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Key Factors to Consider on Interest-Only Mortgages

By Alex Veiga | Aug 28
The loans can lower monthly mortgage payments by letting borrowers put off paying the principal on their loan for several years. When the interest-only period ends, the borrower's monthly payment spikes.

Boomerang Home Buyers Poised to Return to Market with a Roar

By Tamara Lush | Aug 25
Seven years after the real estate bust, many who lost their homes have rebuilt their credit and are back in the market. Experts say these boomerang buyers will be an important segment of the real estate market in the coming years.

Alicia Keys Puts NJ Home on Market for $15M

Aug 21
Officials say Alicia Keys has put her 32-room northern New Jersey home and an adjacent property on the market with an asking price of $14.9 million.

Average US Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Eases to 3.93 Pct

Aug 21
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged lower this week, with the key 30-year loan rate remaining under 4 percent.

Who Says Bigger is Better? College Student Lives in Tiny House

Aug 20
A college student in Vermont is living in a 96-square-foot house he built to reduce his carbon footprint - and save money.

High Housing Costs Raise an Obstacle for Women Fleeing Abuse

By Colleen Long | Aug 19
Those fleeing domestic violence nationwide are struggling with a critical piece of recovery: finding a permanent home. As rents skyrocket and waiting lists for public housing grow, victims often end up homeless for years - or go back to their abusers.

Why Americans Are Waiting Longer Than Ever to Buy First Homes

By Josh Boak | Aug 17
Short of cash and unsettled in their careers, young Americans are waiting longer than ever to buy their first homes.

Fund Manager Q&A: Real Estate Funds Can Rebound

By Alex Veiga | Aug 17
It's a great time to be a landlord. You just wouldn't know it by looking at how real estate investment trusts are faring this year. Demand for apartments, storage space and other commercial real estate has grown as the economy adds jobs at a solid clip.

Turning Empty Spaces Into Art Installations

By Ula Ilnytzky | Aug 11
No Longer Empty is a nonprofit arts group that seeks out empty and underutilized spaces for art installations throughout New York City.

US Construction Spending Rose a Slight 0.1 Pct in June

By Martin Crutsinger | Aug 6
U.S. construction spending increased in June by the smallest amount in five months as a big drop in nonresidential building activity offset a third straight increase in home building.

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