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10 Worst U.S. Cities for Renters

AOL Real Estate | Stefanos Chen | Posted 07.17.2011 | Home

After the housing bubble burst, thousands of families found themselves saddled with underwater mortgages, peak interest rates and a serious shortage o...

BofA CEO: Some People Shouldn't Think Of Their Home As An Asset

Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (By Joe Rauch) - U.S. homeowners may need to look elsewhere for long-term investment returns as housing prices in some areas...

CHART: Where Will The Housing Market Impact Congressional Elections?

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This year's election slogan may just be "It's the housing market, stupid." Anyone who's followed politics over the last several months has undoubtedl...

William Alden

Home Prices Could Drop For The Next Three Years

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Thinking about buying a home? You might want to proceed cautiously. The housing market may continue to decline, potentially for at least three more ye...

Denver Home Values Increased More Than Any U.S. Metro Area In 2009: Zillow.Com

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Denver and its suburbs recorded the biggest dollar gain in home values of any metro area in the country last year, according to Zillow.com, an online ...

Foreclosures Growing In Housing Market's Top Tiers

Wall Street Journal | NICK TIMIRAOS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

About 30% of foreclosures in June involved homes in the top third of local housing values, up from 16% when the foreclosure crisis began three years a...

Home Values Fall By $489 Billion In U.S., Show Slowing Decline: Zillow

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A note to homeowners: the calamitous decline in your home's value during the last year may be slowing. In a new report, the real estate data website...

Home Prices Cut By $28.4 Billion In U.S., Trulia Says

bloomberg.com | Daniel Taub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. home sellers cut their asking prices by a total of $28.4 billion to attract buyers as the real estate recovery stalled, Tru...

Home Prices Are Stablizing, But Foreclosures Still Account For 20 Percent Of Sales: Zillow

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CNBC: On the way down and on the way up, home prices always lag sales, but they may be beginning to catch up. A new report from Zillow.com finds home...

Arthur Delaney

Making Home Affordable: 12 Percent Of Eligible Borrowers Helped So Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Twelve percent of distressed homeowners eligible for mortgage modifications under the Obama administration's signature effort to reduce foreclosures h...

Three Things Still Wrong With the Housing Market

Charlie Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charlie Farrell

We've gotten a bit of good news lately on the housing front with more new home sales and a slight bump in home prices, but the market is still completely dysfunctional.

20 Top Housing Markets: How's Your City Doing?

businessinsider.com | Henry Blodget and Kamelia Angelova|Jul. 1, 2009, 6:48 PM|19 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The rate of crash for real-estate prices nationwide has finally begun to moderate. Specifically, it dropped from -19% a year in March to -18% a year ...

Why Home Prices Are Less Important Than You Think

WSJ | Guest Contributor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Much commentary in the financial press over the last several months has been concerned with the impact of falling house prices on consumer spending. W...

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Show Record Decline, Fall 19.1%

wsj.com | KERRY E. GRACE and KEVIN KINGSBURY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. home prices continued their multiyear tumble in March, according to the S&P Case-Shiller home-price indexes, as the downdraft shows no near-term ...

SEC Rules Don't Go Far Enough

Neil Baron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Neil Baron

Credit ratings have an extraordinarily broad effect on our financial system -- witness their role in the subprime crisis.

Why Home Values May Take Decades To Recover

USA Today | Dennis Cauchon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Rick Wallick moved into a new, three-bedroom $200,000 home in Maricopa, Ariz., in October 2005. Today, the home is worth $80,000. The disabled softwa...