Mortgage applications down 3.4% on another slight rate gain

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A small tick higher for interest rates last week was enough again to hold borrowers back from applying for a mortgage….

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A small tick higher for interest rates last week was enough again to hold borrowers back from applying for a mortgage….

Listing Your Home? How to Avoid Seller's Remorse

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In many real estate markets around the country, inventory is low and sellers are in the driver’s seat again.

In some cases, homes are selling for more than asking price. After years of a sluggish buyers’ market, many real estate agents are trying to get would-be sellers to list their homes now.

It seems like a great time to sell. But how can you know for sure if it’s a great time for you to sell?

If you ex…

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In many real estate markets around the country, inventory is low and sellers are in the driver’s seat again.

In some cases, homes are selling for more than asking price. After years of a sluggish buyers’ market, many real estate agents are trying to get would-be sellers to list their homes now.

It seems like a great time to sell. But how can you know for sure if it’s a great time for you to sell?

If you ex…

House of the Week: An Austin Estate That Tech Built

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In the hills west of Austin sits this luxury estate with enough housing – and parking spaces – for the extended family, plus views to spare.

The 3.5-acre property backs up to a 400-acre protected canyon, on the edge of which is a perfectly flat backyard built to order for tech entrepreneur Ross Garber so he could play catch with his son on a level surface. Below it was a terrac…

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In the hills west of Austin sits this luxury estate with enough housing – and parking spaces – for the extended family, plus views to spare.

The 3.5-acre property backs up to a 400-acre protected canyon, on the edge of which is a perfectly flat backyard built to order for tech entrepreneur Ross Garber so he could play catch with his son on a level surface. Below it was a terrac…

Alan Cumming Puts East Village Co-op on the Market

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No damage control is required for this charming East Village co-op fit for any Chief of Staff. Known by many as master manipulator Eli Gold on the recently wrapped-up “The Good Wife,” actor Alan Cumming is asking $2.2 million for the home, which combines traditional elements seamlessly with quirky accouterments.

With a nod to classic design, this 4-bed, 1-bath ho…

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No damage control is required for this charming East Village co-op fit for any Chief of Staff. Known by many as master manipulator Eli Gold on the recently wrapped-up “The Good Wife,” actor Alan Cumming is asking $2.2 million for the home, which combines traditional elements seamlessly with quirky accouterments.

With a nod to classic design, this 4-bed, 1-bath ho…

Would You Rather: Rent in the City or the Suburbs?

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Imagine your dream rental home. Are you transported to a roomy 4-bedroom home with a big backyard nestled on a quiet street? Or are you in a sleek townhouse right in the thick of a big city’s hustle and bustle?

Living in the city versus the suburbs is an age-old debate. There’s the convenience, culture and cool factor of living in an urban area, but then there’s the serenity, superior schools and space of the suburbs.

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Imagine your dream rental home. Are you transported to a roomy 4-bedroom home with a big backyard nestled on a quiet street? Or are you in a sleek townhouse right in the thick of a big city’s hustle and bustle?

Living in the city versus the suburbs is an age-old debate. There’s the convenience, culture and cool factor of living in an urban area, but then there’s the serenity, superior schools and space of the suburbs.

Clutter-Control Tips From Tiny Home Experts

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Americans accumulate a lot of stuff in their homes (about 300,000 items on average), so it comes as no surprise that many households have trouble keeping things neat and tidy. But how do you control the clutter in a small space or in a tiny home of 400 square feet or less?

Hari Berzins, writer of the blog <a href="http://www.tinyhousefamily.com/" target="_blank" rel…

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Americans accumulate a lot of stuff in their homes (about 300,000 items on average), so it comes as no surprise that many households have trouble keeping things neat and tidy. But how do you control the clutter in a small space or in a tiny home of 400 square feet or less?

Hari Berzins, writer of the blog <a href="http://www.tinyhousefamily.com/" target="_blank" rel…

How to Best Support Seniors on Moving Day

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When moving day arrives for an elderly relative or friend, emotions may be running high, but you’ll want risk of physical injury to be low. From packing their things to the big moving day, the key to a successful move is good planning and communication. Here is how you can support your loved ones during a move.

Downsizing help

Downsizing means letting go of possessions – some of whi…

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When moving day arrives for an elderly relative or friend, emotions may be running high, but you’ll want risk of physical injury to be low. From packing their things to the big moving day, the key to a successful move is good planning and communication. Here is how you can support your loved ones during a move.

Downsizing help

Downsizing means letting go of possessions – some of whi…

City or Suburb? 10 Rentals Offering the Best of Each Locale

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If you’re looking for a rental in a major metropolitan area, you’ve got plenty of options. One big decision you’ll need to make is whether to live in the city proper or one of its suburbs. The city offers the allure of adventure, the opportunity to live without the extra cost of car, and often a shorter commute to work. Meanwhile, the suburbs may provide lower rents, larger spaces, and …

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If you’re looking for a rental in a major metropolitan area, you’ve got plenty of options. One big decision you’ll need to make is whether to live in the city proper or one of its suburbs. The city offers the allure of adventure, the opportunity to live without the extra cost of car, and often a shorter commute to work. Meanwhile, the suburbs may provide lower rents, larger spaces, and …

ZIP codes with the biggest boom towns

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Realtor.com's ranking is based on job growth, housing starts and household formation. Check it out….

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Realtor.com's ranking is based on job growth, housing starts and household formation. Check it out….

The top towns for real estate investors

Posted from: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/09/the-top-towns-for-real-estate-investors.html

Forget Las Vegas and Phoenix, today's real estate investors are seeing more lucrative opportunities in less-obvious markets….

Posted from: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/09/the-top-towns-for-real-estate-investors.html

Forget Las Vegas and Phoenix, today's real estate investors are seeing more lucrative opportunities in less-obvious markets….