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The Northeast is driving gains in building permits and housing starts (iStock)

Northeast drives gains in building permits, housing starts

Building permits and housing starts in the U.S. jumped in September, largely driven by activity in the Northeast. Privately...

Northeast drives gains in building permits, housing starts
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Mortgage applications to buy homes decline for fourth straight week

The number of applications to buy homes dropped again last week, marking the fourth consecutive week of declines. https://therealdeal.com/tag/housing-market/...

Mortgage applications to buy homes decline for fourth straight week
Welcome co-founder Alec Hartman and rendering of a model home (Welcome)

Design, click, build: Startup sells new homes online

Building a new home from the ground up may get easier thanks to a New York City startup that’s...

Design, click, build: Startup sells new homes online
Pretium CEO Don Mullen and Ares Management CEO Michael Arougheti (Photos via Pretium; Getty)

Pretium, Ares agree to buy Front Yard Residential

Pretium and Ares Management have agreed to buy Front Yard Residential in a deal valued at $2.4 billion. If...

Pretium, Ares agree to buy Front Yard Residential
Housing starts and completions increased sharply in September 2020 in response to fierce demand to buy homes. (iStock)

Housing starts jump as homebuilder confidence rises

The number of homes under construction surged across the U.S. last month as homebuilder confidence kept rising. In September,...

Housing starts jump as homebuilder confidence rises
Porch CEO Matt Ehrlichman (iStock; Porch)

Porch CEO: SPAC deal gives us $200M and a clean slate

Porch’s merger with a blank-check company will wipe out its history of losses and set the stage for massive...

Porch CEO: SPAC deal gives us $200M and a clean slate
The National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index reached a record high for the second consecutive month in October 2020. (iStock)

Building up: Homebuilder confidence hits new highs

Homebuilders are feeling record levels of optimism, according to a new report. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo...

Building up: Homebuilder confidence hits new highs
Kaufmann Desert House (Courtesy Coastal Luxury Living)

Neutra-designed “crown jewel” of Palm Springs lists for $25M

One of modernist architect Richard Neutra’s most famous homes is hitting the market in Palm Springs. The Kaufmann Desert...

Neutra-designed “crown jewel” of Palm Springs lists for $25M
The Internal Revenue Service is going after foreign real estate investors as part of a broader sweep to collect revenues amid the pandemic.  (iStock)

“There’s a lot of money to be made”: IRS targets foreign real estate investors

In the past month, the Internal Revenue Service has announced two new audit campaigns targeting overseas investors who own...

“There’s a lot of money to be made”: IRS targets foreign real estate investors
While some Americans have benefited from low mortgage rates, others find themselves locked out (iStock)

Homebuyers with bad credit increasingly locked out of the market

Not everyone is reaping the benefits of a low-mortgage rate environment. As mortgage lenders tighten their belts, available housing...

Homebuyers with bad credit increasingly locked out of the market
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