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Construction spending drops 0.6 percent

Construction activity fell for a seventh consecutive month as spending on both residential and commercial projects declined.

Lower home appraisals appear to be up

It wasn't the first time that Katherine Scheri ruined a real estate agent's day with a low property appraisal.

NYT: Loan program may have made things worse

The administration’s $75 billion program to protect homeowners from foreclosure is widely seen as a disappointment, and some experts say it has done more harm than good.

Home prices rise for 5th straight month

Home prices rise for the fifth month in a row in October, but the recovery continues to be uneven with only 11 of the 20 metros tracked showing gains.

New home sales drop as recovery teeters

The housing market is in the midst of a rocky recovery, but it’s too soon to declare the end of one of the worst slides since the Great Depression.

In Detroit, a housing auction of last resort

In a crowded ballroom next to a bankrupt casino, what remains of the Detroit property market was being picked over by speculators and mostly discarded.

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Record NYC real estate deal now on the rocks

It was the most expensive real estate deal in U.S. history. Now it's poised to become one of the biggest flops.

Home sales rise 9.4 percent in September

Home resales in September clocked the largest monthly increase in 26 years as buyers scrambled to complete their purchases before a tax credit for first-time owners expires.

Interactive: Where foreclosures cluster

Where foreclosures cluster: A few states are disproportionately hit

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