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Housing Barometer: Improvement In All Fronts In 2014

Jed Kolko | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Jed Kolko

All five measures of the Housing Barometer improved over the past year. The indicator that the recovery now most depends on--young-adult employment--made the largest leap, but is still not quite halfway back to normal.

Bubble Watch: Home Prices Still 2% Undervalued And Slowing Toward Smooth Landing

Jed Kolko | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Jed Kolko

Relative to fundamentals, home prices nationally looked 2% undervalued in the fourth quarter of 2014. Home prices in 70 of the 100 largest metros are less than 10% over- or undervalued.

How to Protect Your Belongings During an Open House

Michael Corbett | Posted 03.16.2015 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

Now that your home is ready to sell, opening it to the public for showings poses a few risks. While the idea of theft shouldn't be your main worry come open house day, you don't want to tempt people either.

Housing in 2015: Consumers Upbeat, but Recovery Faces a Tricky Handoff

Jed Kolko | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Jed Kolko

Consumers think 2015 will be a better year than 2014, especially for selling a home. But the recovery will slow as the rebound effect fades before fundamentals become strong. Key markets to watch are in the Northeast, South, and West.

12 Things That Make A Neighborhood Truly Great

Michael Corbett | Posted 02.02.2015 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

As anyone who's moved a few times knows, not all neighborhoods are created equal. There is no such thing as the perfect neighborhood, because not all areas are going to be truly a perfect fit for everyone and their unique needs.

Where Is Homeownership Within Reach Of The Middle Class And Millennials?

Jed Kolko | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Jed Kolko

Despite high household incomes, San Francisco is the least affordable metro, with just 15% of homes within reach of the middle class. Affordability has deteriorated over the past year in Austin and Miami. The most affordable markets are near the Great Lakes.

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 ...

America's 'Gayest' Neighborhoods Revealed

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Residents in San Francisco, Provincetown and Delaware's Reboboth Beach have an extra-special reason to celebrate this LGBT Pride month, as zip codes w...

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...

10 Massive Mansion Markdowns (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last week, Trulia, a San Francisco-based reasearch firm that maintains one of the most comprehensive real estate sites on the web, announced that that...