Finance :: Real Estate

From left, Mary Iverson, Will Hillebrenner and Heather Scott stand on the porch of a Victorian home in the Historic Oakwood neighborhood of Raleigh, N.C.

Modern Home Divides Southern Historic Neighborhood

By Allen G. Breed | Mar 24
Architect Louis Cherry sees the two-story structure - with its exposed beams, masonry piers, deep overhangs and shallow-pitched roof - as a "contemporary interpretation" of the Craftsman-style homes that dot the city’s Historic Oakwood District.

Pharrell Williams’ "Happy" Home on Market for $10.999 Million

By EDGE | Mar 20
Pharrell Williams has put his Miami penthouse on the market for a cool $10.999 million, and from the looks of it, it should make someone very "happy."

Monitor: Big Banks Satisfy Mortgage Settlement

Mar 20
The nation’s four biggest banks slashed billions of dollars from mortgages and other debts, enough to satisfy their obligations under a national mortgage settlement that stemmed from so-called robo-signing.

San Francisco Ups Total it Will Lend to Homebuyers

Mar 20
San Francisco will now lend as much as $200,000 to some homebuyers toward a down payment on their first house or condominium. Mayor Ed Lee’s decision to double the previous limit of $100,000 was intended to help middle-class residents.

US Homebuilder Confidence Edges Higher in March

By Alex Veiga | Mar 18
U.S. homebuilders’ confidence in the housing market edged higher this month, reflecting improved demand for new homes as the traditional spring home-selling season ramps up.

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Up to 4.37 Pct.

Mar 17
Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose last week but remained close to historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said the average rate for the 30-year loan increased to 4.37 percent from 4.28 percent last week.

The first house built by OM Build.

Tiny Houses Help Address Nation’s Homeless Problem

By Carrie Antlfinger | Feb 27
While tiny houses have been attractive for those wanting to downsize or simplify their lives for financial or environmental reasons, there’s another population benefiting from the small-dwelling movement: the homeless.

A home is for sale in Auburn, N.H.

US Home Prices Dip for Second Straight Month

By Christopher S. Rugaber | Feb 26
U.S. home prices fell for the second straight month in December as brutally cold weather, tight supply and higher costs slowed sales.

Monica Pederson,, Nate Berkus, and Eddie George from "American Dream Builders" at the NBCUniversal Press Tour.

Eddie George Tears Up Turf on New Reality Show

By Beth Harris | Jan 24
Eddie George was too busy charging through defenses as an NFL running back to stop and inspect the stadium turf. Now retired, he’s turning a critical eye to home building and design as a judge on a new reality television show.

A  1901 Victorian home at 1217 Marion St. in Dunmore, Pa. Pennsylvania homeowners Gregory and Sandi Leeson are thoroughly creeped out by their 113-year-old Victorian home. So, when they put the house up for sale last month, they advertised it as "slightly haunted."

Pa. Couple Advertises Home as ’Slightly Haunted’

By Michael Rubinkam | Jan 23
Between the mysteriously banging doors, the odd noises coming from the basement, and the persistent feeling that someone is standing behind them, homeowners Gregory and Sandi Leeson are thoroughly creeped out by their 113-year-old Victorian.