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A bargain at NYC’s Dakota: $15 million four-bedroom

A bargain at NYC’s Dakota: $15 million four-bedroom

For anyone who’s ever wondered what it’s like to have Roberta Flack or Yoko Ono as your neighbor but couldn’t afford it, now might be the perfect opportunity to score a luxury apartment on the cheap. Sort of. Apartment No. 66 at 1 West 72nd Street — otherwise known as the famed Dakota — was [...]

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Which Region Is Poised to See the Most Home Sales?

Which Region Is Poised to See the Most Home Sales?

Home buyer dreams deferred: Aspiring owners put the brakes (mildly, at least) on the torrid pace of buying in January, according to the latest report on pending home sales. But one area in the U.S. still seems to be going stronger than ever: the South. The number of houses across the nation under contract  for sale [...]

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Move Over, Homeowners—Renters Could Get Tax Breaks, Too

Move Over, Homeowners—Renters Could Get Tax Breaks, Too

It’s been said many times: The rent is too damn high. And now a recently introduced bill is trying to cut renters a break—a tax break, that is. The bill, if it became law, would allow renters to deduct from their federal taxes what they pay for the primary roof over their heads—a proposal that [...]

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The Salary You Need to Afford a Home in These 25 Cities

The Salary You Need to Afford a Home in These 25 Cities

In a number of cities in America, you’ll need to earn well over the U.S. median income to afford an average home. The average American needs to make a little over $51,000 a year to afford the median-priced home—including principal, interest, taxes and insurance—in the U.S. This assumes the buyer has good to excellent credit (and [...]

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The Top 10 Downtowns: Did Your City Make the Cut?

The Top 10 Downtowns: Did Your City Make the Cut?

Thriving nightlife? Check. Walkable city streets? Check. Arts scene? Check. The results are in, and the small to midsize city that boasts the most happening—yet still reasonably affordable—downtown of 2016 is historic Alexandria, VA, according to arecent report. Go Alexandria! Livability.com, a real estate research and education website, looked at more than 2,000 cities with [...]

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Should You Steer Clear of the States With the Highest Property Taxes?

Should You Steer Clear of the States With the Highest Property Taxes?

Want to avoid paying a fortune in property taxes? Don’t buy a home in New Jersey. There, we said it. The Northeastern state, home of failed presidential contender/overeager Trump supporter Gov. Chris Christie, has the nation’s highest state real estate taxes of 2016, according to WalletHub. That means residents are paying out a bank account–draining [...]

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Millennials in the Burbs? You Won’t Believe the Latest Home-Buying Trends

Millennials in the Burbs? You Won’t Believe the Latest Home-Buying Trends

What’s a millennial pushing 30 to do? Apparently, leave the fun, the fantasy, the pace, and the possibilities of big-city living far behind and buy a home … out in the burbs. Just 17% of buyers under the age of 35 closed on urban residences, down from 21% a year earlier, according to a recent National [...]

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Why Were Fewer Existing Homes Sold in February?

Why Were Fewer Existing Homes Sold in February?

Fewer homes were sold last month as the lack of properties bearing those familiar “For Sale” signs continued to keep prices high. Sales dropped 7.1% from January to a total seasonally adjusted 5.08 million, according to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors®. But they were still up 2.2% from a year earlier. [...]

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Why One U.S. Region Is Heading for a Big Uptick in Home Sales

Why One U.S. Region Is Heading for a Big Uptick in Home Sales

Where will the most homes be sold this spring? In the Midwest, the latest numbers show. All across the U.S., buyers were snapping up homes, pushing the number of residences under contract for sale in February 29% higher than January, theNational Association of Realtors® reported on Monday. That’s looking at the actual numbers, rather than [...]

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Podcast: Real estate for the sensitive soul (part 1)

Podcast: Real estate for the sensitive soul (part 1)

Embrace the saying “It’s too soon to tell.” This powerful mantra applies to virtually all situations and can keep emotions at bay when stress arises. Finally, look outside of real estate for inspiration and guidance. Adopt the Seven Da Vincian Principles of curiosity, demonstration, sensation, smoke, art and science, the body and connection to raise [...]

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Woman Finds Her Own House for Rent on Craigslist

Woman Finds Her Own House for Rent on Craigslist

Imagine looking at ads on Craigslist one day and seeing your family home for rent, only you didn’t post the ad and have no intentions of renting out your home. That’s what happened to Lourdes Guerrero, who owns a home in the greater Los Angeles area, according to a local CBS news affiliate. A friend reportedly [...]

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Local Bank Attracts First-Time Home Buyers With a Simple Perk: 1% Student Loans

Local Bank Attracts First-Time Home Buyers With a Simple Perk: 1% Student Loans

For young people looking to buy their first homes, there’s a big obstacle: student loan debt. It’s not holding back everyone, but debt obligations have a huge impact on the mortgage approval process, not to mention the ability to save for a down payment and other home-buying costs. One bank decided it would shake up [...]

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