High foreclosure and unemployment rates are keeping ordinary—what realtors call conventional—homes on the market longer, and with a wealth of cheap properties and a shortage of buyers, homeowners across the country are slashing the asking price for their house.
Continued signs of stabilization in the market, from a reversal of falling home price to a tightening in credit spreads, have analysts optimistic about the builders' future. No wonder the sector is hot.
Real estate experts around the country have seen increased interest in rent-to-own options—an agreement that a perspective buyer will rent a home first and then decide if he wants to buy it down the line.
The growing inventory of distressed homes on the market may be sending shock waves through the economy, but it’s also giving investors a wider window of opportunity. Here's some dos and don'ts.
After several months of gains in home sales, as well as price stabilization in some markets, the question is: Can this housing recovery be sustained? Nevertheless, there are unprecedented opportunities in today’s market, and all it takes are the right tools and information to find them.
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
In a buyer's market like the current one, many homeowners can't even sell their house. Here's some tips compiled from various realtors and real estate experts.
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.
America's real estate market has had a rough ride over the past two years, with home valuations dropping and foreclosure rates on the rise, but how big can these drops really be? Find out!
What does $1 million buy you in today's real estate market? In many parts of the country, than can certainly go a long way. In other areas, however, even with the unprecedented drop in home prices over the the past three years, a seven-figure price tag doesn't necessarily get you an ultra-luxurious apartment or big house in the suburbs.
CNBC surveyed 19 markets from New York City and Los Angeles to Omaha, Nebraska and Anchorage, Alaska, to illustrate the great differences in purchasing power then and now.
If life's a beach, why not live next to one in one of these homes.
Each year, Mercer Consulting assembles its ranking of the most expensive places to live. This year’s rankings saw a significant reshuffling from 2008.
Each year, Mercer Consulting assembles its ranking of 215 cities worldwide. So, where are the world’s best cities to live? Click to find out!
Relocation.com, a Web site that helps consumers relocate, crunched numbers from 500,000 searches conducted on the site in 2008. These 10 cities drew the most interest.