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  • The World's Hottest Real Estate Markets Sunday, 22 Apr 2012 | 6:54 PM ET
    Global property markets have had a forgettable last year, with prices rising a paltry 0.5 percent, leading to gloomy forecasts for the current year as well. But over the past five years beginning 2006, property prices have registered huge gains sparking fears of an asset bubble and concerns over the impact of high household debt.We've put together a list of the world's 10 hottest property markets based on research by global real estate consultancy Knight Frank, which ranks countries according to

    We've put together a list of the world's 10 hottest real estate markets. Find out which countries have seen house prices skyrocket.

  • Post-Bubble Home Improvement Rules Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:56 PM ET
    The housing market remains shaky amid an improving, broader economy. And after years of declines, homeowners have changed their priorities in home improvement. Duo Dickinson, a home remodeling architect for more than 30 years, has seen his share of ups and downs in real estate. But this time, it is different, he says. Instead of waiting for flush times again, homeowners are scrapping second-home dreams and fancy remodeling projects. They’re focusing instead on staying put and value-focused home

    Man caves? Jacuzzis? Great rooms? Who needs them? Big, fancy and expensive are out; small, utilitarian and frugal are in. Oh, and so is the outdoors!

  • Toll Brothers CEO Reacts to Housing Data   Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 4:40 PM ET
    Toll Brothers CEO Reacts to Housing Data

    Douglas Yearley, Toll Brothers CEO, offers insight on today's housing data, supply overhang and demand.

  • China Giving Mixed Signals on Property Market Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 2:31 AM ET
    China

    Beijing's recent announcement that it has enough room to ease monetary policy is sending mixed signals about its stance on the property market, says a market watcher who sees an increase in liquidity working against curbs introduced to cool the real estate sector.

  • A home is advertised for sale at a foreclosure auction in Pasadena, California.

    Forced by the harsh realities of the real estate market, lenders are increasingly likely to allow defaulting owners to remain in their homes, the New York Times reports.

  • Housing Could Surprise: Welch   Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 7:00 AM ET
    Housing Could Surprise: Welch

    Jack Welch, former chairman of GE, says the U.S. realty market could surprise to the upside. "Prices are going up, vacancies are down," he says.

  • Americans Buy More Homes in November   Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | 10:00 AM ET
    Americans Buy More Homes in November

    November new home sales were up 1.6% to an annualized rate of 315,000 units, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Opportunity in Home Loans?   Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 6:51 AM ET
    Opportunity in Home Loans?

    Barry Habib, RPM mortgage chief strategy officer, discusses how mortgage rates provide attractive opportunities for those who can get a loan.

  • Mainland Buyers Pour In as Hong Kong Property Slows Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 11:55 PM ET
    Hong Kong skyline

    Amid a marked slowdown in transactions from local Hong Kong buyers, mainlanders may be the saving grace for Hong Kong property agents, who otherwise face long days by a quiet phone. The number of sales & purchase agreements signed in July was down 37 percent from June — and 51 percent compared with July last year.

  • World’s Most Popular Business Cities Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:13 PM ET
    A shift in economic growth from the West to emerging markets over the past decade has led to the emergence of new business hubs across the world.Regions such as Asia, the Middle East and South America have seen rapid economic growth, coupled with improved infrastructure, and in some cases, lighter regulation. Multinational organizations have rushed to capitalize on this, increasing the number of people they hire in these countries and setting up new offices in emerging markets. For example, bank

    Here's a look at the top business hubs in the world, based on research by global real estate firm CB Richard Ellis.

  • Zillow, Skullcandy IPOs Price Above Expectations Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 6:27 PM ET
    NYSE Traders

    High-profile real estate website Zillow and headphone vendor Skullcandy both priced initial public offerings at higher-than-expected prices.

  • CEO Dads and Their Executive Kids Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 4:43 PM ET
    For many dads, the greatest Father's Day gift imaginable is the sight of a son or daughter working beside him in the family business. It offers the same satisfaction as helping a child get a leg up in life, bit it also offers the tempting possibility of the family business surviving after dad retires. This holds true whether the business is a feed store, a bait and tackle shop, or a multinational conglomerate.Click ahead and see the CEO dads whose kids hold executive positions in their companies

    For many dads, the greatest Father's Day gift imaginable is the sight of a son or daughter working beside him in the family business. Here are some CEO dads whose kids hold executive positions in their companies.

  • Bottom May Be Near for Slide in Housing Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 11:26 AM ET
    House for sale

    For real estate, some economists say, an end to the seemingly endless decline in housing values might be in sight, the New York Times reports.

  • Real Estate Services Blog Post Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET