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Home prices stay flat, tech bubble could burst

Apr 24, 2012
U.S. home prices stayed basically flat in February according to the S&P Case-Shiller Index. Without adjusting for seasonal fluctuations, prices actually dropped 0.8 percent to reach the lowest level since 2002.
Posted In: Housing, technology, bubbles

Index shows housing market slowly on the mend

Apr 24, 2012
The Case-Shiller Index for February looked at 20 American cities and found a few bright spots where investors are buying out foreclosed homes.
Posted In: Housing, case shiller

Housing starts drop, a crackdown on oil price manipulation

Apr 17, 2012
There was an unexpected drop last month in housing starts. Meanwhile, President Obama has plans to crack down on those who manipulate oil prices.
Posted In: Oil, Housing

Housing construction down, housing permits are up

Apr 17, 2012
What's going on with the housing market? Susan Wachter, who teaches real estate at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, explains.
Posted In: Housing, construction

Business booming for those who fortify homes

Apr 13, 2012
We hear a lot about the strain on the housing market -- but what about the barriers we put up to protect our homes?
Posted In: Housing, security

Homes and the demographics of aging

Apr 5, 2012
Housing an Aging Population: Are We Prepared?
Posted In: Housing, rental, aging, baby boomers, low-income

Good and bad signs for the U.S. housing market

Mar 28, 2012
It is one step forward, one step back for the housing market. The mortgage bankers association says this morning applications for home mortgages were up 3.3 percent last week but demand for refinancing dropped for the sixth straight week.
Posted In: Housing, construction, home

Investors turning foreclosed homes into rentals

Mar 23, 2012
According to Bloomberg Markets Magazine, private investors are buying up foreclosed properties by the bushel and renting them out at a profit.
Posted In: Housing, rental, speculation

BofA launching program for at-risk homeowners

Mar 23, 2012
Bank of America is launching a pilot program where homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure would hand over the deed to their house and then rent it back from the bank.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure, Bank of America

Bank of America throws homeowners new lifeline

Mar 23, 2012
Bank of America starts a foreclosure-prevention program that lets borrowers give up ownership of their home but stay on rent-paying tenants.
Posted In: Housing, Bank of America, foreclosure, underwater mortgage

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