Real Estate

Brandon Bell | Getty Images Brace yourself for another competitive year in the housing market. Home sales are expected to grow 6.6% in 2022, a 16-year high, according to Realtor.com. The typical winter lull isn’t even necessarily happening. Home prices actually accelerated from November to December, said Danielle Hale, chief economist at Realtor.com. While Realtor.com
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Fewer homes than ever were for sale in December, driving seasonally-adjusted home sales down 3.6%, according to a new report from Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. This marks the largest month-over-month sales decline since May 2020. Home prices surged 15% from a year earlier, the 17th consecutive month of double-digit increases. “Home sales are slumping, but
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Ever since the pandemic’s dawn, Covid has jolted wage and salary workers out of their snug routines. New flexibility injected by virus-induced workplace closures and work-from-home mandates has had many re-evaluating their choices of residential settings. Early predictions of a complete urban exodus proved folly. But how folks engage with big cities has been rejiggered.
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Apartment buildings on the Upper East Side neighborhood of New York. Victor J. Blue | Bloomberg | Getty Images Manhattan rents hit their highest level ever for a December as the supply of apartments plummeted and landlords started demanding double-digit increases. The average apartment rent in Manhattan hit $4,440 in December, while the more widely
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Ubiquitous Energy solar energy capturing windows installed at Michigan State University. Courtesy of Ubiquitous Energy A material science start-up, Ubiquitous Energy, is raising tens of millions of dollars to turn windows into surfaces that capture solar energy. The California start-up announced on Tuesday it closed a $30 million funding round, including an investment from consumer
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CoreLogic, a global property information provider, today released its monthly Loan Performance Insights report for October 2021.  For October, 3.8% of all mortgages in the United States were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more past due, including those in foreclosure), representing a 2.3 percentage point decrease compared to October 2020, when it was 6.1%. To
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If you have a question like this one, send it in. I’ll tackle case studies that have educational value. “I am anxious to pay off my mortgage since, with the current standard deduction, there is no advantage in claiming mortgage interest. “My wife and I are retired. I am 72, with a pension along with Social Security, and have $850,000
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The Covid pandemic caused a surge in housing costs and a rise in unemployment, leaving nearly 600,000 Americans unhoused in 2020. “What people don’t typically realize when they walk past a person who’s homeless is that this person is costing taxpayers a lot of money,” said Sam Tsemberis, chief executive officer at Pathways Housing First
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Jon Landau, the producer of Titanic and Avatar, has put his property in Islamorada, Florida on the market for $13.9 million. The waterfront property is currently the most expensive listing in the village of six islands just 90 minutes south of Miami. The stunning property encompasses almost four oceanfront acres. At the entrance, an exceptional
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