Residential rental market is booming

Mar 2, 2012
Some would-be home buyers are unable to get loans for new places, but people who are getting back to work as the economy improves still want to move out of their parent's basement.

Housing market gets good news

Feb 27, 2012
Home sales jumped 8% last month. Those numbers and better than expected quarterly sales in home improvement supplies could mean some long-awaited relief for the housing market.

Opportunity index hits record high

Feb 16, 2012
Regardless of positive spin, the housing picture in the U.S. is less than rosy.

Wanna buy the Empire State Building? Really.

Feb 14, 2012
The owners of the Empire State Building, among other office towers, register to sell shares to the public.
The Empire State Building towers over the Manhattan skyline in New York City. The owners of the Empire State Building have registered to sell shares to the public.
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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...

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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...