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25 Things You Should Know About Atlanta

Think you know everything about the City in a Forest?<p><b>1.</b> Atlanta was originally named Terminus and Marthasville (the latter for Governor Wilson …

What 6.5 Million Borrowers May Be Missing

About 6.5 million borrowers could likely qualify for and benefit from a traditional refinancing or the HARP program, according to a new report …

13 Incredibly Smart Tips To Be Happier From Mental Health Experts

Genius tips from people whose job it is to make you feel better.

How to Tell the Difference Between Your True Self and Your Everyday Self

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Connecticut's Copper Beech sells for a record $120 million

A 51-acre Greenwich, Conn., estate known as Copper Beech Farm sold for an eye-popping $120 million, the Greenwich Time reported.<p>Although the final …

Homebuyers face spring sticker shock

More potential buyers are out trolling the nation's neighborhoods for their dream homes. Unfortunately, they are finding little to look at and, even …

US sales of new homes leap 9.6 percent in January

Sales of new single-family homes surged to a 5½-year high in January, which could ease concerns of a sharp slowdown in the housing market.<p>The …

Four million more homeowners now 'above water'

Fast-rising home prices in 2013 gave U.S. borrowers back much-needed equity in their homes. The housing crash and subsequent plunge in prices during …

What happens to prices when Wall Street is your landlord

It was two years ago, almost to the day, that Warren Buffett said on CNBC he would buy up, "a couple hundred thousand" single family homes if it were …

Developer Turns Shipping Containers Into Student Housing

Converting shipping containers into homes is something that's been done successfully and stylishly for several years now, but a developer in South Africa is taking the process to another level with a student-housing project in Johannesburg. The just-completed project involves stacks of the shipping …

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Reverse mortgages: Safer, but far from risk-free

For years, manyolder Americans who were short on cash turned to reverse mortgages to solve their money troubles -- only to find themselves deeper in debt or, worse, losing their homes.<p>New federal rules have made reverse mortgages safer, but there are still some major pitfalls.<p>Reverse mortgages are …

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22 Things Happy People Do Differently

This article is from Chiara Fucarino. Enjoy!<p><b>Disclaimer: This article is not intended to address those with clinical depression or other mental</b> …

Retail Realm

The Little-Five-Points-ification of Atlantic Station continues! Not really, but along with a growing roster of local restaurants, AS has announced the addition of hip clothing retailer (and maker of disturbingly sexual ads) <b>American Apparel</b>, a line it will share with the hipster haven on Euclid …

Near Aquarium, Ground Breaks On Luckie-Marietta Hotel

Another downtown parking lot is about to bite the dust. At the northwest corner of Ivan Allen Boulevard and Luckie Street, catty-corner to the Georgia Aquarium, construction is under way on a new 150-room <b>Hyatt House</b> hotel, an extended-stay concept that officials say will feel like an upscale …

Report: ATL Visitors Should Venture Beyond Touristy Core

Travel pieces and service-y guides about Atlanta are endlessly amusing, and especially when they point out the free stuff many <b>ATLiens</b> take for granted. A recent report by the Associated Press, published widely from Abilene's daily paper to Newsday, highlights all the fun to be had for misers who …

Cobb Mansion Has Great Views — And A Superbly Awful Interior

2948 Summitop Road NE<p>Mother. Of. God. This <b>6,600</b> square-foot mansion in Cobb County offers vistas of endless hills, as well as high-quality peeks at far-off Kennesaw Mountain and the Atlanta skyline. What's more, the six-acre property can be purveyed from a second-floor bathtub, if the mood strikes. …

Plans For Reynoldstown Duplexes Promise Modern Flair

145 Cleveland St. Reynoldstown<p>The pre-existing home at 145 Cleveland St.<p>Check out the floorplans for this pair of very modern duplexes destined for <b>Reynoldstown</b>. The listing bills them as being walking distance from the Beltline, which, at roughly half a mile away on Cleveland Street, is technically …

Agent Declares: 'One Of The Best Homes I've Ever Been In'

1529 N Highland Ave.<p>Isn't it just precious when an agent uses first-person to inject their personal thoughts and experiences into a listing? With this Tudor-style home in Morningside, asking <b>$999,000</b>, the agent makes a bold statement for the ages: "One of the Very Best (Homes) I Have Ever Been In." …