Big investors are pouring unprecedented amounts of money into real estate hard hit by the housing crash, bringing those moribund markets back to life but raising the prospect of another Wall Street-fueled bubble that won’t be sustainable.
While hope springs eternal that the US housing sector 'record-inventory-compression and foreclosure-stuffed' 'recovery' will become self-sustaining, there are two rather disappointing 'facts' to ruin the 'fiction' that all is well.
The government’s largest effort to compensate victims of the banks’ foreclosure practices is finally sputtering to an end. But for most of those eligible 2013 nearly three million borrowers 2013 it won’t be much of an ending.
Did you know that there are thousands upon thousands of homeless people that are living underground beneath the streets of major U.S. cities?
Now on Kickstarter: a house that opens up when it's light out, and folds back in when it turns cold.
The Obama administration is readying a push to get banks to make more home loans available to individuals with weaker credit, The Washington Post's Zach Goldfarb reports.
This Forbes analysis is actually a fairly sophisticated analysis on how realtors decide whether houses are a good buy or not. The article concludes that houses may be cheap to buy given current conditions. And this, apparently, may begin to drive a h
Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes fell in February, held back by a shortage of properties, but there is little to suggest that the housing market's recovery is stalling.
Despite the housing recovery, 10.4 million or 21.5 percent of all residential properties continued to be underwater at the end of Q4 2012, according to latest data by CoreLogic.
Graham Hill, founder of minimalist design firm LifeEdited, recieved a lot of attention for his recent Op-Ed in The New York Times encouraging readers to pare down their lives and rid themselves of the chains of consumerism.
Existing home sales for February were up 0.8 percent month-over-month in February, to an annual rate of 4.98 million.
Right back where we started, as though 08'-09' never happened. Any other cities pulling this stunt again ??!!!
They say it is one of the most audacious local cases in what law enforcement officers called a growing national trend where self-described “sovereign” nationals.
February foreclosure filings increased 2 percent month-over-month (MoM) in February, according to the latest foreclosure report from RealtyTrac.
We've been writing for months about the housing comeback.
The Little House That Could A schematic for a unit shows how nArchitects created an efficient layout with multiple functions for each space.
Japanese capital is one of the most crowded cities in the world 'Geki-sema' or share houses are mainly used by young professionals No windows and enough room for one person and a few possessions
If you believe for a minute the Feds have your interest at heart, think again. How can Fannie or Freddie have any authority to make any determinations as to the status of the property when they are themselves, insolvent? They are in conservartorshi
According to Zillow, U.S. home prices rose again in January. In fact, we're witnessing the fastest pace of price growth since July 2006, which was during the housing bubble.
We just saw January existing home sales come in better than expectations.
What do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you're renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing
The Wind River Indian Reservation is not an easy place to get to.
If you think the Bank of America and other banking giants have acted like villains, you are not alone
The California Homeowner Bill of Rights that became a law at the start of the year has helped bring down the national foreclosure rate, according to RealtyTrac's latest foreclosure report.
Despite the severe drought still gripping the U.S., farmland values continued to rise across most crop-growing regions in the third quarter.
A new report on home prices has just been released by the National Association of Realtors.
Under a state law in Arkansas, renters can be imprisoned for failing to pay their rent.
Robert Shiller, the Yale economist who nailed the housing bubble before it burst, was on Bloomberg Television with Trish Regan on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the U.S. housing market.
Conceptual artist and law student Asher J. Kohn envisions a gated community as a sanctuary from drones.
The Justice Department is preparing to file a civil lawsuit against the ratings agency Standard & Poor’s that will allege the company gave its seal of approval to toxic investments at the heart of the financial crisis, according to the company and pe