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Home Prices Rise 6.3% in October, Most in 6 Years

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- A measure of U.S. home prices rose 6.3 percent in October compared with a year ago, the largest yearly gain since July 2006. The jump adds to signs of a comeback in the once-battered housing market. Core Logic also said Tuesday that prices declined 0.2 percent in October from... Continue Reading »

House of the Day (Reader's Choice): Rehoboth Beach Beauty

To kick off this week's set of awesome Houses of the Day, we have a one-of-a-kind beach home that's picked by, well, you. (Thanks to all who voted for 1 Hazzlett St. on Facebook!) Considering how cool this Hamptons-style, 8,399-square-foot Delaware beach house is (it even has a bell tower), the result didn't exactly... Continue Reading »

10 Best Housing Markets for First-Time Homebuyers

By Andrea V. Brambila As a group, first-time homebuyers are a bellwether of the real estate industry and the economy as a whole. "What helps a first-time homebuyer is having a job and a good income to buy a home -- having hope for the future," said Mark Fleming, chief economist for data aggregator CoreLogic. In order to... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: An Independence Day-Worthy Ranch

Here's an Independence Day-worthy home to kick off your Fourth of July! Located in Dover, Del., this beautiful ranch-style home embodies everything that's good about America. (Fun fact: Delaware was the very first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, hence its nickname, "The First State.") It's nestled in a forest of... Continue Reading »

13 Historic Homes From the 13 Original Colonies

By Erika Riggs How well do you know your U.S. history? It might have been awhile since your eighth-grade civics class, so we're giving you a brush-up on Colonial events with a real estate twist this Independence Day. From homes of Declaration signers to estates near Revolutionary War battlefields, we're touring 13... Continue Reading »

Former Delaware Peach Plantation Has an ... Airstrip?

Talk about a home with history! Though Okolona Plantation in Middletown, Del., looks like your typically beautiful Italianate Victorian, it's not just a pretty face. This stunning home was once a 19th century "peach mansion," where the owners grew peaches and sold them on the property. But it now functions as both a... Continue Reading »

Wind Farm View of a Beach Rental

Could your next beach rental include a view of a wind farm out in the distance? It could become a reality up and down the East Coast, with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's approval of the controversial Cape Wind project. Clean energy supporters sure hope so, particularly in light of the traumatic environmental... Continue Reading »

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