The million-dollar home market isn't quite what it used to be. As part of our recurring "Million Dollar Homes" feature, we thought it would be interesting to look at the housing markets in the hometowns of the various presidential candidates.
The distressed U.S. housing market should get a lift this spring as bargain prices lure prospective buyers, but tighter lending will limit any rebound.
"Good" is the operative word in the mortgage market these days. Anything else may simply not be good enough, which is why many borrowers are struggling to do a deal.
In a weak housing market, handling the sale of your home without having to pay a realtor allows you to set a more competitive price and stand out in a crowded field.
The number of residential foreclosure filings continues its upward ascent across much of the country, creating a rare opportunity for educated investors to build instant equity.
Sales of existing homes fell to the lowest level in nearly a decade in January while the median price for a home dropped for the fifth straight month.
There’s little to cheer about in the housing sector these days. Prices are down. Inventory is up. And demand for new construction is withering on the vine. Some, however, insist the current market correction spells opportunity for bargain hunters who are willing to wager on the long-term health of real estate.
The collapse in U.S. home prices accelerated to a record pace in the fourth quarter of 2007, with prices plunging 8.9 percent last year, according to a national home price index released on Tuesday.
Homebuilder stocks have staged a remarkable turnaround in 2008, despite a torrent of bad news, but the share prices of many are still closer to the floor than the roof.
Jumbo mortgages have become hard to obtain in certain markets. Here's a few things you can do to help qualify for a loan and maybe even get a better interest rate.
Housing slump or not, real estate investment trusts have outperformed stocks over the past three years and are once again benefitting from low rates.
With plummeting home sales across the country, the opportunity to buy a home with a drastically reduced price tag has risen significantly. But in some markets, even deep discounts aren't aiding in realtors' efforts to move inventory. One example: Detroit, where sales plunged 41 percent in January compared with the year before.
"It's still scary out there." That's what billionaire Jeff Greene told me as we sat inside one of his Southern California mansions. Greene has made a killing going against conventional wisdom.
As the housing crisis deepens, major lenders say they will help borrowers avoid foreclosure, but nonprofit groups and others say their actions are not living up to their promises.
Last week, while touting the success of one part of the Making Homes Affordable plan, President Obama issued a warning.
Iconic investor Donald Trump offered CNBC his take on the economy, financials and the state of real-estate investing.
The subprime mortgage crisis is for the most part over. Now the second housing crisis is upon us. Too much debt, too little income.
The federal regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will lift an investment cap, in a move that will free up billions of dollars for the mortgage finance companies.
Some California homebuyers want to live in homes that resemble the beautiful residences they admired while abroad, judging by the locations of the following 10 homes.
Regulators eased investment caps on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but most experts say it won't push mortgage rates lower anytime soon.