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Rent vs. buy vs. live with mom and dad

It was "slacker" and embarrassing for Generation X, but living with parents is acceptable and even financially wise for millennials.  More

4 reasons to sell your home now

If you've been considering putting your home on the market, here's what you need to know.  More

Look what these homes are hiding

Whether they are for storage, work, security or just plain fun -- home owners are adding secret rooms to their construction plans.  More

Worst cities to be a renter

Rents nationwide have increased 15% over the past five years, while household income is up only 11%, according to a new report.  More

Cleveland's rents soar ahead of Republican convention

When the politicians move into downtown Cleveland for the 2016 Republican National Convention next summer, many residents will be moving out -- and renting their homes for more than 10 times the normal cost.  More

What an interest rate increase means for real people

Life is about to get better for savers and a little harder for borrowers.  More

David Hasselhoff's mansion on sale for $2.3 million

The star of "Knight Rider" and "Baywatch" has put his California home on the market for $2.3 million.  More

The 'Starbucks effect': Higher home prices

The value of homes within a quarter-mile of a Starbucks rise faster than those that aren't, according to real estate research group Zillow.  More

Andy Roddick: Safe investments can be sexy

Despite his reputation for being aggressive on the tennis courts, Andy Roddick has found success taking a more patient approach when it comes to investing.  More

Buffalo's $1 homes aren't as cheap as they seem

In Buffalo, New York, the city is selling vacant homes for a $1 to those who are willing to fix them up and live in them for a few years. But as many buyers soon find out, the cost to renovate these super cheap properties can quickly add up.  More

The answer to New York City's housing crisis: Smaller apartments

Like many cities, New York doesn't have enough units to house its residents -- especially those at lower income levels. Here's how the city is working to solve the problem.  More

4 trends popping up in high-end kitchens

Here's what luxury homeowners are adding to their kitchens.  More

Home prices gain, but recovery is 'faltering'

Home prices climbed 4.5% in 2014, according to the closely-watched S&P Case/Shiller index of prices in 20 major U.S. cities.  More

What you need to earn to buy a home in 27 cities

To afford a home in Pittsburgh, you'll need to earn just under $32,000 a year. But if you want a place of your own in San Francisco, you'll need to earn more than four times that amount.  More

No dogs allowed: San Francisco's pet housing crisis

The housing crunch in San Francisco isn't just forcing out lower income renters, it's forcing out Fido, too. According to San Francisco animal welfare nonprofit SF SPCA, there's been a surge in owners abandoning their pets due to an inability to find pet-friendly housing.  More

How to buy a home when you can't afford it

An innovative program in Vermont helps low- and middle-income people ease into homeownership.  More

Luxury New York apartment accepts 'poor door' applications

A luxury apartment building in Manhattan has 55 affordable apartments for rent, along side multi-million dollar condos. Renters enter through a separate entrance.  More

Low down payments make a comeback

Borrowers who have steady income and good credit, but not much money in the bank, will find that it recently became easier to buy a home.  More

Is ending segregation key to ending poverty?

Chicago's experiment in relocating poor African American families to rich white suburbs seems to be a success. So why are so few other cities doing the same?  More

Joan Rivers' lavish penthouse for sale for $28 million

The lavish New York City condo that was home to the late comedian Joan Rivers for 25 years was put on the market Monday for $28 million.  More

In Boulder, fear of a bigger Google

Adding 1,000 new tech jobs is great, unless it leads to skyrocketing home prices and traffic congestion.  More

Russian homeowners ask Putin for help

Russian foreign-denominated mortgage holders sent a letter to President Vladimir Putin asking for help as ruble loses nearly half of its value in just six months.  More

Buying a home is easier if you're white

Black and Hispanic borrowers who apply for a conventional mortgage are denied twice as often as whites who apply for the same loans, according to Zillow.  More

Where zombie foreclosures are making a comeback

While the number of zombie foreclosures has fallen from last year, 19 states have seen a resurgence, a recent RealtyTrac report found.  More

Millennials not quite ready to start buying homes

Friday's strong jobs report has several economists predicting a healthier future for the housing market. But it may be several years before the all-important Millennials are financially ready to start buying.  More

Where the super rich are buying homes

The United States is the top destination for those worth more than $30 million buying residential property valued at a million or more, according to a report from Wealth-X and Sotheby's International Reality.  More

2015: The year to buy a house

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro tells Christine Romans why more people will be able to buy homes this year, and why that doesn't mean another housing bubble.  Play

Julián Castro: Obama's housing chief wants to talk about the middle class, not politics

There's all kind of talk about Julián Castro's political future. For now, the 39-year-old HUD secretary is pushing policies he says will help the middle class get homes.  More

Read a Zillow listing like you'd find a date

Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff tells CNNMoney's Laurie Segall that searching through home listings is a lot like using dating apps.  Play

Qatar buys London's banking district

Qatar has added to its bulging portfolio of prime London real estate by clinching a deal to buy Canary Wharf, home to several skyscrapers housing the city's biggest banks.  More

Home prices grow at slower pace

The Case-Shiller index of home prices in major U.S. cities shows a continued slowdown, raising concerns about the housing market for 2015.  More

Boomerang home buyers are coming back

Millions of Americans who lost their homes in the recession may become eligible to buy a new home beginning this year, according to a report.  More

London's homes are worth as much as Brazil's economy

London's houses and apartments are now worth $2.2 trillion. That's as much as Brazil's GDP.  More

What to do with a dying neighborhood

Covington, Ga., decided not to let a half-completed development sit empty. But not everyone supports the city's solution.  More

Mortgages are cheap. Time to refinance

Mortgage applications rose nearly 50% last week as Americans rush to refinance at below 4% rates.  More

Everybody is moving to Oregon

Oregon was the number one destination for people moving out of state for the second year in a row.  More

Are you a homebuying genius?

From mortgages to closing costs, test your knowledge of these homebuying essentials.  More

Inside New York City's priciest apartments

From a luxury chateau in the sky to an urban mansion: Feast your eyes on these obscenely expensive Manhattan apartments.  More

FHA to lower cost of mortgage insurance

The Federal Housing Administration is dramatically cutting the premiums it charges for mortgage insurance. As a result the typical first-time home buyer should save about $900 a year.  More

NYC home prices hit new record

The average sales price for a Manhattan apartment rose to $1.73 million in the fourth quarter, according to New York City real estate brokers.  More

Super luxury Super Bowl rentals

Hotels close to this year's Super Bowl in Arizona have been booked for months. But these super-sized, super luxe, super pricey properties are still available to rent on HomeAway, a vacation rental marketplace.  More

5 biggest threats to the housing market

Sure, plenty of housing experts and economists are expecting the housing market recovery to gain steam in the new year. But a number of factors could still derail the whole thing.  More

What economic equality looks like in America

Money is a constant conversation in New York City. It's not like that everywhere.  More

Why some homeowners don't refinance

As many as 7.4 million mortgage borrowers could qualify for more affordable mortgages, but most don't even apply.  More

Wealthy Russians aren't buying U.S. homes anymore

With the price of oil tanking and the value of the ruble hitting an all-time low against the U.S. dollar, high-end real estate brokers in Manhattan, Miami and other major cities have been losing some of their best customers: deep-pocketed Russians.  More

Housing 2015: The return of first-time home buyers

With rents expected to continue to rise faster than incomes, many Millennials may finally start looking to buy homes next year. What they will find are much more favorable conditions. Here's what to expect in 2015's housing market.  More

10 least affordable rental markets

In most markets, buying is more affordable than renting. But that doesn't mean renting is cheap.  More

Mortgage rates hit a new low for the year

Amid falling gas prices and investor nervousness, the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate loan fell to 3.8%, a rate not seen since May 2013.  More

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. But that's all about to change.  More

New York City's most expensive rental costs $500,000 a month

A tenant is paying $500,000 a month for a six-bedroom suite that occupies the entire 39th floor of Manhattan's posh Pierre Hotel -- an all-time high for a New York City rental.  More

Foreclosure evictions halted for the holidays

Homeowners in danger of getting evicted due to foreclosure are receiving an early Christmas present from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac this year. The two mortgage giants, plus some banks, are putting a halt to evictions for the holidays.  More

New York City's most expensive rental

A full floor rental at the Pierre Hotel is breaking the record for most expensive rental in New York City at $500,000 a month.  Play

The 3% down payment mortgage makes a comeback

In an effort to open up lending to more low-income and first-time home buyers, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced Monday that they will start backing mortgages with down payments of as little as 3% of the home's price.  More

10 hottest housing markets for 2015

As the jobs picture improves, Millennials are finally going to be buying homes in 2015 -- and these 10 cities are poised to benefit the most, according to Realtor.com.  More

Brooklyn is the least affordable place in America

One in five housing markets in the U.S. is less affordable than its historical norm, according to RealtyTrac.  More

Housing guru Shiller: Put your money in stocks

Robert Shiller says renting a home instead of buying one and putting money in the stock market might be a better way for Americans to grow wealth.  More

Buy Tom Cruise's Colorado getaway for $59 million

After nearly 20 years, Tom Cruise is selling his nearly 300-acre Telluride, Colo. retreat which comes complete with a guest house, tennis and basketball courts and a hockey rink.  More

Avoid these over-the-top home customizations

When it comes to home improvements, how much customization is too much? These 8 upgrades could reduce your home's value.  More

Millions of Americans are spending too much on housing

Thanks to rising costs and stagnant wage growth, nearly 40 million Americans are spending more than 30% of their income on housing, according to a survey of by the Demand Institute.  More

Old foreclosure debt coming back to haunt former homeowners

Thousands of former homeowners have gotten blindsided by debt collectors coming after them for old foreclosure debt on homes that they haven't lived in for years.  More

Big, historic homes for a bargain price

Many discerning homebuyers prefer old houses. They were built with craftsmanship and materials rare today with features like wideboard floors, heavy joists and plaster walls.
Here's a sampling of homes from around the country, most priced far below replacement costs.  More
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