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A $1.2 Million Mansion for Sale in Indiana

Ft. Wayne, Indiana, sits in the northern part of the state, about midway between Detroit and Chicago. It has a population of about 260,000 residents. It is a relatively poor ...
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Philadelphia Among Cities Where Hurricanes Would Cause Most Damage

Philadelphia is far north enough that it would not seem to be at much risk for hurricane damage. However, it makes the list of the "Cities Where Hurricanes Would Cause ...
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Say the Magic Words, Win the Bidding on That House You Want

One of the reasons that home prices have been rising nearly every month in nearly every state is that the inventory of affordable houses is not keeping up with demand. ...
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10 Home Improvements That Don’t Pay Off

The number of opinions on the value of a particular home remodeling project is at least as large as the number of remodeling projects homeowners might want to tackle. One ...
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Led by Miami, Mortgage Fraud in Florida Well Above National Level

According to real estate investment firm CoreLogic, the mortgage fraud rate in Miami is twice the national level. As a matter of fact, among the 15 largest cities based on ...
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$30 Million Beverly Hills Mansion Leads List of Most Expensive Homes

If it weren't for William Mulholland, Los Angeles would very likely not be the second-largest city in the United States. It might not even make the top 100. Mulholland was ...
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Denver and 4 Other Cities With 10-Year Home Price Growth in Double Digits

In July of 2006, U.S. home prices reached their pre-recession peak. The 10-year anniversary of that crest comes about a year before home prices are expected to reach that level ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Tick Higher, Applications Decline

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a week-over-week decrease of 1.3% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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China Plans Housing For 3.4 Billion People

China's current population is 1.4 billion. The government is planning well in advance for the growth of its residents, and perhaps too far. The Xinhua News Agency reports the People's ...
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An $85,000 Wreck of a House for Sale in Elkhart

There is a house for sale in Elkhart, Illinois, that could be either fixed up or torn down. Based on the state of 750 500th Ave., it is a coin toss. ...
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A $120,000 Mansion for Sale in Indiana

Real estate in Indiana is cheap for the most part, compared to New York, Connecticut and California. Cheap, however has a new meaning in the Midwest state. There is a ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Fall Again, Applications Up

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its latest report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning. It noted a week-over-week increase of 7.2% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ...
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May Foreclosure Inventories Highest in New York City, Miami, Las Vegas

In the month of April, 38,000 U.S. home foreclosures were completed, up 5.5% month over month and down 6.9% from a total of 41,000 in May 2015, according to CoreLogic. ...
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Freddie Mac Sees Home Prices Rising in 2016 and 2017, Driven by GDP and Low Mortgage Rates

Freddie Mac has issued its monthly outlook for July, with a focus on what has driven down mortgage rates. It also showed how this is expected to drive home prices ...
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Home Without Bedrooms Hits Market for $194,900

Someone in Merlin, Oregon, wants to sell a 900 square foot home, without a single bedroom, for $194,900. The house does not sit on much land, which would justify the price. ...
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