2012: Good days ahead for housing

Dec 29, 2011
Gerard Cassidy thinks today's NAR Pending Home Sales index numbers are a sign that 2012 is the year the housing market recovers.

Airbnb gets into the sublet biz

Sep 2, 2011
The online home-away-from-home broker is moving beyond short-term stays and inching toward real estate. And if you try out the new sublet section...

Asking Fannie and Freddie whether to rent or buy

Dec 14, 2010
This final note today, which comes with a shout out to our friends at Planet Money. Ever wonder why the American real estate market is so messed up...

The Donald and the Cordoba House

Sep 9, 2010
This final note today, more evidence -- if you need it -- that Donald Trump will do just about anything for publicity. Trump waded into the flap...

Housing barometer shows strong signs for spring

Apr 5, 2010
Data from the National Association of Realtors may indicate a positive change for housing --- its seasonally adjusted index of sales agreements...

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I, renter

Mar 17, 2009
I signed the lease on a new apartment yesterday, and let me tell you, it's a good time to be apartment hunting. My fiancee and I got a great deal...

Mall Rats II

Feb 24, 2009
I wrote a blog entry last week about the country's glut of shopping centers and how they're starting to empty out. Money-losing tenants are...

Mall Rats

Feb 20, 2009
I moderated a panel last fall about the financial crisis, and one comment that stood out to me was that commercial real estate would be the big...