Some Minnesotan suburbanites have got a handy neighbor.
You may read something here and say to yourself, "That's not correct!". Just keep two things in mind. First, as often is the case, much of what folks know about castles will come from television and movies ?. and those TV castles will always show th
The pace of new home sales fell 2.4% to an annualized rate of 412,000 units in July.
This was perhaps the greatest, but now undervalued, convenience. Instead of carrying water, suddenly everyone had as much as they could use, all the time, with the turn of a tap. Not surprisingly, according to Abby Rockefeller in Civilization and Slu
Small spaces are the next big thing in real estate.
Covering a balloon with papier-mâché, letting it harden, and popping it to leave behind a delicate empty shell is a grade school arts and crafts tradition. For architect Nicoló Bini it's a technique that's become a guiding obsession, and which he bel
If you're waiting to sell your house because you think prices will continue to rise, don't.
For years, homeowners have been battling Wall Street in an attempt to recover some portion of their massive losses from the housing Ponzi scheme. But progress has been slow, as they have been outgunned and out-spent by the banking titans. In June, h
The Phoenix housing market has a special place in the heart of housing bubble watchers: together with Las Vegas and various California MSAs, this is the place where the last housing bubble was born and subsequently ....
The Phoenix housing market has a special place in the heart of housing bubble watchers: together with Las Vegas and various California MSAs, this is the place where the last housing bubble was born and subsequently died a gruesome ....
Interest in papercrete has exploded!...Given the skyrocketing costs of building materials & construction, and the pressing need for homes, it is just a matter of time before papercrete will begin to take its place as an acceptable and even desirable
All you need is around $2000 to begin building one of these epic homes – made from recycled shipping containers!
As we first reported two years ago, one of the primary reasons, if not the main one (there is also the Fed to thank) why the US housing market, and specifically its ultra-luxury segment,...
Housing subsidies go to families making up to $193K.
To ensure that "every American is able to choose to live in a community they feel proud of," HUD has published a new fair-housing regulation intended to give people access to better neighborhoods than the ones they currently live in. The goal is t
35.3 per cent of American households spend more than 30 per cent of their income on rent, a proportion that is considered unaffordable
Ronald Ford Jr. has watched neighbors move away and brick houses on his family's block crumble to nothing, but he says he wants to stay put and give a chance to city leaders who now promise a renaissance.
When the housing bubble burst in 2008 and brought much of the economy down with it, the more thoughtful analysts explained that government was hardly an innocent bystander.
Moments ago we showed that despite the rosy headline data reported by the NAR in tabulating its existing home sales, things below the surface for the US housing market were far worse than the soundbites indicate....
I think most people will say they want to have a place of their own. I count myself among that group, though I have also said that I never want to buy land because of property taxes. I also love to travel. Some people have combined their home with th
Blame it on the... spring?
A month ago, using the latest UK housing data from Rightmove, we asked a simple question: whose housing bubble is bigger:
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Over 1 in 5 homes (with $674 billion of mortgages) in China stand empty... and if you think that urbanization will fix that, as WSJ reports, a 10 percentage point rise in the urbanization rate (already at 54%) would result in only a 2.6% drop in vaca
When nearly two years ago everyone jumped with joy after the US housing market posted its latest uptick, the fourth since Lehman, with all previous three promptly fading as dead cat bounces always do....
Home equity loans are back as home prices rise.
Two weeks ago we asked, rhetorically, "Whose Housing Bubble Is Bigger?" and showed the April home price increases in the UK and China:
One of the things that this era of American history will be known for is conspicuous consumption.
Renderings of this futuristic Floating City (via Dezeen) could very easily pass for the storyboard of a Hollywood sci-fi flick set in the distant future.
For many residents today, the idea of fitting furniture into a 600 sq ft (56 sq m) condo or apartment has become a compact reality.