Heidi N. Moore
Jul 24, 2012 Housing prices continue to firm up, but banks still aren’t confident in the housing or job markets to loan to anyone but the safest borrowers.
Jul 18, 2012 Groundbreaking on new homes jumped up last month at the fastest pace in three years. Housing starts were up 6.9 percent from May and 24 percent from a year ago.
Jul 12, 2012 This morning the Labor Department reported the number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell by 26,000 last week to 350,000, the best number since March of 2008. Analysts point to the auto industry's seasonal production schedule as the source of the weekly dip.
Jul 12, 2012 We're getting some new data this morning about the housing market. The foreclosure listing company RealtyTrac says there was an uptick in foreclosure activity last month, but it's down compared with a year ago. Which brings us to the eternal question: Has the housing market finally hit bottom?
Jun 19, 2012 The latest news in the housing market: New home construction fell last month, but building permits were up to their highest level since 2008.
May 29, 2012 Housing prices in March were up a tiny bit from the month before, but it is the first time in seven months that the data hasn't shown a decline.
Mar 22, 2012 Connecticut contractor Peter Schneider is surviving the recession thanks to his hard-won skills, hard-working attitude, and a little bit of luck.
Jan 20, 2012 Slightly stronger pre-loved home sales made 2011 a better year for realtors, but a “shadow inventory” still lurks.
Jan 12, 2012 The Federal Reserve's Beige Book is a review of economic trends in the country. The Fed's method of gathering data on the economy is pretty simple, though: Just calling around and asking.