property values

The Coming Real Estate Bubble

In some U.S. cities, home prices have soared past 2008 levels, when many home buyers feared the housing bubble would burst. Might it happen again?

How to Take a Tax Loss When Property Values Fall

A reader named Sally bought a property that has since fallen in value. If she sells it for less than she paid, what effect will it have on her taxes? DailyFinance's Laura Rowley has the answer.

Home Sellers Still Fighting the Need to Reduce Prices

Sales of previously owned homes hit a six-month low in May, and overpriced inventory is a key factor. Though we all watched the real estate market crater, most sellers are still overpricing their homes, and the worst price optimists are the ones who bought after the housing bubble burst.

Is It Worth It? Buying vs. Renting a Home

The housing market crash has made millions of people reassess their choice of whether to rent or own their home. If you're trying to decide which course is right for you, DailyFinance breaks down the major factors you should consider in our new series, Is It Worth It?

New-Home Sales Plunge to a Record Low in July

New home sales unexpectedly plunged 12.4% to a 276,000-unit annual rate in July, an all-time low. Combined with July's 27.2% plunge in existing-home sales, the picture is one of a U.S. housing sector that's cratering since the federal home buyers tax credit program ended on April 30.