Obama administration lowers government mortgage costs, claims Trump won’t reverse

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The FHA says borrowers will save an average $500 this year….

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The FHA says borrowers will save an average $500 this year….

Nashville Tops the List of Hottest Housing Markets for 2017

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In the same year renting becomes more affordable and the homeownership rate bounces back from historical lows, the country’s housing market superstar will be — drumroll, please — Nashville!

Music City has moved beyond its country roots to become a fast-growing economy with employment by the healthcare industry and big corporate names including Nissan, Randstad and Kroger — plus the popular chain o…

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In the same year renting becomes more affordable and the homeownership rate bounces back from historical lows, the country’s housing market superstar will be — drumroll, please — Nashville!

Music City has moved beyond its country roots to become a fast-growing economy with employment by the healthcare industry and big corporate names including Nissan, Randstad and Kroger — plus the popular chain o…

House of the Week: A Firehouse Turned Home Plus Art Studio

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The same day the firemen walked out of the old Barrington firehouse in Rhode Island for the last time, a contractor arrived to turn the 1931 building into a home.

The new owners, artists and Brooklyn transplants Jason Reed and Jean Blackburn, bought the property from the town of Barrington. They wanted a space where they could live and work on their art without disturbing neighbors. The three-story structure is built like a fortress, in part because fire trucks used to park where th…

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The same day the firemen walked out of the old Barrington firehouse in Rhode Island for the last time, a contractor arrived to turn the 1931 building into a home.

The new owners, artists and Brooklyn transplants Jason Reed and Jean Blackburn, bought the property from the town of Barrington. They wanted a space where they could live and work on their art without disturbing neighbors. The three-story structure is built like a fortress, in part because fire trucks used to park where th…

See Inside the Homes of 10 Golden Globe Winners

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The 74th annual Golden Globes ceremony is January 8th, so we looked at 10 prior winners – some of whom are nominees again this year – to see what their real estate game looks like.

A few of these past winners have packed up their awards and sold their homes, while others have snagged new residences. Check out the homes of these past winners as you wait for this year’s Golden Globes winners to be announced.

Julia Roberts

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The 74th annual Golden Globes ceremony is January 8th, so we looked at 10 prior winners – some of whom are nominees again this year – to see what their real estate game looks like.

A few of these past winners have packed up their awards and sold their homes, while others have snagged new residences. Check out the homes of these past winners as you wait for this year’s Golden Globes winners to be announced.

Julia Roberts

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Check Out Ivanka Trump's New D.C. Digs

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As her father prepares to ascend to the presidency, Ivanka Trump has found new quarters for her family close to the White House.

She, husband Jared Kushner, and their three children will be living at least part-time in this 1923 colonial home in Washington…

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As her father prepares to ascend to the presidency, Ivanka Trump has found new quarters for her family close to the White House.

She, husband Jared Kushner, and their three children will be living at least part-time in this 1923 colonial home in Washington…

How to Create a Kid-Approved Bedroom

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For a child, a bedroom is more than just a place to sleep. It’s a room to do schoolwork, listen to music, play games, sprawl on the floor, rough-house, read, build models, daydream, visit with friends, and keep innumerable possessions.

You’ll need to plan carefully to create a space that serves all those functions, yet is comfortable and inviting – and has enough staying power to require only minimal redecorating and repainting every few years.

Consult the experts

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For a child, a bedroom is more than just a place to sleep. It’s a room to do schoolwork, listen to music, play games, sprawl on the floor, rough-house, read, build models, daydream, visit with friends, and keep innumerable possessions.

You’ll need to plan carefully to create a space that serves all those functions, yet is comfortable and inviting – and has enough staying power to require only minimal redecorating and repainting every few years.

Consult the experts

Mortgage applications tank 12% to end 2016

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Mortgage interest rates came down slightly to end the year, but not enough to end the bleeding in the home-loan market….

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Mortgage interest rates came down slightly to end the year, but not enough to end the bleeding in the home-loan market….

Why 2017 will finally be the year of the smart home: Consumers figure it out

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This will be the year of the smart home because the tech companies will be smarter about educating their consumers….

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This will be the year of the smart home because the tech companies will be smarter about educating their consumers….

Brand New Apartment Buildings for a New Year

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Kick off 2017 in a brand new apartment building equipped with the hippest amenities. Living in a spanking new building brings many perks, including getting to break in all the fun communal spaces and take advantage of move-in incentives, which are popular for attracting new renters.

For a new take on starting the year fresh, here’s a look at what some of the newest buildings across the country have to offer.

Seattle, WA

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Kick off 2017 in a brand new apartment building equipped with the hippest amenities. Living in a spanking new building brings many perks, including getting to break in all the fun communal spaces and take advantage of move-in incentives, which are popular for attracting new renters.

For a new take on starting the year fresh, here’s a look at what some of the newest buildings across the country have to offer.

Seattle, WA

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Home Buyers: 5 Things to Know As You Wait for Closing Day

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For some home buyers, the closing day for a real estate purchase is as formal and complicated as the transaction itself. For others, it’s just a blip on the radar. Either way, there are some important things to keep in mind as you make your way to homeownership.

Your mortgage rate could expire

Mortgage interest rates can fluctuate daily, and the rate your bank quoted isn’t good forever. Instead, a bank will …

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For some home buyers, the closing day for a real estate purchase is as formal and complicated as the transaction itself. For others, it’s just a blip on the radar. Either way, there are some important things to keep in mind as you make your way to homeownership.

Your mortgage rate could expire

Mortgage interest rates can fluctuate daily, and the rate your bank quoted isn’t good forever. Instead, a bank will …