Real Estate

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University of Georgia students can study or relax at the infinity pool at "The Standard" off-campus housing

On a Wednesday afternoon, in a luxury apartment building called “The Standard,” which would fit right into any major metropolitan downtown, sunbathers line the edges of the rooftop’s infinity pool. Sweat flies in the bright fitness center as loud pops emanate from the racquetball court, and a young woman at the concierge desk phones upstairs …

New labor regulations hit home builders

Home builders say a landmark ruling by the National Labor Relations Board could have a major impact on how they do business.

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A real estate checks his mobile phone while waiting for potential home buyers in the Castro district of San Francisco.

Houses have been flying off the shelves for the past six months, but the sales pace is starting to slow, and could in fact decelerate more dramatically in some of the hottest markets come winter. Critically competitive markets like San Francisco, Denver, Seattle and Boston historically slow down the most in winter, and that could …

Housing amid market turmoil

The recent market volatility may be creating some headwinds for housing.

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In 2003, only months after a Super Bowl victory, Casey Crawford gave up a lucrative NFL career and decided to cash in on a booming real estate business.

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Today, mortgage rates are still very low, about 4 percent, and with the Fed planning to eventually start raising rates again—maybe this year—it may be time to finally move up to the biggest house you can afford.

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A for sale sign is displayed outside of a house in Oradell, N.J.

Total mortgage application volume rose 3.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis for the week ending August 14 vs. the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

Earnings Spotlight: Home Builders

After a significant jump in June and then a stall in July, confidence among the nation’s single-family homebuilders moved higher again in August, albeit at a slower pace.

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Home renovation projects are keeping contracting companies busy.

Higher home prices are making house flipping harder, but more lucrative. Flipping, which is generally defined as buying and selling a home in the same calendar year, was popular during the housing boom, when investors could get easy mortgage financing. Now investors need cash, and as lower-priced, distressed homes dry up, they need more cash. …

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This Manhattan Beach, California, property is now the most expensive piece of real estate ever auctioned online in the United States.

It is an office complex in Manhattan Beach, California, sleek and attractive, but otherwise unremarkable—until now. It is the most expensive piece of real estate ever auctioned online in the United States. The 309,734-square-foot property just sold for $96.1 million, according to Auction.com, the online company that facilitated the e-commerce transaction. “I think the fact …

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More millennials are moving into the real estate market. About 65 percent of people ages 25 to 34 years old surveyed by Realtor.com in mid-June said they plan to buy in the next three months. But buying is not always the best option. When deciding one of the biggest financial decisions of your life, keep …

Money pours into wine country

Just how much money is being poured into wine country? The numbers are eye popping.

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The U.S. home ownership rate is now at its lowest point in nearly half a century, which has investors asking if that’s by default or choice? Certainly the recent recession has left fewer young Americans in a position to afford home ownership, but the argument is equally strong that young millennials, as well as downsizing …

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Home prices are still rising, and the economy is improving, but the ills of the housing crash are far from cured: 7.4 million borrowers were still “seriously” underwater on their mortgages at the end of June, according to RealtyTrac. The real estate information company defines that as the loan amount being at least 25 percent …

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Higher prices are beginning to take their toll on U.S. home buyers. Signed contracts to buy existing homes fell unexpectedly in June, down 1.8 percent from May, according to the pending home sales index from the National Association of Realtors. This comes after five straight months of gains; sales are still 8.2 percent higher than …