Archive for April, 2010

Interest Rates Have Nowhere to Go but Up

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Even as prospects for the American economy brighten, consumers are about to face a new financial burden: a sustained period of rising interest rates. That, economists say, is the inevitable outcome of the nation’s ballooning debt and the renewed prospect of inflation as the economy recovers from the depths of the ...

America’s Most Undervalued Cities in 2010

Friday, April 9th, 2010

America's most undervalued cities Four years after home prices hit their peaks, CNNMoney looks at how 330 metro areas have fared. Metro area Median home price % undervalued 2010 % undervalued 2006 Las Vegas, Nev. $129,700 -41.40% 38% Vero Beach, Fla. $123,300 -39.80% 54% Merced, Calif. $102,300 -37.70% 77% Cape Coral, Fla. $118,700 -36.80% 52% Houma, La. $116,200 -34.60% -1% Port St. Lucie, Fla. $115,600 -33.30% 72% Warren, Mich. $117,500 -32.30% 15% Vallejo, Calif. $196,900 -31.90% 53% Stockton, Calif. $145,100 -31.80% 72% Modesto, Calif. $138,700 -31.80% 67% Midland, Texas $133,100 -30.70% -7% West Palm Beach, Fla. $164,400 -30.30% 57% Lake Charles, La. $101,600 -29.40% N.A. Lafayette, La. $126,700 -29.40% 3% Naples, Fla. $199,900 -29.00% 84% Killeen, Texas $106,700 -28.80% -16% Houston, Texas $128,200 -28.80% -14% Sarasota, ...