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Struggling to find an affordable home? Free event will spotlight local housing crunch

A recent Miami Herald report detailed South Florida’s workforce housing crunch and its toll on the economy. That’s the topic of a free Miami Herald community event, hosted by the Miami-Dade Beacon Council at the council’s downtown Miami offices. Join the discussion as experts from private enterprise, not-for-profit groups and government discuss measures under way and under consideration.

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When single homeowners pair up, what happens to their real estate?

CHICAGO - It's a classic story: Two people meet, fall in love, decide to move in together. If the lovebirds are moving from one rented pad to another, it's a simple enough plan to wait until a lease is over and search for a shared abode. But if, like many young professionals, both halves of the couple already own property, the path to domestic bliss becomes a bit more complex.

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The Mortgage Professor: Why do borrowers pay for mortgage insurance?

Last week, I wrote an article on how home mortgage borrowers who have been required to purchase mortgage insurance could earn a high rate of return by paying it off - with the help of a new spreadsheet now on my website. That article ignored what would have been the first question posed by a smart visitor from Mars: Why does the borrower pay for insurance that protects the lender?

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Real estate Q&A: Tenant may need approval for boyfriend to stay over

Q: I have been renting a condominium for the past several years. The man I have been dating stays over frequently. A board member approached me and told me I need to fill out a tenant application and pay a fee for my boyfriend. The condo rules state that guests may not stay more than 14 days in any six-month period. My landlord is unaware of any of this. It all seems so juvenile to ask if I can have a sleepover. Do we need to pay this fee?

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Offshore corporations: The secret shell game

Offshore corporations have one main purpose - to create anonymity. Recently leaked documents reveal that some of these shell companies, cloaked in secrecy, provide cover for dictators, politicians and tax evaders.
Sohail Al-Jamea and Ali Rizvi McClatchy
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Offshore corporations: The secret shell game

Video: Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar's old house in Miami Beach to be demolished 0:44

Video: Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar's old house in Miami Beach to be demolished

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Drone view of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 landing

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Assassination of Kim Jong Nam caught on video surveillance

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