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Getting a mortgage is about to get easier
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New York City's most expensive rental costs $500,000 a month
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Are you a homebuying genius?
From mortgages to closing costs, test your knowledge of these homebuying essentials.

Foreclosure evictions halted for the holidays
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Was my home a good investment?
Calculate the return on your home and how it compares to returns on stocks, bonds and overall home prices.

The 3% down payment mortgage makes a comeback
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10 hottest housing markets for 2015
As the jobs picture improves, Millennials are finally going to be buying homes in 2015 -- and these 10 cities are poised to benefit the most, according to Realtor.com.

Brooklyn is the least affordable place in America
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Housing guru Shiller: Put your money in stocks
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Buy Tom Cruise's Colorado getaway for $59 million
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Avoid these over-the-top home customizations
When it comes to home improvements, how much customization is too much? These 8 upgrades could reduce your home's value.

Millions of Americans are spending too much on housing
Thanks to rising costs and stagnant wage growth, nearly 40 million Americans are spending more than 30% of their income on housing, according to a survey of by the Demand Institute.

Old foreclosure debt coming back to haunt former homeowners 
Thousands of former homeowners have gotten blindsided by debt collectors coming after them for old foreclosure debt on homes that they haven't lived in for years.

Big, historic homes for a bargain price
Many discerning homebuyers prefer old houses. They were built with craftsmanship and materials rare today with features like wideboard floors, heavy joists and plaster walls. Here's a sampling of homes from around the country, most priced far below replacement costs.

Russians buying up high-end London property
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New York's multimillion dollar home sales keep soaring
Billionaires are on a buying spree in New York, with sales of multimillion dollar properties up 120% so far this year, according to CityRealty. And the prices are expected to keep climbing next year.

Forget Florida. The best cities for retirees
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5 best cities to grow older in
Out of 100 large metro areas, these five cities top the Milken's Institute's "Best Cities for Successful Aging" list based on access to health care, job opportunities, lifestyle factors and more.

American Dream homes: Prices in 10 cities
How much does the American Dream home cost? From $2 million in Los Altos, Calif., to $65,000 in Cleveland, here's what you'll pay for a 4-bedroom, 2-bath house, according to Coldwell Banker's annual survey.

America's most expensive home for sale -- $195 million
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