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Healthiest Housing Markets Report: The West Leads the Rest

Jeff Chiu/The Associated Press By Cory Hopkins According to the newly released Zillow Market Health Index, the nation's healthiest housing markets in October were clustered in California and the rest of the West. Zillow's Market Health Index, calculated on a scale from 0 to 10, is a new measure designed to illustrate... Continue Reading »

San Diego's Famous 'Cats' House' Sells

How long do you think it would take to sell a house dedicated to the comfort of cats? We're not talking about the kind of feces-strewn cat-hoarder hovel that regularly shows up on the local news as a neighborhood nuisance. This is "The Cats' House" in San Diego made world famous -- some would say notorious -- via video... Continue Reading »

Not Your Typical California Beach House (House of the Day)

We at AOL Real Estate are partial to beach houses that are non-traditional, so naturally, this one caught our fancy. With its boxy, ultramodern exterior, out-of-this-world sculptures, glass light fixtures, starship entryways and other futuristic and quirky decor (is that a couch and loveseat made from car parts?), this... Continue Reading »

Adjustable Rate Mortgages: Time to Reconsider?

Mark Shapiro, owner of a public relations company in San Diego, went shopping last month for a mortgage to buy a house near Poway, Calif. Shapiro, pictured left, had every intention of following his mortgage broker's advice and choosing a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. But then he looked at the difference between what he'd... Continue Reading »

Housing Market Wavers From Bad to Good

The housing market seems only to get worse these days. Or is it actually improving? The current indicators are often confusing. Joseph Lazzaro of our sister site,, sorts through the contradictory housing data to explain what's really going on. The latest U.S. housing data contain both disappointing and... Continue Reading »

Housing Market to Shed $1.7 Trillion in 2010

The housing market has had a bad year, but who knew it was this bad? By the time 2010 comes to a close, homes in the U.S. will have shed a total of $1.7 trillion in value, according to a study from In 2009, the housing market lost a mere $1 trillion, making this year's decline more than 50% worse. In total,... Continue Reading »

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