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  • Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 8:49 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining. Both Zillow and Trulia were founded nearly a decade ago and have capitalized on Americans' increasing preference for researching purchases, including homes, online, rather than relying solely on a real estate agent.

  • Ron Howard sells house in NYC suburbs for $27.5M Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 9:44 AM ET

    ARMONK, N.Y.— Now that they're empty-nesters, Ron Howard and his wife have sold their nest in New York's suburban Westchester County for $27.5 million. Real estate agents tell The Wall Street Journal that the price for the actor-director's 32- acre estate in Armonk is the highest on record for Westchester.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US new home sales Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:29 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in June. The report will be released at 10 a.m. Eastern on Thursday. The National Association of Realtors reported that sales of existing homes increased 2.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million homes.

  • 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.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US home sales Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The National Association of Realtors reports on existing home sales in June. Mortgage rates have come down this year, with 30- year mortgages standing at 4.12 percent last week, according to the Freddie Mac survey.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for June, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for June, 10 a.m.. GENEVA— Credit Suisse, the second-largest bank in Switzerland behind UBS, reports its second quarter results before the opening of trading in Zurich.

  • 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.

  • U.S. pending home sales show signs of stabilizing Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 29- Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes rose modestly in April, a sign of stabilization in the housing market, which had been pummeled by higher interest rates and a harsh winter. The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, increased 0.4 percent to 97.8.

  • *Treasury sells $13 bln in 10- yr TIPS to solid demand. NEW YORK, May 22- U.S. The National Association of Realtors said existing home sales increased 1.3 percent to an annual rate of 4.65 million units in April, marking the second sales increase in nine months.

  • NEW YORK, May 22- U.S. The National Association of Realtors said existing home sales increased 1.3 percent to an annual rate of 4.65 million units in April, marking the second increase in sales in nine months. "I don't think any of the data this morning was that much of a surprise," said Brian Rehling, chief fixed-income strategist at Wells Fargo Advisors in St. Louis.

  • U.S. existing home sales rebound, inventory increases Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 22- U.S. home resales rose in April and the supply of properties on the market increased, suggesting the housing market was regaining its footing. The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday existing home sales increased 1.3 percent to an annual rate of 4.65 million units, marking the second increase in sales in nine months.

  • HONG KONG, May 13- Shanghai's top real estate agent has been forced to downsize, hurt in part by a delay in commission payments from property developers in a market facing increasing liquidity pressure and a slowdown in sales.

  • U.S. pending home sales jump, end losing streak Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 28- Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes rose in March for the first time in nine months, in the latest sign the housing market was stabilizing after a recent wobble. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, increased 3.4 percent to 97.4.

  • Bond guru Gundlach calls for shorting homebuilders Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 3:46 PM ET
    Jeffrey Gundlach

    Home ownership rates in the United States will likely fall to levels last seen in the 1980s, Jeffrey Gundlach says.