommates to live with CEO

"Wanted: two roommates to share large London home. You can pay what you can afford. See the CEO for more information."

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Average rate on 30-year mortgage falls

Mortgage rates fell for a third straight week as plunging oil prices and economic uncertainty hammer global stock markets.

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Rental market going gray

Renters are looking a little older these days.

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Falling oil means rising foreclosures in these states

Plummeting oil prices are wreaking havoc on stock markets, and they're also causing problems for some housing markets.

Foreclosure filings on a national level dropped to a nine-year low in 2015, but some oil-producing states weren't so lucky, accordi...

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US cracking down on anonymous real estate buyers

The government wants to know exactly who is purchasing luxury homes in Manhattan and Miami.

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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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