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Home Prices Steadily Rise

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2012 | Money

(Adds details, market reaction, quote) NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - U.S. home prices rose more than expected in June, the fifth month ...

Step Aside, Florida: Biggest Price Gains Now in the West

Jed Kolko | Posted 10.08.2012 | Money
Jed Kolko

Because asking prices lead sales prices by approximately two or more months, the Monitors reveal trends before other price indexes do. With that, here's the scoop on where prices and rents are headed.

The Most Bar- And Restaurant-Saturated Cities In The Country

Jed Kolko | Posted 10.01.2012 | Home
Jed Kolko

Like everything else, where you hang out depends on where you live. Using Census data, we found the metros with the highest density of restaurants and bars.

Here's Where To Buy Up Foreclosed Homes

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 07.27.2012 | Money

A growing number of savvy investors are profitting off of the volatile housing market by buying foreclosed homes from big banks and turning them into ...

LOOK: Homes You Can Buy For $158,100

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 07.23.2012 | Money

It's debatable whether or not the housing market is actually making a comeback. What we do know, however, is that it's a buyer's market. Mortgage ...

10 Cities Where Homes Cost Less Than A Car

24/7 WallSt. | Rusty Weston | Posted 07.20.2012 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: For many Americans, homeownership is the epitome of living the American dream. Yet, in towns with high tumbling home prices and double-...

Housing Misery in the Swing States

Jed Kolko | Posted 09.12.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

Housing got little play during the Republican primary season, but will it get any attention in the general election?

Why Spending on Infrastructure Matters

Paul A. London | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business
Paul A. London

Middle class Americans hear different stories from Republicans and Democrats about why employment is not growing faster and what it will take to revive it. The solution is government spending on public works and infrastructure.

Rising Home Prices Can't Keep Up With Rent Increases

Jed Kolko | Posted 07.05.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

Prices are rising in at-risk metros because prices have fallen so far that they've attracted interest from prospective investors and international homebuyers, whose interest in U.S. homes can be volatile; in contrast, prices are rising in the in-the-clear metros primarily due to job growth.

Why Stockton, California, Is Bankrupt, And Your Town Isn't

Bloomberg View | Josh Barro | Posted 06.28.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View: The Stockton City Council yesterday approved a petition for bankruptcy, the largest of a city in U.S. history. Municipalities all o...

Come on Baby, Let's Do the Twist

Michael Farr | Posted 06.21.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

The Fed has become somewhat impotent and should pass the buck to Congress. If only Congress would answer the phone.

Americans Suffered Staggering Decline In Wealth During Recession

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2012 | Business

(In 3rd paragraph, corrects median net worth to $77,300 in 2010, not $77.3 trillion, and corrects to $126,000 in 2007, not $126 trillion.) ...

Home Prices Stall, Breaking Three-Month Streak of Rising Prices

Jed Kolko | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

Each month we publish the earliest leading indicators of how asking prices and rents are trending nationally and locally, adjusted for the mix of listed homes and seasonal factors. Here's the scoop on how prices and rents did in May.

The 10 Least Affordable Places To Buy A Home

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 05.29.2012 | Money

The housing market, which began its decline in 2006 and brought the U.S. economy down with it, may finally be rebounding. According to the National...

The 'Very Sluggish' Housing Market Recovery

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2012 | Business

(Adds details, market reaction, quote) NEW YORK, May 29 (Reuters) - U.S. single-family home prices edged higher in March, the second m...

What Would the White House Cost if it Were in Your Backyard?

David J. Cross | Posted 07.10.2012 | DC
David J. Cross

The White House would be among the most expensive homes in the United State if it were to be listed on the open market.

10 Cities Where Home Prices Are Collapsing

Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: Nationally, home prices are projected to decline 4% by the end of this year, according to Fiserv Case-Shiller’s latest report. Most o...

10 Cities Offering The Best Deals On Foreclosed Homes

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.03.2012 | Business

One man’s foreclosure pain is another’s gain. Across the country, the foreclosure crisis has been bad news for the housing market, homeowners a...

'We Might Not See A Major Turnaround In Our Lifetimes'

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2012 | Money

NEW YORK, April 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. housing market is likely to remain weak and may take a generation or more to rebound, Yale economics profess...

Home Sellers Push Back

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 04.22.2012 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

The undercurrent of disgruntlement running through residential real estate these days is decidedly different. Like the flowers that bloomed early, a number of sellers are trying to burst out of the basement and make their way above ground.

Sell A House, Get A Benz

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

Sell a mansion. Get a Benz. That's at least the deal that one homeowner is offering. Ken Jenkins of Powhatan County, Virginia is offering a brand ...

A Sign Of Hope For The Housing Market

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

Don't look now, but there's a sign of hope in the foreclosure crisis. There were more short sales than foreclosure sales in January, according to d...

Be Picky! 5 Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a Realtor

Stephen Shapiro | Posted 06.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Stephen Shapiro

With so many qualified agents available in the current market, what should you consider when shopping for a broker?

Home Prices Are Up. Haven't You Heard?

Jed Kolko | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

Why do we see price increases in some places and price declines in others? What drives rent trends? Want to see the full list of price and rent changes for all 100 metros?

The Housing Bottom Is In, Says Bank Of America

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.22.2012 | Business

Bank of America probably hopes its economists have this one right. In a new research report on Thursday, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch mortgage str...