Latest Case-Shiller index shows monthly gains, though prices are down 15.4 percent from last June. But such barometers are not a one-stop guide to the housing market.
eBay has been selling used cars for years, but laws currently prohibit direct sales from manufacturers.
Only 30 percent of foreclosed homes are currently on the market nationwide. Could the backlog of hundreds of thousands of empty or rented homes swamp recovery?
The stimulus package allows buyers to claim a 30 percent tax credit for renewable-energy products.
Incentives encourage homeowners to embrace energy efficiency.
Ethanol producers, backed by major investors, say a wide range of materials soon could power your car.
In many metro areas, far-flung suburbs and exurbs face sharp declines in home prices.
From California to Florida, investors snap up distressed properties, hoping to profit.
Unable to sell, a growing number of homeowners are simply pulling homes from market.