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A zombie housing development comes back to life

Jul 9, 2013
Many housing developments were mothballed when the housing bubble burst several years ago. In states like California, they're being reanimated as demand for new houses increases.
Posted In: Housing, california, development

Underwater no more and wanting to stay put

Jun 28, 2013
Not everyone wants to ditch their underwater mortgage once it resurfaces.
Posted In: Housing, underwater mortgage

Who's afraid of 5 percent mortgage rates?

Jun 28, 2013
Do fast-rising interest rates threaten the growing recovery in housing? Experts say prices are still low enough to attract buyers.
Posted In: Housing, home prices, mortgage rates, interest rates

Post-revolution Egypt: Not much better and about to get worse for the poor

Jun 7, 2013
The economic downtown that followed Egypt's uprising continues to make difficult circumstances even worse for the country's poor.
Posted In: Egypt, poor, Housing

Many would-be first-time homebuyers fear taking the plunge

Jun 3, 2013
Would-be homebuyers are nervous because of the housing crash and the instability of the job market.
Posted In: Housing, housing market, mortgage

Rising mortgage interest rates: A make or break moment for homebuyers?

May 31, 2013
Recently, the housing market has been making headlines for making a historic recovery. New home sales, existing home sales and pending sales are all up. But so are mortgage interest rates as of this week. That's not so good, but should it make shoppers reconsider buying a home?
Posted In: Housing, interest rates, housing market

Home prices are rising fast. Should we be worried?

May 28, 2013
Many economists say the housing uptick is solid and could give the recovery a needed boost. But some urge caution.
Posted In: Housing

Luring developers to rebuild on polluted land

May 16, 2013
Sometimes the government has to kick in to convince developers to reclaim "brownfield" sites. The EPA says it's developed a good partnership in Atlanta.
Posted In: Atlanta, development, Housing

How zoning affects the wealth gap

May 6, 2013
Lisa Prevost's new book, 'Snob Zones: Fear, Prejudice, and Real Estate,' looks at towns that have used zoning laws to keep low- and middle-income families out, in favor of the rich moving in.
Posted In: wealth, zoning, Northeast, Connecticut, Lisa Prevost, Housing

Checks sent to foreclosure victims are bouncing

Apr 18, 2013
Thankfully, it seems it's just a paperwork snafu.
Posted In: foreclosure, Housing

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