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House prices are up, but not yet bubbling

Feb 26, 2013
Sharp price increases in some regions raise concerns about a new housing bubble. But as prices rise, more sellers will appear, steadying the market.
Posted In: Housing, real estate

Sometimes even banks want to 'walk away' from a home

Feb 22, 2013
In some working-class neighborhoods with cheap housing, the banks actually lose money on a foreclosure. So it’s cheaper to do nothing.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure, North Carolina

Cape Coral real estate: Florida's housing anomaly

Feb 22, 2013
According to RealtyTrac, Florida has the highest rate of foreclosure rate of any state in the U.S. So why is the Florida town of Cape Coral doing so well compared to other cities in the state?
Posted In: Housing, Florida

Real estate comeback slows, but optimism remains

Feb 20, 2013
The pace of home building slowed in January, falling 8.5 percent from December. Despite the decrease, January was still the third best month for house construction since 2008.
Posted In: Housing, housing market, Retail

Anticipating this week's housing stats -- without dread

Feb 18, 2013
The market for new housing has been heating up, even though plenty of foreclosed homes are for sale too.
Posted In: Housing, housing market

Con artists take advantage of vacant homes in limbo

Feb 15, 2013
More than 5 million homes have been lost to foreclosure since 2006. That's a lot of real estate, and con artists are determined to put it to good use.
Posted In: Housing, rent, scams, foreclosures

Las Vegas: A look at housing in Sin City

Feb 15, 2013
Last month, Las Vegas dropped to No. 6 on RealtyTrac's list of cities burdened by foreclosures. What's behind the shifting market in Sin City?
Posted In: Housing, Las Vegas, Nevada

Betting wrong on gentrification in Chicago

Feb 12, 2013
During the bubble, many snapped up properties in neighborhoods they thought were going to become more affluent. But instead of moving up, Chicago's Englewood neighborhood has been spiraling down.
Posted In: Chicago, Housing, gentrification, guns

America Underwater: The mortgage crisis in data

Feb 8, 2013
This week, Marketplace Money and The New York Times team up to tell the story of home ownership in America three years after the housing bubble. View our interactive map and listen to our special podcast.
Posted In: Housing, Marketplace Maps, mortgage, underwater mortgage

Omaha: How's the housing market where Warren Buffett lives?

Feb 8, 2013
On paper, Omaha looks like a pretty great place to live: It's consistently rated one of the most affordable cities in the country. Why is it doing so well?
Posted In: Nebraska, Housing, real estate

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