Real Estate News

Below are the latest real estate news headlines for buyers and sellers.

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Existing home sales jump to 14-year high, as prices set another record

After a record-setting July, the housing market still shows no sign of cooling off. Existing home sales rose to the highest level since December 2006. Read Article

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 08:47:06 PDT

Millions can't pay rent. Landlords making less than $50,000 a year are caught in the middle

Low- and middle-income landlords get a big share of their annual income from rent, making them more vulnerable than higher-earning peers to a tenant's inability to pay, according to the Hamilton Project. Read Article

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 11:40:30 PDT

The new retirement living: More baby boomers shun housing mega-developments

Cookie-cutter homes for seniors in housing mega-developments may be on the way out as new boomer retirees redefine the idea of living and communities. Read Article

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 14:15:37 PDT

Home equity surges as demand soars and mortgage rates hover near lows

After a brief stall in home sales at the start of the pandemic, homebuyers came rushing back in so fast that prices never even took a hit. In fact, the gains in prices accelerated quickly, causing home equity to soar even more. Read Article

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 07:08:01 PDT

Refinancing your mortgage will cost more thanks to an 'adverse market' fee

Homeowners who refinance their mortgage may end up paying a higher interest rate. This is because lenders may pass on some of the costs incurred from an "adverse market" fee that they will soon have to start paying on certain loans sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Read Article

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:07:20 PDT

Government mortgage bailout numbers improve slowly, but the real test is ahead

The number of borrowers in government covid-related mortgage bailout programs is shrinking, but those in private-label or bank bailouts is rising. Read Article

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:58:33 PDT

Eric Trump says he will comply with New York attorney general's subpoena but only after the 2020 election

"We won't allow any entity or individual to dictate how our investigation will proceed or allow anyone to evade a lawful subpoena," New York Attorney General Letitia James said in response to the Trump move. Read Article

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:16:51 PDT

One under-the-radar play on the homebuilding boom is flashing a buy signal, trader says

With homebuilder sentiment hitting all-time highs on the back of demand for suburban housing, two traders reveal their favorite ways to play the space. Read Article

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 03:53:16 PDT

The Fed keeps rate steady. Here's how that benefits short-term borrowers

Thanks to the central bank, short-term borrowing rates will stay near rock bottom but you may have to act quickly to get the most benefit. Read Article

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 07:57:05 PDT

Homebuilder sentiment soars to record high, but lumber prices raise a red flag

Builder confidence in the market for single-family homes rose in September to the highest reading in the NAHB/Wells Fargo index's 35-year history. Read Article

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 07:00:01 PDT