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First rise in foreclosure auctions in nearly 4 years

Foreclosures are up for the first time in nearly four years. But housing experts aren't worried.

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Russian bank offers cats with mortgages

Would you like a cat with that mortgage? Russia's biggest bank, Sberbank, is offering to deliver cats to the doorsteps of new mortgage clients as part of a quirky promotional campaign.

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Baby Boomers face big housing crunch

America's Baby Boomers are facing a serious housing crunch, with many expected to struggle to afford their homes come retirement.

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Sensors let seniors stay at home, safely

Mary Lou doesn't know that she's being tracked. The 77-year-old is in the middle stages of Alzheimer's and though she lives on her own, her family keeps close tabs on her.

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Home prices rising, but slowly

Home prices are still rising, but the pace of increases is definitely slowing.

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Bank of America to pay $16.65 billion over mortgages

Bank of America's tab for the financial crisis is now nearly $74 billion.

On Thursday, the bank reached a $16.65 billion agreement to pay the biggest settlement in history, adding to what was already a hefty bill for the bank.

The latest agreement sett...

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Mortgage rates hit 2014 low

Mortgage rates have dropped to their lowest level in over a year.

The average rate for a 30-year loan now stands at 4.1%, according to Freddie Mac. That matched its lowest level since June 2013, when it stood at 3.93%. The average 15-year fixed was 3....

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From Gregory Kloehn

The spectacular houses built from scrap

For the aspirational, willing to bend their backs and broaden their minds, the materials for a dream house are all around us; in tin cans, tires and scrap metal, ready for construction projects anywhere from city centers to tropical islands at minimal expense.

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In some housing markets, all-cash deals still rule

Buying a home? You still have to compete against the big money bringing all-cash. But it's getting a little easier.

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5 real estate tips for small business owners

If you are a small business owner looking to either sell or buy some property, what are the things you should consider first?

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5 ways a lawyer can help sell your home

Even if your state does not require it, hiring a real estate attorney to represent your interests when buying a house just makes sense

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