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Mortgage rates up slightly in wake of China trade agreement

The 30-year fixed-rate average barely moves up, to 3.65 percent, following phase one of the trade deal. Source: New feed
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Would You Sell Your Home to an Algorithm?

The highly streamlined home-purchasing process known as iBuying is on the rise. Here are the markets embracing it the most. Source: New feed
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In Georgetown, residents of a historic neighborhood work hard to preserve it.

WHERE WE LIVE | A D.C. tourism mainstay has a redeveloped waterfront to go with its old-world charm. Source: New feed
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Is it best for a home buyer to invest $2,000 in points or in reducing the loan? Here’s how to figure that out.

TOWN SQUARE | The answer to whether to pay points or to reduce the loan depends partly on how long you plan to stay in the home. Source: New feed
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At a Sculptor’s Marrakesh Estate, a Menagerie of Whimsical Artwork

Jean-François Fourtou, known for his sculptures of animals, has channeled his creative energy to his 25-acre property in Morocco. Source: New feed
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Is a 400% Rent Increase the Future of Coney Island?

Gentrification looms over the “freakishness and fun-loving spirit” of the boardwalk. Source: New feed
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Seal Beach, Calif.: Small-Town Ambience on the Orange County Coast

A friendly community avoids the crowds of its better-known neighbors. Source: New feed
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Sweat equity can be a pushup to homeownership

Programs meld creative financing, economic education and elbow grease Source: New feed
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Hyde Park, N.Y.: A Gilded Age Getaway With a Friendly Vibe

There are affordable homes and plenty of things to do in this picturesque Dutchess County town. What’s missing: a town center and wastewater management. Source: New feed
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House Hunting in Alberta, Canada: A Timber Chalet in the Rockies

Outside the ski hub of Banff, a strong second-home market is lifting sales and prices. Not so in nearby Calgary. Source: New feed
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