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Owners Turning to Auctions to Sell High-End Properties

By John Marshall | Aug 3
Once considered a last resort to dump a property that was distressed or couldn't sell, auctions have become a viable marketing option for selling luxury homes.

Can US Housing Industry's Comeback Endure? The Outlook Dims

By Josh Boak | Jul 31
The U.S. housing market has sizzled this summer, lifting expectations that home sales will finally help drive an economic expansion now in its seventh year. Or will it?

Home Buying Tips From HGTV's Mike Holmes

By Alicia Rancilio | Jul 30
Mike Holmes, famous for calling out bad plumbing, woodworking and electrical work on the HGTV show "Holmes on Homes," says there are steps homebuyers can take to avoid many of those problems.

Strong Home Sales, Limited Supply Lift US Home Prices in May

By Christopher S. Rugaber | Jul 30
U.S. home prices rose steadily in May, pushed higher by a healthy increase in sales this year.

San Francisco's Chinatown Clings to Roots Amid Tech Boom

By Janie Har | Jul 27
For a century and a half, San Francisco's Chinatown, the nation's oldest, has sheltered waves of immigrants seeking a new life. Now, Chinatown faces powerful economic and demographic challenges that could upend its identity as the city undergoes an unprec

Average US Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Falls to 4.04 Percent

Jul 24
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, retreating from highs for the year and amplifying the incentive for prospective home buyers.

Apartment Construction Drives US Homebuilding Surge in June

By Josh Boak | Jul 21
U.S. builders broke ground on apartment complexes last month at the fastest pace in nearly 28 years, as developers anticipate that recent jobs gains will launch a wave of renters

Average US Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Rises to 4.09 Percent

Jul 19
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, reaching highs for the year as investor anxiety over economic turbulence abroad moderated.

The Fed Teases Interest Rates Hikes; What's Your Move?

By Alex Veiga | Jul 17
It's no longer a matter of if, but when. The interest rate on everything from credit cards to adjustable-rate mortgages could soon be headed higher.

Mouse Infestation? A Look Back at Florida Before Disney

Jul 15
Watch Mike Wallace's 60 Minutes report from 1972 to see the Florida that existed before Mickey and millions of tourists descended on Orlando and permanently changed the culture and economics of the state.

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