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  • Finding Help for the Real Estate Baron in You Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:03 PM ET

    Many people get into real estate as a hobby or for a little extra income, but what happens when a part-time pursuit becomes a full-fledged business.

  • How to Break Up with Your Financial Adviser Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:02 PM ET
    Hand on detonator

    When it's time to cut ties, make sure you know what to do and when to do it.

  • The markets are trickier than ever, technology is a bear and the parade of complex products with odd names is enough to make your head spin.

  • Dealing With a Problem Client Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    It’s important to distinguish between high-maintenance clients (who need a lot of hand holding) and problem ones (who want the impossible).

  • Sure, investment returns grab the headlines, but fees fatten the top and bottom line, which makes expansion into other services tempting.

  • Leaving the Street to Go Solo Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 11:52 AM ET

    Wall Street’s shedding jobs, so why not start your own business. You may be an investment guru but are you a general manager?

  • Just as the rag tag tents and moldy sofas of the 10-month-old Occupy Hong Kong movement at the HSBC building in Hong Kong are being moved out, a new sit-in erupted in past days – the Occupy Tamar protest involving around 8,000 people surrounding Government Offices in Central has gone into its 6th day.

  • Trulia vs. Zillow: The Battle for Online Real Estate Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 11:50 AM ET

    Trulia is the latest website daring the public to buy its shares, hoping to raise $75 million in the very competitive world of real estate listings. TheStreet.com reports.

  • 10 Things Your Pool Guy Didn't Tell You Saturday, 28 Jul 2012 | 5:24 PM ET

    In order to make money, your pool guy's got to get your pool cleaned in 20 minutes or less. Chances are, there are a few things he didn't tell you. Like, for example, there is no doorbell on your backyard. Here are 10 things your pool guy probably didn't tell you.

  • Is Hong Kong’s Subsidized Housing Fair? Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 9:42 PM ET
    Hong Kong skyline

    Recently the government announced it was raising rents on public housing around 10 percent, but giving a free month to offset that.

  • The World's Hottest Real Estate Markets Sunday, 22 Apr 2012 | 6:54 PM ET
    Global property markets have had a forgettable last year, with prices rising a paltry 0.5 percent, leading to gloomy forecasts for the current year as well. But over the past five years beginning 2006, property prices have registered huge gains sparking fears of an asset bubble and concerns over the impact of high household debt.We've put together a list of the world's 10 hottest property markets based on research by global real estate consultancy Knight Frank, which ranks countries according to

    We've put together a list of the world's 10 hottest real estate markets. Find out which countries have seen house prices skyrocket.

  • Post-Bubble Home Improvement Rules Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:56 PM ET
    The housing market remains shaky amid an improving, broader economy. And after years of declines, homeowners have changed their priorities in home improvement. Duo Dickinson, a home remodeling architect for more than 30 years, has seen his share of ups and downs in real estate. But this time, it is different, he says. Instead of waiting for flush times again, homeowners are scrapping second-home dreams and fancy remodeling projects. They’re focusing instead on staying put and value-focused home

    Man caves? Jacuzzis? Great rooms? Who needs them? Big, fancy and expensive are out; small, utilitarian and frugal are in. Oh, and so is the outdoors!

  • Toll Brothers CEO Reacts to Housing Data     Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

    Douglas Yearley, Toll Brothers CEO, offers insight on today's housing data, supply overhang and demand.

  • China Giving Mixed Signals on Property Market Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 2:31 AM ET
    China

    Beijing's recent announcement that it has enough room to ease monetary policy is sending mixed signals about its stance on the property market, says a market watcher who sees an increase in liquidity working against curbs introduced to cool the real estate sector.

  • A home is advertised for sale at a foreclosure auction in Pasadena, California.

    Forced by the harsh realities of the real estate market, lenders are increasingly likely to allow defaulting owners to remain in their homes, the New York Times reports.

  • Housing Could Surprise: Welch     Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 7:00 AM ET

    Jack Welch, former chairman of GE, says the U.S. realty market could surprise to the upside. "Prices are going up, vacancies are down," he says.

  • Americans Buy More Homes in November     Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | 10:00 AM ET

    November new home sales were up 1.6% to an annualized rate of 315,000 units, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Opportunity in Home Loans?     Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 6:51 AM ET

    Barry Habib, RPM mortgage chief strategy officer, discusses how mortgage rates provide attractive opportunities for those who can get a loan.

  • Mainland Buyers Pour In as Hong Kong Property Slows Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 11:55 PM ET
    Hong Kong skyline

    Amid a marked slowdown in transactions from local Hong Kong buyers, mainlanders may be the saving grace for Hong Kong property agents, who otherwise face long days by a quiet phone. The number of sales & purchase agreements signed in July was down 37 percent from June — and 51 percent compared with July last year.

  • World’s Most Popular Business Cities Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:13 PM ET
    A shift in economic growth from the West to emerging markets over the past decade has led to the emergence of new business hubs across the world.Regions such as Asia, the Middle East and South America have seen rapid economic growth, coupled with improved infrastructure, and in some cases, lighter regulation. Multinational organizations have rushed to capitalize on this, increasing the number of people they hire in these countries and setting up new offices in emerging markets. For example, bank

    Here's a look at the top business hubs in the world, based on research by global real estate firm CB Richard Ellis.