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Some buyers want 'time-capsule houses'

In today's housing market, still struggling to rebound, homes stuck in another century might seem like they'd be difficult to sell. But some buyers are interested in "time-capsule houses" -- especially those built in the middle of the 20th century.

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Citi inks $7 billion mortgage settlement

Citigroup agreed to pay $7 billion to settle charges that it packaged bad mortgages during the run-up to the financial crisis.

It includes $4 billion in penalties, $2.5 billion in mortgage modifications and other relief to homeowners, and $500 million...

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Rich Chinese are snapping up America's real estate

The U.S. housing recovery is still going and international buyers are giving a huge boost, with the Chinese leading the charge.

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Housing market is a 'crapshoot'

The housing market is a "crapshoot" now, according to one of America's leading real estate experts.

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Mortgage rates drop to near 4%

Rock-bottom mortgage rates moved even lower this week, hitting 4.12 percent for a 30-year fixed rate loan, according to Freddie Mac.

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Best markets to become a landlord

The rental market has been booming over the past several years, with many landlords earning double-digit returns of 10% or more.

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Shopping for million-dollar homes comes with perks

When a multimillion-dollar home hits the market, a regular open house just won't cut it.

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Millennial-driven housing boom seen on the horizon

The Millennials who for years have been holed-up in their childhood homes while the economy imploded, now seem poised to move out of their parents' basements in a big way.

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Home prices jump nearly 11% in April

Home prices jumped nearly 11 percent in April from a year ago, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index.

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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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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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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