Housing

Pages

Banks sue a California city trying to take over underwater mortgages

Aug 8, 2013
Richmond, Calif., is trying to help distressed homeowners by reducing the principal on their mortgages using eminent domain.
Posted In: real estate, housing bubble, eminent domain, Housing, california

First-time home buyers face difficulties

Aug 6, 2013
President Obama will be in Phoenix today, continuing his national tour focusing on the economy. The president is promoting home ownership for the middle class. But there is tension between Obama's message and the reality for many first-time buyers.
Posted In: Housing, first-time home buyer, Phoenix

Middle class asks: Should we buy our homes?

Aug 5, 2013
President Obama will give a speech in Phoenix on Tuesday about housing and the middle class.
Posted In: home ownership, real estate, housing bubble, middle class, Housing

Will laid off construction workers return in housing boom?

Jul 31, 2013
The housing industry is rebounding. But will the many construction workers who lost their jobs in the downturn come back?
Posted In: construction, Housing

A realtor's tale: Selling houses after a housing crash

Jul 29, 2013
Kristal Wilson sold lots of houses to people during the housing boom -- and then helped them with short sales when prices collapsed as they faced foreclosure.
Posted In: Housing, housing crisis, real estate

The housing market is flipping out

Jul 19, 2013
A new report explores the uptick in speculative home flipping -- though the geography of flipping has, well, flipped.
Posted In: Housing, real estate, flipping, housing market

The state of the nation, seen through housing

Jul 11, 2013
Data from the 2011 American Housing Survey -- where we live and how we live -- was released today.
Posted In: Housing

A zombie housing development comes back to life

Jul 9, 2013
Many housing developments were mothballed when the housing bubble burst several years ago. In states like California, they're being reanimated as demand for new houses increases.
Posted In: Housing, california, development

Underwater no more and wanting to stay put

Jun 28, 2013
Not everyone wants to ditch their underwater mortgage once it resurfaces.
Posted In: Housing, underwater mortgage

Who's afraid of 5 percent mortgage rates?

Jun 28, 2013
Do fast-rising interest rates threaten the growing recovery in housing? Experts say prices are still low enough to attract buyers.
Posted In: Housing, home prices, mortgage rates, interest rates

Pages