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Mel Watt Lights Up the Real Estate Industry

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

For those in the real estate finance and home building industry, the coming of Mel Watt as the newly inducted Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency could not have come at a more propitious time.

Reflections from South Korea

Alexander J. Szikla | Posted 06.10.2014 | World
Alexander J. Szikla

As a global leader in the manufacture of automobiles and electronics, South Korea's economy still faces key issues. Home loans demonstrate precisely how the Korean financial sector is underdeveloped.

5 Truths About Housing Costs In Tech Hubs Like San Francisco

Jed Kolko | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The Trulia Price Monitor and the Trulia Rent Monitor are the earliest leading indicators of how asking prices and rents are trending nationally and lo...

A Map Of Irish America

Jed Kolko | Posted 05.16.2013 | Travel
Jed Kolko

There are more than five times as many Americans with at least partial Irish ancestry as there are people who live in Ireland.

It's Back! What Do Claims of a Housing Market Rebound Mean for Miami?

Marianne Cusato | Posted 04.01.2013 | Miami
Marianne Cusato

Although Miami has many positives, a slow judicial foreclosure process and shortage of developable land may hamper a strong recovery. Here are some factors that may impact your decisions on where you live and whether it is best for you to rent or own.

Housing Market Forecast, From Maria Bartiromo (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Maria Bartiromo, anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell" and financial author, recently joined me on Mondays with Marlo and she shared her expert opinion on t...

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...

Oops: Man Arrested For Renting Out Vacant Homes He Doesn't Own

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

Who says you actually need to own a house to rent it out? Apparently the law, for one. That didn’t seem to stop Yoandry Leiva of Naples, Florida,...

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 World's Least Affordable Cities

Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 04.14.2012 | Money

How long would the average New Yorker have to work to be able to afford a luxury 1,076-square-foot apartment in Manhattan? About half a lifetime, a...

Two Sets of Ideas From the White House

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

The White House has a good set of ideas out this AM to a) help the housing market and b) help small businesses and start ups. The former sounds good to me; the latter, less so.

American Cities With The Most Millionaires

24/7 Wall St. | Ashley C. Allen and Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St: Each year, Capgemini publishes the U.S. Metro Wealth Index, which ranks the number of high-net-worth individuals living within the ...

Sales Of Million-Dollar Homes Rise Nearly 20 Percent

CNN Money | Les Christie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After four straight years of declines, sales of million-dollar homes and condos rose last year in all 20 major metro areas, according to DataQuick Inf...

Discount For Foreclosed Homes Widened In 2010

AP | ALEX VEIGA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES — The gap between the average sale price of a foreclosed home and that of other properties grew wider last year, giving homebuyers w...

Familiar Recipe Cooking Once Again

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

We've tasted this recipe before. A crisis is created. Panic is fomented by politicians, pundits, media, business and others. "Something must be don...

Consumer Confidence Hits 3-Year High

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. consumers are more confident than they've been in three years, according to the data released today by the Conference Board. The organization's ...

California Court Gives Hope To Struggling Homeowners

Daily Finance | Abigail Field | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On Jan. 27, a California appeals court ruled that U.S. Bank conned Claudia Aceves out of her home. Specifically, the court found that U.S. Bank (USB) ...

Lawyers' Carelessness Was Key To The Mortgage Mess

Daily Finance | Abigail Field | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two of my biggest concerns about the mortgage mess involve the conduct of lawyers at every stage, from creating the toxic securities to foreclosing on...

It's Cheaper To Rent In Only 4 Big U.S. Cities

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Thanks to the foreclosure crisis, buying a two-bedroom home is cheaper than renting in most big cities. In its quarterly Rent vs. Buy Index, real est...

Foreclosure Case Deals Big Blow To Banks, Lenders

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By Jonathan Stempel and Dena Aubin) - In a ruling that may affect foreclosures nationwide, Massachusetts' highest court voided the seizure o...

American Cities That Are Running Out Of People

24/7 Wall Street | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The population of the United States has increased steadily by roughly 2.5 million people every year since World War II. Throughout prosperity and hard...

Bank Of America Lifts Foreclosure Freeze

LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bank of America lifted its national foreclosure freeze this week and began taking back some 16,000 properties, starting with homes that were either va...

Home Depot Ups Outlook Slightly

Businessweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Home Depot Inc. raised its 2010 earnings guidance for the second time in two months as November sales came in better than expected. But revenue growth...

Ties To Insurers Could Land Mortgage Services In More Trouble

American Banker | Jeff Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When banks buy insurance on the homes of borrowers whose policies have lapsed, they get a great deal. Just not for the homeowners and investors who ha...

Goldman Sachs Suspends Foreclosures In Some States

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(By Maria Aspan and Maureen Bavdek) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc's mortgage servicing unit has suspended evictions and foreclosures in some states, acco...