The big jobs number is a win for luxury housing

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A larger-than-expected employment gain in July could boost the recovery in prices for luxury U.S. homes….

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A larger-than-expected employment gain in July could boost the recovery in prices for luxury U.S. homes….

Sterling slump knocks London off most-expensive spot for locating staff

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Sterling’s slump since the Brexit vote means London is no longer the world’s most expensive city for companies to locate staff, says Savills….

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Sterling’s slump since the Brexit vote means London is no longer the world’s most expensive city for companies to locate staff, says Savills….

5 Ways to Add a Retro Touch to Your Home

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The era of “Mad Men” has come and gone, but the love of all things retro is here to stay. Not only are vintage pieces a fantastic way to recharge a space, but they can even save you a few pennies.

Here are our favorite ways to add a retro touch without completely dedicating the look of your home to the style.

Saturated colors

From mid-century mint to tricycle red, punchy hues…

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The era of “Mad Men” has come and gone, but the love of all things retro is here to stay. Not only are vintage pieces a fantastic way to recharge a space, but they can even save you a few pennies.

Here are our favorite ways to add a retro touch without completely dedicating the look of your home to the style.

Saturated colors

From mid-century mint to tricycle red, punchy hues…

Saying 'I Do' to a Tiny Grain Silo Home

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Christoph Kaiser finishes his latest sketch, while Shauna Thibault chops vegetables. It’s a delicate dance in 366 square feet, but the newlyweds aren’t fazed.

“There’s something about living in a small space that simplifies life,” Kaiser explains. “It quiets the mind, in a way.”

The couple isn’t renting a micro-apartment, although their urban Phoenix lifestyle might make you think so. They live in a grain silo.

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Christoph Kaiser finishes his latest sketch, while Shauna Thibault chops vegetables. It’s a delicate dance in 366 square feet, but the newlyweds aren’t fazed.

“There’s something about living in a small space that simplifies life,” Kaiser explains. “It quiets the mind, in a way.”

The couple isn’t renting a micro-apartment, although their urban Phoenix lifestyle might make you think so. They live in a grain silo.

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Quiz: Can You Match the Olympians to Their Homes?

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You Be the Judge: Which Home Gets the Gold?

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Will it be the Manhattan penthouse or the Malibu spread? The suburban Chicago mansion or the colonial estate in Connecticut?

These are the contenders for the real estate gold, and they’re striving to gain the attention of the judges – that’s you – with everything from soaking tubs to chef’s kitchens to a bowling alley.

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Will it be the Manhattan penthouse or the Malibu spread? The suburban Chicago mansion or the colonial estate in Connecticut?

These are the contenders for the real estate gold, and they’re striving to gain the attention of the judges – that’s you – with everything from soaking tubs to chef’s kitchens to a bowling alley.

  • Malibu: This <a href="http://www.zillow.co…

Mortgage applications fall 3.5%, even as rates move lower

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A slight drop in interest rates was not enough to rejuvenate the mortgage market, although refinances are still elevated….

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A slight drop in interest rates was not enough to rejuvenate the mortgage market, although refinances are still elevated….

Tony Romo Throws a $1.05M Home on the Market Near Dallas

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Tony and Candice RomoWith football season about to kick off, Tony Romo has his eye on more than one ball. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback has listed his 5,500-square-foot home outside Dallas for $1.05 million.

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Tony and Candice RomoWith football season about to kick off, Tony Romo has his eye on more than one ball. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback has listed his 5,500-square-foot home outside Dallas for $1.05 million.

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The Effect of Rising Sea Levels on Coastal Homes

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Despite record-warm years and some crops already reacting to unusual shifts in the weather, climate change for many people remains an issue for the future. That future came a little closer this year, when scientists studying Antarctic ice loss reported that if carbon emissions continue unabated, sea leve…

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Despite record-warm years and some crops already reacting to unusual shifts in the weather, climate change for many people remains an issue for the future. That future came a little closer this year, when scientists studying Antarctic ice loss reported that if carbon emissions continue unabated, sea leve…

Why You Should Buy Your Retirement Home Before You Retire

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Planning to leave the workplace sometime in the next five to 10 years? Buying your retirement home now can pay off big in the long term, particularly if you’re going to get a mortgage.

By making your move ASAP, you’ll be able to capitalize on today’s record-low interest rates. Earlier this month, rates on 30-year fixed mortgages dropped to an average 3.41 percent – a hair above the historic low …

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Planning to leave the workplace sometime in the next five to 10 years? Buying your retirement home now can pay off big in the long term, particularly if you’re going to get a mortgage.

By making your move ASAP, you’ll be able to capitalize on today’s record-low interest rates. Earlier this month, rates on 30-year fixed mortgages dropped to an average 3.41 percent – a hair above the historic low …