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Era of Benign Neglect of House Price Booms Is Over

Min Zhu | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Min Zhu

House prices are inching up. But is this a cause for much cheer? Or are we watching the same movie again?

The Texas-California Job Growth Derby

Dean Baker | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

It's possible to make an argument that a growth path that allows for largely unrestricted development is a better way to go than a path that tries to constrain growth to protect the quality of life. However, it doesn't make sense to argue the case based simply on the fact that the former path leads to more growth. There is no doubt that the Texas growth path will lead to more jobs. The question is whether it creates a society where people want to live. Many people are willing to pay lots of money to live elsewhere.

PHOTO: $50k Could Buy You Something Amazing In 1958

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.03.2013 | HuffPost Home

Now it's off to our time machines to do a little investing.

BIGGEST JUMP IN 7 YEARS

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 09.01.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- U.S. home prices jumped 12.2 percent in May from a year ago, the most in seven years. The increase suggests the housing recovery is stre...

A Turning Point for Housing

Diane Swonk | Posted 03.22.2013 | Business
Diane Swonk

Some worry that a bubble may be forming but we still have a long way to go to meet pent up demand, let alone any level considered "normal."

Asking Price Gains Accelerate in November, Supassing Rent Increases in Denver, Seattle and San Francisco

Jed Kolko | Posted 02.10.2013 | Money
Jed Kolko

In November, asking prices on for-sale homes rose 0.8% month-over-month, for a 3.8% year-over-year increase-the second-largest post-crisis monthly gain (just slightly behind October 2012) and the largest yearly gain to date.

The Comeback Kid: A Closer Look at the US Consumer

Diane Swonk | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business
Diane Swonk

In recent months, improving employment, a surge in refinancing and firming home prices have all worked together to release some of the pent-up demand created by the "Great Recession."

Good Sign For The Housing Market

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 08.26.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — Home prices rose in nearly all major U.S. cities in April from March, further evidence of a housing market that is slowly improving...

The White House and Your House: Policy Inertia and Organizational Resistance in the On-going Crisis of American Housing

David Coates | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
David Coates

In 2008-9, major banks in trouble were bailed out by American homeowners as taxpayers; but in 2012 American homeowners in trouble are not being bailed out by those same banks to anything like the same degree.

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...

Housing Doom to Housing Boom: Five Fixes to Keep the U.S. Housing Market on Track

Doug Lebda | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business
Doug Lebda

It is up to those of us with knowledge of the markets, and those of us in positions to change them, to transform these ideas from words into action. We should not delay.

More Americans Traveling Far And Wide To Get To Their Jobs

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

Stuck in traffic or on a train for upwards of an hour getting to work today? You should probably just stop whining. More Americans are choosing lo...

House Prices Are Still Falling

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business

Home prices may continue their free fall into the next year, weighing on the possibility of a full-fledged economic recovery, according to CNN Money. ...

House Prices Fall By 2.6% In A Year

PA | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

House prices have dropped by 2.6% in a year, bringing the average property value to £162,109, according to the Land Registry. The figures, whi...

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Rent Or Food? Soaring Costs Forcing Americans To Choose

HuffingtonPost.com | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 06.26.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Around 10 million American households -- or one in every four families that rent their homes -- could have to choose between paying rent, ...

The 13 Cities Where Home Prices Will Rise In 2011

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Foreclosure sales and tax incentives are boosting real estate parts in parts of the country. House prices nationally fell 4 percent last year, acco...

Barry Ritholtz: Housing Prices Are Still Too High, So Prices Will Keep Falling (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Barry Ritholtz, founder of investment research firm Fusion IQ and writer of the popular blog, The Big Picture, is known for his bearish views -- and t...

Americans Are Still Delusional About House Prices

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

This happy outlook suggests that Americans still regard the last couple of years as a freak anomaly -- even though house prices are just now hitting the range of "normal" on key price ratios.

Calculated Risk: Homes Prices Are Not "Cheap"

calculatedriskblog.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

But the real key is to focus on supply and demand, and on the general fundamentals of price-to-income and price-to-rent (not perfect measures). House ...

Why So Sad?

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

Perhaps our economy is part of the reason millions are interesting in grieving.

Home Prices Post Record Annual Decline In 4Q

AP | J.W. ELPHINSTONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Home prices tumbled by the worst annual rate on record in the fourth quarter, two housing indexes showed Tuesday, and the slope of de...

The Housing Market's Double Bubble: The Big One Still Has Yet To Pop

Dave Johnson and James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson and James Boyce

In every modern recession, the fall in housing prices follows the economy slowing down. What we have yet to see is the falling economy's effect on housing prices.

Worried Banks Horde Cash

Financial Times | Chris Giles, James Politi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Central banks' efforts to ease strains in the money markets are failing to stop financial institutions from hoarding cash, stoking fears that the rece...