Real Estate


The final push of the spring housing season turned out weaker than expected. Signed contracts to buy existing homes fell 3.7 percent in May.


The strain on housing supply has put strong upward pressure on home prices in most markets, but apparently not all markets, says Trulia.


After sitting tight for four straight months, confidence among U.S. homebuilders improved in June.


Last week’s weak jobs report pushed interest rates lower, but the desire for mortgages was already on the rise.


After cooling off in 2014, home flipping is on the rise again — its share of all home sales up 20 percent in the first three months of this year.


The 2016 hurricane season has begun, and a report says rebuilding after damaging storm surges this year could cost more than $1.5 trillion.


After new and existing home sales surged to their highest levels in years during April, traders are looking for opportunities in housing stocks.


The nation’s largest lender, Wells Fargo, is offering a new mortgage with a 3 percent down payment requirement. What gives?


Slightly higher mortgage rates did not deter homebuyers looking for a loan last week.


The number of listings continues to drop as demand outstrips supply and potential sellers bow out, fearing they won’t find something else to buy.


American retailers already operate in more foreign countries than Asian and European retailers do, but the gap is now widening.

Summer real estate bounce?

During the housing crisis, being a real estate agent was about as easy as being a swim instructor in the desert.

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Homesellers are hesitant to list their homes this spring because of anxiety about finding a desirable home to buy.


A monthly index of sentiment by the National Association of Home Builders registered 58 yet again in May, the same as April.

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Despite interest rates hitting recent lows, the number of people applying for a mortgage barely moved last week.