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  • A $4.2 million pile of rocks in Arizona -- with an astonishing (and risque) ancient secret

    Built into an outcropping of billion-year-old boulders, this house is not only an architectural gem but a historical one. Petroglyphs suggest it was an ancient fertility site.

    Built into an outcropping of billion-year-old boulders, this house is not only an architectural gem but a historical one. Petroglyphs suggest it was an ancient fertility site.

  • 6 Popular Choices for Eco-Friendly Flooring

    Learn more about six ways you can seek out flooring that is kind to the environment.

    Learn more about six ways you can seek out flooring that is kind to the environment.

  • A manhole cover in this home's floor led to secret speakeasy

    In 1906, the San Francisco property was a store with living quarters upstairs. Richard and Dina Dwyer rebuilt the bar and transformed the home into a thing of beauty.

    In 1906, the San Francisco property was a store with living quarters upstairs. Richard and Dina Dwyer rebuilt the bar and transformed the home into a thing of beauty.

  • This will be a good year for housing: Economist

    The real estate market has been constrained by tight supply and tight credit, but one economist says this is why it will be a good year.

    This will be a good year for housing: Economist

    The real estate market has been constrained by tight supply and tight credit, but one economist says this is why it will be a good year.

  • A rare glimpse into Tommy Lee Jones' private world

    Jones' demand for privacy is legendary, so the public takes what it can get. At the moment, that's the Florida polo farm and nature preserve he's selling for $20 million.

    Photos: Tommy Lee Jones' polo ranch in Florida

    Jones' demand for privacy is legendary, so the public takes what it can get. At the moment, that's the Florida polo farm and nature preserve he's selling for $20 million.

  • Manhattan's tony housing market takes a break

    Sales of Manhattan homes, both co-ops and condominiums, fell nearly 20 percent in the first quarter this year.

    Manhattan's tony housing market takes a break

    Sales of Manhattan homes, both co-ops and condominiums, fell nearly 20 percent in the first quarter this year.

  • Photos: Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith's $16.1M mansion in Los Angeles' Hancock Park

    The dramatic estate was designed in 1925 by the architect of the Hoover Dam.

  • 'Stale' homes are tightening up the housing market

    Homes that have languished on the market for more than a month with no buyer interest are hurting the spring housing market.

    'Stale' homes are tightening up the housing market

    Homes that have languished on the market for more than a month with no buyer interest are hurting the spring housing market.

  • New home sales hit 481,000 in March, versus 510,000 unit estimate

    This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters forecast a drop in new home sales to 510,000 units in March.

    New home sales hit 481,000 in March, versus 510,000 unit estimate

    This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters forecast a drop in new home sales to 510,000 units in March.

  • These retailers pay the highest rents

    Cowen & Co. broke down which retailers are paying the most rent per square foot, as well as which rake in the most sales per square foot.

    These retailers pay the highest rents

    Cowen & Co. broke down which retailers are paying the most rent per square foot, as well as which rake in the most sales per square foot.

  • Cost of housing soars: How high can it go?

    The median price of a single-family home sold in March was up 8.7 percent, twice the gains housing was seeing a year ago. What's behind rising prices?

    Cost of housing soars: How high can it go?

    The median price of a single-family home sold in March was up 8.7 percent, twice the gains housing was seeing a year ago. What's behind rising prices?

  • Mortgage applications rise 2.3%, led by homebuyers

    Buyers are returning to the housing market in ever growing numbers, as indicated by continued gains in loan applications to purchase a home.

    Mortgage applications rise 2.3%, led by homebuyers

    Buyers are returning to the housing market in ever growing numbers, as indicated by continued gains in loan applications to purchase a home.

  • This city may lose its skyscraper crown

    Skyscraper rents in Hong Kong are still the world's highest, but the city is in danger of losing its crown to New York, Knight Frank said.

    This city may lose its skyscraper crown

    Skyscraper rents in Hong Kong are still the world's highest, but the city is in danger of losing its crown to New York, Knight Frank said.

  • Art, real estate are the new gold: BlackRock CEO

    Gold is being replaced as a store of wealth by a new breed of investments, according to BlackRock CEO Laurence D. Fink. Here's where the rich are stashing their wealth.

    Art, real estate are the new gold: BlackRock CEO

    Gold is being replaced as a store of wealth by a new breed of investments, according to BlackRock CEO Laurence D. Fink. Here's where the rich are stashing their wealth.

  • Why Kaisa's default isn't a sign of more to come

    Despite fears Kaisa's dollar-bond default may herald of a wave of more to come from China, the property developer's troubles may be more of a one-off soap opera.

    Why Kaisa's default isn't a sign of more to come

    Despite fears Kaisa's dollar-bond default may herald of a wave of more to come from China, the property developer's troubles may be more of a one-off soap opera.

  • Photos: Demi Moore's New York penthouse

    Her triplex sits atop the south tower of the San Remo building on the Upper West Side.

  • 12 Ways to Enhance Your Outdoor Space

    Determine where you want the focal point to be and use these 12 tips on how to enhance your outdoor space.

    Determine where you want the focal point to be and use these 12 tips on how to enhance your outdoor space.

  • ESPN calls foul on Verizon FiOS Custom TV

    Shortly after announcing Custom TV, a streamlined, customizable TV package that targets would-be cord cutters, Verizon was told that its current contract with ESPN doesn't allow it to offer the sports …

    Shortly after announcing Custom TV, a streamlined, customizable TV package that targets would-be cord cutters, Verizon was told that its current contract with ESPN doesn't allow it to offer the sports giant's channels as part of a separate, add-on package. Announced last week, the Verizon FiOS Custom TV plan combines broadband …

  • Tiny Seattle house takes a final stand

    A tiny house walled in by a shopping mall in Seattle, similar to the movie "Up," is being auctioned on Monday, leaving its future uncertain.

    Tiny Seattle house takes a final stand

    A tiny house walled in by a shopping mall in Seattle, similar to the movie "Up," is being auctioned on Monday, leaving its future uncertain.

  • For retirees, downsizing has many upsides

    While many retirees opt to downsize their living arrangements to save money, a move should also be about location and quality of life, say experts.

    For retirees, downsizing has many upsides

    While many retirees opt to downsize their living arrangements to save money, a move should also be about location and quality of life, say experts.

  • George Lucas strikes back...with affordable homes

    George Lucas plans to build an affordable-housing complex in the same neighborhood that denied his film studio there almost three years ago.

    George Lucas strikes back...with affordable homes

    George Lucas plans to build an affordable-housing complex in the same neighborhood that denied his film studio there almost three years ago.

  • Rupert Murdoch's penthouse on sale for $72 million

    For a hefty $72 million, Rupert Murdoch's penthouse in One Madison, Manhattan is on the market, the Wall Street Journal reported.

    Rupert Murdoch's penthouse on sale for $72 million

    For a hefty $72 million, Rupert Murdoch's penthouse in One Madison, Manhattan is on the market, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Real Housewife Ramona Singer lists Hamptons mansion for rent

    It's the same home where she reportedly caught her husband cheating. It's rumored that the Singers will sell in the fall to settle their divorce.

    Photos: Real Housewife Ramona Singer's Hamptons mansion for rent

    It's the same home where she reportedly caught her husband cheating. It's rumored that the Singers will sell in the fall to settle their divorce.

  • Peek into home of 'Empire's' Lucious Lyon -- owned in real life by strip-club mogul

    Sam Cecola, owner of Chicago's (in)famous Admiral Theatre, has had his own run-ins with the law.

    Photos: Lucious Lyon's "Empire" house

    Sam Cecola, owner of Chicago's (in)famous Admiral Theatre, has had his own run-ins with the law.

  • Bjork is selling humble Iceland summerhouse

    The singer has owned the 1,000-square-foot cottage for almost 13 years. She's asking $205,000.

    Photos: Bjork's summerhouse in Iceland

    The singer has owned the 1,000-square-foot cottage for almost 13 years. She's asking $205,000.

  • Second-home real estate play is hot-for now

    With interest rates projected to rise and inventory tight, the window for purchasing a second home at an affordable price may be starting to close.

    Second-home real estate play is hot-for now

    With interest rates projected to rise and inventory tight, the window for purchasing a second home at an affordable price may be starting to close.

  • 13 Ways to Instantly Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

    If you’re trying to sell your home this spring, consider the following ways to increase the curb appeal of your home to attract prospective buyers and give your home an edge on the market.

    If you’re trying to sell your home this spring, consider the following ways to increase the curb appeal of your home to attract prospective buyers and give your home an edge on the market.

  • Indianapolis 'pimp house,' possibly the Midwest's tackiest mansion, is now less than half-price

    It's actually five regular ranch homes cobbled together by a pimp turned construction mogul named Jerry Hostetler, whose taste in dolphin statues and the like is notorious.

    Photos: Indianapolis 'pimp house'

    It's actually five regular ranch homes cobbled together by a pimp turned construction mogul named Jerry Hostetler, whose taste in dolphin statues and the like is notorious.

  • Jack Welch: Why financial services a 'changed game'

    Former GE boss Jack Welch tells CNBC the deal to break up the company he helped create was a smart move since times have changed.

    Jack Welch: Why financial services a 'changed game'

    Former GE boss Jack Welch tells CNBC the deal to break up the company he helped create was a smart move since times have changed.

  • Philly housing lifted by grads who stick around

    Graduates from the plethora of Philadelphia colleges could boost a reviving housing market in the city.

    Philly housing lifted by grads who stick around

    Graduates from the plethora of Philadelphia colleges could boost a reviving housing market in the city.

 
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