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Douglas Elliman expands into tight Texas housing market

Residential brokerage Douglas Elliman is gone to Texas. The firm announced Thursday it will expand its presence in the...

Douglas Elliman expands into tight Texas housing market
Housing starts soared in March, which is good news for a residential market hampered by low inventory and high demand. (iStock)

Good news: March housing starts soar 19%

Spring homebuilding season is here — and not a moment too soon. Privately owned housing starts surged to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.739 million, up 19.4 percent from February’s revised rate of 1.457...

Good news: March housing starts soar 19%
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Homebuilder sentiment ticks up in April

April showers may bring brighter days for homebuilders. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index increased to 83, seasonally adjusted, compared to March’s reading of 82. The index tracks homebuilder confidence...

Homebuilder sentiment ticks up in April
The housing market needs 3.8 million single-family homes to meet current demand (iStock)

US needs 4M homes to meet demand from buyers

The U.S. is facing an unprecedented housing shortage — one that’s creating problems for millennials. The housing market needs...

US needs 4M homes to meet demand from buyers
Andrew Florance, CEO of CoStar Group (CoStar, Homes.com)

CoStar to buy Homes.com for $156M

CoStar Group is edging further into the world of residential real estate with its latest acquisition. The data giant announced Wednesday it had reached an agreement to buy residential listing platform Homes.com for $156...

CoStar to buy Homes.com for $156M
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Mortgage requests, refinancings continue to drop

As properties fly off the market and prices continue to increase, buyers are reconsidering whether now is the time...

Mortgage requests, refinancings continue to drop
HomeX founders Michael Lerner and Vincent Payen (HomeX)

HomeX nabs $90M to connect homeowners and repair techs

The burgeoning market for home-maintenance technology has crowned another winner. HomeX, a startup that connects homeowners with licensed technicians,...

HomeX nabs $90M to connect homeowners and repair techs
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