Publication Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2005
It's a mad, mad, mad, mad market
Frantic buyers try to cope with escalating bidding wars
Dealing with disappointment
In a hot real-estate market, not everyone wins
Remodel for resale?
Think twice before making expensive changes
Buy or rent?
In the long term, buying can pay off
Building booming again
If homeowners can't buy, they'll remodel
Affordable local housing
Below market rate units offer new hope for ownership
Need a building permit?
That depends on where you live and what you're doing
Vacation homes are more than an investment
Cracks and slopes can indicate a need for a stronger foundation
Buying/selling in a bubble?
Close to shopping, surrounded by open space
On the cover: Hundreds of people attended open houses in the last couple of months, and buyers had to act fast to successfully acquire a new house. Photo by Norbert von der Groeben
Editor: Carol Blitzer
Contributing Editor: Sue Dremann
Designer: Bill Murray