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Britain hikes taxes on investors to cool housing market

Britain's decision to levy a higher rate of tax on investors in its red hot housing market will be welcomed by many.

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Google could be your next mortgage broker

Shopping for a mortgage? Google is now a licensed mortgage broker.

The tech giant launched Google Compare for mortgages on Monday that will allow potential home buyers to find and…

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Most probably can't afford to live near good US schools

It's the holy grail of parenting: Moving to a town or neighborhood with a good public school system.

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Homeowners are splurging on new roofs and counter tops

Americans are spending more on their homes.


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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage jumps to 3.98%

Average long-term mortgage rates jumped for a second straight week as expectations grew that the Federal Reserve may soon raise its key short-term interest rate, The Associated…

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How to buy a home without a 20% down payment

Don't have tens of thousands of dollars in savings? That doesn't mean there's no hope of becoming a homeowner.


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How gentrification may benefit the poor

Gentrification has long been a dirty word for forcing poor people out of neighborhoods across U.S. cities.

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McDonald's to investors: Sorry, no real estate spin off

McDonald's won't bow to investors that want the company to spin off its real estate assets.

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The most expensive housing market is...

A piece of the American Dream can cost anywhere from $75,000 to $2.3 million. It all depends on where you live.

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Guess how much this 180-square-foot shack costs

It's no secret that the northern California real estate market is hot. But as hot as $2 million for a 180-square-foot teardown?


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