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Home Turf: Faux Grass Delivers the Green Without the Fuss

Homeowners are shelling out thousands of dollars for artificial landscaping, but fake plants and synthetic turf can save big on water and upkeep in the long run.

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Posted on 19 July 2019 | 5:15 pm

Discounted Duggar Mansion in Arkansas Is This Week’s Most Popular Home

Reality bites! A recent price cut refueled interest in an Arkansas mansion owned by reality TV titans Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.

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Posted on 19 July 2019 | 10:00 am

Most Expensive Listing: $75M NYC Penthouse With Central Park Views

A real estate developer is trading in his Central Park views for the Hudson Yards. The $75 million penthouse he's selling is this week's most expensive new listing.

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Posted on 18 July 2019 | 10:00 pm

Yacht Owners Ditch Life on Land for the High Seas

Baby boomers embark on a permanent voyage as long-term living on yachts becomes easier to maneuver.

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Posted on 18 July 2019 | 5:30 pm

Home Prices Have Shot Up Way More Than You Thought Since the Recession

Quite a bit has changed since the Great Recession. A housing market pocked by foreclosures and abandoned construction sites is now practically on fire.

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Posted on 18 July 2019 | 12:00 pm

Foreigners Are Buying Less U.S. Real Estate—So What’s the Impact?

Foreign buyers increasingly aren't buying U.S. real estate—and that has ramifications for some of the nation's priciest housing markets.

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Posted on 17 July 2019 | 9:00 pm

U.S. Housing Starts Declined 0.9% in June

Residential building permits, which can signal how much construction is in the pipeline, dropped 6.1% from May to an annual pace of 1.220 million.

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Posted on 17 July 2019 | 5:30 pm

They Are Out There! 10 Homes Under $100K for Bargain Hunters Everywhere

Never daunted in our quest for bargain housing, we scoured listings nationwide to find 10 homes on the market with five-digit price tags.

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Posted on 16 July 2019 | 10:00 am

The Terrible Truth About Amazon Prime Day—and 6 Perilous Pitfalls to Avoid

Amazon Prime Day opens its virtual portals of savings on Monday—but not everything is really a deal. Here are some Amazon Prime Day pitfalls to avoid.

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Posted on 15 July 2019 | 5:00 pm

Black Homeownership Drops to All-Time Low

The black homeownership rate has fallen 8.6 percentage points since its peak in 2004, hitting an all-time low in the first quarter of 2019, according to census data.

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Posted on 15 July 2019 | 4:30 pm

What Does the Record-Setting $119.75M Sale of L.A.’s Famed Spelling Manor Mean?

Is the record-breaking sale of The Manor a fluke? Or does it mean billionaires are back and willing to shell out eye-watering amounts for SoCal luxury?

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Posted on 15 July 2019 | 10:00 am

Jeffrey Epstein’s $56 Million Mansion Could Become a Real-Estate Nightmare

What happens to the value of homes tainted with scandal? Epstein’s seven-story, 21,000-square-foot Upper East Side home near Central Park is reportedly valued at $56 million.

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Posted on 12 July 2019 | 5:30 pm

First-Time Home Buyer Nightmare: Why It’s Taking Longer to Find the Perfect Home

Snagging the right home for the right price is a challenging task at the best of times. And it's even worse for first-time buyers.

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Posted on 12 July 2019 | 10:30 am

Is This the Skinniest Home in the U.S.? Check Out This Week’s Most Popular House

We can't say for sure whether this week's most popular home is the skinniest in the whole country. But we'd love to see any challengers to this historic property.

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Posted on 12 July 2019 | 10:00 am

Kanye West’s Quest to Build ‘Star Wars’-Style Homes Will Fail—Here’s Why

Kanye West is on a quest to house the homeless, and the solution apparently lies in one of America's most popular movie franchises: "Star Wars."

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Posted on 11 July 2019 | 8:00 pm

Mortgage Rates Hold Steady at Long-Time Lows, Good News for Borrowers

So far this year, the 30-year-fixed has averaged 4.16%, down from 4.54% in 2018.

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Posted on 11 July 2019 | 5:30 pm

$46M ‘Architectural Marvel’ in Beverly Hills Is Most Expensive New Listing

A recently completed “architectural marvel” in Beverly Hills, CA, which is on the market for $46 million, is the week's most expensive new listing on realtor.com.

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Posted on 11 July 2019 | 10:00 am

New York City Real Estate Savors a Tech Boom

Big technology companies are doubling down on New York City by adding millions of square feet in office space and creating thousands of new jobs.

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Posted on 10 July 2019 | 5:00 pm

The Housing Slowdown May Be Ending: What Buyers, Sellers Need to Know

The housing slowdown marked by crazy-high annual price growth, a surge in homes hitting the market, and fewer sales may reverse course beginning this fall.

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Posted on 9 July 2019 | 1:00 pm

Private Islands Within Reach: 8 Islands Priced Below a Million Bucks

You don't have to be a multimillionaire to own a private island getaway! We found eight private islands going for prices under the million-dollar mark.

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Posted on 9 July 2019 | 10:00 am

‘Supersize My Pool’ Host Mario Lopez Reveals Top Swimming Pool Trends—and One to Ditch

HGTV has debuted a new home makeover show titled "Supersize My Pool," starring Mario Lopez. In an exclusive interview, he reveals top swimming pool trends.

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Posted on 8 July 2019 | 9:30 pm

Wisdom of Crowds? Ordinary Americans Beat ‘Experts’ in Predicting Mortgage Rates

It’s always fun to pick on so-called experts, but it might also be instructive to learn from aggregated survey responses.

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Posted on 8 July 2019 | 5:50 pm

Five Stars: The Surprising Cities That Are America’s Biggest New Food Destinations

These days food lovers can look beyond the big, Michelin star–laden urban meccas. In fact, it seems like just about every decent-size city is claiming to be "America’s next great food town."

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Posted on 8 July 2019 | 10:00 am

$78M Massive Colorado Mountain Retreat Is Most Expensive New Listing

Now available for $78M, this week's most expensive new listing on realtor.com is Casteel Creek Retreat, a 439-acre mountain compound near Vail.

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Posted on 5 July 2019 | 10:00 am

8 Homes for Sale Older Than the USA Itself!

We turned up eight homes currently for sale that were built before the fateful year of 1776. There's something for every type of historical home buff!

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Posted on 4 July 2019 | 10:00 am

Don’t Go to the Suburbs! These Urban Neighborhoods Have the Most Top-Rated Schools

Families don't have to leave the city and move to the burbs to ensure their kids go to a top school. These urban neighborhoods have top public schools.

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Posted on 3 July 2019 | 6:30 pm

We’re Living for These Viral Listing Photos of a Unicorn and T. Rex: Here’s Why

The latest listing photos charade features a unicorn and a dinosaur living in domestic bliss in a four-bed, two-bath home in Lexington, KY.

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Posted on 2 July 2019 | 8:00 pm

8 Log Cabins Perfect for a Permanent Getaway From the City

Log cabins aren't just for wintertime. Summer is log cabin time, too. We found eight ideal properties for buyers in the market for a quaint getaway.

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Posted on 2 July 2019 | 10:00 am

American Suburbs Swell Again as a New Generation Escapes the City

In an echo of the postwar baby boom, many U.S. suburbs are again suffering growing pains: not enough schools, too much traffic for two-lane roads, and scenic farmland plowed under for housing tracts.

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Posted on 1 July 2019 | 6:04 pm

$70M Italian-Style Villa With Indoor Pool Is Most Expensive New Listing

A 31,000-square-foot, Italian-style villa with an indoor pool is on the market for $70 million, making it the most expensive new listing this week.

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Posted on 28 June 2019 | 10:00 pm