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Government Policies Caused the Financial Crisis and Made the Recession Worse
securities (MBS).  Then, in 2001, the Federal Reserve (jointly with the FDIC and OCC) amended the rules to provide even more capital relief. The 2001 rule change, known as the recourse rule......

Home Prices Climb; Market Stabilizes in 2014
year-over-year gains every month. December marked the 28th consecutive month of gains. Home sales were modestly lower in 2014 than in 2013, but officials from the Illinois Association of REALTORS®......

Learn the True Costs Behind Rehabbing a Fixer Upper
the value of their home. HouseLogic is comprehensive consumer website — from NAR — geared to helping homeowners make smart decisions to enhance, maintain, and protect the value of their home...

01:35What to watch on Wall Street in the week ahead
a look at that weak economic calendar on Tuesday we 01:17 get new home sales Wednesday that Alan Embree announcement. Thursday Wheatley 01:21 got the names are due out followed by the fourth......

Are the Homebuilders Still in a Bear Market?
January’s slightly lower Housing Market Index (HMI) still indicates that builders of single family homes are confident. The Housing Market Index (HMI) survey has been calculated for 30 years......

Trying to time the market with a refinance?
to rise, just because I don't think you'll like where mortgage rates go if you wait. It also makes things easier by having the financing in place before shopping for your next property. Compare......

Video: Mortgage rates for Jan. 22, 2015
Mortgage rates edged up this week, but they remain near their recent bottom, and increasing numbers of homeowners are seeking to refinance their mortgages to take advantage. I'm Doug Whiteman......

The Week Ahead: Barron's Roundtable -- Too Cautious Like 2013?
last week was quite good as both the Housing Starts and Existing Home Sales were surprisingly strong. The home construction stocks are not yet responding to this positive data. This week, we......