April 30, 2013 The latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices report shows year-over-year gains in 20 major cities. It's another sign that the housing sector, which crashed in 2007 and 2008, is on the mend.
April 23, 2013 The housing sector continues to be a bright spot for the economy. Home construction had its strongest quarter since 2008.
December 26, 2012 Prices in 20 major cities were up 4.3 percent in October, vs. October 2011. Combined with other recent reports on construction and sales, that's another sign the housing sector is on the mend.
November 28, 2012 Though the pace dipped 0.3 percent from September to October, it was up 17.2 percent from September 2011. It's another sign that the housing sector is on the mend, though growth has been somewhat uneven.
November 19, 2012 Sales of existing homes rose again in October. Meanwhile, home builders are the most confident they've been in more than six years. Taken together, the reports are the latest signs that the housing sector is on the mend.
October 1, 2012 Also: there was more residential construction under way in August.
September 26, 2012 A federal Inspector General's report says there is no proof that Freddie Mac "obstructed homeowners' abilities to refinance their mortgages" to boost profits at the government-sponsored enterprise. Some of Freddie's investments rise when homeowners remain stuck in high-rate loans.
September 25, 2012 "We are more optimistic about housing," says economist David Blitzer, who directs the S&P/Case-Shiller survey.
April 17, 2012 There was an unexpected decline in ground-breaking on new homes last month. But builders got more permits — a sign that coming months may be stronger.
April 12, 2012 Where could a newspaper (or radio) reporter pick up a mansion/castle like the one David Niven and Doris Day take over in Please Don't Eat the Daisies?
April 2, 2012 Home construction remained flat, but spending on public projects dipped. Meanwhile, the factory sector continues to expand.
February 28, 2012 Home prices kept falling through the end of last year. It's been nearly six years since the bubble burst.
December 20, 2011 Home construction is still running at a pace about half of what would happen in a healthy housing market.
March 31, 2011 The Chicago Housing Authority began demolishing the lone-standing high rise at the Cabrini-Green housing project. Originally perceived as a sensible move in housing the urban poor, it was later derided as public housing's number one failure.