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Chinese billionaire dumps huge London real estate deal

One of China's richest men drops plans to buy $600 million of London real estate as his overseas deal-making comes under scrutiny from the Chinese government.


Posted on 22 August 2017 | 5:09 am

Thinking of buying a house? Here's where to start

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Posted on 14 August 2017 | 8:53 am

How to save enough money for a down payment on a home

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Posted on 11 August 2017 | 7:09 am

Does the American Dream no longer include homeownership?

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Posted on 24 July 2017 | 7:41 am

U.S. home sales to foreigners surge 49% to new record

Foreigners and recent immigrants spent $153 billion buying American homes over the course of the last year, according to the National Association of Realtors.


Posted on 18 July 2017 | 8:41 am

7 first-time homebuyer mistakes to avoid

It's tough being a first-time buyer in today's housing market. Don't make it even harder (or more expensive) for yourself by making these common mistakes.


Posted on 28 June 2017 | 10:23 am

4 costs you haven't factored into your homebuying budget

Out-of-pocket costs that crop up during the homebuying process, or even when you're moving in, can put an unexpected strain on your already-hurting bank account.


Posted on 26 June 2017 | 7:32 am

Home prices are sky high, but mortgages are still cheap

Home prices have reached another record high, and buyers are feeling the pressure. But there has been one saving grace for buyers: mortgage rates.


Posted on 23 June 2017 | 7:31 am

39 million households are paying more for housing than they can afford

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Posted on 16 June 2017 | 10:28 am

Best cities for first-time homebuyers

A recent Zillow analysis on the best markets for first-time homebuyers finds that the best deals are in the Southeast and the Midwest.


Posted on 16 June 2017 | 8:47 am

Where should I stash my down payment savings?

If buying a house is on your short-term to-do list, experts say keep your down payment funds liquid. Looking to buy further down the road? You have some more options.


Posted on 15 June 2017 | 6:59 am

Homebuying secrets from the real estate battlefield

In the middle of your house hunt and feeling a bit overwhelmed? We talked to recent home buyers to get their tips for navigating the market.


Posted on 9 June 2017 | 6:33 am

3 million first-time homebuyers have been shut out of the market

Over the past 10 years, three million first-time home buyers have been shut out of the housing market, according to a new report.


Posted on 8 June 2017 | 9:05 am

Here's how long it takes to save for a down payment

Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle Millennials face when it comes to buying a home. And in some major cities, it will take at least a decade to save enough to put 20% down.


Posted on 7 June 2017 | 8:10 am

Why buying a condo at 29 was a financial windfall

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Posted on 6 June 2017 | 7:12 am

These are the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.

Looking to make a move to a new city? Here are the 10 fastest growing large cities in the U.S., according to the Census Bureau.


Posted on 2 June 2017 | 7:01 am

First time home buyer? Here's what you need to know

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Posted on 1 June 2017 | 12:03 pm

4 things first-time homebuyers need to know

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Posted on 11 May 2017 | 12:27 pm

What will your monthly mortgage payment be?

In the market for a new home? Or planning to refinance? Find out what your monthly payment will be.


Posted on 2 February 2015 | 7:53 am

Was my home a good investment?

Calculate the return on your home and how it compares to returns on stocks, bonds and overall home prices.


Posted on 5 November 2013 | 8:10 am