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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

Judge says TVA is liable for Knoxville spill

Aug 24, 2012
A federal judge said the Tennessee Valley Authority is liable for the big sludge spill at its power plant near Knoxville a few years back. Millions of tons of coal ash spilled out of a man-made lake and blanketed nearby rivers and land.
Posted In: spill, Environment, real estate

New Orleans' housing market recovery

Aug 17, 2012
A long-time real estate agent in New Orleans talks about the strides made and the challenges being faced in the housing market there.
Posted In: New Orleans, real estate, housing market, Hurricane Katrina

A dream house of stucco and sheet metal

Aug 10, 2012
Architect Jayna Cooper built her ideal home -- while sticking to a tight budget and using basic construction materials.
Posted In: House, real estate, construction

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

Paradigm change: Young people and home ownership

Aug 10, 2012
Buying into the American Dream? Renting for life? For younger people, home ownership is less cut-and-dry than it was a generation ago.
Posted In: homeownership, Atlanta, buying a home, renting, real estate

How much is that 'green' label on your house worth?

Jul 31, 2012
A study suggests that homes certified as environment-friendly do sell at a premium. But in terms of choosing which home to buy, it's still location, location, location first.
Posted In: real estate, House, LEED, green

High-end buyers boost Florida condo market

Jul 24, 2012
Empty nesters with money to spend are fueling something of a boom in Florida's vacation home market.
Posted In: real estate, condo, Housing, Florida

Letters: Real estate entaglements with family members

Jun 1, 2012
Tess is joined by senior producer Paddy Hirsch and credit expert Liz Weston to talk about credit utilization, bankruptcy amongst seniors, and the down side of buying real estate for your kids.
Posted In: liz weston, bankruptcy, family finances, real estate, kids and investing, letters, credit scoreCh

New home construction up 30% from last year

May 16, 2012
Housing starts, as they're called, were up 2.6 percent last month, and compared with last April, home construction was up almost 30 percent.
Posted In: Housing, construction, real estate

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