Residential Real Estate
Generation Y: Dragging Down the Housing Market?
Silicon Valley Market Heats Up: House-Hunting Tips for Everywhere
Federal Mortgage Mods: Fannie and Freddie Bail Out More Borrowers
Ben Bernanke's No Surprises Strategy: Bad News for Home Buyers?
Existing Home Sales Drop, Despite Incentive
Washington, D.C.'s Market to Return to Peak By 2015
Is Queens, N.Y.'s Housing Market Headed for Collapse?
Urban Real Estate Gets a Boost Over 'Burbs With New Obama Program
NBA Star Ron Artest's Sacramento Home Sale Was No Slam Dunk
Real Estate Industry in Need of Real Innovation
Utah: State Scoops Up Unsold New Homes
Legoland Florida Helps Piece Together Area's Real Estate Market
Obama Considering Making It Harder to Buy a Home
Pending Home Sales: Decline Highlights High-Inventory Problem
Manhattan Real Estate Defies Downward Trend
Homebuyer Tax Credit: Another on the Way?
Ricky Martin Still Can't Flip Florida Estate
Existing-Home Sales Climb Gingerly
Mortgage Market 'Absolutely Broken,' Says Volcker
Home Listings Slide: Good News, Sellers?
Housing Market Wobbly, Despite Optimism
Housing Market Hit by High Oil Prices
First-Time Homebuyers: Avoid a Bidding War
Housing Market Wavers From Bad to Good
Generation Y: Dragging Down the Housing Market?
Attention, Generation Y! You're screwing everything up -- again! Apparently, there are relatively few members of Gen Y, those born from 1977 to 1989, who are homeowners -- still. First came the accusations that young adults -- those self-esteem-inflated, coddled slackers -- were a contributing factor to the housing bubble. Why?
Silicon Valley Market Heats Up: House-Hunting Tips for Everywhere
The housing market in California's Silicon Valley is beginning to rebound. And while it certainly isn't as hot and heavy as it was in the dot-com boom with multiple offers as high as the sky, local real estate agents say competition is starting again among homebuyers, especially on the lower end of the market.
Federal Mortgage Mods: Fannie and Freddie Bail Out More Borrowers
Are you one of the millions who didn't make the cut for the federal loan modification program, because you weren't in bad enough trouble? If your loan is held by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, you may be in luck. Worried that home prices will continue to decline, Fannie and Freddie are offering a hand to borrowers looking to shrink their mortgage payments.
Ben Bernanke's No Surprises Strategy: Bad News for Home Buyers?
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has been cautious yet deliberate with his words as he's outlined the direction the Fed likely will take over the next few years. Bernanke believes that stimulus funding and similar programs need to stop so that we can start addressing America's "unsustainable" debt levels.
Existing Home Sales Drop, Despite Incentive
Sales of existing homes dropped unexpectedly in May, according to data released today by the National Association of Realtors. Economists had predicted that sales would rise, buoyed by the home buyer tax credit. (The deadline for contract signings was the end of April, but buyers have until June 30 to close.)
Washington, D.C.'s Market to Return to Peak By 2015
Market trends in the Washington, D.C., region indicate that housing values will return to 2005's phenomenal highs within five years, says an economist who studies regional growth at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Dr. Stephen Fuller, speaking to members of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors on June 17, said the Washington housing market has recovered 10 percent to 12 percent of its value in the past year after being down 25 percent to 30 percent at its lowest in 2008.
Is Queens, N.Y.'s Housing Market Headed for Collapse?
If you feel you got away too easily in the housing collapse, maybe you live in New York's Queens or on the outskirts of another big American city. Keith Jurow at the Real Estate Channel recently posted an interesting piece, teasingly titled "A Housing Price Collapse in Queens New York Is Almost Certain," in which he argues that homeowners in Queens are a sorry mess who haven't gotten their comeuppance yet.
Urban Real Estate Gets a Boost Over 'Burbs With New Obama Program
Are you trying to decide between buying a cozy house in town or a big place in a new subdivision? Today the Obama administration went public with a program that will help make the first choice the much better bet to hold its value over the long term. It's called the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, and the idea behind it is to encourage real estate investment near mass transit. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Department of Transportation are teaming up for the first time to make it happen. Altogether, they'll be giving local governments around the country $175 million this year to make the necessary preparations.
NBA Star Ron Artest's Sacramento Home Sale Was No Slam Dunk
The funniest thing about the Sacramento Bee story on ex-Sacramento Kings basketball player Ron Artest (he now plays for the Los Angeles Lakers), who was having trouble selling his Sacto home, is the paper's attempt to get a quote from him about the situation: "Artest was busy Thursday night, earning his first NBA championship as his Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics in the seventh game of the NBA finals, and did not respond to Bee efforts to get a comment from him regarding the house."

Real Estate Industry in Need of Real Innovation
The real estate market and the overall real estate industry are in dire need of new business and cost strategies to positively shift consumer confidence and affordability factors enough to stimulate and sustain growth within this pillar of the overall U.S. economy. With the expiration of the homebuyer tax credit, new home sales have collapsed. Mortgage underwriting standards are an increasingly small and faster moving target to hit.
Utah: State Scoops Up Unsold New Homes
Lots of banks are saddled with extra properties these days, thanks to risky loans and faulty practices. But in Utah, it was the state that did the risky lending, and has found itself the proud owner of what seems to be a suburban ghost town.
Home Sales Up, But Past Figures Grossly Overstated
Fixed Mortgage Rates Fall to New Record Lows
Case Shiller: Home Prices Slide in Most Major Cities
Delaying Foreclosure, Some Owners Stay Put For Years
Pending Home Sales Rise to Year and a Half High
Fannie Mae Poll: More Say Buying a Home Now Is Smart
Housing Market Looking Up Across the Country
A New Housing Boom
September's Home Price Rise Shows Biggest Gain in 6 Years, CoreLogic Reports
Rent or Buy? Which is Better In These 10 Major Cities
People Are Becoming More and More Confident in Housing Market
Spring Homebuying Season Off to a Slow Start
The Home Bidding Wars Are Back!
Signs the Housing Recovery Has Moved Into Your Neighborhood
U.S. Housing Starts Surpass 1 Million in March
U.S. Pending Home Sales Rise In March, NAR Says
Case-Shiller Index: Home Prices Up By Most In Nearly 7 Years
Housing Starts Drop but Building Permits Soar
New Home Sales Up 2.3% in April as Median Price Hits Record High
5 Reasons Housing Will Continue to Improve
Case-Shiller: Home Prices See Biggest Jump in 7 Years
Number of Foreclosed Homes Holds Steady, CoreLogic Says
Homebuilder Sentiment Highest in 7 Years in June
May's Housing Starts Fall Short of Predictions but Hit 5-Year High
Home Sales Surge in May as Buyers Lock In Low Rates
Signs of a Housing-Market Falloff as Mortgage Rates Rise
Home Foreclosures Fall to Lowest Level in Nearly 8 Years
More Young People Buying Homes but Settling for Less
Housing Starts Perk Up in March
Home Sales Climb in Rocky Recovery
Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions First
Housing Market Hamstrung by Low Appraisals
No Housing Recovery Until 2014, Survey Says
Stricter Down Payment Proposal Could Deter Homebuyers
Home Sales Slide to Six-Month Low in May
Number of New Home Sales Drops, but So Does Supply
Case-Shiller: Home Prices Rise for First Time in 8 Months
Home Builder Confidence Rises, Tempered by Doubts
Housing Starts Bounce Back After Troubled Spring
Zillow's IPO Bonanza: A Step Forward for Real Estate?
New Home Sales Fall in June, on Pace for Record-Low Year
5 Reasons Why Real Estate Deals Collapse
Home Sales On Pace for Worse Year Than 2010
30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Hits Record Low -- Again
New Home Sales Drop for Fourth Straight Month
Mortgage Applications Fall to 15-Year Low Despite Enticing Rates
Homebuyers Even More Skittish After Market Turmoil
Pending Home Sales Dip in July
6 Good Reasons to Buy a Home Now
The 10 Best Cities for Educated Workers
Housing Starts Drop as Home Construction Wavers
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