US property

US housing market wobbles

The US housing market's recovery from the global financial crisis of 2008, which has seen prices hit new all-time highs, may be beginning to falter. 

Mortgage boom lifts US banks

American banks have reported better than expected third quarter earnings following the Federal Reserve’s intervention in the housing market.

Housing rebound gains strength

While property in America is still cheap, the US housing recovery has picked up pace.

US housing rally has legs

After having fallen by a third, house prices in America have begun to rally.

Have US house prices hit the bottom?

A key US house-price indicator has posted its strongest gains for two and a half years.

American property: be careful what you buy

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.

A once-in-a-generation opportunity to pick up prime US real estate

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.

Should you buy US housebuilders?

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: US houses are going down

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?

US house prices remain in slump

Another wave of foreclosures looms over America, tempering any hope of the housing market assisting economic recovery.

Will US house prices start to rise?

After a five-year slide, will house prices in America hit rock bottom this year?

US property is still sickly

America is becoming a nation of renters amid declining house sales and rising unemployment.

Operation Twist is doomed to fail

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.

How protests against inequality could affect the housing market

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.

US housing regulator sues the banks

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?

Housing double-dip dents growth in the US

Economic pessimism continues in the US as consumer confidence is hit by falling house prices, high unemployment and tight credit.

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