Stacey Vanek Smith
Aug 22, 2012 Federal regulators announced new rules that should make it easier for underwater homeowners to sell their houses.
Aug 22, 2012 Nationwide, home-building permits are at a four-year high. But coming off the Great Recession, is there a market for luxury homes?
Aug 17, 2012 Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac get some slack on repaying government bailout funds. But they’ll have to shrink their businesses faster than planned.
Aug 13, 2012 Renters trying to find places in hot up-and-coming neighborhoods in Chicago find themselves facing big price increases and stiff competition.
Aug 13, 2012 Your friends and you have been through a lot together -- but do you think you can buy a house with them?
Aug 10, 2012 Buying into the American Dream? Renting for life? For younger people, home ownership is less cut-and-dry than it was a generation ago.
Aug 10, 2012 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today proposed new rules for the companies that service your mortgage. The proposed reforms seem to mandate a big upgrade in customer service.
Aug 8, 2012 Rising home prices contribute to profits for the bailed-out mortgage lenders. Higher home prices should help the real estate market and homebuyers, too.
Aug 1, 2012 A federal housing regulator is rejecting a White House plan to help borrowers who are underwater on their mortgages. That means they owe more than their homes are worth and there are about 11 million people in that category. The Federal Housing Finance Agency said the potential benefits of cutting mortgage balances for those people don't outweigh the costs.
Jul 27, 2012 A homeowners association in Denver has issued hundred of tickets to residents this year for failing to keep up their lawns in the drought.