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Boomerang home buyers are coming back

Millions of Americans who lost their homes during the foreclosure crisis are now poised to become homeowners again.

That's according to a new report from RealtyTrac, which estimates that 7.3 million so-called "boomerang buyers" will return to the U.S...

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NYC condo sells for record $100.5M

It just got a lot harder to keep up with the Joneses in Manhattan's "Billionaire's Row."

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Mortgages remain cheap, it's still time to refinance

American homeowners are quickly fulfilling their New Year's Resolution to refinance their mortgages.

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FHA to lower cost of mortgage insurance

In an effort to make owning a home more affordable, the Federal Housing Administration will dramatically cut the costs associated with the mortgages it backs.

Premiums for FHA mortgage insurance, which is designed to protect the agency in case a borr...

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NYC home prices hit new record of $1.7 million

New York City is getting even more unaffordable.

The average sales price for a Manhattan apartment rose to a new record of $1,728,831 million in the fourth quarter, up from $1,700,581 in the first three months of the year, according to Halstead Proper...

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5 biggest threats to the housing market

Sure, plenty of housing experts and economists are expecting the housing market recovery to gain steam in the new year. But a number of factors could still derail the whole thing.

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Wealthy Russians aren't buying U.S. homes anymore

With the price of oil tanking and the ruble getting pummeled, high-end real estate brokers in Manhattan, Miami and other major cities have been losing some of their best customers.

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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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Don't buy that home without a lawyer

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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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

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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

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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.

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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