5 Questions to Ask Potential Mortgage Lenders

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Buying a home is the largest purchase many consumers will ever make, and many will turn to a lender for financing. But finding a lender you click with can be a challenge, especially if you wait until the last minute.

Li-Ning Huang, a research manager on Fannie Mae’s economic and strategic research team, says buyers should start talking to lenders early in the process – before you fall in love with a home – and <a…

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Buying a home is the largest purchase many consumers will ever make, and many will turn to a lender for financing. But finding a lender you click with can be a challenge, especially if you wait until the last minute.

Li-Ning Huang, a research manager on Fannie Mae’s economic and strategic research team, says buyers should start talking to lenders early in the process – before you fall in love with a home – and <a…

WeWork worth a $20 billion valuation?

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Ed Lee, Recode managing editor, discusses the news that SoftBank is close to finalizing a major investment into WeWork which pushes the co-working company's valuation to about $20 billion….

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Ed Lee, Recode managing editor, discusses the news that SoftBank is close to finalizing a major investment into WeWork which pushes the co-working company's valuation to about $20 billion….

Get Ready to Grow: 6 Tips for Planning Your Spring Garden

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Spring fever got you dreaming of lush gardens and sunshine? Despite what you might see on TV, beautiful landscapes don’t happen overnight. Weeds will invade your beds and need to be pulled. The mulch will break down and require replacing. And your attention span will no doubt move on to shinier things long enough for your garden to fall into disrepair.

Your spring fever may be temporary, but…

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Spring fever got you dreaming of lush gardens and sunshine? Despite what you might see on TV, beautiful landscapes don’t happen overnight. Weeds will invade your beds and need to be pulled. The mulch will break down and require replacing. And your attention span will no doubt move on to shinier things long enough for your garden to fall into disrepair.

Your spring fever may be temporary, but…

Tommy Hilfiger Lists Colorful, Eye-Candy Estate for $27.5M

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Tommy Hilfiger’s estate is exactly what you’d expect from the iconic fashion designer: unexpected, stylish and avant garde. While he didn’t design the home himself, Hilfiger and his wife, Dee, worked with interior designer Martyn Lawerence Bullard to create the whimsical, eclectic feel of their custom abode.

The Hilfigers bought the 14,079-square-foot, 7-bed, 8-bath spread for $17.25 million less than four years ago. They are now asking <a href="https://www.zillow….

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Tommy Hilfiger’s estate is exactly what you’d expect from the iconic fashion designer: unexpected, stylish and avant garde. While he didn’t design the home himself, Hilfiger and his wife, Dee, worked with interior designer Martyn Lawerence Bullard to create the whimsical, eclectic feel of their custom abode.

The Hilfigers bought the 14,079-square-foot, 7-bed, 8-bath spread for $17.25 million less than four years ago. They are now asking <a href="https://www.zillow….

Got confidence to push forward and build more homes: Persimmon CEO

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Persimmon CEO Jeff Fairburn discusses earnings and the demand for U.K. property, as well as the wider industry's issues with staffing and training….

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Persimmon CEO Jeff Fairburn discusses earnings and the demand for U.K. property, as well as the wider industry's issues with staffing and training….

Fannie & Freddie's future likely in hands of court or legislature: CEO

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David Stevens, Mortgage Bankers Association CEO, talks about changes ahead in government-sponsored financial services corporations, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac….

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David Stevens, Mortgage Bankers Association CEO, talks about changes ahead in government-sponsored financial services corporations, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac….

10 New Orleans Homes to Inspire Mardi Gras Magic

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If you go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras and never want to leave, we understand; the city can be intoxicating (and not just from the booze). So, let the city’s Southern charm work its magic on you, and peruse these 10 gorgeous New Orleans homes for sale. They might just tempt you to hang your hat in the Big Easy.

918 St…

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If you go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras and never want to leave, we understand; the city can be intoxicating (and not just from the booze). So, let the city’s Southern charm work its magic on you, and peruse these 10 gorgeous New Orleans homes for sale. They might just tempt you to hang your hat in the Big Easy.

918 St…

Consumer sentiment index at 96.3 (February – final)

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CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest read on new home sales and University of Michigan consumer confidence….

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CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest read on new home sales and University of Michigan consumer confidence….

House of the Week: A 233-Year-Old Home With a Vintage Facelift

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Before Bob Stamps bought this 18th-century home in New Hampshire, it had an outdated kitchen and a mourning room. They both had to go.

Although the home was mostly preserved to match its colonial vintage, its kitchen was from the disco era. Stamps decided to “take what looked like the 1970s and turn it into the 1770s.”

He updated the room’s bones and overlayed that structure with period-looking pieces. For example, the oven is ensconced in an island that appe…

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Before Bob Stamps bought this 18th-century home in New Hampshire, it had an outdated kitchen and a mourning room. They both had to go.

Although the home was mostly preserved to match its colonial vintage, its kitchen was from the disco era. Stamps decided to “take what looked like the 1970s and turn it into the 1770s.”

He updated the room’s bones and overlayed that structure with period-looking pieces. For example, the oven is ensconced in an island that appe…