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How Zillow Made It Through the Housing Crisis

Its COO re.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneNov 14th, 2017

Zillow and Hotwire founder Spencer Rascoff led his startups through major crises to massive profits

Spencer Rascoff knows a lot about running a company during a crisis. He’s the CEO of Zillow, which he ran through the housing crash. That was after he ran Hotwire, which survived the dot com crash.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 3rd, 2017

Canada has twice as many vacant homes as the US did before the crash

Mark Blinch/ReutersHome vacancies are often a sign of overbuilding, and speculation. At the height of the US housing crisis in 2008, a massive 2.9% of all homes were sitting vacant. This made it hard for home prices to retain their valu.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 5th, 2017

The 27 scariest moments of the financial crisis (BKX, XLF, BAC, JPM, SPX, SPY, DIA)

Eight years ago, the US economy went into recession, the US housing market crashed, and credit markets seized, bringing the banking industry to its knees. Businesses went down. Workers lost jobs. And Americans were losing hope, which only made .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 15th, 2016

The toxic asset made famous by "The Big Short" might actually be a good investment

A lot has changed since the housing- and global-financial crisis that roiled the world economy from 2007 to 2009 (and still impacts it now). One thing that has not evidently changed, however, is public opinion of mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Wall Str.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 10th, 2016

How Silicon Valley came to realize its housing crisis hurts everybody

Housing prices chave limbed Silicon Valley's economic ladder while the majority of Silicon Valley residents — regardless of economic condition — have not. And therein lies the secret of the consensus that something must be done......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 20th, 2017

U.S. Seeks to Bolster Saudi Arabia in Face of Expanding Iranian Threat

The Trump administration is looking at ways to quickly strengthen Saudi Arabia’s missile defenses and disrupt the flow of advanced Iranian-made weapons across the Middle East as concerns grow over a destabilizing new crisis in the region......»»

Category: topSource: wsjNov 17th, 2017

Shipping Container Homes Could Help Solve the Housing Crisis in Puerto Rico

Rebuilding after a hurricane can take years, but with the help of shipping container houses, Puerto Rico could go green and rebuild more quickl.....»»

Category: topSource: incNov 13th, 2017

New DFW housing boom surpasses pre-housing crisis highs by 52%

Dallas-Fort Worth's home prices tou.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 13th, 2017

DC Cannot Fix Housing

America is in the middle of a housing crisis. The cause is simple: we’re not building housing fast enough to keep up with jo.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkNov 12th, 2017

Hurricanes could bring another disaster: Foreclosures

As life slowly returns to normal in hurricane-ravaged parts of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, housing experts and consumer advocates worry another crisis is on the horizon: Foreclosures......»»

Category: topSource: moneyNov 10th, 2017

Where Is the Best City to Live in? It"s Not in the U.S.

A new study decided on the world's "smartest" cities based on digital services, housing, government and more. Two U.S. cities made the top 10......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekNov 9th, 2017

ZILLOW: America"s red-hot housing market is a bit of a problem (ZG, Z)

REUTERS/Phil McCarten The rise in US house prices since the recession has created a market favorable for sellers. Although the recovery has also been good to buyers, they're faced with .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 8th, 2017

Guest opinion: Drafting a blueprint for a better Bay Area

Every day, the headlines bring more confirmation of the grim reality of California’s housing crisis. Soaring rents and astronomical housing prices. Record-low homeownership rates. Long-time residents leaving the state — or strongly considering i.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 6th, 2017

Photos show life inside Hong Kong"s cramped "coffin cubicles"

Hong Kong is in the midst of a housing crisis. As prices begin to rise and the city grows denser, some have resorted to living in the smallest of spaces......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralNov 4th, 2017

Myanmar Leader Visits Conflict-Torn Region

Aung San Suu Kyi made her first visit as Myanmar’s leader to the conflict-torn region where more than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled state-led violence that has spiraled into Asia’s worst refugee crisis in decades......»»

Category: topSource: wsjNov 2nd, 2017

The housing crisis is mostly behind us. Here’s how we should manage the next one.

Distressed home sales are at a 10-year low, and with the end of the housing crisis in sight, it’s a good time to reflect on what we’ve learned for the next downturn......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 2nd, 2017

Suu Kyi Visits Myanmar Region Torn by Rohingya Conflict

Aung San Suu Kyi made her first visit as Myanmar’s leader to the conflict-torn region where more than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled state-led violence that has spiraled into Asia’s worst refugee crisis in decades......»»

Category: topSource: wsjNov 2nd, 2017

This Leader Is Going Further Than Most to Cool Her Nation"s Home Prices

With its plan to bar nearly all foreigners from buying existing homes, New Zealand’s new government is taking aim at a group of buyers that it blames for a growing housing-affordability crisis......»»

Category: topSource: wsjNov 1st, 2017

New Zealand"s New Leader Wants to Go Further Than Most to Curb Housing Prices

With its plan to bar nearly all foreigners from buying existing homes, New Zealand’s new government is taking aim at a group of buyers that it blames for a growing housing-affordability crisis......»»

Category: topSource: wsjNov 1st, 2017

Economic Report: Generation X recovery boosts homeownership rate

Homeownership increased, led by Americans aged 35-44, signs that we are moving past the housing crisis of a decade ago......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 31st, 2017