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First-time home buyers are struggling to compete with deep-pocketed institutional investors. (Credit: iStock)

Investors, speculators plow into US housing market: report

More than one of 10 homes sold in the U.S. last year went to investors and speculators. And in...

Investors, speculators plow into US housing market: report
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Why lenders are loosening rules for “sandwich generation” homebuyers

More Americans are opting to live in multi-generational houses. Now, lenders are working to make it easier for such...

Why lenders are loosening rules for “sandwich generation” homebuyers
Across the US, new home sales keep falling

Across the US, new home sales keep falling

Sales of new homes nationwide dropped in April by their largest monthly percentage this year, with the results coming amid rising inventory and prices. Sales for those homes dropped 6.9 percent last month to...

Across the US, new home sales keep falling
Crystal City, Virginia and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (Credit: Getty Images)

Home prices roar in Arlington, whimper in Manhattan post-Amazon

Manhattan home prices have sputtered along after Amazon scuttled plans for part of its HQ2 in Long Island City,...

Home prices roar in Arlington, whimper in Manhattan post-Amazon
Sales of new homes skyrocketed in March. Sales of existing homes, not so much.

Sales of new homes skyrocketed in March. Sales of existing homes, not so much.

March was a good month for sales of new homes but not such a good month for sales of...

Sales of new homes skyrocketed in March. Sales of existing homes, not so much.
Strong spring real estate season shaping up — but who’s got the advantage?

Strong spring real estate season shaping up — but who’s got the advantage?

Have we arrived at one of those rare Goldilocks moments in real estate, where the market works well for...

Strong spring real estate season shaping up — but who’s got the advantage?
50 Cent’s Connecticut compound, listed when Lehman Brothers was still in business, finally sells

50 Cent’s Connecticut compound, listed when Lehman Brothers was still in business, finally sells

Twelve years later, 50 Cent has finally sold his massive Connecticut estate for $2.9 million. The rapper, whose birth name is Curtis James Jackson...

50 Cent’s Connecticut compound, listed when Lehman Brothers was still in business, finally sells
Homes listed between April 1 to 7 typically get 14 percent more online views (Credit: iStock)

Why listing a home in the first week of April may up your price

Anyone who lists a home for sale within the next week is no April fool. Data from the National...

Why listing a home in the first week of April may up your price
Chicago’s top residential brokerages churned out $23B in deals last year

Chicago’s top residential brokerages churned out $23B in deals last year

Chicago’s housing market cooldown in the second half of 2018 required some difficult conversations between brokers and their home-selling...

Chicago’s top residential brokerages churned out $23B in deals last year
US home sales drop as inventory grows in February: report

US home sales drop as inventory grows in February: report

Is it a buyer’s market yet? Home sales declined in February as inventory grew in the U.S., according to...

US home sales drop as inventory grows in February: report
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