Study indicates housing market cycles have become longer

A statistical analysis of data from 20 industrial countries covering the period 1970 to 2012 suggests housing market pricing cycles—normal, boom and bust phases—have become longer over the last four decades.

Housing a barrier to settlement

In Australia's competitive private housing market, the chances of securing a property without references or a hefty bond are slim to none.

Obama: 'I'm not allowed an iPhone'

US President Barack Obama admitted Wednesday he was not allowed to have an iPhone owing to security fears—explaining why he is sometimes seen with a bulky super secure Blackberry.

Rethinking investment risk

Financial innovation is supposed to reduce risk—in theory, at least. Yes, new financial instruments based on the housing market helped cause the financial crisis of 2008. But in the abstract, those same instruments have ...

US economy: Steady as she goes

America's economy will hum along its path of moderate growth, adding 4.7 million jobs through the end of next year, say University of Michigan economists.

3Qs: Will rising home prices cause another housing bubble?

Home prices have once again started to rise, making significant gains for the first time since the housing bubble burst in 2007. While that's good news for sellers, it could be bad news for the nation's economy. Joseph Giglio, ...

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