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Top Markets Where It Makes the Most Sense To Rent vs. Buying a Home Right Now

The pandemic has driven down rents in some major cities and boosted home prices in many others, but in many places it's still a better bet to buy a home.

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Posted on 2 March 2021 | 8:30 pm

Inside Ikea’s First Tiny House—and a Few Huge Catches Under the Hood

Is this big-box store's tiny home worth the tiny money? Read on to discover whether the itty-bitty way of life is right for you.

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Posted on 1 March 2021 | 8:30 pm

Home Prices Are Falling in These Cities—While They’re Rising Just About Everywhere Else

Home prices are rising nearly everywhere due to record-low mortgage rates and a lack of homes for sale—except for these places where prices are falling.

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Posted on 1 March 2021 | 11:00 am

For These Retirees, Short-Term Rental Bans Aren’t Just a Perk—They’re a Must

Some senior homeowners are seeking out neighborhoods that keep online platforms like Airbnb and Vrbo at bay, in favor of more close-knit communities.

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Posted on 26 February 2021 | 8:05 pm

Messy Tahoe Home Filled With Mannequins Is the Week’s Most Popular Home

A wild residence crammed with clutter and dozens of dead-eyed mannequins dressed in evening wear is the week's most popular listing on realtor.com.

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Posted on 26 February 2021 | 11:00 am

The Hottest Cities in Real Estate Right Now Are ‘Spillover Markets’—Where Are They?

Realtor.com®'s ranking of the hottest real estate markets for January 2021 shows that the pandemic has reshaped house-hunting patterns—and is also driving a lot of buying activity.

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Posted on 25 February 2021 | 12:00 pm

‘How Can We Catch Up?’ Mortgage Denials Stack the Deck Against Black and Hispanic Buyers

The American dream of homeownership is not an equal opportunity ambition. Blacks and Hispanics are more likely to be denied mortgages or get pricier loans.

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Posted on 23 February 2021 | 11:00 am

‘Worst House on the Street’ in Florida Is the Week’s Most Popular Home

A brutal—and hilarious—description catapulted a sad and decrepit Florida home to the top of the list of this week's 10 most popular homes for sale.

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Posted on 19 February 2021 | 11:00 am

Best Home Listing Description Ever? Brutal Honesty Pays Off in Florida

The agent's description for a decrepit Florida home makes no attempt to gild the lily. Nevertheless, the scathingly accurate listing has had a massive response.

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Posted on 18 February 2021 | 10:15 pm

Manhattan Couple Ditch Apartment, Buy RV. Was It Worth It?

RV life has presented a few bumps in the cross-country road, but it’s been a pandemic adventure for the ‘digital nomads.’

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Posted on 17 February 2021 | 12:00 pm

Most Affordable (and Warm) Places to WFH This Winter

The shift to remote work for many people has been a game changer for real estate markets across the country, even in the traditionally slow winter season.

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Posted on 16 February 2021 | 11:00 am

A Casa for Your Cryptocurrency? 11 Homes You Can Buy With Bitcoin

Bitcoin bonanza! We found 11 listings on the market right now that will accept payment in cryptocurrency in exchange for some sweet real estate. 

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Posted on 15 February 2021 | 11:00 am

These People Rushed to Buy Homes During Covid. Now They Regret It.

Hot real-estate markets across the U.S. led to a number of buyers snapping up homes without performing due diligence.

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Posted on 12 February 2021 | 7:00 pm

Half-Converted Gothic Chapel From 1905 Is the Week’s Most Popular Home

Fans of cool conversions flocked to a heavenly project for sale in Connecticut: a not-quite-finished chapel, ready to be reimagined as a three-bedroom home.

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Posted on 12 February 2021 | 11:00 am

4 Things We Love About 2021’s New American Home—and 3 Things We Could Do Without

This year's New American Home, the show home built to display the most exciting new trends, is a big departure from the luxury abodes of the past few years.

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Posted on 10 February 2021 | 10:00 pm

Foundation Paying Off Mortgages of Fallen FBI Agents To Help Their Families

A Sept. 11, 2001, charity will pay off the mortgages held on the homes of slain FBI agents Laura Schwartzenberger and Daniel Alfin.

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Posted on 9 February 2021 | 7:00 pm

Huge Calabasas Mansion Tops the 10 Biggest Homes To Hit the Market This Week

These 10 massive homes offer more square footage, more acreage, more oversize everything. They range in size from 14,000 to 22,000 square feet.

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Posted on 9 February 2021 | 11:00 am

Financial Stress Is Pushing More Americans to Move as Pandemic Rages On

The share of people who have moved because of the pandemic continues to rise — but their reasons for doing so have changed in recent months.

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Posted on 8 February 2021 | 5:56 pm

President Biden Confronts Discrimination in U.S. Housing Policies—Will It Make a Difference?

The president issued orders to advance racial equity and directed the federal housing authority to rectify any policies that are injurious to communities of color.

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Posted on 8 February 2021 | 12:00 pm

New Rams QB Matthew Stafford’s Michigan Mansion Is the Week’s Most Popular Home

Following news of the star quarterback's trade to the Los Angeles Rams, fans flocked to see the Michigan mansion Matthew Stafford is ready to part with.

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Posted on 5 February 2021 | 11:00 am

Home Buyers Have It Tough as Nation Faces Unprecedented Housing Shortage

Home buyers won't be surprised to learn the pickings are slimmer than ever, as the nation is in the throes of an unprecedented housing shortage.

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Posted on 4 February 2021 | 2:00 pm

First-Time Home Buyers Find a Tough Market—Here’s What’s Different This Year

First-time buyers are facing a supercharged housing market, with record-high prices, low mortgage rates, and a historic inventory shortage.

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Posted on 3 February 2021 | 2:00 pm

How President Biden Plans To End LGBTQ Housing Discrimination

Joe Biden's executive order means it would be illegal for landlords, real estate agents, home sellers, or mortgage lenders to refuse to rent to, sell to, or work with LGBTQ people.

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Posted on 1 February 2021 | 8:30 pm

Home Movers Flocked to Decisive Battlegrounds Ahead of 2020 Election—Many Came From Blue States

The mass movement from liberal metropolises to less crowded locales may be shifting the electoral map.

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Posted on 1 February 2021 | 5:59 pm

Looking for a Pandemic Bargain? Here Are the Places Where Rents Have Fallen the Most

These are the counties where renters can score the biggest deals on rental apartments, condos, and townhouses as a result of COVID-19.

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Posted on 1 February 2021 | 11:00 am

Pending Home Sales Fall on the Month, but the Midwest Is Hit the Hardest

The index of pending home sales dropped 0.3% in December, marking the fourth consecutive month of declines, the National Association of Realtors said Friday.

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Posted on 29 January 2021 | 6:30 pm

Palatial $140M Mansion in Palm Beach Is the Week’s Most Popular Home

Because this Palm Beach, FL, mansion sits at the top of the luxury market, curious clickers had to see what the utmost in high-end construction offers.

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Posted on 29 January 2021 | 11:00 am

Home Buyers in These Cities Could Save These Down Payments—by Moving In With Their Parents

Employed, young professionals giving up their apartments and moving back in with their families could save up faster for a down payment on a home.

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Posted on 28 January 2021 | 12:00 pm

Inside Kamala Harris’ New Home—and Why It’s Not Where You Think

Vice presidents usually settle into the Naval Observatory, but for now Kamala Harris is dropping her bags elsewhere. Here's why.

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Posted on 25 January 2021 | 9:15 pm

What Rising Home Prices? Where You Can Find the Most Homes Priced at $100K or Less

Home prices are rising, but there are still plenty of affordable homes for $100,000 or less—you just have to know where to look. Here's where to house hunt.

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Posted on 25 January 2021 | 11:00 am