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Colleen Kane

Special to CNBC.com

Colleen Kane is a writer for CNBC.com covering luxury and unusual real estate as well as travel and other topics. Her essays and articles have appeared in The Oxford American, Bust, Spin, the anthology Madonna and Me, and in many other publications. She created the urban exploration website Abandoned Baton Rouge and more recently set her camera sights on the ruins of Borscht Belt resorts.

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  • Do Credit Scores Matter Outside the US? Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 6:25 PM ET

    Here in the United States, credit scores are a fact of life—and it’s one that not everyone is happy about. This raises the question: can you escape credit scores if you move to another country?

  • Where The Rich Are Moving Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 4:53 PM ET
    The nation's wealthiest homebuyers are moving to towns with humble beginnings that have bloomed into millionaire enclaves, and also to a handful of communities that were planned from the start with affluent residents in mind. To determine which towns made up this list, analyzed data for towns with populations over 10,000 where the median home value is over a million, and where they saw the biggest increase in percentage of total home sales. Click on to see fifteen of the nation’s priciest commun

    Click to see fifteen of the nation’s priciest communities that are still open to those with deep enough coffers.

  • What New Homebuyers Need to Know Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 5:19 PM ET

    First-time home buying is well documented as an arduous process, and much of that can be attributed to the sheer number of new and unexpected issues. Therefore, the more you know, the better you’re likely to fare. Here, briefly, are some aspects buyers should consider when shoring up finances to buy a house.