As wildfires consume thousands of homes, droughts tighten their grip on many areas, and violent storms become more frequent and more deadly, I t is getting more difficult to assume that natural disasters affect someone else. A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine found that the number of disasters tallied between 200… Read More »

If there is a silver lining in the sluggish housing recovery, it is the apartment market, which has been booming. And analysts are predicting that the good times may continue for the remainder of this year and well into 2016. While single-family starts have lagged (the 20 percent April surge was an exception), multifamily starts… Read More »

Foreclosure rates are declining nationally but foreclosure times aren’t, at least not much. It took an average of 604 days to process foreclosures in the fourth quarter, down only slightly from the record high of 615 days in the third quarter. Fourth quarter foreclosures were up 10 percent from the year-ago pace. That’s according to… Read More »