May 23, 2012 An underappreciated factor behind the recent gains in the housing market is higher rents.
Sylvia Maria Gross
May 17, 2012 Major banks forked over billions of dollars in a mortgage settlement. Some states are using that money to fix any kind of budget gap.
May 16, 2012 Housing starts, as they're called, were up 2.6 percent last month, and compared with last April, home construction was up almost 30 percent.
May 24, 2012 Like a lot of Western cities, Phoenix's housing market crumbled during the recession. But new home sales are up 35 percent from a year ago.
May 24, 2012 Alabama wasn't hit hard by the housing collapse, and prices are now rising. But it's still difficult to get a home loan there.
May 24, 2012 Packed open houses, multiple offers, and higher prices. In (usually high-end) neighborhoods like Jamica Plain, the bidding wars still rage.
May 9, 2012 The big 49-state deal on mortgages was supposed to help clear the foreclosure backlog. So how are the banks faring now?
May 9, 2012 Credit reporting agency TransUnion says the percentage of people behind on their mortgages is down to its lowest level since 2009.
May 8, 2012 Hercules, Calif. was on the brink of bankruptcy. So the town made major sacrifices to stay solvent.