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  • Fla. leads nation in foreclosures so far this year Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla.— Florida led the nation in foreclosures during the first half of the year. Miami had the nation's highest metro area foreclosure rate, with 1 in 61 homes involved in a filing in the first half of the year. Miami was followed by Orlando, Port St. Lucie, the Space Coast and Tampa in having the top five foreclosure rates by metro areas.

  • Volatile Phoenix housing: A cautionary tale Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:20 PM ET
    A view of Phoenix at dusk

    From recovery to relapse, Phoenix housing is forever rising and falling, and now it is falling again. The rest of the nation should take notice.

  • California foreclosure starts fall to 8-year low Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    SAN DIEGO— The number of default notices— the first step in the foreclosure process— sent to California homeowners slid to its lowest level in more than eight years in the spring as higher home values left fewer homeowners underwater, a research firm said Thursday.

  • Foreclosure activity at lowest level in 8 years Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    Foreclosures in June hit the lowest level since July 2006, before the housing price bubble burst.

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- Foreclosure activity in the United States dropped last month to the lowest level since July 2006, before the housing bubble burst, and likely will continue to drop through the first half of next year, an industry group said on Thursday.

  • Home builder sentiment hits 6-month high in July Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    A worker guides a section of a new home into place at the Toll Brothers Baker Ranch community development in Lake Forest, California, Feb. 11, 2014.

    A monthly sentiment index from the National Association of Home Builders jumped 4 points in July to 53, finally crossing into positive territory.

  • NEW YORK, July 15- JPMorgan Chase& Co, the second-largest U.S. mortgage lender, is backing away from making home loans to less creditworthy borrowers after losing faith in its ability to recover much money from foreclosing on homes, even with government guarantees.

  • NEW YORK, July 15- JPMorgan Chase& Co, the second-largest U.S. mortgage lender, is backing away from making home loans to less creditworthy borrowers after losing faith in its ability to recover much money from foreclosing on homes, even with government guarantees.

  • Buying a house remains out of reach for many Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    Home sales are rising but still well below last year. The answer is simple: Too many people can't afford to buy homes.

  • July 9- A federal judge has dismissed the city of Miami's mortgage discrimination lawsuit against Bank of America Corp, handing the city its first defeat in four suits that accuse major banks of U.S.

  • High mortgage rates not deterring buyers Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Rates are not driving home sales. That's what the correlation between rate moves and mortgage applications suggests; they are not traveling in tandem.

  • Investors get schooled in housing Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    Game room at Chestnut Square, Drexel University

    Student housing—millennial style—may be one of the best under-the-radar real estate plays of the decade.

  • US apartment vacancy rates flat as weather improves Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 5:46 AM ET

    The U.S. apartment vacancy rate was unchanged in the second quarter, while new construction rebounded as weather improved.

  • NEW YORK, July 1- HSBC Holdings Plc agreed to pay $10 million to settle U.S. government charges that it defrauded taxpayers by submitting inflated bills to process residential foreclosures.

  • A stronger summer? Pending homes sales surge in May Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 9:59 AM ET

    Signed contracts to buy existing homes surged 6.1 percent in May, the biggest monthly gain since April, 2010.

  • Skinny homes: When real estate flips you the finger Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 11:31 AM ET
    A skinny house on V Street in NW Washington, D.C.

    Profit hungry developers are taking advantage of limited space in cities by building controversial, skinny and tall "pop-up" rowhomes.

  • Obama administration expands affordable housing plan Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 7:02 AM ET
    US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew speaks to the media during G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in Sydney.

    The Obama administration said it would boost construction of affordable rental housing and extend a program that helps homeowners avoid foreclosure.

  • What babies tell us about housing Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 12:58 PM ET

    Having a baby has always been a driver of homeownership, but with higher home prices, many young parents can't afford a suburban home.

  • Mortgage numbers suggest slower summer sales Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Foreclosure prevention counseling fair

    After a dive in volume two weeks ago, applications for mortgage refinances and home purchase loans were little changed last week, data show.

  • Today's housing market: 'Not for faint of heart' Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 1:02 PM ET

    Home sales are returning close to pre-winter numbers, but nowhere near where they should be for a full recovery, says market analyst Peter Boockvar.