Fast access to cash -- with some education on how to buy distressed assets -- can pay off handsomely. Cash would also let you score in the next bear market.
After 2008's mortgage crisis, you'd think Americans would have learned that real estate isn't a good long-term investment. Think again.
Housing starts rose less than expected in March and building permits fell, pointing to underlying weakness in the housing market that could persist .
America may be years into a housing boom that initially benefited these home-centric retailers, but challenges are on the horizon.
Investing is just one of the six circles of wealth -- a vital one, yes, but one that must be balanced with the others to create a financial fortress.
The U.S. housing market faces an unusual dilemma this spring: Too few people are selling homes, and too few buyers can afford the homes that are for sale.
The cost of apartment rentals is going up faster than the rate of inflation. A real estate research firm says apartment rents have jumped 3.2 percent from a year ago.
Home buyers tend to favor fixed-rate 30-year mortgages - and no wonder: Adjustable-rate loans have a bad reputation. But don't write off ARMs so fast.
If you spot a zombie foreclosure in your neighborhood, you'll want to kill it fast -- before it eats your home's value.
First time homebuyers have had trouble taking advantage of the recovery, but that could change, as some surprising cities top a list of the best deals for buying a home.
The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes fell for the eighth straight month in February, a sign that real estate sales may slow in the next few months.
Billionaire Warren Buffett talks about two personal investments in real estate -- from 1986 and 1993 -- and provides advice that anyone can use.
Wondering which housing markets are hot? Here's a list from 12 states on the list of 50 U.S. neighborhoods with the highest year-over-year rise in median home price.
Lennar and KB Home are reporting better-than-expected results as real estate developers, but the party may be ending sooner than you think.
U.S. home resales dropped slightly in February to a 19 month-low as cold weather and a shortage of homes for sale continued to sideline potential buyers.
A Senate plan to dismantle Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may deliver an unintended blow to the fragile housing recovery.
Here are some of the things that will help shape the week that lies ahead on Wall Street.
The number of millionaires in the U.S. increased by 7 percent last year, raising the total number of millionaires to 9.6 million, a record high.
With home prices up, investors saw a path to own cheap properties in the $34.7 billion of bad mortgages sold last year.