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Crowdfunding your home renovation: Should you do it?

Meghan Reidy really doesn't like her downstairs bathroom. She and her husband are hoping that family, friends and maybe even complete strangers can help fund the $500 renovation.

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1 property insurance claim can hike your premiums by hundreds

File just one property claim to your insurer and you can expect to see your premiums soar by hundreds of dollars in some states.

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Bernanke can't refinance: Tough lending standards

You want proof that it's tough to get a mortgage? Ben Bernanke, the nation's top central banker until the start of this year, is having trouble refinancing his home.

Bernanke spoke of his problems during an appearance Thursday at a conference in Chica...

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Home prices rise 5.6%

Home prices rose in July but at a slower rate, as the real estate market's rebound continues to cool off.

National home prices were up 5.6% annually, down from a 6.3% gain in June according to the S&P/Case-Shiller index. The pace of price gains has sl...

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Earthships, new homes made from old junk

The ability to live completely off the grid is now a reality courtesy of solar homes, known as Earthships.

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Is student loan debt hurting the housing recovery?

Student loan debt is preventing millions of Millennials and Gen Xers from buying their first homes -- and that is having a big impact on the housing market.

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London overtakes Hong Kong as city with highest rents

London has overtaken Hong Kong as the world's most expensive city to rent homes and offices as property prices soar.

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Mortgages are getting cheaper for rich

For wealthy homebuyers, mortgages are getting cheaper and easier to come by.

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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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Don't buy that home without a lawyer

Just as you want an inspector to review a house you are buying, you should want an attorney to review the title and documents for the property.

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