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Worries that U.K. is rebooting the housing bubble

Aug 22, 2013
The British government is offering incentives to homebuyers but critics argue that the economy is recovering and they are not a good use of taxpayers' money.
Posted In: Housing, Britain

Report: Half of all home purchases paid for with cash

Aug 15, 2013
Goldman Sachs says that the number of all-cash sales in the housing market has more than doubled over the last seven years. What does that say about the housing recovery?
Posted In: Housing

Giving tenants a fighting chance against evictions

Aug 9, 2013
A pilot program in California is testing the idea that providing free counsel to poor tenants could actually save taxpayers money.
Posted In: Housing, legal aid

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

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