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The 'Starbucks effect': Higher home prices

Living near a Starbucks has its benefits for homeowners, whether you're a coffee drinker or not.

The value of homes within a quarter-mile of a Starbucks rise faster than those that aren't, according to real estate research group Zillow.

With tens of ...

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'Walking Dead' town for sale

The faded downtown of a small town in Georgia, made famous by an appearance on "The Walking Dead," can now be yours for the right price.

Pre-fab apartments will be 250-350 square feet

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The answer to New York City's housing crisis: Smaller apartments

New York City has a housing problem: Real estate is too expensive, and there's not enough of it. The city is betting on solutions like My Micro NY, which is building prefabricated units that are 250-350 square feet.

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Home prices gain, but recovery is 'faltering'

Home prices rose last year, but the housing market recovery continued to lose steam.

The S&P Case/Shiller index of home prices in 20 major U.S. cities released Tuesday showed prices rose 4.5% in 2014. That compares with a 13.4% increase in 2013.

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Blacksburg mobile home park begins renovations

A new development aimed at low income families and seniors appears to be on track. Earlier this week, Blacksburg Town Council voted to help subsidize the project known as Fieldstone.

S.F. renters abandoning pets

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No dogs allowed: San Francisco's pet housing crisis

The housing crunch in San Francisco isn't just forcing out lower income renters, it's forcing out Fido, too. The animal welfare nonprofit SF SPCA says there's been a surge in owners abandoning their pets.

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Iconic Vegas casino faces wrecking ball

Riviera, one of the oldest and iconic Las Vegas casinos, could soon be demolished to make way for an expanding convention center.

The board of directors for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority will vote Friday on whether to buy the Riviera...

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Low down payments make a comeback

Borrowers who have steady income and good credit, but not much money in the bank, will find that it recently became easier to buy a home.

Down payment requirements, which rose after the subprime mortgage crisis, are easing again as lenders and mortga...

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  • S.F. renters abandoning pets

    Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

    No dogs allowed: San Francisco's pet housing crisis

    The housing crunch in San Francisco isn't just forcing out lower income renters, it's forcing out Fido, too. The animal welfare nonprofit SF SPCA says there's been a surge in owners abandoning their pets.

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    By Mark Fahey
  • Iconic Vegas casino faces wrecking ball

    Riviera marquee

    Loomis Dean/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

    Riviera, one of the oldest and iconic Las Vegas casinos, could soon be demolished to make way for an expanding convention center.

    The board of directors for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority will vote Friday on whether to buy the Riviera...

  • Recovery in home prices not expected until spring

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    Jerry Freeman/CNN

    Even though home prices are rebounding in some parts of the country the overall housing market won't start turning the corner until spring of next year, according to the latest forecast based on the Fiserv Case-Shiller indices.

  • Flood of foreclosures to hit the housing market

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    Mike Segar/Reuters

    The golden age for foreclosure squatters may soon be coming to an end now that the $26 billion mortgage settlement has been approved.

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