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The rise of the high-rise

by Amy Scott Jan 21, 2020
As more and more people want the amenities of urban living, there's nowhere to build but up.
At 44 stories, Baltimore's new 414 Light Street is the tallest apartment building in Maryland.
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Retailers find value in their bricks and mortar

by Amy Scott Jan 7, 2020
Bed Bath & Beyond is the latest to sell stores ... only to lease them back.
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Positive signs for the housing market heading into 2020

by Mitchell Hartman Dec 24, 2019
2019 started out on a down note, with 30-year mortgage rates having spiked just below 5%.
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Are affordable houses making a comeback?

by Amy Scott Nov 26, 2019
Analysts say smaller, cheaper houses are on the horizon.
A "price reduced" sign on a home for sale in Royal Oak, Michigan.
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House bidding wars fall to a 10-year low

by Amy Scott Nov 14, 2019
Real estate brokerage Redfin says just one in ten offers faced competition in October.
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What the GOP tax plan is doing to home values

by David Brancaccio Oct 10, 2019
A new report says the GOP tax plan is making home values lower than they’d otherwise be in some parts of the country.
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Adventures in Housing

Introducing "Adventures in Housing"

by Amy Scott Aug 28, 2019
A series about how we live today. But to make it work, we need your input.
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Lots of housing markets are still affordable

by Amy Scott Jun 27, 2019
It all depends where you're looking.
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Why low mortgage rates don’t always mean more home sales

by Justin Ho Jun 25, 2019
New home sales are down, even though mortgage rates are down, too. But low mortgages aren't the deciding factor when it comes to buying a home.
A sale-pending sign is posted in front of a home in San Francisco.
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Abandoned towns in Spain are selling for as little as $100,000

by Lucia Benavides Jun 17, 2019
One real estate company has made a business out of assisting struggling rural towns.
 A man walks through a deserted street in Villacanas, Spain, which was abandoned as the main factory closed in 2012.
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