US property

US housing market wobbles

Houses with US flags outside

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. 

US house prices double dip

The overall US economy may be recovering, but the sector that kicked off the credit crunch – property – is still in big trouble.

Worrying times for the markets, but no need to panic

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.

Could the US repossession scandal sink the banks again?

There’s another scandal brewing in the US property markets, where banks are repossessing properties they may not technically own. John Stepek looks at what’s going on, and how it could affect the banks and the broader economy.

America's housing scandal

House repossessions have ground to a halt in the US over revelations that many banks have been using dodgy legal documentation. The crisis has hit an already stricken housing market – and could spread. Simon Wilson looks at what’s happening and what the consequences could be for wider the economy.

Why shares beat real estate any day

Tom Bulford relates a cautionary tale about how a dream property investment turned very sour.

Bill Bonner: It's June in Florida

Florida’s property market is out of season once again. And high season may never return, says Bill Bonner.

US house prices still haven't hit bottom

The US government’s tax credit for first-time buyers expired in April so house prices in America lost an important crutch – which means they’re likely to fall further.

Housing crisis deepens in America

Thought the US housing market couldn’t get any worse? Think again. Prices are falling and six million more US homes are facing foreclosure.

Is commercial property in terminal decline?

As technology changes, more and more people are doing their shopping online and working from home. And that could have serious consequences for the future of the commercial property sector, says Richard McCreery.

Another dip on the cards for US house prices

The bounce in US house prices is peaking, with the median price of a new home sliding in three of the past four months.

Property crunch tightens in the US

The US commercial property market has been seeing losses for months now. Is commercial real estate the new subprime?

US house prices could fall again

Subdued consumer confidence, high unemployment and the end of stimulus measures mean US house prices could soon be falling again.

The markets' sweet spot will end in 2010

Equity markets produced a ‘turbo-charged’ performance in 2009, and analysts are predicting further gains in 2010. But that is overly optimistic.

American medical property bucks the downturn

Commercial property in America is in bad shape. But one property sector is profiting nicely from the US’s ageing population, says Eoin Gleeson.

Commercial property losses will hit US banks

With the delinquency rate on commercial-mortgage backed securities rising sixfold in a year, there’s a lot more pain to come for the banks.

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