Real Estate

Mortgage rates are around the lowest in three years, but buyers are suddenly much more cautious about purchasing a home. Competition is cooling, and consequently sellers can no longer command any price.

The Trump administration on Thursday released its first formal plan to overhaul the housing finance system and begin the process of removing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from government conservatorship, where they have been for the past 11 years.

With competition increasing among internet-based real estate firms for control of the homebuying and -selling market, companies including Opendoor, Redfin and Zillow are seeking ways to design an end-to-end experience when consumers buy, sell or trade a home online.

For the second year in a row, Vienna, Austria has been ranked the most liveable city in the world, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

A growing number of millennials are ready to buy homes and it could heat up the housing market. Diana Olick has more for us.

Home price gains had been shrinking over the last year, but the increases turned higher again this summer. Home prices were up 3.6% in July compared with July 2018, according to CoreLogic.

Can someone’s attic turn into a cash cow? Diana Olick reports on how one company is reinventing the storage industry connecting people with extra space with those who have extra stuff.

International investors became net sellers of commercial real estate this year for the first time since 2012. There was no one country accounting for the change, instead a small pullback in purchases that changed the investment equation.

Robert Frank gives us an exclusive tour of the most expensive housing listing in the country as it was the fictional home for the television show “The Beverly Hillbillies”.

In the month of July, pending home sales decreased despite seeing lower mortgage rates in the housing industry. Diana Olick has more for us.

Homeowners and renters in hurricane-prone areas should take some time to evaluate their insurance coverage and make sure their important financial records — and photos that document their belongings — are stored safely.

We’re seeing the working class consumers helping the U.S. economy but the wealthy consumers are actually spending less. What does this all mean? Robert Frank has more for us.

Homeowners are sitting on a ton of cash so why are they not tapping in to it. Diana Olick has more for us.

The combination of rising home prices and falling mortgage rates has U.S. homeowners sitting on a veritable fortune in home equity.

Joining us to discuss about the latest in the real estate sector is Odeta Kushi, a Deputy Chief Economist at First American Financial, who gives us her three tailwinds for the housing market.