Chinese buyers have definitely made the most headlines, but the top country buying homes in the U.S. is actually Canada. It's been that way since 2008.
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In December, all-cash purchases accounted for more than 40 percent of home sales. Here are a few reasons so many people are buying houses without getting a mortgage.
We graphed the distribution of home prices, and asked readers what the headline should be.
An East Village where nobody makes less than $90,000 a year might actually damage the city's long-term prospects.
Five years after the financial crisis, the government still controls giant companies that guarantee trillions of dollars in mortgages.
A reader who just re-financed his mortgage asks: Why are so many people willing to lend huge amounts of money at such low interest rates?
The U.S. housing market is still a ward of the state. Almost all new mortgages — $1.6 trillion last year alone — are guaranteed by taxpayer dollars.
The strange troubles of a small town where an oil boom has driven unemployment below 1 percent.
Thousands of workers have flooded into the town. But they're reluctant to call it home.
Here are two ways of answering that question — along with key numbers from cities around the country.