American house prices have regained their credit bubble highs. Prices are rising at an annual rate of 5.9%, the fastest in almost three years; this figure peaked at 16% in 2004.
House prices in America are currently at bargain levels. But beware agency schemes enticing you to buy, says Adam Jourdan. If it sounds too good to be true – it probably is.
The worst is over in the American property crash, says James Ferguson. Smart investors will get in now. Here’s how to profit from the US real estate recovery.
US housebuilders’ share prices have risen sharply in the last few months, as the property market bottoms out. So is it time to buy in? Matthew Partridge investigates.
Robert Shiller created the Case-Shiller index to track house-price trends. So, what does the Yale professor see in store for US property prices?
Another wave of foreclosures looms over America, tempering any hope of the housing market assisting economic recovery.
After a five-year slide, will house prices in America hit rock bottom this year?
America is becoming a nation of renters amid declining house sales and rising unemployment.
Operation Twist has forced down US mortgage rates but demand for property remains low. Meanwhile, millions more homes teeter on the brink of foreclosure threatening further house price falls.
People are getting ever more fed up with bail-outs that put banks and the wealthy above everyone else. That could lead to some nasty surprises when politicians are forced to act. John Stepek explains.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is suing 17 banks in America over alleged mis-sold mortgage-backed securities. But is the US housing regulator right to put the recovery of the banks in jeopardy?
Economic pessimism continues in the US as consumer confidence is hit by falling house prices, high unemployment and tight credit.
The US economy is making a gradual recovery, but the hole in the housing market means it still has a long way to go.
UK property is wildly overpriced and has a long way to fall yet. But in the US, it’s a different story. Real estate has hit rock-bottom, says Tom Bulford. And there are plenty of bargains to be had.
The overall US economy may be recovering, but the sector that kicked off the credit crunch – property – is still in big trouble.
Plenty of things could upset the markets in 2011 – from a slowdown in China to another lurch down in house prices. But there are still reasons to be optimistic, says Merryn Somerset Webb.