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  • Schork Oil Outlook: Warning For Traders Wednesday, 23 Dec 2009 | 11:55 AM ET

    There is a 40% probability that temps in the largest residential natural gas market in the U.S., Chicago, will fall into the warmest tercilewrites Stephen Schork.

  • The US must address climate change in an international context, not just from a domestic lens, Caterpillar CEO Jim Owens told CNBC.

  • Housing Slump May Worsen Next Year, Not Get Better Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 1:30 PM ET

    Government programs don't help the market, one economist says, because they don't "get rid of the fundamental problem: There's still a glut of houses.”

  • Commercial Real Estate Near Disaster: Fund Manager Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | 11:35 AM ET

    Commercial real estate is somewhere between an orderly massacre and a disaster, William Mack, founder and chairman of Area Property Partners, told CNBC.

  • Housing Still Has A Ways To Go: Wilbur Ross Exec Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009 | 11:41 AM ET

    The housing market has improved slightly and prices are starting to stabilize, but we could see another downswing this winter, James Lockhart, vice chairman of WL Ross & Co. and former director of the Federal Housing Financial Agency, told CNBC.

  • Home prices always lag sales, but they may be beginning to catch up.  A new report from Zillow.com finds home values stabilized in the third quarter of this year, as sales of new and existing homes grew. 

  • Tax Credit: Good Deal, More Time Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 4:49 PM ET
    Home and Taxes

    Awareness for the First-Time Home Buyers Credit is high, but some prospective buyers still are confused as to whether they can qualify.

  • Retailers Paying Customers to Bring Their Own Bags Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 2:31 PM ET

    Target and CVS are the latest retailers giving discount incentives to customers who bring in their own reusable bags instead of using the store's plastic bags.

  • US Foreclosures Continued to Rise in Third Quarter Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 12:05 AM ET
    Foreclosure

    Foreclosure notices were up 5 percent in the third quarter from the previous quarter, and up 23 percent from the same quarter a year ago, according to the report released by foreclosure tracking Web site RealtyTrac.

  • Sellers: Get Real, Get Ahead Monday, 12 Oct 2009 | 2:16 PM ET
    8072 Damico Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA 95672 — this was purchased several years ago for $905 and is on the market at $395K, short sale.

    If you’re planning to put your home on the market, it’s not your manners that need polishing. Try your silver, among other improvements.  Now, more than ever, getting a signed contract in hand is all about price and quality.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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