Housing Market 2013: Predictions of What's to Come

By Nin-Hai Ting We watched for more home sales and rising prices in 2012. Here's our housing market predictions for next year. Buying Gets Less Affordable The bust of the housing market five years ago created one of the cheapest times to buy. Across many parts of the U.S., even in some of the priciest markets... Continue Reading »

The Automated Home Is One Step Closer

By Brian Dumaine The powerhouse private equity firm Blackstone recently invested in a Provo, Utah, company that installs home security systems in an equity deal that's valued it at $2 billion. What does Blackstone see in an industry that's not known for being particularly sexy? It turns out that private company... Continue Reading »

Key to the Housing Recovery? It's Still Investors

By Nin-Hai Tseng After witnessing one too many false starts in the recovery of America's housing market, it's hard not to be a little skeptical about what kind of recovery we should expect. Will it improve steadily, or experience choppy stops and starts? One way to determine that is by looking at who is driving... Continue Reading »

Wall Street's Hottest Investment Idea: Your House

By Stephen Gandel Your house might be a better investment than you think. At least Wall Street seems to think so. For a while now the conventional wisdom on real estate has been that while home prices might not fall much more, they aren't likely to go up anytime soon either. The best personal finance advice, then,... Continue Reading »

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