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  • Calculated risk Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 2:55 AM ET

    Oct 24- In August 2013, Goldman Sachs and Azora bought 2,935 apartments in Vallecas, Madrid, for an average 980 euros per square metre- roughly a 50 percent discount to the market rate. "It's a high default rate," said IE Business School professor Miguel Hernandez. Sources: IVIMA, Madrid real estate agents, sources close to the funds.

  • *Existing home sales rise 2.4 percent in September. WASHINGTON, Oct 21- U.S. home resales jumped to their highest level in a year in September, the latest indication that the housing market recovery is gradually getting back on track. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing home sales rose 2.4 percent to an annual rate of 5.17 million units,...

  • U.S. existing home sales hit one-year high in September Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 21- U.S. home resales jumped to their highest level in a year in September, the latest indication that the housing market recovery is gradually getting back on track. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing home sales rose 2.4 percent to an annual rate of 5.17 million units, the strongest reading since September of last year.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- Mortgage credit remains. For example, at Boston- based real-estate lender Edward Voccola& Co. clients who borrow to buy rental properties must simply provide identification, the property address and the expected annual rent. The Mortgage Bankers Association's Mortgage Credit Availability Index, which measures the ease of obtaining a home loan,...

  • Sept 30- Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said it would buy Move Inc, the owner of property websites such as realtor.com, for about $950 million to expand its digital marketing business. Australian real estate website REA Group Ltd, which is 61.6 percent owned by News Corp, will take a 20 percent stake in Move for about $200 million, News Corp said.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- U.S. home resales unexpectedly fell in August as investors stepped away from the market, but the decline probably does not signal renewed weakness in the housing sector. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday existing home sales dropped 1.8 percent to an annual rate of 5.05 million units.

  • U.S. existing home sales fall as investors leave Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 22- U.S. home resales unexpectedly fell in August as investors stepped away from the market, but the decline probably does not signal renewed weakness in the housing sector. The National Association of Realtors said existing home sales dropped 1.8 percent to an annual rate of 5.05 million units.

  • Sept 17- Farmland prices in Iowa, the top U.S. corn and soybean state, were down an average 3.4 percent over the past six months, and more than 8 percent from a year ago- pressured by lower grain prices and firmer interest rates, a twice-yearly survey of realtors said on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 21- Americans resold their homes in July at the fastest pace in almost a year, a sign the housing market was gaining steam again after a year-long slump. The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday existing home sales increased 2.4 percent to an annual rate of 5.15 million units.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 14- More wealthy Chinese are moving their money out of China to invest in Australia's property market as a corruption crackdown in the world's second biggest economy gathers momentum, property consultants and lawyers said.

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- Contracts to buy previously-owned U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in June, but the data did little to change perceptions the housing sector was gradually recovering after slumping in late 2013.. The National Association of Realtors said its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, fell 1.1 percent to 102.7.

  • U.S. pending home sales unexpectedly fall in June Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 28- Contracts to buy previously-owned U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in June, casting a cloud over the housing market recovery. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, fell 1.1 percent to 102.7.

  • WASHINGTON, July 22- U.S. home resales rose in June to their fastest pace in eight months, a signal that the housing market was pulling out of a slump. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing home sales increased 2.6 percent to an annual rate of 5.04 million units. "Things are flying pretty fast," said Lawrence Yun, the NAR's chief economist.

  • Pace of U.S. home resales rises to eight-month high Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 22- U.S. home resales rose in June to their fastest pace in eight months, a signal that the housing market was pulling out of a slump. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing home sales increased 2.6 percent to an annual rate of 5.04 million units.

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The Obama administration said on Thursday it would tap Treasury funds to bolster the construction of affordable rental housing and extend the life of a program aimed at helping homeowners avoid foreclosure.

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The Obama administration on Thursday said it would tap Treasury funds to bolster the construction of affordable rental housing and extend the life of a program aimed at helping struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure.

  • Redfin redefines real estate     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    Glenn Kelman, Redfin CEO, explains how his company is changing the way people purchase their homes and the return of the house flip.

  • Homeownership on the decline: Study     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 7:50 AM ET
    D.R. Horton bargain home in Houston, Texas.

    A recent study shows millenials are shrinking away from homeownership. Glenn Kelman, Redfin CEO, shares his thoughts on the future of housing and a change in the American psyche from owner to renter.

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- U.S. home resales rose more than expected in May and the stock of properties for sale was the highest in more than 1-1/ 2 years, suggesting that housing was pulling out of a recent slump. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday existing home sales increased 4.9 percent to an annual rate of 4.89 million units.

  • DUBAI, June 8- Low residential rental yields in Dubai and Abu Dhabi may indicate growing imbalances and overheating in the real estate sector, the United Arab Emirates central bank said on Sunday, in the first official warning about soaring property prices.