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Above the Law? Celebrity Estates Green Amid Water Restrictions

May 12
California starts restricting water use in a few weeks because of the state's devastating drought. Everyone is under orders to cut back, even celebrities who can afford to pay the fines--a new effort to spotlight big names who are also big water users.

Average US Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Rises to 3.8 Pct

May 8
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up this week to the highest level since mid-March.

$100M for a Home? Luxury Buyers Reach a New Threshold

May 4
The poshest of luxury homes are acquiring the cachet of a masterwork by Picasso or Matisse.

Tesla to Expand Battery Technology to Homes, Businesses

May 1
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is trying to steer his electric car company's battery technology into homes and businesses as part of an elaborate plan to reshape the power grid with millions of small power plants made of solar panels on roofs, batteries in garages.

US Home Prices Accelerated in February as Sales Rise

By Christopher S. Rugaber | Apr 29
U.S. home prices climbed at a faster pace in February than the previous month, driven by higher sales and a limited supply of available houses.

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky on Expansion Plans and Legal Battles

Apr 27
Airbnb, the site that now offers more than a million listings in over 190 countries, is launching its first worldwide television ad. However, the company still faces critics. "Time 100" honoree and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky discusses his lodging site.

US New-Home Sales Collapse in March

Apr 25
Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted in March, as the spring buying season opened with sharp declines in the Northeast and South. The Commerce Department said that new-home sales fell 11.4 percent last month.

Average US Rate on 30-year Mortgage Slips to 3.65 Pct

Apr 24
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates are down slightly this week and remain near historic lows. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the national average for a 30-year fixed -rate mortgage slipped to 3.65 percent from 3.67 percent last week.

US Home Sales Bounced Back in March, but Can the Gain Last?

Apr 23
U.S. home sales bloomed in March after a brutal winter, a sign of possible newfound momentum for housing.

Why Your Rent Will Rise Again This Year

Apr 22
Living in an apartment? Expect your rent to go up again. Renting has gotten increasingly expensive over the last five years. The average U.S. rent has climbed 14 percent to $1,124 since 2010, according to commercial property tracker Reis Inc.

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