Real Estate


Mortgage rates finally broke out of their tight range last week, and borrowers retreated in force.


A monthly survey of builder confidence jumped a striking 6 points in September to the highest level in nearly a year.


Builders are creating communities for aging baby boomers that have high-end features, from clubhouses to lectures to pools.


Homebuyers jumped back into the market after Labor Day, filing applications for mortgages at a far faster pace than previous weeks.


Two new reports point to the best markets for investors seeking to profit from the single-family rental market.


The new CEO of Coldwell Banker released the company’s list of affordable housing markets. Here’s what he told us.

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Even the drama of the monthly employment report on Friday did little to move interest rates or the mortgage market.


Lenders are making the dream of home ownership more accessible to first-time buyers. Here’s what you need to know.


Sales of million-dollar homes are softening. It’s not a correction, but the result of stock volatility and an oversupply of luxury homes.


Signed contracts to buy existing homes in July rose 1.3 percent to the second highest level in over a decade, say Realtors.


The average national home price in June was $265,000 — within just 1.1 percent of a record high.


A drop last week in mortgage applications is a testament to just how sensitive borrowers are to tiny rate moves.


For the first time since the recession, home size is shrinking. Median single-family square floor area has fallen by 73 feet.


Even with mortgage interest rates sitting near record lows, mortgage applications failed to make any gains last week.


Home improvement retailers are starting to see how millennials’ tastes differ from those of previous generations.