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Full Real Estate Recovery Not Coming Until 2015

First, the good news: The real estate market has clawed its way back from the brink and is about a third of the way to a normal, pre-bubble market. The bad news:...

Are Cash Buyers Making Real Estate Less Risky?

One of the biggest risks to the housing market, many economists have been noting, is the virtual certainty that interest rates will rise, and probably sooner...

What Real Estate Bubble?

Is all the talk about a real estate bubble just a lot of hot air? For all the dire warnings that a pop may well be on its way, 2005 proved to be another record...

Money: Real Estate Reality

Home prices have been rising faster than personal income for years, fueling concerns about a real estate bubble. After all, a house is worth only what someone...

Real Estate

Now that the Clinton Administration is preparing to build a Star Wars missile shield, some entrepreneurs are sniffing at the scent of new money (beyond the $60...

Real Estate: For Sale: One Town

Even in a Monopoly game, players buy only one avenue at a time. But in Worcestershire County in central England, most of a 7,200-acre town, Redditch, is up...

REAL ESTATE: Exposing Closing Costs

The meeting at which the seller and buyer of a house sit down with their lawyers, lenders and real estate brokers to sign the deal is usually a tense session...

REAL ESTATE: Penn Central Sells Off

One year after the Penn Central Transportation Co. wheezed into bankruptcy, its court-appointed trustees have put up for sale its blue-ribbon real estate...

REAL ESTATE: A Gamble on Manhattan

The millions of people who think that New York City is a nice place to visit—even if they wouldn't want to live there—normally keep the city's hotels as busy...