housing market

Around 27 percent of homeowners who responded to a Bankrate study said they don’t know what the interest rate is on their home (Credit: iStock)

One quarter of Americans don’t even know their mortgage rate

Mortgage rates hit a three-year low earlier this week, so is it time to refinance? That’s a tough question...

One quarter of Americans don’t even know their mortgage rate
The 30-year fixed-rate average fell to 3.45 percent (Credit: iStock)

US mortgage rates hit 3-year low

Mortgage rates have hit their lowest level in more than three years, which could provide a boost to the country’s housing market heading into spring. The 30-year fixed-rate average fell to 3.45 percent, according...

US mortgage rates hit 3-year low
Home buyers have for decades been advised to never put a less than 20 percent down payment on a house, but 70% of young home-buyers are willing to break that rule this year (Credit: iStock)

Millennials are ready to break the golden rule of home-buying

Add the 20-percent-down-payment rule to the list of norms millennials are tossing out the window. Around 70 percent of...

Millennials are ready to break the golden rule of home-buying
From top: London, New York and Hong Kong (Credit: Unsplash)

Global housing markets are syncing up — and slowing down

Residential investment in 18 large economies posted year-over-year declines for four straight quarters through last September (Credit: Unsplash, iStock)...

Global housing markets are syncing up — and slowing down
Low mortgage rates could mean another hot winter in the housing market

Low mortgage rates could mean another hot winter in the housing market

Homebuyers and sellers are getting an early start to the spring housing market. Between 2015 and 2018, April was...

Low mortgage rates could mean another hot winter in the housing market
Harbor Group International's Jordan Slone and Kushner Companies's Charlie Kushner  (Credit: Sasha Maslov, Harbor Group)

Multifamily still delivers as investors avoid rent control

Investors are still paying top dollar for multifamily assets — if they are outside of the reach of rent...

Multifamily still delivers as investors avoid rent control
US is short nearly 4M new homes: report

US is short nearly 4M new homes: report

The housing shortage in the U.S. is deepening despite strong demand, and a new report found that builders must construct nearly four million new homes to catch up. Almost 9.8 million households were formed...

US is short nearly 4M new homes: report
Budapest (Credit: Pixabay)

This European city has the world’s fastest rising home prices

In the elegant Hungarian capital of Budapest, it’s good news for home sellers and not so good news for...

This European city has the world’s fastest rising home prices
Foreclosures nationwide fell to 15-year low in 2019

Foreclosures nationwide fell to 15-year low in 2019

Vulture funds and homebuyers seeking distressed properties at bargain-basement prices may have to keep waiting. Last year saw the...

Foreclosures nationwide fell to 15-year low in 2019
Seattle, Washington (Credit: iStock)

Good luck buying an affordable home in these US cities

In the market for an affordable home or a house on the West Coast? Good luck, there aren’t many...

Good luck buying an affordable home in these US cities
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