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Britain hikes taxes on investors to cool housing market

Britain's decision to levy a higher rate of tax on investors in its red hot housing market will be welcomed by many.

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Google could be your next mortgage broker

Shopping for a mortgage? Google is now a licensed mortgage broker.

The tech giant launched Google Compare for mortgages on Monday that will allow potential home buyers to find and compare home loans.

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Most probably can't afford to live near good US schools

It's the holy grail of parenting: Moving to a town or neighborhood with a good public school system.

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Homeowners are splurging on new roofs and counter tops

Americans are spending more on their homes.


Average US rate on 30-year mortgage jumps to 3.98%

Average long-term mortgage rates jumped for a second straight week as expectations grew that the Federal Reserve may soon raise its key short-term interest rate, The Associated Press reports.

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How to buy a home without a 20% down payment

Don't have tens of thousands of dollars in savings? That doesn't mean there's no hope of becoming a homeowner.


How gentrification may benefit the poor

Gentrification has long been a dirty word for forcing poor people out of neighborhoods across U.S. cities.

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McDonald's to investors: Sorry, no real estate spin off

McDonald's won't bow to investors that want the company to spin off its real estate assets.

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The most expensive housing market is...

A piece of the American Dream can cost anywhere from $75,000 to $2.3 million. It all depends on where you live.

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Guess how much this 180-square-foot shack costs

It's no secret that the northern California real estate market is hot. But as hot as $2 million for a 180-square-foot teardown?

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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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