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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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tesco, British Grocer, Uses Weather to Predict Sales Wednesday, 2 Sep 2009 | 4:05 AM ET

    Britain often conjures images of unpredictable weather. Such randomness has prompted Tesco, the country’s largest grocery chain, to create its own weather team in hopes of better forecasting temperatures and how consumer demand changes with them, the New York Times reported.

  • Retrofit Buildings to Create Green Jobs: Podesta Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 12:24 PM ET

    Retrofitting 50 million buildings – about 40 percent of the building stock in the U.S. – by 2020 to make them energy efficient would create 625,000 permanent jobs in the U.S., John Podesta, CEO of the Center for American Progress, told CNBC.

  • Global Warming

    Oil prices surged yesterday, ostensibly, if media accounts are to be believed (they’re not) on news that sales of existing homes in the U.S. increased for a third straight month.  We will be honest… we had no idea it required so much crude oil to resell a home in the U.S., writes Stephen Schork.

  • China Outpaces US in Cleaner Coal-Fired Plants Monday, 11 May 2009 | 9:54 AM ET

    While Americans debate the use of so-called clean coal, China is mastering the application of the technology.

  • Calif. City Steps In to Save Residents From Foreclosure Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 1:07 PM ET

    In what may be the most unique program to tackle the housing crisis, the Silicon Valley community of Menlo Park is offering to take over some debt of homeowners who are 90 days late on their mortgages.

  • White House Plans Aid For Second Mortgages Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 10:43 AM ET

    The Obama administration will unveil measures to help homeowners and businesses modify second mortgages as well as primary ones.

  • Help on Second Mortgages to Be Unveiled by US Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 9:32 AM ET

    The Obama administration is expected to unveil measures to help homeowners and businesses  modify second mortgages as well as primary ones.

  • Too Many Houses Are Keeping Prices Low: LeFrak Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | 11:28 AM ET

    Excess inventory is the mortal enemy of housing prices, according to Richard LeFrak, president of the LeFrak Organization.

  • Why This Recession Seems Worse Than '70s and '80s Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 10:59 AM ET
    Street crowd

    “The current situation has nothing in common with the Great Depression,” says one economist. “The sooner they [in Washington] stop spinning the bad news story and say nothing, the sooner we’ll be more confident.”

  • Fixing Foreclosures: Lots Of Plans, Murky Strategy Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 11:37 AM ET

    As the Obama administration prepares to commit up to $50 billion in help homeowners avoid foreclosure, there are significant concerns about the strategy.

  • High-End Housing Market Ravaged by Stock Selloff Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 9:33 AM ET
    Greenwich, Connecticut home

    For wealthier Americans, the free-fall in stocks is not only ravaging their portfolios—it's taking a huge bite out of the value of their homes.

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