May 31, 2013 Recently, the housing market has been making headlines for making a historic recovery. New home sales, existing home sales and pending sales are all up. But so are mortgage interest rates as of this week. That's not so good, but should it make shoppers reconsider buying a home?
May 30, 2013 With signs of vigor returning to the real estate market, it's easy to miss the other reality: Many people got stuck with terrible mortgages during the boom years and the Obama administration says they still need help.
May 29, 2013 The value of the benchmark 10-year Treasury note is down, amid signs the U.S. economy is gathering strength. The yield is up to 2.14 percent, and 30-year mortgage rates are inching close to 4 percent, the highest in a year.
May 28, 2013 Many economists say the housing uptick is solid and could give the recovery a needed boost. But some urge caution.
May 23, 2013 Domestic migration, when you move from one place in the country to another, plunged in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. Now things are looking up.
May 16, 2013 Sometimes the government has to kick in to convince developers to reclaim "brownfield" sites. The EPA says it's developed a good partnership in Atlanta.
May 7, 2013 Hawaii is taking the offensive to lure Obama's future library or presidential center. Chicago appears to have the inside track, but Honolulu is offering up a beachfront site worth a cool $75 million.
May 7, 2013 Lisa Prevost's new book, 'Snob Zones: Fear, Prejudice, and Real Estate,' looks at towns that have used zoning laws to keep low- and middle-income families out, in favor of the rich moving in.
Stacey Vanek Smith
May 3, 2013 Big investors have been snapping up foreclosed homes and turning them into rentals. Now some of those investors are hoping to capitalize on their distressed buys -- and share the spoils with the general public -- by going public.