Real Estate

Subprime mortgages making a comeback

Subprime borrowers got shut out of the home loan market after the housing crisis, but new lenders are catering to home buyers with low credit scores.  More

Manhattan home prices soar to median $972,000

The median home price in Manhattan jumped 18.5% during first three months of 2014 to just under $1 million.  More

Hong Kong buyers send London real estate soaring

Foreign property buyers are snapping up homes in central London, distorting prices and forcing policymakers to levy new taxes.  More

Your home: It pays to keep up with the Joneses

Allowing your house to slip behind your neighbors' could cost you when it's time to sell.  More

Borrowers paying mortgages over credit cards again

As the housing market and hiring continue to recover, more consumers are making their mortgage payments a priority again.  More

Millions of renters say they really want to buy a home this year

Millions of renters say they want to buy their first home this year, but many won't be able to seal the deal thanks to a short supply of homes, tighter lending standards and a lack of affordability.  More

Zombie foreclosures still weighing on housing markets

Foreclosures have hit their lowest level in seven years, according to RealtyTrac. Yet many cities are still struggling with the blight of "zombie foreclosures," vacant homes left in disrepair that are weighing on home values.  More

Mortgage rates fall again

Mortgage interest rates have stayed in a narrow, very affordable range all year.  More

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac stocks fall sharply

Investors appeared to react to news of a bi-partisan deal on Capitol Hill to phase out the nation's top two mortgage lenders.  More

FHA says it won't need another bailout

After requiring a $1.7 billion taxpayer bailout last year, the Federal Housing Administration's capital reserve fund is expected to end the year in positive territory, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday.  More

5 ways your home is changing

Coming from the first annual Design and Construction Week in Las Vegas, here are five trends from today's homebuilding industry and a snapshot of what is to come.  More

Cheap Obama mortgages to get pricier

Nearly 783,000 homeowners who had mortgage rates reduced under the Home Affordable Modification Program will see their payments increase.  More

Buy vs. rent: What you'll pay in the 10 biggest cities

Despite rising home prices and climbing mortgage rates, it's still cheaper to buy a home than rent one in these 10 major cities, according to Trulia. Here's how much you'll save.  More

Home prices rose 11.3% in 2013

Home prices posted double digit gains last year, but the latest housing news has been bad.  More

Housing's most important jobs number

When the new employment report comes out this Friday, one number alone will portend the future of the housing recovery. (Hint: It involves those pesky kids still living at home.)  More

Rupert Murdoch buys $57 million Manhattan condo

The media mogul and recent divorcĂ©e buys a big new bachelor pad.  More

Do your retirement dreams match your partner's?

Your dream is nonstop travel; your spouse wants to stay put. You'd like to quit now; she's not ready. Learn about eight key retirement issues that can cause a rift, and how to get on the same page.  More

Warren Buffett's real estate lesson

In an exclusive excerpt from his upcoming shareholder letter, Warren Buffett looks back at a pair of real estate purchases and the lessons they offer for equity investors.  More

Housing: Top 10 most affordable small cities

Latest from the Housing Opportunity Index from the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo.  More

Priceline for landlords may determine your next rent

Dynamic pricing is used to sell hotel rooms and airplane seats online. Now some landlords are using it to figure out how much rent to charge for apartments.  More

Is the housing recovery losing steam?

The latest data suggest that the promised construction boom may not materialize.  More

Honeymoon hotspots: Splurges vs. steals

You could honeymoon in Paris, Bora Bora or the Amalfi Coast, but these six romantic alternatives may be a lot more kind to your wallet.  More

For sale: Al Capone's former Miami home for $8.5 million

The former Miami Beach hideaway of famed gangster Al Capone is for sale again for $8.5 million.  More

Hurdles shrink for jumbo loan shoppers

Thinking of buying that really big house? Rates on jumbo mortgages are now at or below rates on conventional mortgages.  More

Reverse mortgages: Safer, but far from risk-free

New rules have made reverse mortgages safer, but there are still pitfalls elderly borrowers need to avoid.  More

Tech workers driving up rents in cities

In cities dominated by highly paid tech workers, including San Francisco and Seattle, rents are climbing so fast that low- and middle-class residents can no longer afford to live there.  More

Regulators fear more bad mortgage practices

Ocwen Financial is not a household name. But it's one of the nation's largest owners of mortgage servicing rights. Regulators are worried about it getting too big.  More

Mortgage rates headed down to 4%

Rates started the year at 4.53%, and have sunk each week in 2014.  More

Cut the cost of home maintenance

A new generation of materials promises to cut the work -- and cost -- of maintaining your home.  More

America's most dangerous cities

Camden, N.J. tops the list of the nation's most dangerous cities in 2013, according to an annual report based on FBI data that tracks both violent and property crimes.  More

Not all housing bubbles crash equally

Four reasons why a collapse in China's home prices won't spell global disaster.  More

Buy this $8M mansion with bitcoins

The owner of this 25,000-square-foot, 12-bedroom home in Las Vegas is ready to sell his long-time abode. It can be yours for an all-bitcoin offer.  Play

Home prices show signs of topping out

Home prices post first month-over-month decline in 10 months and only narrow improvement in annual price change.  More

Top 10 cities people are moving to

Whether it's the warm weather, jobs or cheap cost of living, these are the top 10 cities Americans are moving to, according Penske Truck Rental's annual list.  More

Where America's millionaires live

Want to meet a millionaire? Head to Maryland. It's the state with the most millionaires per total households. Check out our map to see where your state ranks.  More
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