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Derek Jeter is selling a century-old castle in New York for $14.75 million
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Derek Jeter is selling a century-old castle in New York for $14.75 million

Derek Jeter, former professional baseball player and current part owner of the MLB’s Miami Marlins, is looking to score on the sale of his...

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Weekend roundup: Testing Social Security calculators | Investors love GE’s breakup | Should Berkshire Hathaway be split up?
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Weekend roundup: Testing Social Security calculators | Investors love GE’s breakup | Should Berkshire Hathaway be split up?

MarketWatch rounds up 10 of its most interesting topics over the past week. 1. Squeezing every dollar out of Social Security Deciding when to take...

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Cushman & Wakefield’s IPO: 5 things to know
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Cushman & Wakefield’s IPO: 5 things to know

Cushman & Wakefield, a giant real-estate services firm, has filed for an initial public offering, it said in June, citing its past record of...

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We’re probably at peak housing. Here’s what that means.
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We’re probably at peak housing. Here’s what that means.

In May, sales of previously-owned homes slumped, the second month in a row of declining sales. The National Association of Realtors, which tracks...

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The stock market is days away from setting a bearish record
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The stock market is days away from setting a bearish record

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE The U.S. stock market is a few days from hitting a notable milestone, but it isn’t one that investors will feel particularly...

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Mortgage rates slump as trade fears weigh on a housing market that’s running dry
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Mortgage rates slump as trade fears weigh on a housing market that’s running dry

Rates for home loans fell for the second week in a row as global trade skirmishes sent nervous investors into safe haven assets. The 30-year fixed...

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The Dow and S&P 500 blow their biggest intraday gain since February
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The Dow and S&P 500 blow their biggest intraday gain since February

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Wednesday relinquished its biggest point gain since February, as selling in shares of...

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Does cheap food at Walmart really help families?
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Does cheap food at Walmart really help families?

Walmart WMT, +1.95% has long been criticized for its adverse impact on small businesses and local wages, but new research indicates that the retail...

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Why high real-estate prices could unify Americans
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Why high real-estate prices could unify Americans

It’s hard to argue there are deep divisions between the so-called red and blue states in the U.S., but one thing seems to be bringing the country...

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Housing is the least affordable in 10 years — here’s what’s to blame
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Housing is the least affordable in 10 years — here’s what’s to blame

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: housing affordability is stretched — and getting worse. (If that doesn’t sound familiar, read more here, here,...

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To free Fannie and Freddie, their regulator may bypass do-nothing Congress
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To free Fannie and Freddie, their regulator may bypass do-nothing Congress

Is a Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac endgame finally in sight? For years, the two mortgage finance giants at the heart of the 2008 housing crisis have...

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Mortgage rates retreat, capping a grim spring selling season
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Mortgage rates retreat, capping a grim spring selling season

Rates for home loans pulled back in line with bond yields as trade war fears sent investors piling into safe assets. The 30-year fixed-rate...

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Boomers vs. millennials vs. Gen X: Who had it worse?
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Boomers vs. millennials vs. Gen X: Who had it worse?

It’s time to settle the debate on millennials once and for all. Where one person might call millennials entitled, another might say they were dealt...

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Amazon shares fall after Supreme Court ruling on sales tax, as brick-and-mortar retailers gain
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Amazon shares fall after Supreme Court ruling on sales tax, as brick-and-mortar retailers gain

Amazon.com Inc. shares slid 1.3% Thursday while bricks-and-mortar store operators rallied, after the Supreme Court ruled that states have the right...

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Cushman & Wakefield files for IPO that could raise about $1 billion
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Cushman & Wakefield files for IPO that could raise about $1 billion

Real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield filed preliminary plans for an initial public offering, hoping to cash in on the nine-year bull...

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Paint your front door this color and boost your home’s selling price by $6,200
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Paint your front door this color and boost your home’s selling price by $6,200

When it comes to paint color, homeowners may have reason to go back to black. Houses with front doors in shades of black — from charcoal to jet —...

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Angelo Mozilo has identified the real victim of the housing bubble: Him
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Angelo Mozilo has identified the real victim of the housing bubble: Him

Former Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo is regarded by many as one of the villains of the financial crisis, as his company was the top mortgage lender...

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Housing starts roar to an 11-year high in May
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Housing starts roar to an 11-year high in May

The numbers: Housing starts ran at a seasonally adjusted annual 1.35 million annual rate in May, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Permits were...

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The state of the nation’s housing: stagnant, unequal, far too expensive
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The state of the nation’s housing: stagnant, unequal, far too expensive

Housing in America may be a microcosm of the nation itself: a bit less dynamic, far more costly and uncomfortably more unequal than we’d like. That...

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Save yourself time and money by traveling like a minimalist
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Save yourself time and money by traveling like a minimalist

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. If you’re looking to save money on a vacation, you could spend hours researching and...

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These grocery-shopping hacks could save your family $525 a year
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These grocery-shopping hacks could save your family $525 a year

Most of us easily drop $100 at the grocery store each week, and, for parents with kids in the house, that number skyrockets to more than $160 per...

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Goldman downgrades online real-estate stocks as housing headwinds loom
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Goldman downgrades online real-estate stocks as housing headwinds loom

Goldman Sachs on Monday downgraded two real-estate stocks as housing-market challenges persist and the end of the spring selling season looms. In a...

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I asked my son to buy a condo unit with me as an investment — now I want my money
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I asked my son to buy a condo unit with me as an investment — now I want my money

Dear Moneyist, Due to the rising house market in 2013, I encouraged my son to buy a condo unit in Charlestown, a part of Boston, while it was still...

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3 big lifestyle moves to make so you can retire early
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3 big lifestyle moves to make so you can retire early

When I tell people that I’ve retired early I get a variety of reactions. But once the surprise (which is always part of the reaction in some...

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The case for moving to a retirement community
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The case for moving to a retirement community

About 5% of American elderly now live in senior living communities. Florida’s The Villages is the country’s fastest-growing and largest retirement...

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Want a good deal on a home? Follow the tourists to these sunny locales
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Want a good deal on a home? Follow the tourists to these sunny locales

While home values skyrocket nationwide, housing markets in some of the country’s most popular vacation destinations have been slower to take off....

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10 cities where people are most financially secure (only 4 are on the West Coast)
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10 cities where people are most financially secure (only 4 are on the West Coast)

If you live in Honolulu or Virginia Beach, you’re probably doing better than someone living in Santa Ana, Calif., Detroit or Miami. A new ranking...

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Freddie Mac to help unemployed mortgage borrowers in high-need areas get a job
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Freddie Mac to help unemployed mortgage borrowers in high-need areas get a job

Mortgage financier Freddie Mac on Thursday announced a program to help unemployed homeowners find a job, part of the federally required initiative...

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Mortgage rates ricochet higher after brief lull
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Mortgage rates ricochet higher after brief lull

Rates for home loans rebounded, with the benchmark touching the second-highest level of 2018, after a brief respite for borrowers came to an end...

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Americans’ home equity is surging — and evolving
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Americans’ home equity is surging — and evolving

Home equity is surging, while options in an increasingly competitive housing market are being choked off, leading to some big shifts in the way...

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