housing market


Wall Street revives foreclosed homes as rentals

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.
Posted In: housing market, subprime, foreclosure

Housing prices surge, rise 9.3% since last year

Apr 30, 2013
Home prices rose 1.2 percent in February and were up 9.3 percent since last year, according to the S&P Case-Shiller Index.
Posted In: housing market, home prices, case shiller

Bidding wars, rising prices - but a housing bubble?

Apr 11, 2013
Phoenix, Arizona, was hit hard during the housing crash. Now the housing market is recovering quickly and home buyers are frustrated. But one expert says that doesn't make a housing bubble.
Posted In: housing market, housing crisis, real estate, arizona

The secret behind Bed Bath & Beyond earnings: Finding its niche

Apr 10, 2013
A preview of Bed Bath & Beyond's earnings: Housing uptick helps, and online competition lurks.
Posted In: Bed Bath and Beyond, Earnings, housing market, Retail

Bush adviser Glenn Hubbard on how to make entitlement reform fair

Apr 9, 2013
Glenn Hubbard, former Chair of the White House Economic Council of Advisers under President George W. Bush, discusses the entitlement reform, the economic recovery, and taxes.
Posted In: Social Security, Medicare, housing market

Record profits! Is Fannie Mae out of the woods?

Apr 2, 2013
After losing $166 billion in four years, Fannie Mae reported a $17 billion profit for 2012 -- a record.
Posted In: housing market, Fannie Mae

Home prices are up, will the job market follow?

Mar 26, 2013
Home prices rise, but can they boost the job market?
Posted In: housing market, housing prices, Jobs

Realtors ask: "What can I do to get you OUT of that house?"

Mar 20, 2013
With housing inventory at its lowest point in 13 years, realtors are trying new tactics to add listings.
Posted In: housing market, real estate

Housing revives, and so do home improvement chains

Mar 7, 2013
As home prices rise, more owners are preparing housing for sale -- and construction companies and building supply chains are hiring again.
Posted In: housing market, Mortgages, Home Depot, Retail

Lumber stacks up big profits

Feb 26, 2013
Despite a 46 percent jump in softwood lumber prices, many timber companies are wary to head into the forests.
Posted In: lumber, housing market, construction