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November
30

For Sale in Chile: A Modern Mediterranean Villa for $2.5 Million

After a robust recovery in 2021, Chile’s volatile housing market is sagging again as 2022 comes to a close, leading to gloomy forecasts.

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November
30

$750,000 Homes in Pennsylvania, Arizona and North Carolina

A Colonial Revival house in Villanova, a Spanish-style home in Phoenix and an Edwardian house in Wilmington.

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November
29

Discrimination Seeps Into Every Aspect of Home Buying for Black Americans

The National Association of Real Estate Brokers says discrimination is holding Black buyers back in all steps of the home buying process, starting with the rejection of a mortgage application.

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November
29

Fannie and Freddie get green light to buy $1M mortgages

The big run-up in home prices may have cooled, but the 2023 conforming loan limit is going up 12 percent to $727,200 in most parts of the country.

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November
29

It now costs $888 more to buy a home than to rent one: Report

The gap between buying a home and renting one has widened since 2020, "The Wall Street Journal" reports. It now costs $3,058 a month to buy an entry-level home.

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November
29

Will I have to sell real estate til I’m 70?

Do you know how much you need on hand to retire? Agent Lorraine Beato shares a cautionary tale about preparing now so that you are not selling homes well into your golden years to stay afloat.

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November
29

Soledad O’Brien’s Painted Hardwood Floors Spark Debate on a New Trend

The broadcast journalist recently painted the floors of her Florida bungalow. Some people loved the idea; others hated it.

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November
29

Corcoran Group and Savills expand relationship to encompass Miami

Corcoran Group agents in Miami can now refer clients to the London-based Savills' global network and vice versa, allowing access to buyers and sellers in more than 70 countries.

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