Mar 21, 2013 10:47 EDT
US existing-home sales and prices pushed higher in February, with sales at their highest rate since November 2009, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday.
Mar 20, 2013 16:40 EDT
US stocks recorded solid gains Wednesday as the Federal Reserve held steady on its policy of economic stimulus.
Mar 19, 2013 09:48 EDT
Construction of new US homes edged higher in February after a plunge in January, government data showed Tuesday in a report underscoring the recovery in the housing market.
Mar 15, 2013 06:31 EDT
New private home sales in Singapore plunged 65 percent in February from a month before as market cooling measures and the Lunar New Year holidays kept buyers away, official data showed Friday.
Mar 14, 2013 01:39 EDT
A $28 billion real estate project in Seoul was facing collapse after developers acknowledged defaulting on a major loan repayment.
Mar 12, 2013 11:05 EDT
The "bad bank" set up to purge Spain's crisis-hit finance sector has begun operating and aims to sell off 1.5 billion euros' worth of toxic assets in 2013, the government said on Tuesday.
Mar 06, 2013 23:09 EST
The real estate sector on the recession-hit Mediterranean holiday island of Cyprus, an EU member, is turning to Chinese investors seeking easier access to Europe.
Mar 06, 2013 07:37 EST
Chinese couples are flocking to divorce to avoid a new property sales tax imposed by the government, after it left open a loophole for those who end their marriages.
Mar 06, 2013 01:24 EST
Chinese couples are flocking to divorce to evade a new tax on home sales after the government cracked down on property speculation, the Shanghai Daily newspaper reported Wednesday.
Mar 04, 2013 12:54 EST
A Vietnamese property developer who started out making noodles in Ukraine joined mega-rich Hong Kong magnate Li Ka-shing for the first time on Forbes magazine's world's billionaires list Monday.
Mar 01, 2013 12:03 EST
Detested for nearly three decades as a symbol of oppression, the Berlin Wall again sparked angry protests Friday when a crane began dismantling a segment under plans for a new housing development.
Mar 01, 2013 04:38 EST
US mortgage finance giant Freddie Mac has posted an $11 billion annual profit for 2012, compared to a loss of $5.3 billion a year earlier.
Mar 01, 2013 03:01 EST
When US homebuilder Pulte announced earnings last month, it boasted higher profits and a surge in new orders as fresh evidence of an improved American housing market.
Mar 01, 2013 00:26 EST
Home prices in China rose year-on-year in February for the third consecutive month, an independent survey showed Friday, citing strong credit growth as a key factor.
Feb 27, 2013 17:23 EST
Strong reports on the US housing market and durable goods orders propelled stocks higher Wednesday, with the much-watched Dow index reaching its highest level in more than five years.
Feb 27, 2013 12:01 EST
US pending home sales rebounded sharply in January from a December dip to the highest level in almost three years as the housing market recovers, a trade organization said Wednesday.
Feb 26, 2013 22:36 EST
Australia's top triple-A rating appears secure despite high household debt and banks' high reliance on foreign funding, Standard & Poor's said Wednesday.
Feb 26, 2013 16:59 EST
US stocks closed decisively higher Tuesday following strong reports on consumer confidence and the housing market.
Feb 26, 2013 13:39 EST
Sales of new homes in the United States sizzled in January, rebounding from a December decline amid shrinking inventory, government data released Tuesday showed.
Feb 22, 2013 12:05 EST
Hong Kong unveiled fresh measures Friday to cool its red-hot property market, as the finance minister warned that an asset bubble is forming in the southern Chinese city.