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Actor shown here at Jan. 21, 2015, premiere of "Mortdecai" in Hollywood, California.

Johnny Depp selling French village for $26M

Known for his swashbuckling role in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, actor Johnny Depp has put one of his most treasured items on the market, a 37-acre estate and "private village" in the south of France.

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Gen-Xers don't want to be homeowners

Millennials are often blamed for the drop in homebuying, but Generation X isn't jumping on the homeowner bandwagon either.

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Jack Ma just bought a huge New York property for $23 million

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has paid $23 million for 28,100 acres in New York's Adirondacks that were once owned by William A. Rockefeller Jr.

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'Cash for caulkers' was a bust

Maybe think twice before adding new home insulation.

A new study from the University of Chicago and University of California Berkeley says making a home more energy efficient costs twice what it saves in energy bills.

The study looked at over 30,000 l...

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You can now invest in real estate, even if you're not Donald Trump

You no longer have to be Donald Trump to afford a building in Manhattan.

Starting June 19, everyday investors will be able to back real estate projects with Kickstarter-like crowdfunding initiatives.

Many commercial property developers are now using c...

Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn Bridge Park.

This is how hard it is to rent a Manhattan apartment

If you thought getting a cab in the rain was tough in Manhattan, try renting an apartment there. The median rent climbed to $3,380 in May, and the borough's vacancy rate was 1.65 percent, according to a report by real estate appraisal firm Miller Samuel for...

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Elderly could lose homes from reverse mortgages

Tell grandma not to believe those ads about reverse mortgages that promise free money.

Rather than a tax-free ticket to financial freedom, she could end up losing losing her home.

That's the message from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The g...

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Best Airbnb homes for architecture fans

It's a form of consensual voyeurism. That's one way to explain Airbnb's popularity.

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The pot effect on Denver's housing market

Denver's housing market is on fire.

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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

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Avoid common home buying and selling mistakes

House for sale

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

Homes neighborhood

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

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

For sale sign

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.

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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