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Lawsuit seeks to halt Empire State Building IPO
Some shareholders in the Empire State Building are in court this week seeking to block plans for a trust and subsequent IPO for the landmark building and other Manhattan properties.
15-year mortgage rate hits record low
Mortgage rate for 15-year fixed loan falls to 2.61% in latest week, Freddie Mac says.
3 reasons housing recovery may not last
The housing market has made a big comeback over the past year and signs of sales growth and price appreciation are everywhere. Many in the industry have turned bullish.
10 most polluted cities
10 cities where particle pollution levels are highest.
America's air is getting cleaner - and less costly
An American Lung Association report says America's air was less polluted in 2012. Not only did that improve health, but it resulted in big financial benefits.
More young couples buy home before marrying
Nearly 1 in 4 married couples ages 18 to 34 purchased a home together before getting married, according to a recent survey.
Home building rises to key milestone
Housing starts tops 1 million annual rate for first time since 2008 as home building rebound continues; permits fall slightly.
Renovate or relocate? 5 key questions
Now that property values are recovering and the economy's on the upswing, homeowners are once again considering whether to renovate or start fresh in a new house.
First look: Inside a $135 million home
CNNMoney gets a first look at one of the the most expensive homes for sale in the U.S.; a 25-acre Dallas estate.
Covered by homeowners insurance? Don't be so sure
Think your homeowners insurance premiums are bad? What you've really got to worry about is the gaps in your coverage that could leave you on the hook for major repairs.
Foreclosures nearing pre-housing bust levels
The end of the foreclosure crisis is drawing near. According to RealtyTrac, foreclosure filings during the first quarter fell 23% year-over-year to levels not seen since 2007.
Own a home? Take advantage of rising home equity
Not planning to sell your house anytime soon? Take advantage of the rebound in housing by putting your rising home equity to work.
Selling your home? The cards are in your favor
In most parts of the country home sellers have finally regained the upper hand. To get the best price, you need to finesse your timing, list competitively and understand local conditions.
Warren grills bank regulators over bungled foreclosure review
Elizabeth Warren was among the senators who grilled bank regulators on Thursday over a flawed review of foreclosure cases.
Housing is back! Best moves for homebuyers
Despite rising prices and mortgage rates that are edging upward, buying a home is still cheaper than renting in the majority of the top 100 markets.
Payments coming in $3.6B foreclosure settlement
Starting Friday, payments ranging from $300 to $125,000 will be mailed to 4.2 million borrowers as part of a $3.6 billion foreclosure settlement between the government and 13 mortgage servicers.
7 fastest shrinking cities
Whether it's due to crime, a lack of jobs or Mother Nature, these cities lost residents faster than any others last year, according to the Census Bureau.
The bidding wars are back!
Seemingly overnight, many of the nation's major housing markets have gone from stagnant to sizzling, with for-sale listings spurring bidding wars among a large number of house hunters.
Home Sweet 'Dome'
Artist Fritz Haeg lives in a home with a geodesic dome in Los Angeles.
One man's fight against foreclosures in Carpentersville
Tom Roeser is buying distressed homes, fixing them up and selling or renting them on the cheap to try and keep Carpentersville, Ill., from being overrun by foreclosures and crime.
Vacation home sales surged 10% last year
A strong stock market, growing demand and limited inventory helped propel vacation home sales for the second year in a row in 2012.
Buy or rent? 10 major cities
Deciding whether to buy or rent? Here's how the math plays out for some of the nation's biggest cities, according to real estate site Trulia.
Triangle home with 'drawbridge'
A California architect created an untraditional house in an unusual shape.
Fannie Mae posts record profit
Improved housing market lifts Fannie Mae profits to record $17.2 billion in '12, just four years after losses forced government takeover and bailout.
Home prices: Biggest rise since housing bubble
In another sign of housing recovery, key measure of home prices posts biggest gain since their peak in 2006.
Freddie Mac failing homeowners, watchdog says
Freddie Mac and its regulator are not doing a good enough job keeping an eye on complaints by homeowners, a federal oversight official said Thursday.
Fastest growing boomtowns
Rising oil and gas prices have brought big oil, plenty of workers and lots of housing headaches to the nation's fastest-growing boomtowns.
Why higher mortgage rates will boost housing
Borrowing is still relatively cheap, so more potential homeowners may dive into the market.
Where homebuyers love mirrored closets
Home sellers in different parts of the country are highlighting some pretty unusual features in their listings in order to spark interest from local buyers.
Life inside a triangle home
This narrow home in San Diego, Calif. features a windowed wall that lowers to become a deck.
5 best markets to buy a home
Looking to buy a home? In these cities, prices are attractive, there are plenty of homes to choose from -- and buyers have the upper hand, according to Realtor.com.
5 best markets to sell a home
In these metro areas, housing prices are rising, and homes with a 'for sale' sign are getting snatched up in no time, according to Realtor.com.
A $10 million fun house
This home in Canada features whimsical murals, a huge indoor pool, a starlit bedroom ceiling and a game room complete with a giant slot car race track. It is on the market for $10m.
Boomerang buyers return to market after foreclosure
Borrowers who lost their homes to foreclosure during the housing bust are bouncing back and ready to buy again.
Home shopping: Should you buy new?
There are pros and cons to buying a new home that was just built versus an existing one. Here are four ways to compare.
Best places to buy foreclosures
The cities where homebuyers are nabbing the best deals on foreclosures and short sales.
Slide through NYC's penthouse playground
A look inside the 7,000 square-foot apartment with the tubular metal slide that winds through each of its four stories.
Home prices finally returning to normal
Home prices are expected to increase by an average of 3.3% annually over the five years ending September 2017, reported Fiserv Case-Shiller.
Once a campsite, now a luxury desert ranch
David Hoffman bought a YWCA campsite in Tucson, Ariz. and built his dream home: a 10-acre ranch with a waterfall and a replica of an Old Western town in the backyard. Now it's for sale for $8 million.
Struggling homeowners turned to short sales in 2012
Short sales accounted for 32% of all home sales in 2012, nearly three times the number of foreclosure deals, according to RealtyTrac.
What $250,000 buys in 10 cities
How much house can you get for $250,000? Check out these homes for sale in cities from Atlanta to Sacramento, Calif.
Zombie foreclosures: Debts won't die
Borrowers are discovering that their foreclosed homes are coming back to haunt them,
long after they
have moved out.
$19.9M Atlanta mansion offers lush Hollywood life
This 40,000 square-foot mansion has played a prominent role in television shows and movies. But it isn't in Beverly Hills; it's in Buckhead, a wealthy suburban neighborhood of Atlanta.
Inside the most expensive home in Altanta
This $19.9 million home in Buckhead, Ga. has 7 kitchens, 9 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms and includes a private spa, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and a recording studio.
Home construction off to strong start
Building permits hit more than four-year high while home construction starts remains strong despite fall from Sandy spike.
Who pays for damage from a meteor?
If your property is damaged by space objects, will insurance cover the cost of repair?
Why homeowners are turning down free money
Borrowers who are still smarting from the mortgage crisis are passing up some real deals and missing out on real cash.
Tour Coach designer's luxe NYC townhouse
With Calder mobiles and an endless staircase, Coach President Reed Krakoff uses his stunning Manhattan townhouse as a laboratory for design inspiration.
Housing: Play the rebound
With the clouds lifting over home sales, real estate stocks are up sharply, you can still find pockets of value, though -- if you know where to look.
Foreclosure filings fall to lowest level since 2007
Foreclosure filings in January plunged to their lowest level since April 2007, according to RealtyTrac.
My home was a former meth lab
After discovering their home was previously used as a meth lab, homeowners are forced to spend thousands of dollars on decontamination and other costs.
How to spot a meth lab
Even if the house you're looking to buy was a former meth lab, the seller may not have to tell you about it. Here's what you need to know.
Inside a meth lab cleanup
From testing to pull removing carpets and insulation, here's what it takes to rid a home of the toxic chemicals left behind after someone has cooked meth in a home.
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