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This is how long it takes to sell a house

It's a sellers market, which means wanna-be homeowners have to be move fast when a home hits the market.


Posted on 27 November 2017 | 9:54 am

Hurricanes could bring another disaster: Foreclosures

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Posted on 10 November 2017 | 8:02 am

Who's affected by the mortgage changes in the House tax bill

The Republican tax bill proposes capping the mortgage interest deduction at $500,000. That's bad news for these home buyers.


Posted on 3 November 2017 | 1:24 pm

Aston Martin is getting into... luxury real estate?!

Aston Martin is getting into the real estate business with a new 66-story residential tower in Miami.


Posted on 19 October 2017 | 9:28 am

How to buy your first home

Buying a home is one of the most -- if not the most -- significant purchases of your adult life. So, you'll want to make sure you're really ready.


Posted on 12 October 2017 | 8:33 am

Should you rent or buy a home?

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Posted on 9 October 2017 | 7:32 am

Brexit bust? London home prices fall for 1st time in 8 years

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Posted on 29 September 2017 | 6:55 am

Toronto faces highest risk of a housing bubble

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Posted on 28 September 2017 | 8:51 am

Chinese billionaire dumps huge London real estate deal

One of China's richest men drops plans to buy $600 million of London real estate as his overseas deal-making comes under scrutiny from the Chinese government.


Posted on 22 August 2017 | 5:09 am

How to save enough money for a down payment on a home

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Posted on 11 August 2017 | 7:09 am

Does the American Dream no longer include homeownership?

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Posted on 24 July 2017 | 7:41 am

U.S. home sales to foreigners surge 49% to new record

Foreigners and recent immigrants spent $153 billion buying American homes over the course of the last year, according to the National Association of Realtors.


Posted on 18 July 2017 | 8:41 am

7 first-time homebuyer mistakes to avoid

It's tough being a first-time buyer in today's housing market. Don't make it even harder (or more expensive) for yourself by making these common mistakes.


Posted on 28 June 2017 | 10:23 am

4 costs you haven't factored into your homebuying budget

Out-of-pocket costs that crop up during the homebuying process, or even when you're moving in, can put an unexpected strain on your already-hurting bank account.


Posted on 26 June 2017 | 7:32 am

Home prices are sky high, but mortgages are still cheap

Home prices have reached another record high, and buyers are feeling the pressure. But there has been one saving grace for buyers: mortgage rates.


Posted on 23 June 2017 | 7:31 am

39 million households are paying more for housing than they can afford

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Posted on 16 June 2017 | 10:28 am

Best cities for first-time homebuyers

A recent Zillow analysis on the best markets for first-time homebuyers finds that the best deals are in the Southeast and the Midwest.


Posted on 16 June 2017 | 8:47 am

Where should I stash my down payment savings?

If buying a house is on your short-term to-do list, experts say keep your down payment funds liquid. Looking to buy further down the road? You have some more options.


Posted on 15 June 2017 | 6:59 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