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Is President Trump Offering Caribbean Estate For Sale?

In 2013, then-real-estate mogul, now-president, Donald Trump acquired a five-acre estate on Plum Bay Beach on the Caribbean island of St. Martin. The property was listed for $19.7 million, although ...
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Why Renters Are Moving to the Suburbs

The number of renters is growing faster in the suburbs of 19 of 20 U.S. cities than in the cities themselves, according to a recent report from researchers at RENTCafé. ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Little Changed Last Week; New Apps Up, Refinancing Down

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 0.1% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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March Home Prices Rise Most in Washington, Utah, Oregon

Home prices in the United States rose for the 62nd consecutive month in March. Compared with March of 2016, home prices rose 7.1%, including the sales of distressed properties. The ...
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Most Popular House in America: Indiana Home in a Bunker

The most popular home listing in America is for a home in a bunker located in Huntington, Indiana. The popularity is based on searches at Realtor.com this week. 3930 W. ...
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7 Signs of a Desperate Home Seller

When we read about real estate sales these days, most of the news centers on how little inventory there is and how homes for sale are practically flying off the ...
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January Cash Home Sales Highest in Alabama, New York, Florida

January cash home sales comprised 36.5% of all home sales, unchanged compared with January 2016, ending a consecutive run of 47 months of year-over-year declines. Cash sales rose by 4.4 ...
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March Pending Home Sales Slipped 1%

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Monday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for March. The pending home sales index fell 0.9 points (down  0.8%) to ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Stayed Low Last Week, Applications Rose

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 2.7% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Q1 Mortgage Fraud Risk Up 8%; Youngstown, Ohio Rises Most

The national mortgage application fraud risk index rose from 122 in the fourth quarter of 2016 to 132 in the first quarter of 2017, according to researchers at CoreLogic, a ...
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Selling Your Home? Pay Attention to Comps

When preparing to sell a home you might have lived in for years and that you've adapted to fit your own tastes and needs, it's only natural to think that ...
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Rules of Appreciation: Why Small Homes Pay Off Big-Time

Whether we admit it or not, when we set out to buy a home one of the things most of us think about is how much the home's value will ...
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March Existing Home Sales Up as Inventory Continues Building

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in March rose 4.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.71 million ...
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10 US Cities with the Most (and Least) Overleveraged Homeowners

When buying a home, the most important numbers for mortgage lenders are the buyer's credit score and the buyer's debt-to-income ratio. The first is a summary of how the buyer ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Fell to Multimonth Lows Last Week

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 1.8% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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