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  • Pending home sales rise just 0.9% in May
    Pending home sales rise just 0.9% in May

    A spike in interest rates may have slowed pending home sales in May, but year-over-year sales are up 10 percent.

    Pending home sales rise just 0.9% in May

    A spike in interest rates may have slowed pending home sales in May, but year-over-year sales are up 10 percent.

  • 10 Ways to Maximize Space in a Tiny Bathroom

    By using color, design, mirrors and other visual tricks, you can make your bathroom look larger and feel roomier. Here are ten ideas to help you in your design.

    By using color, design, mirrors and other visual tricks, you can make your bathroom look larger and feel roomier. Here are ten ideas to help you in your design.

  • The almost definitely haunted Knox County Poorhouse is for sale
    $59K will buy you a Stephen King-worthy poorhouse-turned-Bible-college-turned-'House of Nightmares'

    Ohio's abandoned Knox County Infirmary -- known colloquially as the Knox County poorhouse -- closed down in the 1950s. It was most recently a Halloween attraction, until four floors collapsed. Now it's …

    The almost definitely haunted Knox County Poorhouse is for sale

    Ohio's abandoned Knox County Infirmary -- known colloquially as the Knox County poorhouse -- closed down in the 1950s. It was most recently a Halloween attraction, until four floors collapsed. Now it's looking for a buyer.

  • Gap taking over Toys R Us Times Square location

    Gap is officially signing the lease at the current Toys R Us in Times Square, CNBC learned on Friday.

    Gap taking over Toys R Us Times Square location

    Gap is officially signing the lease at the current Toys R Us in Times Square, CNBC learned on Friday.

  • Families fuel Chicago's downtown

    Because downtown Chicago is relatively affordable, families are waiting longer before moving out to the suburbs.

    Families fuel Chicago's downtown

    Because downtown Chicago is relatively affordable, families are waiting longer before moving out to the suburbs.

  • 14 Common Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

    If you've ever regretted interior design choices you've made, you're not alone. Here are 14 common decorating mistakes and how to fix them.

    If you've ever regretted interior design choices you've made, you're not alone. Here are 14 common decorating mistakes and how to fix them.

  • What are broadband data caps, and should you be concerned about them?

    Then you should probably be aware that some Internet service providers (ISPs)—including AT&T, CenturyLink, Cox, and Comcast (in some markets)—impose “data caps” on their broadband service, which are monthly …

    What are broadband data caps, and should you be concerned about them?

    Then you should probably be aware that some Internet service providers (ISPs)—including AT&T, CenturyLink, Cox, and Comcast (in some markets)—impose “data caps” on their broadband service, which are monthly limits on the amount of data you can use over your Internet connection. Data caps are already common in the mobile …

  • High-yield bond market not at risk: Pimco CIO

    Here's why Pimco's Mark Kiesel doesn't see a risk right now for the high-yield bond market and why he still likes housing.

    High-yield bond market not at risk: Pimco CIO

    Here's why Pimco's Mark Kiesel doesn't see a risk right now for the high-yield bond market and why he still likes housing.

  • Wealthier boomers shun homeownership

    Homeownership rates are at their lowest level in 25 years, in part, because older, more affluent Americans now prefer to rent, a Harvard study says.

    Wealthier boomers shun homeownership

    Homeownership rates are at their lowest level in 25 years, in part, because older, more affluent Americans now prefer to rent, a Harvard study says.

  • Weekly mortgage applications rise 1.6%

    Interest rates pulled back slightly last week, but it was enough to push mortgage volume higher.

    Weekly mortgage applications rise 1.6%

    Interest rates pulled back slightly last week, but it was enough to push mortgage volume higher.

  • Your name-brand TV might have been made by some company you never heard of

    In fact, the company says, well-known name-brand TVs are increasingly relying on Chinese and Taiwanese contract manufacturers to build their sets, both to trim manufacturing costs and to secure components, …

    Your name-brand TV might have been made by some company you never heard of

    In fact, the company says, well-known name-brand TVs are increasingly relying on Chinese and Taiwanese contract manufacturers to build their sets, both to trim manufacturing costs and to secure components, such as panels, when supplies get tight. As you can see from the chart below, Vizio and Haier rely exclusively on …

  • Would you live in a Nazi relic?

    German developers are revitalizing Nazi-era buildings, converting them into condos, hotels and vacation rentals. But not every building can shake its dark past.

    Photos: Nazi-era buildings reborn

    German developers are revitalizing Nazi-era buildings, converting them into condos, hotels and vacation rentals. But not every building can shake its dark past.

  • Wealthy foreigners bought $100B in US real estate

    Wealthy overseas buyers snapped up more than $100 billion in U.S. real estate over the past year, as they sought safe shelter for their fortunes.

    Wealthy foreigners bought $100B in US real estate

    Wealthy overseas buyers snapped up more than $100 billion in U.S. real estate over the past year, as they sought safe shelter for their fortunes.

  • Soaring home prices not a 'bubble': Realtors

    Near their highest levels ever, median home prices are still not reflecting a "bubble." A housing economist explains why.

    Soaring home prices not a 'bubble': Realtors

    Near their highest levels ever, median home prices are still not reflecting a "bubble." A housing economist explains why.

  • The 15 best states for women

    Perhaps the best place to start is Minnesota, where women are active in government, vote in large numbers, and have quality health care and long life expectancies

    Perhaps the best place to start is Minnesota, where women are active in government, vote in large numbers, and have quality health care and long life expectancies

  • Beautiful home or eyesore? Controversial home made of glass cubes for sale in Vail

    This five-story home, constructed of glass cubes meant to bring in the sun while displaying the beauty of the surrounding mountains, rankled neighbors in Vail when it was built.

    Photos: Vail’s glass castle hits the market

    This five-story home, constructed of glass cubes meant to bring in the sun while displaying the beauty of the surrounding mountains, rankled neighbors in Vail when it was built.

  • Could you live tiny? Here's how one couple found room for their dreams

    Leah Wymer and Brady Ryan’s house on wheels is less than 100 square feet. Its name is Tina.

    Leah Wymer and Brady Ryan’s house on wheels is less than 100 square feet. Its name is Tina.

  • Existing home sales hit 5.35 million units in May, vs. expectations of 5.26 million

    This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters forecast an increase of 4.4 percent, or 5.26 million units, in existing home sales for the month of Ma …

    Existing home sales hit 5.35 million units in May, vs. expectations of 5.26 million

    This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters forecast an increase of 4.4 percent, or 5.26 million units, in existing home sales for the month of May.

  • 8 Popular Types of Wood for Cabinets

    Here is a guide of eight of the most popular woods for kitchen and bathroom cabinetry to help you in your next remodel.

    Here is a guide of eight of the most popular woods for kitchen and bathroom cabinetry to help you in your next remodel.

  • In off-the-grid yurt, Montana couple live 'on our own terms'

    They met. They fell in love. They traveled the world, eventually settling in an off-the-grid yurt in Montana overlooking Glacier National Park and promoting a nonprofit that helps kids with diabetes--all …

    Photos: The Busby's off-the-grid yurt

    They met. They fell in love. They traveled the world, eventually settling in an off-the-grid yurt in Montana overlooking Glacier National Park and promoting a nonprofit that helps kids with diabetes--all while lugging their own water home from a well.

  • Will 2 million 'boomerang buyers' ignite housing?

    About 700,000 boomerang buyers will be eligible for credit again this year, and up to 2.2 million over the next five years. Will they buy homes again?

    Will 2 million 'boomerang buyers' ignite housing?

    About 700,000 boomerang buyers will be eligible for credit again this year, and up to 2.2 million over the next five years. Will they buy homes again?

  • Trump turns GOP race into reality-TV circus

    Trump's candidacy turns the Republican race into a reality TV circus, hurting all the candidates, says music exec and political fundraiser Mike Muse.

    Trump turns GOP race into reality-TV circus

    Trump's candidacy turns the Republican race into a reality TV circus, hurting all the candidates, says music exec and political fundraiser Mike Muse.

  • High housing demand in hot Atlanta

    Atlanta home sales in April were up 8.6 percent from a year ago, and the median sale price of $229,000 was up 12.3 percent from 2014.

    High housing demand in hot Atlanta

    Atlanta home sales in April were up 8.6 percent from a year ago, and the median sale price of $229,000 was up 12.3 percent from 2014.

  • Apartment occupancy at all-time high: Here's why

    America's rental apartments are full. Historically full, in fact. The national occupancy rate hit 95.3 percent in May, the highest on record.

    Apartment occupancy at all-time high: Here's why

    America's rental apartments are full. Historically full, in fact. The national occupancy rate hit 95.3 percent in May, the highest on record.

  • Billionaire sees opportunities in asset bubbles

    Easy monetary policies around the world have "absolutely" created bubbles, billionaire developer Jeff Greene tells CNBC. "There are bubbles and opportunities."

    Billionaire sees opportunities in asset bubbles

    Easy monetary policies around the world have "absolutely" created bubbles, billionaire developer Jeff Greene tells CNBC. "There are bubbles and opportunities."

  • Have Singapore's luxury homes hit rock bottom?

    Overbuilding in Singapore's luxury homes sector spurred a flurry of doomsday scenarios, but prices may have already hit bottom, with buyers beginning to nibble.

    Have Singapore's luxury homes hit rock bottom?

    Overbuilding in Singapore's luxury homes sector spurred a flurry of doomsday scenarios, but prices may have already hit bottom, with buyers beginning to nibble.

  • Hopeful signs in China home price data

    The price of new homes in China fell 5.7 percent year-on-year in May, the country's National Bureau of Statistics reported on Thursday, but reversed month-on-month declines for the first time in more …

    Hopeful signs in China home price data

    The price of new homes in China fell 5.7 percent year-on-year in May, the country's National Bureau of Statistics reported on Thursday, but reversed month-on-month declines for the first time in more than a year.

  • Is your Internet service fast enough for streaming?

    Despite the high price you're paying for what's supposed to be blazingly fast Internet service, has your Netflix started streaming as slowly as a three-toed sloth? Netflix and others say your Internet …

    Is your Internet service fast enough for streaming?

    Despite the high price you're paying for what's supposed to be blazingly fast Internet service, has your Netflix started streaming as slowly as a three-toed sloth? Netflix and others say your Internet service needs to run at at least 5Mbps for streaming HD shows and movies—streaming 4K videos requires much greater speed—but …

  • Higher interest rates revive adjustable-rate loans

    The highest interest rates of the year are breathing new life into mortgage products that were more popular during the last housing boom.

    Higher interest rates revive adjustable-rate loans

    The highest interest rates of the year are breathing new life into mortgage products that were more popular during the last housing boom.

  • Why aren't more new homes being built?

    More than 60 percent of builders surveyed in May reported that the overall supply of developed lots is low.

    Why aren't more new homes being built?

    More than 60 percent of builders surveyed in May reported that the overall supply of developed lots is low.

 
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