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With home building up, will McMansions return?

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?
Posted In: home, building, construction, Housing, megamansion, luxury

A foreclosure tour from the front seat of a patrol car

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.
Posted In: foreclosure, los angeles, Housing

Treasury to change relationship with Fannie, Freddie

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.
Posted In: Housing, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, treasury

Tepid news in jobs, construction, retail

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.
Posted In: Housing, Federal Reserve, fiscal cliff

Survivalists drive housing market in Idaho

Aug 15, 2012
Homebuyers preparing for a disaster -- natural, economic or otherwise -- have helped the housing market in remote north Idaho weather the downturn.
Posted In: Housing, idaho

Shedding light on the 'shadow' real estate market

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?
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure, shadow inventory

Rental markets tighten up in Chicago

Aug 13, 2012
Renters trying to find places in hot up-and-coming neighborhoods in Chicago find themselves facing big price increases and stiff competition.
Posted In: Housing, Chicago, rent

Collective home ownership on the rise

Aug 10, 2012
Your friends and you have been through a lot together -- but do you think you can buy a house with them?
Posted In: real estate, Housing, collective home ownership, mortgage, friends

A positive sign: Profits for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Aug 8, 2012
Rising home prices contribute to profits for the bailed-out mortgage lenders. Higher home prices should help the real estate market and homebuyers, too.
Posted In: mortgage, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, home prices, Housing

U.S. seeing signs of a housing rebound

Aug 8, 2012
Home prices are rising and the number of Americans behind on their mortgages has fallen to a three-year low -- all encouraging signs of a rebound in the housing market.
Posted In: Housing

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