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Understanding 'aging suites' and mother-in-law units

With the cost of care-giving facilities and services soaring, it may be more affordable for parents to move in with their children.

Full-time, part-time rental owners have more tools

Helpful tools that enable vacation owners to run their businesses more efficiently also are on the rise.

Targeting the rich: Broker opens office in Rolls dealership

While shoppers peruse cars, they'll also be tempted to "find a home for their new car."

Lake Tahoe getaway sells for $1.6 million in bitcoins

The sale is the latest in a string of residential real estate transactions in the past year that have used the virtual currency.

Tax-free cash from a short-term reunion

Owners can derive tax-free income from renting their home or getaway, provided they rent it out for 15 days or fewer and don't claim any of the tax deductions typically allowed on rental property such as for depreciation or maintenance.

World's priciest home - nearly $23,000 a square foot

The 4,661-square-foot home features four bedrooms, a private pool, a garden, rooftop terrace, and a carport that can accommodate two cars.

Four tips to get an offer accepted

Buyers should avoid waiving the home inspection or appraisal contingency simply to get their offer approved.

Qualified mortgage rules cut approvals, lenders say

New mortgage rules enacted this year are prompting banks to issue fewer home loans, according to a Federal Reserve Board report released this week.

Bigger than boomers: Millennials now prime target

The Millennial generation is larger than the baby boomers - 87 million versus 76 million - and they're expected to be a huge force in the real estate market in the coming years.

When home rises $1,000, more than 200,000 priced out

For every $1,000 increase in the cost of median-priced new homes, an estimated 206,269 households are pushed out of the market, according to a new study by the National Association of Home Builders.