The state now holds a third of the nation's abandoned homes despite rising prices and improving sales.
Cheaper building materials and synthetic furniture mean many large houses burn much more quickly than older, more modest homes.
Buying or selling a house soon? What you don't know about the industry could cost you. Your real estate agent won't tell you, but we will.
It faces a $10 million lawsuit as residents above its first proposed location in the city call its patrons 'drunk, disorderly, violent and criminal.'
North Dakota's oil boom has sent its GDP soaring, and it's minting 2,000 millionaires a year. But it also faces tough problems.
A housing group gets $27 million after saying that the bank took better care of seized properties in white communities than in those that were predominantly black or Latino.
As 30-year fixed home loans near 4%, the chances of going back to historic lows are fading quickly.
VIDEO ON MSN MONEY
Copyright © 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.
Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.
The Market Dispatches column has been discontinued. Here's where to find the latest stock and business news on MSN Money, and the latest from market writer Charley Blaine.
MONEY & POLITICS
Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
Tired of your wallet taking a beating at the grocery store? Here are some creative ways to save big on food costs.
Even when they have a plan for their refund check from Uncle Sam, Americans often don't realize how they actually spend the windfall.
MUST-SEE ON MSN
- Video: Easy DIY smoked meats at home
A charcuterie master shares his process for cold-smoking meat at home.
- Jetpacks about to go mainstream
- Weird things covered by home insurance
- Bing: 70 percent of adults report 'digital eye strain'