property prices

What the Housing Market Is Signaling Now

Home sales have started to rebound, with half the nation's markets experiencing price gains in the last quarter of 2010. They weren't great gains, but they were progress. What does this mean for the average consumer?

Why China Can't Cool Its Overheated Real Estate Boom

China's central government is fighting hard to put the brakes on its white-hot real estate speculation boom before a catastrophic bust hits. But Beijing's efforts to check speculation are failing because of who is busy fueling it: China's local governments.