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Collector's Vegas Paradise: Space Capsule, Mayan Temple and More

By Erin Kim NEW YORK -- There is only one place in the world where you can find an Apollo space capsule, dinosaur skeleton, Liberace's staircase, the Batmobile and a Venetian gondola. At this unconventional home just a few miles away from the flashy Las Vegas Strip, visitors get to see these, as well as many, many other... Continue Reading »

Best Cities to Buy Rental Properties

By Les Christie Ever thought about becoming a landlord? Now might just be the perfect time, especially if you live in one of these cities. A combination of beaten down home prices and rising rents make these cities promising places to become a landlord -- just as long as you understand the risks involved. (For example,... Continue Reading »

Mortgage-Debt Forgiveness Preventing Foreclosures

By Les Christie Reducing the amount that struggling homeowners owe on their mortgages is proving to be a more effective way to prevent foreclosures than other methods, such as reducing interest rates or postponing payments, a new report finds. In a report presented this week, Amherst Securities Group said that when... Continue Reading »

Best Apps for Homebuyers, Owners and Renters

By Beth Braverman and Ismat Sarah Mangla Whether you're a homeowner or renter, these six apps will help you find a new home, handle a renovation and keep track of timely maintenance. %Gallery-158288% See more on CNNMoney: Cheap homes lure foreign buyers Top 5 investing apps How much house does $163,000... Continue Reading »

How Much House You Can Get for $163,000

From a massive 3,000-square-foot Dallas home (with an indoor fountain) to a tiny fixer-upper east of L.A., here's what you can buy for the nationwide median home price of $163,000 in eight major metro areas. %Gallery-157114% More articles from CNNMoney: In Kansas, trailers rent for $2,000 a month Inside the Junk Castle... Continue Reading »

Boomer Markets: Retiree Havens See Steep Price Cuts

Even if you're a decade or more away from quitting time, you may be thinking about buying a retirement home right now. The prices for condos in popular retirement areas like Napa, Calif., and Naples, Fla., have come down 44 percent or more since the boom, substantially more than the average 32 percent that home prices... Continue Reading »

I'm Home! Adult Children Moving Back In

By Les Christie NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- With job openings scarce, getting adult children to leave the nest is becoming a lot more difficult. The number of adult children who live with their parents, especially young males, has soared since the economy started heading south. Among males age 25 to 34, 19% live with their... Continue Reading »

It's a Great Time to Buy a House....Really?

Shawn Tully, the senior editor-at-large over at Fortune, has a post up in which he states that it's a great time to buy a house. That is pure awesome-sauce. I know my friends and clients in the real estate industry are desperate for Mr. Tully to be right. And so am I, since my business depends in some degree on the... Continue Reading »

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