This morning's Case Shiller report for June showed prices in the 20 city composite rising YoY for the first time since 2007, with the exception of a few months during the $8000 home buying tax credit in 2010.
Jim, Just a pondering I hoped you might be able to give me some insight on, I'm either to young or didn't know it because we were too poor to notice, but I've never experienced a significant economic decline in my life.
Federal prosecutor Matt Martens was able to rig both the prosecution and the defense by seizing Sprouse’s assets and forcing her to drop her attorney and depend upon public defenders that had no intention of mounting a defense.
This needs virtually no explanation. It's a chart of the frequency of the phrase "Housing Recovery" in news articles over the past 5 years.
Joel Allen was just 26 when he quit his job as a software developer to pursue his lifelong dream of inventing a get-rich-quick scheme.
It's often said that in America, we all have the dream of home ownership.
The Eco-Dome is a small home design of approximately 400 square feet (40 sq. meters) interior space. It consists of a large central dome, surrounded by four smaller niches and a wind-scoop, in a clover leaf pattern.
Katie Diaz arrives at the Bronx County Courthouse hoping for clarity, if not a reprieve from the foreclosure case threatening her home.
With an average elevation of just five feet above sea level, the Maldives—a nation comprising 1,192 islands in the Indian Ocean—is the lowest country in the world. Sea level, meanwhile, has risen by about seven inches since 1900...
If things go bad do you bug in or do you bug out.
Lenders like Bank of America Corp and Wells Fargo & Co say they are facing mounting pressure to buy back bad mortgages they sold to investors, signaling that banks' home-loan headaches could continue for years. Investors like Fannie Mae and Freddi
Desperate for a way out of a housing collapse that has crippled the region, officials in San Bernardino County, are exploring a drastic option — using eminent domain to buy up mortgages for homes that are underwater.
Property rights are being absolutely shredded all over America.
The government of Iceland has forgiven the mortgage debt for much of its population.
Outdated state laws allow big banks and other investors to reap windfall profits by buying the houses for a pittance and reselling them, the National Consumer Law Center said in a report being released Tuesday. Local governments can seize and sell
The legislation would bar banks from moving ahead with foreclosures while still negotiating with homeowners over loan modifications. It would also allow lawsuits against banks for so-called "robo-signing,"
A recent U.S. Federal Reserve study found that in states requiring a judicial review for foreclosure, delays associated with the process had no measurable long-term benefits and often prolonged the problems with the housing market.
Chinese government has been, for years, telling everyone that they are serious in trying to curb home prices
Rent is higher than ever and rising in many cities. In fact, recent data released by Trulia revealed that rents in May have increased by six percent year over year.
Foreclosure starts rose year-over-year in May for the first time in more than two years as banks resumed dealing with distressed properties after a mortgage abuse settlement earlier this year, data firm RealtyTrac said on Thursday.
I kept checking over the years for this technology to mature.... and here it is :)
Our Awful Housing Recovery
After an epic bust in the housing market, buying real estate might seem like a moronic financial move.
In Rebel Cities, David Harvey says places like Tahrir Square and Zuccotti Park are key tools for revolution.
Members of Occupy Minnesota are accusing police of abusing their power by using physical violence to arrest demonstrators peacefully protesting at a foreclosed home in Minneapolis. “In the latest incident in an ongoing showdown, officers violently
I first came to national attention back in 2008 and 2009 when the housing and credit markets imploded. I became known as the guy that other market “experts” laughed at when I warned of trouble brewing in the seemingly indestructible American economy.
Detroit, whose 139 square miles contain 60 percent fewer residents than in 1950, will try to nudge them into a smaller living space by eliminating almost half its streetlights.
States have diverted $974 million from this year’s landmark mortgage settlement to pay down budget deficits or fund programs unrelated to the foreclosure crisis.
188,780 properties received foreclosures filings in April, down 14 percent from last year. This was the lowest monthly figure since July 2007.
American consumers are in the best financial shape they've been in since the third quarter of 2008, according to the latest report from CredAbility.