The End of Suburbia is Nigh



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Young professionals are heading to cities and some have vowed to stay, forsaking the suburban life completely.

PETA Aborts Plan To Buy Jeffrey Dahmer’s Childhood Home



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A national animal rights organization has announced that it will drop plans to turn serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s former childhood home in the Cleveland area into a vegan restaurant, citing zoning issues, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Storm-Proof Trees Could Save Communities Millions



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Following a winter filled with snow and ice storms, more city officials in the Midwest and Northeast are taking a closer look at the stability of their trees and whether some tough choices need to be made to possibly cut damage costs of future storms.

Top 10 Hot Medical Real Estate Markets



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Medical commercial real estate is having the perfect storm. Baby boomers are entering their later years when more medical services are needed and Obamacare is moving into full force.

Baby Boomers Have Big Expectations For Retirement Homes



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Seventy percent of baby boomers say that the house they live in when they retire will be the best home they’ve ever had, according to a survey conducted by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. The survey had 1,000 respondents.

Pros, Cons, and Myths About Reverse Mortgages



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As the 77 million baby boomers enter retirement at a rate of 10,000 per day, the reverse mortgage marketplace is potentially $1.9 trillion according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, of which only about 10% has been penetrated to date. While this mortgage product has been around for decades, it’s affect on real estate markets […]

Home Sellers, Do You Place Your Trust in St. Joseph?



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Some home owners have long believed that a statue of St. Joseph buried in their yard can help bring about good luck with a quick sale. But a new study suggests that home owners tend to put that trust more in down markets than up markets.

Lawsuit Brought Against California for Diverting Housing Funds



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Three nonprofit home owner counseling organizations are suing California government officials, accusing the state’s governor of misappropriating $369 million in funds that were supposed to be used to help struggling home owners.

10% Of All Renters Want To Buy, But Can They?



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Ten percent of U.S. renters say they want to buy a home in the next year, according to a new survey of renters in the 20 largest housing markets by Zillow. That means if all the renters buy a home in the next year that would amount to about 4.2 million first-time home buyer sales

The American Dream For Rent



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Corporate America is buying up the American Dream of homeownership and putting it up for rent. Magnetar Capital LLC, has bought 1 out of every 11 homes in the Ohio town of Huber Heights and is now pushing for property-tax cuts that will gut the school district’s budget. In a capitalistic society, there is little […]