Real Estate

Home price increases continue at slower pace

Prices are up at 9.3% annual rate in May, according to S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, marking the sixth straight month the rate of increase has slowed.  More

Zillow buys Trulia for $3.5 billion

The two leading real estate websites combine.  More

For sale: Town of Aladdin, Wyo., for $1.5 million

Want to own your own town? You can buy Aladdin, Wyo., for $1.5 million. The price tag includes a general store, post office, bar, a house and more.  More

Chinese homebuyers are flocking to these U.S. states

Chinese buyers are now the biggest international players in the U.S. housing market and some states are seeing billions of dollars in real estate deals as a result.  More

Best places for vacation home deals

Whether you love golf, the water, the outdoors or theme parks, here are the best places to find a bargain.  More

Mansions for under $1 million

Mansions that would be very costly to build today are on the market around the country for well under $1 million each.  More

6.5 million homes at risk from storm surges

Potential damage from storms stands at $1.5 trillion.  More

Land Grab: Rich Chinese are snapping up America's real estate

The U.S. housing market seems to look a lot better from foreign shores. International buyers are snapping up U.S. homes.  More

House hunting? Download these apps first

From enabling us to virtually walk through an open house to instantly learning about the social scene in the neighborhood we're eyeing, a new generation of apps and other technologies are taking the real estate shopping experience to a whole new level.  More

Best markets to become a landlord

These markets offer landlords returns of 10% or more, according to RealtyTrac.  More

Housing market is a 'crapshoot'

Karl 'Chip' Case created the Case-Shiller home price indexes. He's worried about the U.S. housing market and says consumers should only buy for the long haul.  More

Millennial-driven housing boom seen on the horizon

A Harvard study says economic gains may mean the boomerang generation is ready to head out their parents' homes for good.  More

Shopping for million-dollar homes comes with perks

Realtors offer all kinds of goodies aimed at locking in potential buyers of exclusive properties, including rides on private jets or boats.  More

10 Most Stressed Out Cities

From sky-high rents and gridlocked traffic to widespread poverty and unemployment, residents in these cities have a lot to stress about.  More

Home prices jump nearly 11% in April

Home prices posted double-digit gains from a year ago, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index.  More

Which natural disaster will likely destroy your home?

Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Tornadoes. RealtyTrac's latest data tells you which threat is greatest to your home based on where you live.  More

The riskiest spots in the U.S.

What are the chances your home will get damaged by a tornado, hurricane, earthquake or fire? RealtyTrac crunched the data in more than 3,000 counties nationwide to find out.  More

Damaged home? How to get an insurer to pay up

After years of costly natural disasters, insurers are looking for ways to limit their losses by denying claims and sticking homeowners with the bill. Here's how to make sure you get paid.  More

More homeowners becoming landlords

Low mortgage rates and soaring rents have enticed a growing number of homeowners to hang onto their former homes and rent them out rather than sell.  More

For sale: Dream beach homes

Want an over-the-top summer place of your very own? These luxury homes are in some of the hottest beach destinations in the U.S. -- and the deals on these places can't be beat.  More

America's homes are bigger than ever

The average size of homes built last year hit 2,600 square feet, an all-time high that surpassed even the housing bubble years, according to Census Bureau data.  More

How to win a bidding war on a home

In many hot housing markets, bidding wars have been breaking out on a regular basis -- and some house hunters are getting beaten out time and again. Here are some tips to come out a winner.  More

Owning a home no longer the American Dream

Even though a majority of Americans still desire to own a home, they are losing faith in homeownership as a key to prosperity.  More

Up-and-coming cities for the rich

Forget New York, London and Hong Kong. These 12 cities should give wealthy investors the best returns over the next few years, according to Savills, Candy & Candy, and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management.  More

Millennials squeezed out of buying a home

Student loan debt, tight lending standards and stiff competition have made it next to impossible for many younger Americans to buy homes.  More

America's growing housing affordability gap

When it comes to buying a home, America's affordability gap is growing ever wider.  More

I've been priced out of downtown Detroit

Amid efforts to revitalize Detroit's downtown, some residents are finding they can no longer afford to live there.  More

Rent gets cheaper at One World Trade Center

About 55% of office space in the tower has been leased, but in order to fill up the rest of the building, some floors are getting a discount.  More

Home prices remain on the rise

Prices gain at the end of a slow winter season.  More

Discount private island sells for $38M off

Innocence Island, a private island in the Bahamas, sold at auction for $17 million, much lower than its previous list price of $55 million.  More

Mortgage rates fall - lowest since October

Average rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate loan fell to 4.14% from 4.2% last week. Interest rates pushed down as investors have moved into Treasuries.  More

Can you afford a home in these 27 cities?

How much do you need to earn in order to afford the principal and interest payments on a median-priced home in your metro area? crunched the numbers.  More

White House: New policy will help home buyers

Opinion: Top White House economists argue that recent mortgage policy changes will make it easier for responsible home buyers to get loans.  More

'I'm too afraid to sell my home'

In hot real estate markets all over the country, homeowners are feeling stuck: they know they can get top dollar if they sell their home, but fear they will have no place to go if they leave.  More

Nearly half of all home sales all-cash deals

Want to buy a home? Better be carrying lots of cash. All-cash deals hit a record 43% of home sales during the first three months of 2014.  More

Mortgage rates hit a 2014 low

Mortgage interest rates drop to 4.21%, the lowest rate of the year  More

First home in Detroit's online auction sells for $34,100

Detroit owns 16,000 vacant properties and has started auctioning them off online. Starting bids are $1,000.  More

The $240 million apartment: London's property frenzy

A premium London penthouse was just sold for nearly $240 million, prompting new warnings that the city's real estate market has gotten dangerously out of whack.  More

The $1 million foldable apartment

This 420-square-foot studio in Manhattan can transform into five different rooms and is on the market for just under $1 million.  Play

For sale: Ron Howard's house -- $27.5 million

Director Ron Howard is selling his house in a suburb of New York City.  More

The $1 million studio with hidden rooms

For $1 million, you get a two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan with seating for 12 -- and it's all inside a studio.  More

One in three Americans are spending too much on rent

Surging rent prices, coupled with depressed incomes have a growing number of Americans struggling to afford their monthly rent.  More

Home prices cool in February

Home prices have flattened out this year.  More

Cities where home prices are hitting new highs

While home values nationwide are still down 13.5% from their pre-housing bust peaks, prices in these major housing markets have recovered -- and then some, according to Zillow.  More

$25 million home comes with a Rolls Royce

This 12,000 square-foot, 5-bedroom townhouse in Manhattan's Upper East Side is modeled after the Palace of Versailles and comes with many lavish amenities, including a brand new Rolls Royce.  Play

Want to make money as a landlord? Try Detroit

Real estate investors have returned to Detroit, not only to find some of the best deals in the nation, but also high occupancy rates and relatively high rents.  More

2 million homeowners no longer seriously underwater

Surging home prices have helped nearly two million homeowners get back above water on their mortgages over the past year.  More

Detroit to auction vacant homes. Starting bid: $1,000

In its ongoing battle to fight blight, Detroit is launching a website where it will auction off vacant homes seized in tax foreclosures.  More

Live in a rock star's home for about $1 million

American guitarist Dave Navarro is selling his Hollywood bachelor pad along with his custom bed.  More

Sleep in Dave Navarro's bed for under $1M

American guitarist Dave Navarro is selling his Hollywood bachelor pad along with his custom white-vinyl platform bed.  Play

Vacation home market heats up

Both sales and prices of vacation homes rose steeply in 2013.  More

Los Angeles country estate with a pub

This Pacific Palisades, Calif., home is steeped in Hollywood history and boasts a koi pond, a secret staircase and its own British pub.  Play

Priced out: 'I can't afford a home in my town'

These six prospective buyers have been looking to buy a home in their city for months, or even years, only to be outbid.  More
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