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Most County Housing Markets Worse Off over Last Four Years, Says RealtyTrac

Most County Housing Markets Worse Off over Last Four Years, Says RealtyTrac

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While housing prices are on the rise, foreclosure and real estate research firm RealtyTrac reported that 65 percent of 919 county housing markets are worse off than they were four years ago, based mostly on factors i…

Most County Housing Markets Worse Off over Last Four Years, Says RealtyTrac

Most County Housing Markets Worse Off over Last Four Years, Says RealtyTrac

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While housing prices are on the rise, foreclosure and real estate research firm RealtyTrac reported that 65 percent of 919 county housing markets are worse off than they were four years ago, based mostly on factors i…

President Obama Preps for Debate Amid Nevada’s Housing Woes and New Criticisms of Housing Program

President Obama Preps for Debate Amid Nevada’s Housing Woes and New Criticisms of Housing Program

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) — One in 402 homes in Nevada is in foreclosure, according to RealtyTrac, making this the fifth-hardest-hit state in the country.As the Los Angeles Times’ Kathleen Hennessey notes Tuesday the Obama campaig…

San Francisco Proposes Tiniest Apartments

San Francisco Proposes Tiniest Apartments

Photos.com/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — If you’ve already been storing your extra shoes in your oven because your studio apartment is too small to live in, just take this into consideration.In San Francisco, the minimum size for a residence is already …

George Lucas’ California Housing Proposal to Become Reality

George Lucas’ California Housing Proposal to Become Reality

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(MARIN COUNTY, Calif.) — A defiant George Lucas showed his Indiana Jones-caliber feistiness when the filmmaker ended nearly 25 years of neighborhood opposition to a California studio by announcing the land would instead be…

US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Propose New Mortgage Rules

US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Propose New Mortgage Rules

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Even the most sophisticated home buyer can find mortgages daunting. And that’s precisely why the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is planning to propose new rules that will simplify things like mortg…

Obama Claims Credit for Refinancing Surge; Critics Doubt Policies’ Role, Impact

Obama Claims Credit for Refinancing Surge; Critics Doubt Policies’ Role, Impact

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(RENO, Nev.) — After two days with his same-sex marriage position in the spotlight, President Obama Friday sought to shift focus back to the economy, visiting a neighborhood hit hard by the housing crisis, to cl…

US Home Ownership Falls to 15-Year Low

US Home Ownership Falls to 15-Year Low

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The number of American households that own their home is down to a level last seen in early 1997. The Census Bureau said Monday that the homeownership rate fell to 65.4 percent at the end of March, down fro…

Increased Bidding Wars a Sign of Growing Demand for Housing

Increased Bidding Wars a Sign of Growing Demand for Housing

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The worst may well be over for the housing market, especially in much of the country where foreclosures have not been as widespread. Even bidding wars are back in some areas, according to The Wall Street Journal.The ne…

Florida Primary: Romney Focuses on Housing Crisis, Attacks Gingrich on Freddie Mac Ties

Florida Primary: Romney Focuses on Housing Crisis, Attacks Gingrich on Freddie Mac Ties

ABC News(TAMPA, Fla.) — The issue of the housing crisis has stayed largely on the backburner in the 2012 campaign cycle, but that’s likely to change this week as candidates head to Florida, one of the states hit hardest by the housing bubble.Mitt Romn…

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