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Is Manhattan's rental market finally cooling off?

Rent prices in Manhattan are slowing down and landlords are offering concessions as inventory on the island grows.


Posted on 20 June 2018 | 8:52 am

Why West Coast home prices are surging

The hottest markets are in the West, and it's creating an affordability issue.


Posted on 13 June 2018 | 9:06 am

He made $400,000 flipping a house

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Posted on 5 June 2018 | 9:05 am

What to spend money on (and what to DIY) as a new homeowner

Angie Hicks, co-founder of Angie's List, talks about how to keep your costs in check as a new homeowner.


Posted on 5 June 2018 | 7:47 am

How to save $9,000 on your mortgage

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Posted on 25 May 2018 | 9:59 am

It's tough to be a homebuyer in Seattle

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Posted on 16 May 2018 | 10:20 am

Home Depot's sluggish sales may be warning sign for housing

Home Deport reported sales growth that missed Wall Street's forecasts. The company specifically cited a 'slow start' to spring as a problem. Bad weather did hurt sales. But rising mortgage rates might be a bigger problem going forward.


Posted on 15 May 2018 | 8:01 am

Are you ready to buy a home?

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Posted on 26 April 2018 | 7:34 am

Even rising mortgage rates won't stop homebuyers

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Posted on 25 April 2018 | 10:05 am

Home prices are on an epic run

Real estate prices posted an annual gain of 6.3% in February, and have been rising continuously for the past 70 months.


Posted on 24 April 2018 | 9:37 am

How these hurricane-ravaged states have avoided a housing disaster -- so far

An expected deluge of hurricane-related foreclosures has so far been avoided, thanks in part to new provisions by federal agencies and regulations imposed after the financial crisis.


Posted on 22 April 2018 | 7:09 am

5 ways to afford your first home

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Posted on 19 April 2018 | 6:43 am

This Texas military town has nearly closed the black and white homeownership gap

Killeen, Texas is a relative oasis of racial parity when it comes to homeownership. The reason: Fort Hood.


Posted on 17 April 2018 | 6:27 am

Flip this house! Zillow plans to buy and sell homes

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Posted on 13 April 2018 | 12:14 pm

London's property market is in a coma

London experienced years of booming property prices. But the market has now ground to a halt.


Posted on 12 April 2018 | 5:12 am

Looking to buy your first home? Good luck with that

House hunting is going to be difficult this spring ? especially for those looking to become owners for the first time.


Posted on 4 April 2018 | 10:00 am

Warning signs in the housing market aren't hurting Zillow

Shares of Zillow have soared this year. But other housing-related stocks have dipped, and even Zillow's top economist is worried the real estate market may cool off.


Posted on 14 March 2018 | 8:10 am

Yes, you can still deduct interest on your home equity loan ...

The new tax law has created a lot of confusion over whether tax filers may still deduct the interest they pay on home equity loans and lines of credit. The IRS says that you can, but only if the money is used to improve your home.


Posted on 8 March 2018 | 9:28 am

What will your monthly mortgage payment be?

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


Posted on 2 February 2015 | 7:53 am

Was my home a good investment?

Calculate the return on your home and how it compares to returns on stocks, bonds and overall home prices.


Posted on 5 November 2013 | 8:10 am