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10 Reasons Why Homeowners Have an Edge on Renters

ShutterstockThe homeownership rate remains relatively low. By Kimberly Palmer Homebuying has earned a bad rap in recent years: The subprime mortgage crisis and ensuing economic meltdown left many homeowners underwater, unable to pay their mortgage and even

Is Your Home Ready for Your Retirement?

ShutterstockConsider replacing doorknobs with handles. By Dave Bernard You may be more than ready to retire, but what about your home? If you hope to age in your current home it makes sense to prepare for the

Tech Protesters Get Personal, Target San Francisco Landlord

Jeff Chiu/The Associated PressHousing activists gather outside of City Hall in San Francisco on Jan. 21 to protest tech-worker shuttle buses. By Sarah McBride Demonstrations against the grip on San Francisco held by wealthy technology workers took

France Puts U.N. Ambassador’s NYC Apartment Up for Sale

Bebeto Matthews/The Associated PressThe French Foreign Ministry confirmed this week that the apartment at 740 Park Avenue was up for sale. By Jamey Keaten PARIS — France’s indebted government is selling the Park Avenue residence of its

Kenny Rogers’ Former Bel Air Home Listed for $65 Million

ZillowThe former home of singer Kenny Rogers was sold in 2010 for $12.2 million by author and L.A. socialite Nancy Davis. By Emily Heffter One of Bel Air’s most famous properties, The Liongate Estate at 616 Nimes

5 Kinds of People Who Shouldn’t Be Landlords

ShutterstockIf your weekends are reserved solely for “me” time, you should skip the idea of investing in real estate. By Leonard Baron Owning rental property can be a great long-term wealth-building tool that is available even to

Find Your Dream Home by First Discovering Your Needs

ShutterstockIt really helps to know what your “dream house” looks like. By Mary Boone You’ve been pre-approved and know what you can afford, but the hunt for your dream home is stalled because you don’t know what

For Rent: Houses Under 500 Square Feet

ZillowThis cozy cabin at 4304 Brush Hill Road in Nashville has a rustic feel with a water mill and simple furnishings. By Catherine Sherman With high rents in several parts of the country, it’s not uncommon to

Rihanna Lists Pacific Palisades Mansion for $14.995 Million

ZillowAlong with a pool, Rihanna’s modern mansion boasts walls of glass and a master suite with a double-sided fireplace. APRihanna By Emily Heffter Rihanna lived in her luxurious mansion in Los Angeles’ Pacific Palisades neighborhood just long

Con Edison Makes Compensation Payments in NY Gas Explosion

Julio Cortez/The Associated Press NEW YORK — Con Edison has made compensation payments to 87 survivors and residents displaced by the fatal building explosion last week in New York City. The utility says it began making the