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Ruble woes means Ikea bolts Russia

Ikea furniture has suddenly became a scarce good in Russia. The Swedish furniture maker has followed Apple and suspended sales after a dramatic fall in the ruble.

Ikea halted sales of kitchen furniture and appliances due to the large number of orders ...

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Mortgage rates hit new low for the year

Not only has gas gotten cheaper, so have mortgages.

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$57.6 million for Countrywide whistleblower

It pays to be a whistleblower in the biggest financial settlement in history.

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Getting a mortgage is about to get easier

For years now, if you didn't have near perfect credit and a hefty 20% down payment, chances were slim that lenders would give you a mortgage.

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Foreclosure evictions halted for the holidays

Homeowners in danger of getting evicted from their homes due to foreclosure are receiving an early Christmas present from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac this year.

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Home customizations bring down real estate value

Backyard water parks. Hedges shaped like animals. A six-person Jacuzzi bath with mood lighting.

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Brooklyn is the least affordable place in America

Brooklyn is known as the borough of hipsters, beer gardens and Coney Island. But it's got a new feather to add to its fedora: the least affordable place to live in the country.

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Millions of Americans are spending too much on housing

Millions of Americans are spending too much of their monthly income on housing.

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Russians buying up high-end London property

Super rich Russian buyers are streaming back into the London property market, searching for new homes for their millions as the domestic economy falters and currency tumbles.

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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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