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Colleen Kane

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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  • Real Estate Red Flags Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 5:15 PM ET
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    As potential homebuyers begin wading back into a battered real estate market, it’s helpful to know how to evaluate properties, especially foreclosures and houses that may have stood abandoned. Is that fixer-upper really such a bargain?

  • House from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

    It's got a designer pedigree and it's known from the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." So why isn't this Highland Park, Ill., home selling?

  • Surprising Cities That Are Hiring Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 4:15 PM ET
    The cities that will be hiring the most workers in 2011 aren’t necessarily among those with the most people, according to just-released data from the online career community and jobs resource  “Outranking the city of Houston, Baltimore owes its growth to their heavy concentration of jobs in the health, science and technology industries,” says Heidi Golledge, co-founder and CEO of CareerBliss. “When looking for a new career opportunity in 2011, is vital to keep in mind not only the job and indust

    The cities that will be hiring the most workers in 2011 aren’t necessarily among those with the most people, according to just-released data from the online career community and jobs resource CareerBliss.