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Quicken sued by feds over home loans

The U.S. government sued Quicken Loans Thursday alleging the company violated federal rules when it made loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration.

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Home buyers in these markets have the upper hand

It continues to be a sellers' market in many areas of the country, but that doesn't mean buyers everywhere are out of luck.

Demi Moore

Demi Moore selling $75 million New York City penthouse

Demi Moore is selling her swanky New York City penthouse.

George Lucas

George Lucas wants to build affordable housing in wealthy suburb

George Lucas wants to build affordable housing for 224 families in wealthy Marin County, California.

The project is proposed for the same spot where the Star Wars creator once wanted to build a new production studio. He withdrew that plan in 2012 afte...

China Daily Life

Surprise! 260 million people live in just 15 Chinese cities

China's largest cities can feel like endless, sprawling landscapes of construction sites, tower cranes and crowded streets.

But are these mega-cities even bigger than we thought?

OECD researchers argue in a new report that many more people live in Chin...

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Guess where the hottest housing markets are?

For home buyers in northern California, speed is the name of the game.

Of the top 10 fastest-moving housing markets, 8 are located in California, with San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland taking the top three spots, according to a report from Trulia. ...

Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones cuts price on Florida ranch

Tommy Lee Jones has cut the asking price for his 55-acre Florida horse ranch by 25 percent.

TMZ reports that Jones bought the ranch in 2002 for $2.95 million. He listed the property in 2011 for $26.75 million and has recently relisted the ranch for just under $20 million

Richard M. Nixon

Nixon compound on the market for $75M

The coastal California compound to which Richard Nixon retired after resigning the presidency in August 1974 is on the market.

Times Square, New York City

Where to hunt down the 1-percenters

New York, N.Y. is a helluva town -- at least for those who want fat paychecks.

Tax filers living in New York County -- a.k.a. Manhattan -- reported $96,941 on average in wage and salary income last year, the highest among counties in the United States...

Tiny houses

These tiny homes are full of big ideas

When you're living in less than 200 square feet, every inch counts.

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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

Dahmer house for sale

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

Apartment balcony

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

piggy bank on beach

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

back to school, college student moving in

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.

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