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  • Buyers: Be Prepared, Be Smart Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 9:31 AM ET
    Home Sales Classified

    Those looking to benefit from the buyer’s market today must come to the table prepared, armed with a clean financial bill of health and plenty of research to ensure they get the best deal on their purchase

  • California: From The Bottom Up Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 9:31 AM ET
    A 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath, 2,200-square-foot home in La Jolla, Calif.

    If California is an indicator of the US real estate market, then the tide could be turning.  Discounted higher-priced homes are beginning to sell, following a frenzy of activity with foreclosed properties.

  • Mid-Atlantic: D.C.'s Hot, Everything Else Is Not Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 9:31 AM ET
    Roycroft House

    Thankfully, the two-year-long storm in the Mid-Atlantic housing market appears to be over. In pockets of the region, the sun is beginning to peak through, and homes are again being bought and sold. But, like the weather, the recovery is variable.

  • Florida: No Fire Sale But Affordable Again Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 9:31 AM ET
    Cape Coral, FL

    Florida, perhaps more than any other state, epitomizes the dramatic rise and fall of the nation’s housing market. Though the state continues to struggle with high foreclosure rates and an excess of available homes, leading indicators suggest its residential market is on the road to recovery

  • New England: Ahead Of The Curve Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 9:31 AM ET

    “We are not a speculative group of people. Instead [New Englanders] tend to be very conservative and don’t get into as much speculative behavior. That’s why prices didn’t drop as much."

  • Loan Shopping@f1 Look Locally Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 9:31 AM ET
    Mortgage application

    The best mortgage rates are not necessarily offered by the big volume players or the bank where you currently do your checking. Instead, they can often be found at smaller banks and credit unions.

  • Editor's Note: Real Estate At A Crossroads Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 9:27 AM ET

    After several months of gains in home sales, as well as price stabilization in some markets, the question is: Can this housing recovery be sustained? Nevertheless, there are unprecedented opportunities in today’s market, and all it takes are the right tools and information to find them.

  • The Midwest: Less Gain, Less Pain Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 9:25 AM ET
    Chicago Real Estate

    Indeed, some areas fell victim to the same woes that dragged down large markets in New York, Florida, and California, while others are currently experiencing boom-era price increases

  • A new survey from real estate website Trulia.com finds that 25.6 percent of homes currently on the market in the United States, as of October 1, 2009, have experienced at least one price cut.  That's for the fourth straight month.

  • Be Prepared for a 10-20% Pullback: Chief Investor Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | 9:55 AM ET

    Concerns persist over the potential for a market pullback. Thomas McManus, CIO of Wells Fargo Advisors, shared his investing insights.

  • Alternative Energy Projects Stumble on a Need for Water Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 12:21 PM ET
    Allium Moly Water Droplets

    In a rural corner of Nevada reeling from the recession, a bit of salvation seemed to arrive last year. A German developer, Solar Millennium, announced plans to build two large solar farms here that would harness the sun to generate electricity, creating hundreds of jobs. But then things got messy.

  • Strategist Sees 'Real' Topline Growth in Q1 2010 Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 6:24 PM ET

    The quarter ends on Wednesday and so far, 197 companies have posted positive outlooks while 282 companies posted negative. Will earnings be the market’s next challenge? Craig Peckham, equity trading strategist at Jefferies & Co., and Ashwani Kaul, global head of research at Thomson Reuters, shared their insights.

  • Rally is 'Getting Long in the Tooth': Managers Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 2:41 PM ET

    Russell Investments recently released the results of its latest survey of investment managers and they are not as bullish as they used to be. Erik Ristuben, CIO of Russell Investments, explained the details of the report.

  • Exelon to Quit Chamber Over Climate Bill Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 1:16 PM ET
    John Rowe, CEO of Exelon

    Exelon, one of the country’s largest utilities, said Monday that it would quit the United States Chamber of Commerce because of that group’s stance on climate change. It was the latest in a string of companies to do so, perhaps a harbinger of how intense the fight over global warming legislation could become.

  • S&P to Hit 1,200 in 3-6 Months: Strategist Monday, 28 Sep 2009 | 12:17 PM ET

    Stocks opened higher on Monday after a wave of merger-and-acquisition activity. Are the markets positioned to head higher or should investors remain cautious? Market strategists Phil Orlando at Federated Investors and Stephen Wood at Russell Investments shared their insights.

  • US Coal Plant First to Use Carbon Capture Technology Monday, 28 Sep 2009 | 11:42 AM ET

    The Mountaineer Power Plant in West Virginia has become the world’s first coal-fired power plant to capture some of the carbon dioxide it churns out and store it in the ground.

  • Markets Will Drop 7-17% in October: Strategist Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 3:21 PM ET

    Stocks continued to struggle on Friday. Could this be the beginning of a real market correction? Mike Rubino, president of Rubino Financial, and Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital, discussed how investors should position their portfolios for the end of the third quarter.

  • Look What's Next Door: A Carbon Neutral House Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 8:08 AM ET

    The first carbon neutral house on the East Coast, located in McLean, Va., is opening its doors on Oct. 10. The Green House, as it’s been named, uses approximately 70 to 80 percent less energy per square foot than a comparable new house.

  • Foreclosures Up From Last Year; Remain Near Record Levels Thursday, 10 Sep 2009 | 12:01 AM ET
    Foreclosed Home

    Home foreclosures in August jumped 18 percent from a year ago, but decreased 0.47 from the previous month, according to a new report by RealtyTrac.

  • Taxpayers May Face Losses from Auto Bailout: Warren Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 12:05 PM ET

    Taxpayers may not recover all of the bailout money awarded to the auto sector, said Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel in charge of the Troubled Assets Relief Program [TARP].

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