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10 Best Cities for Your Social Life

If you hate staying home and wish you could go out every night of the week, then you might want to consider living in these cities. Coldwell Banker took a look at some of the trendiest places in the country and narrowed their list of the "Best Places to Live for Social Seekers" down to a hoppin' Top 10. The real estate... 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 »

States Tighten Foreclosure Regulations

The Hawaii Legislature and Massachusetts House of Representatives passed bills that put tougher restrictions on foreclosures. In Hawaii, the new bill updates the state's foreclosure law, which was called the strongest in the country when it passed last year. The update makes the regulations even stricter, and provides... Continue Reading »

Mass. AG Breaks Ranks, Sues Big Banks Over Foreclosures

NEW YORK -- Massachusetts sued five major banks Thursday over deceptive foreclosure practices such as the "robo-signing" of documents, potentially undermining negotiations between lenders and state prosecutors across the nation over the same issue. The lawsuit named Bank of America Corp., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells... 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 »

'Jersey Shore' Spinoff Hopes to Get Wicked in Boston

It's quite possible the success of MTV reality show "Jersey Shore" means the world may have to endure 47 more spin-off shows highlighting the behavior of promiscuous narcissists in any of the remaining United States. Right now Massachusetts joins New Jersey and the previously reported Brighton Beach, New York in providing... Continue Reading »

Money for Landlords Ending Energy Waste

New York landlords are getting some green incentive to "go green" - a portion of $1 billion in new mortgages or refinancing to fix wasteful energy and water systems in their buildings, reports The New York Times. The Community Preservation Corporation, a 35-year old non-profit lender, is offering the credit to small... Continue Reading »

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