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Why real estate investors & homebuyers think Memphis is pretty rock ‘n’ roll

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Home to three Fortune 500 companies, one King of rock ‘n’ roll, and the largest pork barbecue-cooking competition in the world, Memphis is also coming into …

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You could actually afford to live in these 15 American beach towns

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If you’re looking for a beach town to live in that won’t break the bank, you’re in luck. There are plenty of affordable beach towns in …

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Why homeowners in this state are facing an insurance crisis

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  Florida has generated reams of feverish headlines lately for controversies about the teaching of sex and gender issues in public schools, and whether the Disney …

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At $32.5M asking, this San Diego home could set a new record

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In the hilly, seaside neighborhood of La Jolla in San Diego, a new cliffside mansion has recently hit the market. And it’s holding headlines with its ambitious asking price …

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Take a look inside Bob Hope’s $29M estate

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Billionaire Ron Burkle seems to have changed his mind about his ambitions plans for Bob Hope’s estate in Los Angeles’ Toluca Lake. When the investor / …

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The hottest real estate markets of 2022 (so far)

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  The coronavirus pandemic saw many real estate markets leap upward. Some saw home prices jump over 40% in a single year!   Pick your reason …

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Can real estate help you retire early?

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While people have been retiring early since there was work to shirk, the “FIRE movement” went mainstream in the early 2010s, popularized by Mr. Money Mustache and a …

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Your ultimate guide to buying a single-family home

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It’s no secret that the price tags of single-family homes (the ideal dwelling in terms of space, independence, and resale value) have spiked, and many current …

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Here’s why new home sales are plunging across the US

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  Sales of new single-family houses dropped for the fourth consecutive month in the United States, as potential home buyers face a perfect storm of unfavorable conditions. …

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Do you really save money when utilities are included in rent?

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  Property owners have the opportunity, in most cities, to decide whether they want to include utilities in their tenants’ rent. While it may simplify matters …

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Is a multi-family home a good investment for you?

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  Multifamily property has the power to generate cash flow and build wealth. Yet it also has the power to drain you of your free time …

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Got the market ‘slowdown scaries?’ Here’s why it may actually be good for homebuyers

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  Slowdown Scaries There are a number of indicators that attempt to predict a slowdown before it starts, one of which is the Conference Board’s Leading …

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This striking desert oasis will give you serious home envy

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The minimalist contemporary home was designed by LA-based architectural firm Woods + Dangaran and sits in the hillside enclave of Desert Palisades. Image Credit: Joe Fletcher …

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Why real estate investors think they can win big in this Florida city

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  One could argue that Jacksonville’s less-than-stellar reputation in pop culture (think cultural backwater populated by hillbillies, a city that couldn’t supply enough hotel rooms at …

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Here’s how much real estate $1M will get you around the world

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So, you’ve got a million dollars burning a hole in your pocket and you’re looking to put a luxury roof over your head? Using data from Knight Frank, this …

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Can you really pay off a mortgage in just 5 years?

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  Paying off your mortgage ahead of time might sound like an incredibly savvy thing to do, and in some cases, it is. But it’s not …

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Ready to buy a home? Watch out for this affect of inflation

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  While the inflation rate doesn’t directly impact mortgage rates, the two tend to move in tandem. Rising inflation can shrink purchasing power as prices of …

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These home upgrade costs increased the most during Covid

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  While stuck at home at the start of Covid-19, many Americans decided to finally tackle home renovations they had on their to-do lists for years. …

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Seniors, here’s how to find the right retirement housing

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  Retirement housing isn’t just about location, location, location! One of the many wonderful aspects of being a retiree is the freedom to explore the wide …

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Why aren’t more homebuyers comparing mortgage rates

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  Can you be sure you snagged the lowest mortgage rate possible if you didn’t compare offers from different lenders? For many American homeowners surveyed by …

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Can you really afford to be a homeowner right now?

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  Buying your first home is a milestone that’s often wrought with emotion. You may feel excited, exhilarated and exhausted all at once — and for …

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Can you really afford to be a homeowner right now?

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  Buying your first home is a milestone that’s often wrought with emotion. You may feel excited, exhilarated and exhausted all at once — and for …

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New US homes come at a new record-high price

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  New single-family homes built and sold in the U.S. are growing increasingly pricey. While in 2002, the average price of such a home was $228,700, …

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How to find the best contractor for your home project

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  You’re ready to make home improvements. When looking for a trustworthy pro, it’s a good idea to get referrals, check references, get bids, and nail …

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The world’s most expensive real estate market

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  Big cities like Hong Kong or San Francisco are well-known for their expensive real estate markets. But there are also a lot of housing markets …

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Are we in another housing market bubble? Will it burst again?

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  The housing market is out of control in many areas of the country, with record-high home prices and record-low inventories. Prices had been steadily increasing since 2012, …

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Just how much home does $1,500 get you across the US?

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  A RentCafe analysis of Yardi Matrix data has revealed the U.S. city where renters get the most space on average for a monthly outlay of $1,500. You …

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Most Americans can’t afford a home in these US cities

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  Rising interest rates have a great impact on affordability of single-family homes. But what types of buyers and investors will face the greatest headwinds? And …

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Here’s the real reason home prices are still so high

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  U.S. home prices have kept on climbing in the pandemic housing boom, leaving many potential buyers wondering how they can afford a place of their own …

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Still trying to buy a home? We may have some good news…

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  Growing Supply The run-up in housing prices over the last two years has been well documented. As large numbers of people stopped renting and bought …