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  • Photos: An Old West town hand-built over 30 years by one couple
    Couple spent 30 years hand-building this Old West town

    Upkeep is getting to be a bit much for Stan and Marjorie Deskovick, now 83 and 81.

    Photos: An Old West town hand-built over 30 years by one couple

    Upkeep is getting to be a bit much for Stan and Marjorie Deskovick, now 83 and 81.

  • 'There are so many ways to live': Meet the man who quit his job to make an $8,000 van home

    Mike Hudson, otherwise known as Vandog Traveller, quit his job and spent $8,000 converting an LDV Convoy van into a home. Now he's traveling around Europe in his mobile home.

    Mike Hudson, otherwise known as Vandog Traveller, quit his job and spent $8,000 converting an LDV Convoy van into a home. Now he's traveling around Europe in his mobile home.

  • Sticker shock stalls downsizing boomers
    Sticker shock stalls downsizing boomers

    Baby boomers looking to downsize from suburban homes are finding condos near more urban areas to be way too pricey. So they are staying put.

    Sticker shock stalls downsizing boomers

    Baby boomers looking to downsize from suburban homes are finding condos near more urban areas to be way too pricey. So they are staying put.

  • Hell no, we won't go! Homeowners who wouldn't budge

    Check out these homes or buildings distinguished from their new neighbors. They stand as monuments to the stubborn spirit of the owners.

    Hell no, we won't go! Homeowners who wouldn't budge

    Check out these homes or buildings distinguished from their new neighbors. They stand as monuments to the stubborn spirit of the owners.

  • Silicon Valley boom spills into Oakland

    The real estate market is so red-hot in San Francisco right now that it's motivating start-ups to move into neighboring Oakland.

    Silicon Valley boom spills into Oakland

    The real estate market is so red-hot in San Francisco right now that it's motivating start-ups to move into neighboring Oakland.

  • Pending home sales hit highest level in 18 months

    U.S. home buyers signed more contracts to buy existing homes in January than they have since August of 2013.

    Pending home sales hit highest level in 18 months

    U.S. home buyers signed more contracts to buy existing homes in January than they have since August of 2013.

  • No jackpot: Vegas price gains hurting home sellers

    Las Vegas housing is in much better shape than from a few years ago, but rising home prices are still hurting sales.

    No jackpot: Vegas price gains hurting home sellers

    Las Vegas housing is in much better shape than from a few years ago, but rising home prices are still hurting sales.

  • After the panic: How one New Yorker lives happily in 90 square feet

    A few moments of panic set in once Mary Helen Rowell started measuring her apartment. Here's how she defeated it.

    A few moments of panic set in once Mary Helen Rowell started measuring her apartment. Here's how she defeated it.

  • Vacationing family stumbles across abandoned French chateau, decides to restore it

    The Waters family, from Australia, was just looking for a simple vacation home. 'We had never planned on a chateau. Our French friends warned us,' says Karina Waters, but 'we were sold' when they laid …

    Photos: Chateau de Gudanes restoration

    The Waters family, from Australia, was just looking for a simple vacation home. 'We had never planned on a chateau. Our French friends warned us,' says Karina Waters, but 'we were sold' when they laid eyes on the historic Chateau de Gudanes in the Pyrenees.

  • Beaten out on 'most extreme home,' Jay-Z and Beyonce re-rent price-cut spec mansion, reports say

    Jay and Bey are reportedly settling for the same estate they stayed in last summer.

    Photos: Jay-Z and Beyonce's L.A. rental

    Jay and Bey are reportedly settling for the same estate they stayed in last summer.

  • TMZ founder: Can't find a buyer for his private (!) Spanish-style crib ... wanna RENT IT?

    Harvey Levin is asking $22,000 a month for a Sunset Strip property touted as offering 'ultimate privacy': 'gates, hedges, no one "looking in" from above.'

    Photos: TMZ founder Harvey Levin's Spanish-style home for rent

    Harvey Levin is asking $22,000 a month for a Sunset Strip property touted as offering 'ultimate privacy': 'gates, hedges, no one "looking in" from above.'

  • I'm optimistic about home improvement sector: CEO

    After lagging behind other sectors in the recovery, home improvement and housing are finally positioned to take off this year, Jeffrey Lorberbaum tells CNBC.

    I'm optimistic about home improvement sector: CEO

    After lagging behind other sectors in the recovery, home improvement and housing are finally positioned to take off this year, Jeffrey Lorberbaum tells CNBC.

  • Mortgage applications point to more buyers

    Despite recent data showing weak home sales for January, a new report shows home buyers may edge back into the market in March.

    Mortgage applications point to more buyers

    Despite recent data showing weak home sales for January, a new report shows home buyers may edge back into the market in March.

  • Low inventory may take bloom off spring home sales

    Weak supply of homes for sale is boosting prices and could put a damper on the spring housing season.

    Weak supply of homes for sale is boosting prices and could put a damper on the spring housing season.

  • Home prices rise faster than expected in December

    San Francisco and Miami saw the fastest pace of home price appreciation, with increases of 9.3 percent and 8.4 percent, respectively.

    San Francisco and Miami saw the fastest pace of home price appreciation, with increases of 9.3 percent and 8.4 percent, respectively.

  • This could shock US housing market: Bove

    Without Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, there would be few buyers for 30-year mortgages. That could upend the U.S. housing market, Dick Bove tells CNBC.

    Without Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, there would be few buyers for 30-year mortgages. That could upend the U.S. housing market, Dick Bove tells CNBC.

  • Finally, Tokyo land prices to nudge higher

    Land prices in Japan have been falling since its asset bubble burst in the early 1990s, but optimism is taking hold among Tokyo's real estate professions as prices look set to rise, say analysts.

    Finally, Tokyo land prices to nudge higher

    Land prices in Japan have been falling since its asset bubble burst in the early 1990s, but optimism is taking hold among Tokyo's real estate professions as prices look set to rise, say analysts.

  • There's a new mortgage crisis brewing: Dick Bove

    There's a new mortgage crisis brewing - only this one is completely different than the one in 2008, says bank analyst Dick Bove.

    There's a new mortgage crisis brewing: Dick Bove

    There's a new mortgage crisis brewing - only this one is completely different than the one in 2008, says bank analyst Dick Bove.

  • Existing home sales drop 4.9% to 4.82M rate in January

    Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters forecast the index to have declined by 0.8 percent for the month of January. Existing home sales had gained 2.4 percent, or 5.04 million units, in the previous month.. …

    Existing home sales drop 4.9% to 4.82M rate in January

    Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters forecast the index to have declined by 0.8 percent for the month of January. Existing home sales had gained 2.4 percent, or 5.04 million units, in the previous month.. This is a breaking news story.

  • Deal sweetener: Buy a condo, get free Uber

    One condominium owner has a unique incentive to make the condo more appealing: a year's worth of free Uber rides, for up to $5,000, for a buyer.

    One condominium owner has a unique incentive to make the condo more appealing: a year's worth of free Uber rides, for up to $5,000, for a buyer.

  • Hundreds evacuated after Dubai skyscraper fire

    Hundreds of people in Dubai were evacuated from one of the world's tallest residential buildings on Saturday when fire swept through The Torch, a 79-story skyscraper, residents said.

    Hundreds of people in Dubai were evacuated from one of the world's tallest residential buildings on Saturday when fire swept through The Torch, a 79-story skyscraper, residents said.

  • The best states for well-being -- with a surprise at the top

    Alaska makes its debut at No. 1 -- while last year's top state, North Dakota, plummets to No. 23. Two states hold steady at dead last for the sixth year in a row.

    Alaska makes its debut at No. 1 -- while last year's top state, North Dakota, plummets to No. 23. Two states hold steady at dead last for the sixth year in a row.

  • It's easier to get a mortgage in 2015

    For many would-be home buyers, a low-rate loan had been tantalizingly out of reach. That's finally changing. Here's how.

    For many would-be home buyers, a low-rate loan had been tantalizingly out of reach. That's finally changing. Here's how.

  • Before and after: 'Smallest kitchen I had ever seen' goes from grim to glam

    Cathy and Garrett Poshusta knocked down walls and updated the 1926 Tudor to create the sort of heart-of-the-home kitchen that modern families have grown accustomed to.

    Cathy and Garrett Poshusta knocked down walls and updated the 1926 Tudor to create the sort of heart-of-the-home kitchen that modern families have grown accustomed to.

  • Newlywed Joseph Gordon-Levitt buys frozen-in-time home, pink sink and all

    As if his admirers needed more reason to geek out over Joseph Gordon-Levitt: He just bought a pristine 1940 home in Los Angeles' Los Feliz neighborhood, complete with a pink sink and pink-tiled shower, …

    Photos: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's pristine frozen-in-time home

    As if his admirers needed more reason to geek out over Joseph Gordon-Levitt: He just bought a pristine 1940 home in Los Angeles' Los Feliz neighborhood, complete with a pink sink and pink-tiled shower, electric stovetop, scalloped wood trim in the kitchen, a swanky walk-up bar/inglenook next to a brick fireplace, and a …

  • High rents trickle down to smaller cities

    January's fastest growing rental markets included Denver, Kansas City, Nashville, Portland, OR and Charlotte, according to Zillow.

    High rents trickle down to smaller cities

    January's fastest growing rental markets included Denver, Kansas City, Nashville, Portland, OR and Charlotte, according to Zillow.

  • Will the Waldorf become NYC's hot new address?

    All those pining after children's book character Eloise's lifestyle at "the tippy-top floor" of New York's Plaza Hotel might be able to recreate a piece of it a few blocks away at …

    Will the Waldorf become NYC's hot new address?

    All those pining after children's book character Eloise's lifestyle at "the tippy-top floor" of New York's Plaza Hotel might be able to recreate a piece of it a few blocks away at the Waldorf Astoria.

  • Channing Tatum buys Princess Leia's old house, across the street from Real Housewife Lisa Vanderpump

    Tatum and his wife, Jenna Dewan, paid $6 million for a 1950 Cape Cod-style house in Beverly Hills. Oh, and their next-door neighbor? Harry Styles of One Direction.

    Photos: Channing Tatum's Beverly Hills house

    Tatum and his wife, Jenna Dewan, paid $6 million for a 1950 Cape Cod-style house in Beverly Hills. Oh, and their next-door neighbor? Harry Styles of One Direction.

  • If your body is a temple, these health-saturated condos must be heaven

    The floors support your posture. The lights are timed to your circadian rhythm. The showers soak you in vitamin C. The air is purer -- and scented to soothe your soul.

    Photos: The world's healthiest condo

    The floors support your posture. The lights are timed to your circadian rhythm. The showers soak you in vitamin C. The air is purer -- and scented to soothe your soul.

  • Guess how much for NYC's most expensive listing

    The former Sony building at 550 Madison Ave. is going condo, and the penthouse is being listed for really BIG bucks, the New York Daily News reports.

    Guess how much for NYC's most expensive listing

    The former Sony building at 550 Madison Ave. is going condo, and the penthouse is being listed for really BIG bucks, the New York Daily News reports.

 
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