Sales of existing homes in April were up 9.7% over April 2012, but lack of inventory and tight credit are still keeping many would-be buyers on the sidelines.
Zillow has calculated the break-even horizon down to the ZIP code level. In some cities, the time frame varies by 10 years.
Both buyers and renters list not choosing a larger home as one of their top regrets. Younger buyers have more regrets than older buyers, a new survey finds.
More Americans can see themselves renting someday, and a majority don't see owning a home as essential to the American dream, a new survey finds.
With 4 million more single-family homes in the rental pool, tenants are finding rents in some cities less than they were last year.
Bidding wars are common as the number of homes for sale shrinks during the traditional spring selling season. How about 250 offers on one home?
Despite high student debt and underemployment, millennials' desire to own a home is rising, new survey shows.
Some real-estate advice has been repeated so often that we all think it's valid when it's not. The holidays are actually a good time to list.
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.