In the beginning of the classic 1989 film, Back to the Future: Part II, 17-year-old protagonist Marty McFly travels 30 years into the future to visit his grownup self in the year 2015.
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Boston, Oklahoma City, and San Antonio currently are the healthiest housing markets
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Five things that can be learned about the new-home market from D.R. Horton’s latest numbers
Experts say investors get more peace of mind from the tangible aspects of real estate compared to stocks and bonds
Trulia’s Chief Economist Selma Hepp says 2015 may be the best year for housing
One analyst says there’s good reason to believe we’re entering a bubble, while another says price growth is caused by lack of supply
Ownership at 25-year low; demand for rental housing remains strong
One expert says activity from first-time buyers is crucial to avoid the market from slowing down too much later this year
A KB Home community in Antioch, Calif. (Rendering courtesy of KB Home via kbhome.com)
There is cause for optimism, though Wall Street Journal real estate reporter Kris Hudson says a "heavily muted" one.
Housing market prices are in a comfortable balance, experts say
Builders have to pay more for land, which means building bigger, more expensive homes is a safer bet to break even