National Real Estate News

Home prices rise, snapping 8-month drop streak
Posted: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 14:35:56 EDT
The downward cycle in home prices broke in April after eight consecutive months of decline, according to a survey released Tuesday.

San Francisco's rent riot
Posted: Fri, 24 Jun 2011 17:32:45 EDT
FORTUNE -- Whether we're living through another tech bubble remains hotly contested, but there's no denying its impact on one market: rental apartments in San Francisco. With Twitter, Zynga, and numerous other local startups hiring in droves, all those newbies need somewhere to live. In the trendy SoMa and South Beach neighborhoods, says Paul Hwang of Skybox Realty, there may be up to five applications for every apartment listing. Most places are renting at an average of 10% to 20% higher than just six months ago; a $2,400-a-month one-bedroom can now top $2,700. "The last couple of years, people were happy to have a job," says Hwang. "Now all I hear is, 'I'm going to start my own thing.' All that can be reflected in rent."

Price of the new American dream home
Posted: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 19:28:36 EDT
Coldwell Banker compiled average home prices of four-bedroom homes in 2,300 towns across North America. See how your home compares.

Dreaming of a bigger home
Posted: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 05:42:35 EDT
When Wyonnie and Kwame Flaherty bought their two-bedroom apartment in Queens, N.Y., in 2008, they thought it was the perfect stepping-stone.

New home sales slip 2%
Posted: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 11:19:08 EDT
Sales of new homes fell 2.1% in May, after rising for two months in a row, as the housing market continues to struggle.

Winery for sale: Can you afford the good life?
Posted: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 06:33:14 EDT
From affordable properties for wine hobbyists to multimillion dollar estates for serious connoisseurs, here's a look at 7 vineyards that are up for sale.

3 ways to save on home costs
Posted: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 06:27:14 EDT


Existing home sales drop 3.8%
Posted: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:14:40 EDT
Sales of existing homes fell in May, as severe weather and high gas prices weighed on the shaky housing market.

Foreclosures fall for 8th straight month
Posted: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 09:12:25 EDT
Foreclosure filings experienced their eighth straight month of declines, according to RealtyTrac.

Glimmer of optimism in housing report
Posted: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 09:23:26 EDT
Permits for housing construction climbed in May, signaling a glimmer of optimism among homebuilders about the future of the housing market.

10 most expensive housing markets
Posted: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 19:32:30 EDT
What housing collapse? These 10 real estate markets boast some of the highest prices for homes in the country.

Squatter Nation: 5 years with no mortgage payment
Posted: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 21:23:20 EDT
Charles and Jill Segal have not made a mortgage payment in nearly five years -- but they continue to live in their five-bedroom West Palm Beach, Fla. home.

Treasury punishes top servicers for failing troubled homeowners
Posted: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 07:41:31 EDT
Three top mortgage servicers are doing such a bad job at foreclosure prevention that the Obama administration will stop paying them for modifying delinquent loans.

Dreaming of a bigger home
Posted: Sat, 25 Jun 2011 07:28:35 EDT
When Wyonnie and Kwame Flaherty bought their two-bedroom apartment in Queens, N.Y., in 2008, they thought it was the perfect stepping-stone.