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The ‘Starbucks effect’: Higher home prices

March 4th, 2015 · Comments Off

The value of homes within a quarter-mile of a Starbucks rise faster than those that aren't, according to real estate research group Zillow.

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Buffalo’s $1 homes aren’t as cheap as they seem

March 3rd, 2015 · Comments Off

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The answer to New York City’s housing crisis: Smaller apartments

February 27th, 2015 · Comments Off

Like many cities, New York doesn't have enough units to house its residents -- especially those at lower income levels. Here's how the city is working to solve the problem.

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Luxury New York apartment accepts ‘poor door’ applications

February 27th, 2015 · Comments Off

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4 trends popping up in high-end kitchens

February 27th, 2015 · Comments Off

Here's what luxury homeowners are adding to their kitchens.

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Home prices gain, but recovery is ‘faltering’

February 24th, 2015 · Comments Off

Home prices climbed 4.5% in 2014, according to the closely-watched S&P Case/Shiller index of prices in 20 major U.S. cities.

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What you need to earn to buy a home in 27 cities

February 24th, 2015 · Comments Off

To afford a home in Pittsburgh, you'll need to earn just under $32,000 a year. But if you want a place of your own in San Francisco, you'll need to earn more than four times that amount.

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No dogs allowed: San Francisco’s pet housing crisis

February 20th, 2015 · Comments Off

The housing crunch in San Francisco isn't just forcing out lower income renters, it's forcing out Fido, too. According to San Francisco animal welfare nonprofit SF SPCA, there's been a surge in owners abandoning their pets due to an inability to find pet-friendly housing.

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How to buy a home when you can’t afford it

February 20th, 2015 · Comments Off

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Low down payments make a comeback

February 17th, 2015 · Comments Off

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Is ending segregation key to ending poverty?

February 13th, 2015 · Comments Off

Chicago's experiment in relocating poor African American families to rich white suburbs seems to be a success. So why are so few other cities doing the same?

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Newark to sell discounted land to couples on Valentine’s Day

February 11th, 2015 · Comments Off

There is no gift that says "together forever" like a cheap plot of land and an obligation to live there together for at least five years.

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Joan Rivers’ lavish penthouse for sale for $28 million

February 9th, 2015 · Comments Off

The lavish New York City condo that was home to the late comedian Joan Rivers for 25 years was put on the market Monday for $28 million.

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In Boulder, fear of a bigger Google

February 9th, 2015 · Comments Off

Adding 1,000 new tech jobs is great, unless it leads to skyrocketing home prices and traffic congestion.

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Russian homeowners ask Putin for help

February 9th, 2015 · Comments Off

Russian foreign-denominated mortgage holders sent a letter to President Vladimir Putin asking for help as ruble loses nearly half of its value in just six months.

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Buying a home is easier if you’re white

February 9th, 2015 · Comments Off

Black and Hispanic borrowers who apply for a conventional mortgage are denied twice as often as whites who apply for the same loans, according to Zillow.

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Millennials not quite ready to start buying homes

February 6th, 2015 · Comments Off

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Where zombie foreclosures are making a comeback

February 6th, 2015 · Comments Off

While the number of zombie foreclosures has fallen from last year, 19 states have seen a resurgence, a recent RealtyTrac report found.

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Where the super rich are buying homes

February 4th, 2015 · Comments Off

The United States is the top destination for those worth more than $30 million buying residential property valued at a million or more, according to a report from Wealth-X and Sotheby's International Reality.

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What will your monthly mortgage payment be?

February 2nd, 2015 · Comments Off

In the market for a new home? Or planning to refinance? Find out what your monthly payment will be.

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