The Case-Shiller index shows a month-over-month increase, but it could be because of better weather. Or maybe it's the beginning of an improvement.
Real-estate maven advises first-time buyers to have more nerve than she did when she pulled out of her first apartment purchase at the last minute.
The waterfront Connecticut mansion is being offered at $28 million after a major makeover. The late actress designed the house with toy building blocks.
Large master suites weren't common until the 1980s. But the move toward bedroom as retreat probably began after World War II.
Young couples in poll cite uncertainty over where they want to live and saving for a down payment as two key reasons they're still renting.
A new book outlines serious problems with community associations, which have suffered major financial problems during the recession.
Builders can't compete with cheaper distressed homes. The decline in construction is dragging down the economy.
About Teresa Mears
Teresa Mears is a veteran journalist who has been interested in houses since her father took her to tax auctions to carry the cash at age 10. A former editor of The Miami Herald's Home & Design section, she lives in South Florida where, in addition to writing about real estate, she publishes Miami on the Cheap to help her neighbors adjust to the loss of 60% of their property value.