May 10, 2012, 10am PDT
Struggling families and young professionals are competing for a dwindling supply of ever more pricey rentals, Alejandro Lazo reports.
April 5, 2012, 6am PDT
A California real estate group aims to capitalize on cheap foreclosures, collecting homes en masse thanks to a semi-automated decisionmaking system.
March 29, 2012, 12pm PDT
Are we alone in being a bit confused by recent reports on the state of the housing market? Two recent articles muddy the waters on whether signs are pointing to a housing market recovery or relapse.
February 28, 2012, 1pm PST
In an effort to stabilize neighborhoods and reduce the glut of foreclosures in the marketplace, Fannie Mae is beginning to sell foreclosed properties in bulk to investors to test the market for rental homes, write Alan Zibel and Nick Timiraos.
The Wall Street Journal - Developments Blog
February 9, 2012, 11am PST
Peter Coy and Prashant Gopal report on recent developments in the housing market that may signal a solution to the four-year-old crisis.
January 22, 2012, 9am PST
Real estate speculators are being fined big bucks in Cleveland for letting properties sit vacant, but the jury's still out on whether this is the key to stabilizing neighborhoods.
January 9, 2012, 11am PST
Foreclosures continue to decimate communities around the nation, with black neighborhoods being the hardest hit.
January 8, 2012, 9am PST
An innovative tenants-rights organization in Boston combines community activism and financial backing to force banks to sell foreclosed homes back to the previous owners.
January 6, 2012, 9am PST
Apartment rents rise as housing sales remain rocky, foreclosure rates increase, and mortgage requirements increase.
October 1, 2011, 1pm PDT
Starting in 2002, the Colorado legislature began to make it easier to foreclose on properties in Colorado. Original loan documents are no longer required to prove the bank actually owns the property.
September 30, 2011, 1pm PDT
Multinational financial services company Citigroup was bailed out by federal stimulus funds after taking large losses on bad mortgages. Today, Citi Foundation is helping fund projects in 10 metro areas to increase stability and prevent foreclosures.
August 30, 2011, 8am PDT
With a high rate of foreclosure, Cleveland instituted a land bank to rein in rampant vacancies. After two years, the program has made some headway.
August 11, 2011, 6am PDT
As the Federal Housing Administration looks for new ways of dealing with the nation's foreclosed homes, more voices are calling for those homes to be repurposed as rentals.
July 19, 2011, 9am PDT
California's San Joaquin Valley has become a hotbed of foreclosed homes. But beyond mere statistics, these homes are real places, and a new series of photographs documents them as scenes of surrender and abandonment.
May 7, 2011, 9am PDT
The city of Los Angeles is attempting to sue Deutsche Bank, the owner of thousands of foreclosed and blighted homes in the city. If it works, other cities could follow.
January 1, 2011, 9am PST
Reporter Dan Fitzpatrick goes to Florida, where slow foreclosures are making cranky neighbors who are footing the bill for the upkeep.
December 29, 2010, 9am PST
Nevada was the fastest growing state in the nation over the last ten years, but amid that growth has been a severe economic downturn.
December 28, 2010, 10am PST
With a recent murder, a shootout-turned-suicide, and a high rate of foreclosure, the reality of Celebration, Florida, is less ideal than appearances would suggest.
December 10, 2010, 7am PST
Modesto, California has one of the highest rates of foreclosure in the U.S. This collection of photography documents the city's abandoned homes.
August 16, 2010, 5am PDT
Created by Nathan Mendelsohn, California City is the state's thrid largest in size but exists mostly in his imagination. Home to 14000 people who inhabit one end of the massive tract, just a corner next to over 185 square miles of empty development.