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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)

Everything you need to know about Realogy and Amazon’s TurnKey partnership

UPDATED, July 24, 2019, 8:30 a.m.: Realogy has jumped into bed with Amazon to roll out a new program...

Everything you need to know about Realogy and Amazon’s TurnKey partnership
The trend could reverse as younger people start to enter the real estate market (Credit: iStock)

Almost 40% of homes in the US are
mortgage-free

About 37 percent of households in the U.S. are living without mortgages. The share of homeowners paying off their...

Almost 40% of homes in the US are
mortgage-free
(Credit: iStock)

Hispanic buyers prop up U.S. housing market

A sluggish housing market is receiving a much needed jolt from Hispanic first-time home buyers. The homeownership rate for Hispanics grew more during the past several years than for any other race or ethnic...

Hispanic buyers prop up U.S. housing market
An aerial view of construction at the former Kai Tak Airport (Credit: Wikipedia)

In Hong Kong, an old airport is being transformed into a new neighborhood

A former airport in housing-hungry Hong Kong is becoming one of the city’s next big real estate developments. The...

In Hong Kong, an old airport is being transformed into a new neighborhood
Home price growth sinks to lowest level since 2012

Home price growth sinks to lowest level since 2012

The housing market continued to show signs of a major slowdown, and through April, it had recorded 13 consecutive...

Home price growth sinks to lowest level since 2012
Stanford plans to add up to 2.275 million square feet of academic facilities over the next two decades. (Credit: iStock)

Stanford proposes $3.4B investment in new housing. It still may not be enough.

After suing its local county board over affordable housing requirements in December, Stanford University has emerged with a new...

Stanford proposes $3.4B investment in new housing. It still may not be enough.
Fortress Investment Group's Thomas Pulley and apartments in Japan (Credit: iStock and Investment in Japan)

Smelly apartments and foreign tenants: How Fortress became Japan’s biggest landlord

In late 2017, Fortress Investment Group was acquired by Japanese conglomerate SoftBank for $3.3 billion. Around the same time,...

Smelly apartments and foreign tenants: How Fortress became Japan’s biggest landlord
Homeowners in deep: Across US, 1 in 11 mortgaged homes are “seriously underwater”

Homeowners in deep: Across US, 1 in 11 mortgaged homes are “seriously underwater”

For months, there have been warning signs of a housing market slowdown, most notably in falling home sales. But here’s something startling: One in...

Homeowners in deep: Across US, 1 in 11 mortgaged homes are “seriously underwater”
Small mortgages are increasingly hard to come by

Mortgage lenders are denying more small loan applicants, hurting homebuyers: report

For an increasing number of lenders, small mortgages don’t pay. The number of small home mortgages has decreased post-recession,...

Mortgage lenders are denying more small loan applicants, hurting homebuyers: report
Brooklyn developer overcharged tenants by more than $1M at new 421a building: lawsuit

Brooklyn developer overcharged tenants by more than $1M at new 421a building: lawsuit

Housing Rights Initiative is accusing a Brooklyn landlord of overcharging rent-stabilized tenants at a newly constructed 421a building in...

Brooklyn developer overcharged tenants by more than $1M at new 421a building: lawsuit
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