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Group Seeks to Shield Investors in Fannie, Freddie Wind-Down

"The rules of the game cannot be changed in the middle of an inning" Continue Reading »

5 Kinds of People Who Shouldn't Be Landlords

Even though most people have the ability to be a landlord, it doesn't mean they should do it. Here's why. Continue Reading »

For Sale: Waterfront Homes for Less Than $250,000

We set out to find waterfront homes for under $250,000 and guess what? They exist! Continue Reading »

Rents Keep Rising Amid Strong Demand for Apartments

Rents are projected to rise for a fifth straight year, and apartment construction is unlikely to provide much relief. Continue Reading »

Zillow Partners With Chinese Real Estate Website

Real estate website Zillow Inc. plans to partner with a Beijing-based peer to tap growing interest from clients in China. Continue Reading »

Crowdfunding Becomes a Hot Property in Real Estate Investing

"One thing these projects have done is democratized the process of owning a piece of the real estate deal." Continue Reading »

Apartment Vacancy Rate Falls to 4% in U.S.

"To be sure, landlords are not raising rents at this relatively slow pace out of the kindness of their hearts." Continue Reading »

Airbnb Agrees to Pay Hotel Tax in San Francisco

Airbnb would collect taxes directly from guests as an extra charge on their bill -- the same way hotels do. Continue Reading »

Top Democrat's Mortgage Reform: A Lender-Owned Co-op

"Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's return to profitability and repayment of taxpayer dollars has led some to rightly speculate whether (they) need any reform at all." Continue Reading »

Detroit Demolitions Leave Blank Page for City's Next Chapter

A huge demolition project holds the potential to transform large parts of Detroit into an urban-redevelopment laboratory like the nation has never seen. Continue Reading »

For Sale: Pink's Parklike Property in LA's Sherman Oaks

The gated hacienda has a pool with an in-ground cave-like spa tucked behind a waterfall. Just the place to get a party started? Continue Reading »

Top 10 Buyer's and Seller's Markets in the U.S.

“The real estate data in markets on both coasts are telling markedly different stories." Continue Reading »

Investors Attack Energy Boomtown's Housing Shortage by Sea

An aging ship will help relieve a housing shortage in one busy Canadian port town already bursting ahead of a promised energy boom that could last more than a decade. Continue Reading »

4 Ways to Make Money in Real Estate

Here are four ways you can make money as a result of real estate ownership. Continue Reading »

Homebuilders' Confidence Rises Slightly

The latest reading comes as the spring home-selling season gets going, which typically sets the pattern for residential hiring and building construction. Continue Reading »

How a Condo Can Be a Cost-Saver

As prices continue to rise in many markets, purchasing a condo might seem like a lower-priced option, but you have to factor in some extra costs. Continue Reading »

Understanding Tax Rules for Rental Property

It's difficult for most people to understand how taxes work, and even more confusing once we get into the realm of rental properties. Continue Reading »

Home Improvements With the Biggest Investment Returns

Most home improvements don't add as much value to a property as they cost, but here are the ones that currently bring the most. Continue Reading »

10 Most Expensive Real Estate Markets

A new report shows that on a per-square-foot basis, New York is half price compared to some other favorite cities of the rich. Continue Reading »

How to Know If a Neighborhood Is Gentrifying

€"You really want to look for neighborhoods where you can increase the value; the best way to do that is in transitional neighborhoods on the rise.€" Continue Reading »

How 'Accidental Landlords' Can Turn Losses Into Tax Savings

Most rental property ownership will initially generate taxable losses for you, which may save you some money on your taxes. Continue Reading »

Homebuilders Lift Construction Industry

Economists had expected the January weakness, believing that construction would be slowed by the unusually cold weather. Continue Reading »

Real Estate Investment Lessons From Warren Buffet

The billionaire uses two personal real estate investments he made to demonstrate some of his key principles. Continue Reading »

Homebuyers Will See Less Competition This Spring, Experts Say

"Buyers entering the market in the next few months will not be competing with cash-rich investors like they were last year...." Continue Reading »

Oil Town Easily Tops Major U.S. Cities in Average Rent Cost

A 700-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment in this remote locale costs about $900 more than the same-size dwelling in the New York area, a new survey says. Continue Reading »

Developer Turns Shipping Containers Into Student Housing

Old shipping containers meet abandoned grain silos as part of Mill Junction, an innovative student-housing project. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Applications Rise as Rates Fall

Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose as refinancing applications gained in the latest week, an industry group said Wednesday. Continue Reading »

Home Prices Cool in December as Sales Slip

Home prices declined for the third straight month, after eight months of increases, CoreLogic reports. Continue Reading »

Who Has Rights to the Air Above Your Home?

Do you own the air above your home by default? And if so, what can you do with those rights? Continue Reading »

Mark Zuckerberg's Real Estate Move Finds a Following

Mark Zuckerberg made headlines when he reportedly spent $30 million to purchase four of his neighbors’ homes. Other tech titans have followed. Continue Reading »

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