It’s still mostly quiet on the inflation front, and that’s not necessarily a good thing.
Investors are being priced out of some markets when they compare cost with potential yield.
The arrival of spring weather is accompanied by a lukewarm slate of economic readings.
Single-family home prices beat analyst expectations in January.
Rising prices lifted millions of homeowners out of negative equity in 2013.
Sales of new, single-family homes hit a five-year high in January.
Existing home sales dropped to the lowest level in a year and a half.
As deep housing discounts disappear, buyers will see less competition from investors.
More homeowners are gaining equity, but millions remain under threat of foreclosure.
Be selective about spending on the bells and whistles.