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A $1 million bet: The anatomy of a high-end house flip

A $1 million bet: The anatomy of a high-end house flip

One house flipper in Maryland invested a $1 million in the hopes of a quick sale. Here’s why.

Mortgage applications down 6% as rising rates take a toll

Mortgage applications down 6% as rising rates take a toll

The highest interest rates in a month are scaring consumers away from the mortgage market.

That swanky new rental apartment could finally be yours

That swanky new rental apartment could finally be yours

Rent growth has now been shrinking each quarter for a full year, driven largely by the high-end apartment market.

How to Reinvent a Room to Attract Buyers

How to Reinvent a Room to Attract Buyers

By Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating Thinking about remodeling but not sure it will pay off when it comes time to sell? According to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report, most room remodels and additions may only recoup up to 80 percent of the cost. And since time and money is […]

Mortgage Rates Spike Above 3-Month Highs

Mortgage Rates Spike Above 3-Month Highs

Mortgage rates rose abruptly this week. The move was initially motivated by an article suggesting the European Central Bank (ECB) was nearing consensus on the need to decrease the amount of bonds it’s buying. Such bond purchases have been a key motivat…

Worried about housing? You’re not alone

Worried about housing? You’re not alone

Rising mortgage rates, overheating home prices, pre-election jitters — reasons to lose confidence in the housing market are growing.

Hurricane Matthew could inflict $200 billion in damage to coastal homes

Hurricane Matthew could inflict $200 billion in damage to coastal homes

Just figuring for water damage, CoreLogic says the damage from Hurricane Matthew to homes along the coast could be extensive.