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It's Not Real Estate -- It's the Economy Stupid

Dean Graziosi | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Dean Graziosi

When it comes to housing news, it's a new movie title: "The Good, the Bad, and the Mediocre." We can continue to analyze the housing market and home prices till the cows come home, but it really isn't just about homes and whether the American Dream is still intact.

Paul Blumenthal

Establishment Republicans Swamp Conservatives In Idaho GOP Primary Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A host of D.C.-based corporate lobbying groups have banded together to protect Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) from a tea party primary chal...

The Biggest Mistake You're Making When Looking For A Home

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 05.15.2014 | HuffPost Home

There are many places to start your search for a home. While we favor browsing through beautiful real estate photos -- if you haven't noticed -- there...

The Median Home Price Is $188,900. Here's What That Actually Buys You.

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.14.2014 | HuffPost Home

$188,900. That's the median price of an existing home sold in the U.S. in January. (February data will be released by the National Association of Real...

Top 10 Home Improvement Projects

realtor.com | Posted 03.20.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

If you're thinking of selling your home in 2014 or just want to ramp up your home value, it's important to educate yourself on which improvement projects will bring you the most return on your investment.

5 Ways Home Sellers Can Prepare For the Spring Market

realtor.com | Posted 03.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

With spring being the busiest time for real estate, homeowners planning to put their homes on the market shouldn't wait for flowers to bloom before getting ready to sell.

7 Housing Trends for 2013

realtor.com | Posted 02.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

As 2013 comes to a close and real estate experts predict where the housing market is headed in 2014, a look back reveals several trends.

Hillary Clinton Bans The Press. Again.

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Press looking to cover Hillary Clinton’s two appearances in San Francisco this week are out of luck -- the potential 2016 presidential nominee has b...

What Is the True Cost of Selling a Home?

Donald Van Dyne | Posted 12.04.2013 | HuffPost Home
Donald Van Dyne

Looking back over time, what do the numbers tell us about home appreciation and what is the economic forecast going forward? More importantly, what is the true cost of selling and buying a home and how can buyers and sellers balance saving money and level of service?

Will the Government Shutdown Kill the Real Estate Recovery?

Natalie Pace | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Natalie Pace

With more people being furloughed, and with sequestration cuts, will the fuel of the strongest driver of the recovery this year be extinguished?

Richmond, California Defies Wall Street to Help Homeowners

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business
Peter Dreier

About 300 residents packed the six hour long meeting -- held at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium instead of the City Council chambers -- to discuss the city's plan to help families whose home values have plummeted through no fault of their own.

To Rescue Local Economies, Cities Seize Underwater Mortgages Through Eminent Domain

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

In almost every part of the country, entire neighborhoods -- and in some cases, whole cities -- are underwater. They are not victims of natural disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. They are drowning in debt, victims of Wall Street's reckless and predatory lending practices.

What Single Women Are Doing More Than Single Men

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women

All the single ladies... are buying houses? According to the National Association of Realtors' 2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, single wome...

A Spooky House, the Law and You

Diane Dimond | Posted 06.12.2013 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Anyone out there live in a haunted house? It might seem like a silly question, but as home sales pick up you should know there are laws against selling a house without full disclosure.

Well, That Was Ugly

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 06.12.2013 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

Better late than never, I suppose, but it looks like the long awaited real estate downturn has finally turned a corner. But just like it takes five miles for an airborne 747 passenger jet to turn around in mid-air, this elongated real estate recession seems to have a mind of its own -- and may not be over, technically speaking.

Banks May Be Embracing Foreclosure Alternative

AP | ALEX VEIGA | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Homes in some stage of the foreclosure process saw their share of overall U.S. home sales grow in the first quarter even as sales...

The Housing Market May Finally Be Back For Good

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2012 | Business

By Leah Schnurr and Jilian Mincer NEW YORK, May 28 (Reuters) - Kate Carpenter and her husband waited for two years before sensing the ...

Paul Blumenthal

Citizens United Decision Leaves Industries Free To Battle In California Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The race for a newly drawn congressional district in California's Inland Empire is shaping up as a clash of titans. It's not the candida...

Foreclosures Making Up Smaller Slice Of Total U.S. Homes Sold

AP | By ALEX VEIGA | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

LOS ANGELES -- Foreclosures made up a smaller slice of all U.S. homes sold in last year's third quarter, as banks delayed placing properties for sale ...

Supply Of Homes Tumbles To Low Not Seen Since Boom Years

Reuters | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business

* Home sales rise 5 percent to 11-month high * Supply of homes on the market lowest since 2005 * Prices fall 2.5 percent...

National Home Sales Figures To Be Lowered Dating Back To 2007: NAR

AP | By DEREK KRAVITZ | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- National home sales figures will be lowered dating back to 2007 after the private trade group that collects them said the numbers were t...

Housing Market Stuck Due To Lack Of First-Time Buyers

AP | By DEREK KRAVITZ | Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- This should be a great time to buy a first home. Prices have sunk to 2002 levels. Sellers are waiting anxiously as homes languish on the...

Previously-Owned Home Sales Rise Along With Foreclosures

AP | DEREK KRAVITZ | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who bought previously occupied homes rose in August. But the sales were driven by an increase in foreclosur...

Good Credit Not Enough For Homebuyers Looking For A Loan

USA TODAY | By Julie Schmit | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

Homebuyers such as Bob and Janet Zych have fueled the U.S. housing market for decades. They have excellent credit with scores that top 800, life-lo...

Don't Blame Unemployment Crisis On Housing Pile-Up: Report

Posted 09.19.2011 | Business

Home-owner reluctance to sell their dwellings to relocate for a new job has played little part in boosting the U.S. unemployment rate, research fr...