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Zillow Buying Trulia to Build Real Estate Titan

REAL ESTATE | By Mae Anderson | Wednesday Jul 30, 2014
Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining. Real estate website operator Zillow Inc. is buying its rival in a $3.5 billion deal that will make the biggest player in the online real estate information market.

Evicted tenants and partners Alison Panko, left, and Oona Hanawalt sit in their apartment on 25th Street in the Mission.

Queer SF Couple Fights Eviction

REAL ESTATE | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Jul 28
A San Francisco same-sex couple is fighting their landlords' efforts to evict them from their apartment.

A home for sale in Alameda, Calif.

Average US 30-year Mortgage Rate at 4.13 Pct.

REAL ESTATE | Jul 25
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates were stable to slightly higher this week, remaining near their lows for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average for a 30-year loan was 4.13 percent, unchanged from last week.

5 Tips for Selling Your Home at the Best Price

REAL ESTATE | Jul 24
The rebound in U.S. home values over the past couple of years has placed many homeowners in a better position to sell their home for a profit. Here are five tips on how to get your home sold for the best price.

A patio garden view shows the connected sections of seven-story modern modular apartment building called the Stack.

Stackable Apartments Arise in NYC

REAL ESTATE | By Jennifer Peltz | Jul 23
In a city piled high with ambitious architecture, a seven-floor structure off the beaten path boasts a distinction of its own: It's billed as the first multistory, modular-built apartment building to open in the nation's apartment capital.

Man Mortgages His Home To Pay For Bigger Penis

REAL ESTATE | By EDGE | Jul 20
An Australian man with a "micro penis" mortgaged his home to come up with the $18,000 to $50,000 it will cost for surgeries to make his member more memorable.

Tony West, the Justice Department's lead negotiator announced at the Justice Department in Washington that Citigroup will pay $7 billion to settle an investigation into risky subprime mortgages, the type that helped fuel the financial crisis.

Citigroup to Pay $7B in Subprime Mortgages Probe

REAL ESTATE | By Eric Tucker, Mark Sherman | Jul 15
Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said "shattered lives."

Missouri Woman Learns Serial Killer Lived in Her Home

REAL ESTATE | Jul 15
Missouri resident Catrina McGhaw asked to be let out of her lease after she learned about her home's unpleasant past. Gayle King reports.

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) President and CEO, Pamela Prince-Eason

Women Want Contracts? Work Harder, CEO Says

REAL ESTATE | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Jul 12
Pamela Prince-Eason isn't letting women business owners off the hook - if they want more contracts with big corporations or the government, they have to work harder to get them than they do now.

Home for sale in the Coconut Grove neighborhood in Miami.

Average Rate on 30-Year Mortgages Dips This Week

REAL ESTATE | By Martin Crutsinger | Jul 8
Average U.S. mortgage rates are near historically low levels. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average rate for a 30-year loan dipped to 4.12 percent, down from 4.14 last week.

Author John Cheever’s Suburban NY Home for Sale

REAL ESTATE | Jul 7
The historic suburban New York home of late author John Cheever is on the market for $525,000.