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 21, 2012 Four years into the housing crisis, abandoned and derelict foreclosures -- and the crimes they attract -- keep police busy in one Los Angeles neighborhood.
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 20, 2012 An LAPD police officer gives a tour of his precinct in Watts and the blight foreclosed homes have wrought upon the neighborhood. The City of Los Angeles says the banks who own the homes should be responsible for the upkeep of the foreclosures.
Aug 17, 2012 There's word this morning that the Treasury Department is going to revamp its financial relationship with the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Aug 16, 2012 Today starts with some more tepid economic news. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits ticked up slightly to 366,000 last week.
Aug 15, 2012 Homebuyers preparing for a disaster -- natural, economic or otherwise -- have helped the housing market in remote north Idaho weather the downturn.
Aug 14, 2012 Many feared that millions of homes in foreclosure but not yet on the market would derail the housing recovery. But what ever happened to the "shadow inventory," as it's known?