Real Estate

Bank's 'repeated failures' led to 2,000 foreclosures, feds say

While borrowers were trying to save their homes from foreclosure, Flagstar Bank sat on important documents and 'drove borrowers into foreclosure,' authorities said.  More

Why everybody is moving to Texas

The fastest growing cities in the nation are ones with reasonably priced homes.  More

Americans are spending again

More people bought cars, furniture and cell phones in August, a positive sign for the economy.  More

Let your employer get you a cheaper mortgage

Professional services firm KPMG is taking the unusual step of arranging preferential mortgage rates for its 12,000 U.K. employees.  More

Is student loan debt hurting the housing recovery?

Student loan debt is preventing thousands of Millennials and Gen Xers from buying their first homes -- and that is having a big impact on the housing market.  More

London overtakes Hong Kong as city with highest rents

London has overtaken Hong Kong as the world's most expensive city to rent homes and offices as property prices soar.  More

Is the economic recovery real? 3 stats to watch

There's plenty of data out there, but keep an eye on housing, manufacturing and people's spending.  More

For rich people, mortgages are getting cheaper and easier

Big pocketed borrowers are paying lower average rates on jumbo loans and lenders are now requiring down payments of just 10% -- and, in some cases, waiving the mortgage insurance, too.  More

Millennials are staying put at mom and dad's place

Young adults don't seem to be in a hurry to get married, have kids -- or buy a home. In fact, many of them are still living with their parents. And that has pushed the homeownership rate among this group to a new low of 13.2%, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data.  More

Make a shipping container your home for less than $185K

From buying the container to installing plumbing and electricity, a breakdown of what it costs to make a shipping container your home.  More

First rise in foreclosure auctions in nearly four years

Scheduled foreclosure auctions rose in August for the first time in nearly four years.  More

Amazing shipping container homes

Millions of empty shipping containers sit just waiting to be used for other purposes. Architects are turning them into utilitarian masterpieces.  More

Builders race to develop sky-high condo buildings

Aiming to grab the attentions of deep-pocketed buyers, builders are developing condo buildings that are taller -- and skinnier -- than ever.  More

How to woo a Chinese homebuyer...in four easy steps

An insider's guide to how American real estate agents are attracting Chinese buyers and landing lucrative deals.  More

Baby Boomers face big housing crunch

America's Baby Boomers are facing a housing crunch, with many expected to struggle to afford their homes come retirement.  More

Home prices rising, but slowly

Home prices moderate, up 6.2% year-over-year.  More

How to fix wealth inequality

If we want to narrow the wealth gap, we need a better path to homeownership for low-income families.  More

For sale: The world's most expensive apartment

A penthouse apartment in Monaco is expected to sell for $400 million.  More

Mortgage rates hit 2014 low

Mortgage rates have dropped to their lowest level in over a year.  More

In some housing markets, all-cash deals still rule

Buying a home? You still have to compete against the big money bringing all-cash. But it's getting a little easier.  More

5 myths about buying a home

From bubble to bust, it's time to update some of the longstanding homebuying advice.  More

'50 Shades of Grey' apartment building red hot

'Fifty Shades of Grey' has made Seattle's Escala apartments famous...and expensive  More

Want a cheap mortgage? Move to these states

Your credit score isn't the only thing determining whether or not you get a good rate on your mortgage. Where you live can also have a big impact.  More

Live in a multimillion-dollar home for $2,500

Showhomes helps high-end homes look "lived in ... by finding people to actually live in them, at a very discounted rate.  More

Best cities for Millennial homebuyers

These Millennial hotspots offer strong job growth and affordable home prices, making them a great place for young adults to buy, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors.  More

Mortgage closing costs soar more than 20% in some states

Nationwide, closing costs are up an average of 6%, but in some states they have soared far higher than that, Bankrate found.  More

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
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