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Buyers in expensive neighborhoods find more homes for sale
News 7 months ago
Buyers in expensive neighborhoods find more homes for sale

Home buyers in high-priced housing markets saw some relief in July, but it’s too early to tell whether that trend will continue. The inventory of...

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Pick your poison: Here are the best neighborhoods for real estate investing if you want income or if you want growth
News 7 months ago
Pick your poison: Here are the best neighborhoods for real estate investing if you want income or if you want growth

Are you a real estate investor looking for strong price growth and great cash flow? Good luck with that. It’s a truism among real estate...

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8 things you’re better off buying used
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8 things you’re better off buying used

You’ve probably heard buying secondhand is a good way to save more money. And that’s true—if you know how to do it right. That’s because it’s not...

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Facebook says WhatsApp will start making money next year
News 7 months ago
Facebook says WhatsApp will start making money next year

A week after Facebook Inc. stunned investors by saying its revenue growth would decline by a high-single-digit percentage for the rest of the year,...

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People like meal kits, but their business model is unsustainable
News 7 months ago
People like meal kits, but their business model is unsustainable

Meal kits were expected to overhaul dinner time in the U.S., helping busy workers indulge their love of cooking without the burden of shopping for...

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Young people are shunning construction jobs—and it’s hurting the housing market
News 7 months ago
Young people are shunning construction jobs—and it’s hurting the housing market

The construction business is having trouble attracting young job seekers. The share of workers in the sector who are 24 years old or younger has...

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Home price growth eases again, Case-Shiller reports
News 7 months ago
Home price growth eases again, Case-Shiller reports

The numbers: The S&P/Case-Shiller national index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.4% and was up 6.4% for the year in May. The 20-city index rose a...

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The new housing play: Helping priced-out renters become long-distance landlords
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The new housing play: Helping priced-out renters become long-distance landlords

Leland Char is a 28-year-old product manager for a large San Francisco-based tech company. He loves the Bay Area’s “very authentic Asian food and...

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Pending home sales advance in June after grim spring selling season
News 7 months ago
Pending home sales advance in June after grim spring selling season

The numbers: U.S. pending home sales rose 0.9% in June, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. What happened: NAR’s index, which tracks...

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Amazon Prime members are adopting Whole Foods benefits faster than previous perks
News 7 months ago
Amazon Prime members are adopting Whole Foods benefits faster than previous perks

As Amazon.com Inc. continues to bring Whole Foods Market into the Prime system, executives say members are integrating the grocery chain’s benefits...

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The slacker’s guide to saving money and building wealth
News 8 months ago
The slacker’s guide to saving money and building wealth

Building wealth sounds like something that requires endless amounts of time that, let’s be honest, many of us just don’t have. But the reality is...

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Half of U.S. homes are now more valuable than before the real-estate bubble burst
News 8 months ago
Half of U.S. homes are now more valuable than before the real-estate bubble burst

There’s a split emerging in the U.S. housing market: Some are becoming more valuable than ever, while others struggle to emerge from the financial...

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SuperValu shares soar 65% after United Natural Foods agrees to acquire grocery chain
News 8 months ago
SuperValu shares soar 65% after United Natural Foods agrees to acquire grocery chain

SuperValu Inc. shares soared 65% Thursday, after United Natural Foods Inc. said it has agreed to acquire the food distributor and grocery chain in...

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Nearly 2 million more homeowners confirms the enduring power of the American Dream
News 8 months ago
Nearly 2 million more homeowners confirms the enduring power of the American Dream

More Americans became homeowners in the spring, and the number of renters decreased, adding to evidence that consumers still aspire to ownership...

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Vanke to buy 4.9% stake in Cushman & Wakefield ahead of IPO
News 8 months ago
Vanke to buy 4.9% stake in Cushman & Wakefield ahead of IPO

China Vanke Co.’s 2202,-1.17% Vanke Service agreed to buy what would amount to a 4.9% stake in Cushman & Wakefield ahead of the firm’s planned...

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My brother borrowed $100,000 from my father before he died—how do we get it back?
News 8 months ago
My brother borrowed $100,000 from my father before he died—how do we get it back?

Dear Moneyist, My father lent my brother $100,000 to help remodel his home. There was a promissory note for $53,000 signed. The rest of the money...

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From tablecloths to tenants? Overstock makes a move into real estate
News 8 months ago
From tablecloths to tenants? Overstock makes a move into real estate

Overstock.com Inc. OSTK,-2.06% on Monday announced it was acquiring Houserie, a property management platform, as a first step into the real estate...

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How to help your grown kids buy a home
News 8 months ago
How to help your grown kids buy a home

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. When responsible first-time home buyers need help buying a home, the family bank can...

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Less than 20% of apartments are affordable for middle-income black renters
News 8 months ago
Less than 20% of apartments are affordable for middle-income black renters

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE In cities like New York and Miami, some residents could afford 5% or fewer rentals. See full story. We Want to Hear...

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Mortgage rates tick down, but can borrowers seize the opportunity?
News 8 months ago
Mortgage rates tick down, but can borrowers seize the opportunity?

Rates for home loans ticked down as the bond market moved sideways and the housing market made little headway. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage...

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Happy timeshare owners have these 5 things in common
News 8 months ago
Happy timeshare owners have these 5 things in common

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Many people are desperate to shed their timeshares. That provides bargains for timeshare...

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Business is booming in this ‘socialist hellhole’ — just look at the skyline
News 8 months ago
Business is booming in this ‘socialist hellhole’ — just look at the skyline

It’s no Dubai, but Seattle is king of cranes in the United States. For the third year in a row, the Emerald City has ridden the explosive growth of...

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Here’s where we want inequality — house prices
News 8 months ago
Here’s where we want inequality — house prices

When it comes to income and wealth, most people would say there should be less inequality. But what about housing? Online loan marketplace...

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Detroit has the country’s most unequal housing market—and that could be a good thing
News 8 months ago
Detroit has the country’s most unequal housing market—and that could be a good thing

Inequality could be good for housing markets. A new analysis from LendingTree, an online loan marketplace, examined the nation’s 50 largest...

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7 self-made millionaires and the books that changed their finances
News 8 months ago
7 self-made millionaires and the books that changed their finances

Millionaires come from all walks of life, but research shows they share some key habits that helped them climb (and stay) at the top of their...

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‘Real Housewives’ star gets real about money
News 8 months ago
‘Real Housewives’ star gets real about money

Bethenny Frankel probably first appeared on your radar as the witty, candid “Real Housewives of New York” star known for her memorable one-liners (...

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How to benefit from other people’s financial goofs
News 8 months ago
How to benefit from other people’s financial goofs

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Most of us have wasted money on ill-considered purchases or stuff we really couldn’t...

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Restaurants banning cell phones and your best chance at owning a home
News 8 months ago
Restaurants banning cell phones and your best chance at owning a home

We hope you had great Tuesdays, MarketWatchers! Here are your top stories in personal finance. Personal Finance All those lunchtime aerobics and...

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Your best—and worst—shot at buying a home is in these cities
News 8 months ago
Your best—and worst—shot at buying a home is in these cities

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Your ability to own a home is affected by where you live. Even people with modest incomes...

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Mortgages matter more than jobs to voters
News 8 months ago
Mortgages matter more than jobs to voters

Few American homeowners — or wannabe homeowners — think about the ease of the financial mechanism that delivers their white picket fence or...

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