Stacey Vanek Smith
Mar 20, 2012 The number of new homes starts last month fell, but a rise in future home-construction plans gave economists hope that the housing market has stabilized
Feb 27, 2012 Home sales jumped 8% last month. Those numbers and better than expected quarterly sales in home improvement supplies could mean some long-awaited relief for the housing market.
Feb 3, 2012 The Latino population in Las Vegas has increased dramatically over the last two decades. But Latino business ownership hasn't kept pace.
Jan 24, 2012 A new study shows that re-using an old building almost always saves more energy than framing up a new one.
Jan 5, 2012 I bought a condo in Bozeman, Mont., 7 years ago using a 5/1 ARM. When the 5-year period ended, I let it roll over into a 1-year ARM because the rate went down from 4.5 to 3.25. Then, last year, I did the same -- only from 3.25 to 3 percent. Come March, the 1-year period will expire again and I wonder if I should let this happen again, since rates will probably be low. Or should I bite the bullet, pay approximately $2,500 in closing costs to lock in a low rate for 15 or 30 years, but make higher payments? (My payments are ridiculously low.) Cindy, West Yellowstone, MT
Dec 23, 2011 This year may go on record as the worst for new-home sales since anyone started keeping record.
Mar 4, 2011 We got big numbers today from the U.S. Labor Department. In February, U.S. payrolls increased 192,000 and the jobless rate fell to 8.9 percent --...