Debt Collectors Turn Homeowner's Relief at Paying Off Loan to Grief

Back in April, Kansas City, Mo., homeowner Stephanie Caldwell reached the moment of relief that most homeowners dream of -- paying off mortgage loans -- or so she thought. As KMBC 9 News reports, Caldwell (pictured at left) believed she was able to pay off her mortgage loan early, but after mailing her check of... Continue Reading »

New Flood Insurance Rates Leave Homeowners With Sticker Shock

Residents of Valley Stream, N.Y., reportedly face a new headache in the wake of Hurricane Sandy -- a dramatic hike in flood insurance premiums. Though some of the residents have claimed that their Long Island neighborhood has never flooded, FEMA has reclassified the area as a high-risk flood zone. Valley Stream resident... Continue Reading »

WATCH: Mysterious Explosion Destroys Home, Sends Occupants Fleeing

This was no lazy Sunday for three people who barely escaped an explosion in the basement of their home in the Detroit area. While the cause of the blast is still under investigation, fire emergency personnel say that the home explosion in Ypsilanti might have the result of a natural gas leak. Local Fire Marshall... Continue Reading »

Ed Koch's Legacy: His $475 Rent-Controlled Apartment Symbolized a Humble Public Servant

New York City is mourning the death of former Mayor Ed Koch, who already is being eulogized as one of its greatest mayors. His sharply witty tongue also earned him a national stage, and today we remember him not only for the political heights he achieved in his three terms leading the city but for his down-to-earth... Continue Reading »

John Lennon, Yoko Ono's 'Nutopian Embassy' in NYC Listed for $4.25 Million (House of the Day)

The historic townhouse in Manhattan that John Lennon and Yoko Ono used as the Nutopian Embassy -- the diplomatic headquarters of their "conceptual country" of Nutopia -- is up for sale for a very real $4.25 million, according to Curbed. It's a funny story: On April Fool's Day in 1973, the legendary couple announced that... Continue Reading »

Brian Cushing, Houston Texans Linebacker, Puts Home Up for Sale (House of the Day)

If you want to live like Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing, you'll have to be able to throw down more than a football: Try $1.3 million. Cushing might have been taken out of the 2012 NFL season early with a torn ACL, but he's still going for a touchdown in real estate. He's thrown his 7,007-square-foot... Continue Reading »

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