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  • US home price gains slow for 10th straight month Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices rose in September at the slowest pace in more than two years, reflecting modest sales gains and a rising number of available homes. The Standard& Poor's/Case-Shiller 20- city home price index, released Tuesday, increased 4.9 percent in September from 12 months earlier. But that's down from 5.6 percent in August and the smallest gain...

  • Big investors pull back on housing Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    With home prices rising and fewer distressed homes to buy, large-scale investors are being replaced by their smaller counterparts and individuals.

  • Fairbanks foreclosures increase; heating a factor Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    The district covers smaller communities south of the Brooks Range and along the Alaska- Canada border. Alaska saw 1,135 foreclosures in 2013, down from 1,386 in 2010, 1,272 in 2011, and 1,264 in 2012, according to state economist Karinne Wiebold. "Utility costs have a lot to do with it," said Laura Burke, executive director of Fairbanks Neighborhood Housing...

  • Who's selling the most US homes? The wealthy Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 12:53 PM ET
    A five-bedroom, five bathroom, brick Colonial-style home in Washington D.C.'s upscale Kalorama neighborhood that sold for nearly $5 million.

    Top home tier listings rose in more than 82 percent of the markets reviewed by Zillow compared to a year ago. And people are buying.

  • Brooklyn housing market commands hefty prices Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 4:29 PM ET
    A row of bicycles are parked at the 7th Ave subway station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

    Brooklyn has been hot for decades, but now its housing is pricier than ever—so much so that it is no longer considered NYC's second-choice borough.

  • Sales of $1 million-plus homes up 16% Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Million-dollar homes outshone every other price category in October as wealthy buyers are feeling increasingly confident.

  • Weekly mortgage applications jump unexpectedly Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A sign offering mortgage help at a Bank of America branch, New York City.

    Despite a relatively quiet week for interest rates, mortgage applications took an unexpected turn higher, driven by home buyers.

  • US home builder sentiment rises in November Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:59 AM ET
    Workers apply stucco to an under construction at the Toll Brothers Inc. Jupiter Country Club housing development in Jupiter, Florida.

    Low interest rates, affordable home prices and solid job creation lifted home builders' confidence in November.

  • UK house prices rise but storm clouds gathering Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 4:55 AM ET

    U.K. house prices have increased yet again but property agents warn that political developments are denting growth in the luxury market.

  • Will Cleveland housing get an assist from LeBron? Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    It has LeBron back and will get the GOP convention in 2016. Here's how Cleveland's housing will fare with a rising economy.

  • Foreclosures spike as banks ramp up repossessions Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 6:40 AM ET

    More than five years after the foreclosure crisis began, the number of borrowers losing their homes is rising again.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- A spike in home auctions last month helped drive the biggest gain in U.S. foreclosure activity in more than four years, according to a report from RealtyTrac on Thursday. "The October foreclosure numbers are not a complete surprise given that over the past three years there has been an average 8 percent monthly uptick in scheduled foreclosure...

  • Millennials driving hot rental market: Report Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 3:36 PM ET

    A new report shows millennials are to blame for the strengthening apartment market and lackluster housing numbers.

  • Mortgage volume stalls with rates Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Total application volume fell 0.9 percent from the previous week on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

  • Don't expect full housing recovery 'til 2018: Poll Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 9:08 AM ET

    Home values may not exceed their prerecession levels until 2018, according to a Zillow survey of 100 experts.

  • Rents skyrocket well beyond wages Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 9:58 AM ET
    File photo: A woman walks next to a "For Rent" sign at an apartment complex in Palo Alto, California.

    In some cities, people are putting more than half their paycheck toward paying for rent for a two bedroom apartment.

  • 3 lessons learned from the mortgage rate drop Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 12:47 PM ET
    A Bank of America branch in New York City.

    Mortgage rates are now back above 4 percent but the recent decline was enough to reveal the underbelly of the housing beast.

  • Higher US rates damp mortgage refinancing Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Even a small rise in mortgage rates was enough to cut off the spigot on refinances.

  • Google's data play to go head-to-head with Realtors Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    A person prepares use the Google search engine.

    Through its investment in Auction.com, Google will be able to forecast home sales for the month ahead.

  • Oct 30- Ocwen Financial Corp swung to a quarterly loss as the mortgage servicer set aside $100 million for a potential settlement with the New York Department of Financial Services over allegations of backdated foreclosure letters. "We work very hard to keep borrowers in their homes and that is why we take the concerns raised by the New York Department of...