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The good news in housing and confidence

Sep 25, 2012
Today, the latest Case-Shiller Home Price index was released. It looks at housing prices in the 20 biggest metropolitan areas of the country. Consumers are also upbeat: consumer confidence jumped to the highest level since February.
Posted In: Housing, case shiller, consumer confidence

San Francisco considers allowing micro-apartments

Sep 25, 2012
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote today on whether to allow the building of micro-apartments as small as 150 square feet. Similar programs have started to be tested in New York and Boston.
Posted In: apartments, San Francisco, Housing

Positive signs emerge in the housing market

Sep 19, 2012
Slow but steady might be the best way to describe the housing market right now. Groundbreaking on new home construction rose 2.3 percent last month, while homebuilder confidence jumped to a six-year high
Posted In: Housing

Tips on buying as housing market recovers

Sep 19, 2012
The National Association of Home Builders says builder sentiment is at the highest level in six years. So what if you want to get into the housing market right now?
Posted In: Housing

Fannie and Freddie to allow principal reductions in California

Sep 14, 2012
This week, Fannie and Freddie quietly put out some "clarifying language" that could mean a lot to some beleaguered homeowners in California and in other states.
Posted In: Housing, mortgage, Fannie Mae

Home prices up for first time since 2010

Aug 28, 2012
News that the S&P/Case Shiller home price index is up from last year may be the first solid sign of a long-awaited housing market recovery.
Posted In: Housing, real estate

Home prices rose in June

Aug 28, 2012
U.S. home prices rose almost a percent in June. What does this mean for the big picture, including employment?
Posted In: Housing, case shiller

Your child, in dollars and cents

Aug 24, 2012
There's no way to estimate the returns on a hug from your son or an afternoon of baking cookies with your brood, but the USDA was able to estimate how much a child takes out of your bank account.
Posted In: children, spending, Housing, Education

Regulators announce rules to ease pain for underwater homeowners

Aug 22, 2012
Federal regulators announced new rules that should make it easier for underwater homeowners to sell their houses.
Posted In: home, Housing, underwater

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

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