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New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, President Donald Trump and HUD Secretary Ben Carson (Getty)

AOC seeks to block Trump’s recent effort to roll back fair housing rule

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is working to defund the Trump administration’s proposed fair housing rules before they even...

AOC seeks to block Trump’s recent effort to roll back fair housing rule
Fears over a second wave of coronavirus infections and the wait-and-see for the next round of government relief has led U.S. homebuyers to hit pause. (iStock)

Mortgage applications fall as fears of second wave rise

Homebuyers are pumping the breaks as mortgage rates, Covid infections and uncertainty rises. An index tracking the weekly volume...

Mortgage applications fall as fears of second wave rise
Beijing

Falling rents in China a sign of economic uncertainty

Rents are falling in some of China’s biggest cities amid a decrease in demand for apartments. The overall economic...

Falling rents in China a sign of economic uncertainty
 Accessory dwelling units, also known as “granny flats” or “in-law suites,” are on the rise nationwide (iStock)

TRD Insights: Behind the rise of the Granny flat

In-laws may soon be moving out of the house, and into the shed. Accessory dwelling units, also known as...

TRD Insights: Behind the rise of the Granny flat
The median home price also increased to $295,300 (iStock)

National home sales jump 20% in June

Home sales increased at a record rate in June, signalling a rebound after three months of decline. Data from the National Association of Realtors shows that sales of existing homes across four major regions...

National home sales jump 20% in June
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There’s a scramble to refinance and buy new homes 

As the summer heats up, so too is the demand for home loans.  An index tracking the volume of...

There’s a scramble to refinance and buy new homes 
China’s housing market is into bubble territory

There are fears of a great housing bubble in China

China’s efforts to beat back coronavirus led to widespread travel restrictions and shutdowns. But it appears to have been...

There are fears of a great housing bubble in China
Spencer Rascoff-backed rental platform PocketList launches in LA

Spencer Rascoff-backed rental platform PocketList launches in LA

UPDATED, Tuesday, July 21, 11:17 a.m.: A rental listings platform backed by Zillow co-founder Spencer Rascoff went live in...

Spencer Rascoff-backed rental platform PocketList launches in LA
Knock CEO Sean Black (Getty)

Homebuying startup Knock pivots to lending

Knock, a home-buying startup, is switching to bridge loans and working with agents, rather than directly with consumers. The company, which offers a platform for consumers who want to buy and sell homes at...

Homebuying startup Knock pivots to lending
The custom-built home (Credit: WSJ)

Aspen home with oxygen-pumping system hits market for $49M

Got $49 million to spare, love Aspen, but sick of all that altitude sickness? There’s a solution for you....

Aspen home with oxygen-pumping system hits market for $49M
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