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Is the party over for real estate investing?

Real estate has been one of the best performing assets since President Barack Obama took office.

No, we're not talking about regular people's homes. The biggest gains have come from so-called real estate investment trusts -- REITs for short.

REITs are compani...

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Monaco real estate just had its hottest year ever

Rich Russians poured money into Monaco real estate last year, confirming the tiny city state's reputation as one of the world's most sought after addresses.

Residential real estate in the European principality -- where nearly one in every three people...

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It's getting more expensive to be a renter

Rent checks are getting bigger.

Rents in April were 4% higher than a year before, according to a report from Zillow. That's the fastest increase in two years, outpacing home prices which rose by 3%, the report showed.

Rental affordability is getting w...

Paula Deen lists $12.5M mansion

Hey y'all! Paula Deen lists $12.5 million mansion

Paula Deen, the queen of Southern cuisine, has put her rambling Savannah mansion on the market for $12.5 million.

The 5.5 acre estate features an 8-bedroom French Caribbean-style main house located just outside Georgia's oldest city, according to the ...

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Secret real estate listings you won't find on the market

Just because there isn't a "For Sale" sign in a yard, doesn't mean the homeowner isn't taking offers. You just have to know the right person.

Despite strong demand in many markets across the country, some homeowners are skipping the process of officia...

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Here's what's driving up housing prices

It's been a long and uneven road to revival for the housing market. But things have been heating up for the last few years.

Home prices took off in 2012 and went on a tear in 2013. And while the double-digit growth has slowed somewhat, prices are sti...

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Americans are scooping up real estate bargains... overseas

More Americans are taking the leap to buy that overseas pied-a-terre they've been thinking about.

"The U.S. dollar is still strong and the economy is good and the rest of the world is a little softer," said Jason Kumpf, a real estate specialist at US...

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New Manhattan condo will cost over $3 million

If you're planning on buying a new condo in Manhattan in the next two years, expect to pay more than $3 million.

Prices of new condominiums in the city have soared recently, according to a new report from real estate listing and data website CityRealt...

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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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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

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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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