The Nation's Housing / Home & Consumer

The Nation's Housing: Still twisting in tax limbo

WASHINGTON -- David Foster, who sold his condo in Chicago last month, isn't plugged into Capitol Hill's political games. But he has banked the financial future of his family on Congress accomplishing at least one thing during the post-election ...

The Nation's Housing: Still upbeat on equity

WASHINGTON -- It's official: The equity boom, which has added an estimated $1.6 trillion to the personal net wealth of American homeowners in the past year, has slowed dramatically. It's not over by any means. It has just lost some of its previous...

The Nation's Housing: For vets, a housing boom

WASHINGTON -- There may be fewer military boots on the ground overseas, but here at home there have been major campaigns in the housing market this year directed at veterans.

Not only has the Department of Veterans Affairs' VA home-loan program ...

The Nation's Housing: A flip waiver nears its end

WASHINGTON -- Can you still do a short-term house flip using federally insured, low-down payment mortgage money? That's an important question for buyers, sellers, investors and realty agents who've taken part in a nationwide wave of renovations ...

The Nation's Housing: Caught up in refi quicksand

WASHINGTON -- Ed Fine's recent rejection for a refinancing of his home loan wasn't exactly like former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's. But there are enough similarities to raise questions about current tight mortgage market standards and ...