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Swedish lawmakers agree to abolish mortgage tax deduction, disagree on timing

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(Getty) Swedish lawmakers are ready to cut a mortgage tax deduction to rein in a runaway housing market, but disagree over when to do it. Home prices in the Scandinavian country shot up nearly 13.2 percent in the first quarter of 2021 from the same period a year earlier, according to Bloomberg. That’s [...]

“Why are we building houses if we don’t have enough water?”: Towns react to scarcity

Towns and cities have begun restricting housing construction to save their supply of H2O. (iStock)
Towns and cities have begun restricting housing construction to save their supply of H2O. (iStock) The increasingly scarce supply of water is starting to have an impact on real estate development in some parts of the Western U.S. Towns and cities have begun restricting housing construction to save their supply of H2O, [...]

Germany’s Zirkelstein “tabletop” mountain hits market for $235K

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An image of the mountain (Getty) A literally picturesque “tabletop” mountain in Germany is on the market for $235,000. The Zirkelstein is part of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains and is Saxon Switzerland’s smallest table hill, according to Zenger News. The property is listed on eBay. The property consists of a wooded hill with [...]

London luxury homes sell at feverish pace

London luxury homes sell at feverish pace
(iStock) Luxury homes in London sold at breakneck pace in the first half of 2021. There were 237 deals that closed above $6.8 million, according to Mansion Global. That tally was 59 percent over the first half of 2020, but more tellingly, it was 61 percent more than the first half of [...]

Toll Brothers' record shows the housing boom has no end in sight

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Should I get a fixed- or adjustable-rate mortgage?

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Zillow buys a mortgage lender and the stock tanks

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Looking for a home in Berlin or Budapest? Prepare to pay more

Europe took 11 of the top 20 spots on a ranking of cities with the largest price increases in the first quarter, according to global property agency Knight Frank. [...]