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Despite a recent rise in mortgage rates, housing starts in the United States climbed higher last month. However, the results were weaker than expected.
Research by a government group shows that a fixed basket of goods and services, including rent, costs as much as 20 percent more in some metropolitan areas than the national average.
Low prices and cheap money -- thanks to historically low interest rates -- in the wake of the crisis have incentivized large institutional buyers to enter housing markets across the nation, competing with individual buyers for a limited number of homes.
While the real estate market is still well below its glory days of the housing bubble, confidence among home builders in the United States reached its highest level in seven years.
House flipping is back, and with under-priced, bank-owned homes on the market and property values up as much as 22 percent in some areas, buying now is looking more and more promising.
Foreclosure starts increased in 26 states in May. Here's who had it worst.
Foreclosure activity edged up in May after hitting a 75-month low in April, suggesting that there is still some healing to be done in the housing market.
The number of people with underwater mortgages declined by 850,000 over the course of the first quarter, signalling continued improving in the health of the housing market and overall economy.
The major stocks were reversing the gains they made earlier in the day. Here are three stories making it happen.
The housing recovery is receiving more attention these days as low interest rates induced by the Federal Reserve begin to rise.
When it comes to the ability to buy and sell a home, Americans are more optimistic than they have been in at least three years.
Here are the eight metros with the least affordable housing markets in the country that posted double-digit price gains in the last year.
The housing recovery continues to show it is heavily dependent on low interest rates induced by the Federal Reserve, as mortgage applications declined for the fourth consecutive week.
Both Chrysler and Ford reported that sales in the United States exceeded analysts’ estimates for the month of May.
Only a year ago, Warren Buffett was quoted as saying that the U.S. housing market was still in depression. Yet, indicators are pointing to a suspicious recovery now.
The real estate market has rebounded from the worse levels of the credit crisis in recent years, but the latest report on pending home sales missed expectations.
The major stocks were rising on Thursday amid poor reports on U.S. growth and the housing market. Here are 3 stories making it happen.
U.S. stock futures advanced ahead of the GDP report. Here are three stories to keep an eye on for Thursday.
A recent surge in home prices has fueled concerns that the housing market could be heading into another bubble...
Mortgage applications declined for the third consecutive week...
Many Americans still find themselves underwater or anchored to their current home.
For many homeowners, a large home can be too much of a burden.
By Friday afternoon, Wall Street was queuing up to end the week on a red note. Here's your Cheat Sheet to this week's top stock stories.
Stocks continued Wednesday's slump and declined on Thursday. Here's your Cheat Sheet to today's top stories on business and the economy...
Here are the top headlines circulating now.
The Fed-induced recovery in the real estate market continues to gain momentum, as new single-family home sales in the United States rose in April.
Home prices increased for the seventh consecutive quarter in the beginning of 2013, indicating strong upward momentum for U.S. home prices.
Top headlines driving markets on Wednesday.
Existing-home sales in the United States increased to their best level in more than three years, but the housing market is still dependent on low interest rates and inventory levels.
Mortgage rates increased to their highest level since March.