housing prices

Housing's 2010 Problem: Rising Rates

The government is doing its part to keep a prop under housing by extending the home buyer credit into 2010 and expanding it to include qualifying existing homeowners. But here's the potential show-stopper to a housing recovery: Rising mortgage rates.

Home resales up, new-home sales slide

On the cusp of Christmas, Santa's real estate bag offers goodies and some lumps of coal. First, the good news: First-time buyers taking advantage...