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New Home Sales in U.S. Dive 9 Percent in October

New Home Sales in U.S. Dive 9 Percent in October

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, sales of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000 units in October 2018, after an upwardly revised September report. Read More »


Amazon's Two New HQ2 Cities Expected to Outperform Most U.S. Housing Markets in 2019

Amazon's Two New HQ2 Cities Expected to Outperform Most U.S. Housing Markets in 2019

A handful of metro areas that spent the past year competing for Amazon's second headquarters - including Washington, D.C., one of the winners - are expected to see their home-value growth outpace the nation in the coming year. Read More »

U.S. Housing Affordability Issues Will Stretch Into 2019

U.S. Housing Affordability Issues Will Stretch Into 2019

Zillow is reporting this week that the U.S. housing market is slowing as 2018 comes to an end, but home shoppers looking for a more affordable buying environment in 2019 might be disappointed. Read More »

Student Debt in U.S. Reduces Buyers' Budget by $100,000 in 2018

Student Debt in U.S. Reduces Buyers' Budget by $100,000 in 2018

According to new research by Zillow, carrying student debt in the U.S., whether for themselves or someone else, limits potential home buyers' budgets by $92,440, leaving fewer homes on the market they can afford. Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

Cap Maison Resort - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

Cap Maison Resort - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

On the Caribbean island of St.Lucia, known worldwide for its natural beauty, Cap Maison is in a truly breathtaking location in one of St.Lucia's most desirable areas. Read More »

Last Updated December 13, 2018 8:12 AM ET

Seattle Property News

This week Amazon announced their final selection for the location of their second headquarters. In a change to the original plan, Amazon decided to split the location of their new headquarters between two cities choosing New York and Northern Virginia.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 9, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 3.2 percent from one week earlier.

According to Freddie Mac's most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey for November 2018, U.S. mortgage rates dropping slightly after last week's increases.

According to Redfin, in the third quarter of 2018, more people moved away from high-cost coastal markets like San Francisco and Los Angeles in increasing numbers.

National property broker Redfin is reporting U.S. home-sale prices increased just 2.1 percent in September 2018 compared to a year ago. The median home-sale price was $292,000 across the 171 metros tracked in the latest analysis from Redfin.

Based on a new report by Zillow, U.S. home rents declined nationwide on an annual basis in September 2018, for the first time in more than six years.

Zillow is reporting this week that U.S. home buyers' monthly housing costs are growing rapidly as mortgage rates have risen significantly since the beginning of the year.

Based on new research by Zillow, housing affordability across the U.S. is especially tough in the nation's urban areas, but in the country's largest metros it's often the suburbs that are the least affordable.

According to a new report by Zillow, value of U.S. homes that were foreclosed on during the Great Recession are appreciating rapidly, up 10.3 percent over the past year, while the typical U.S. home is appreciating 6.5 percent annually.

Buying a home is one of the most expensive transactions someone will ever make, and home shoppers can expect to spend $40,000 on average in one-time fees on the typical U.S. home.

According to the 3rd annual Zillow Group Report on Consumer Housing Trends, Millennials - the largest group of home sellers - are the most likely to make concessions.

The price growth rate has been dropping for six consecutive months and has not been this low since August 2014. Homes sales fell 2.4 percent in August compared to a year prior.

According to new Redfin research, signs continue to point toward a changing market that's letting U.S. homebuyers be more selective as supply constraints begin to ease in the hottest markets.

According to the recently released CBRE U.S. Seniors Housing & Care Investor Survey, the appetite for senior housing acquisitions in the U.S. remains strong, with nearly two-thirds of investors planning to increase the size of their portfolios over the next 12 months.

Home values have more than recovered in most of the U.S.'s largest markets. The markets with the highest gains above the mid-2000s bubble are primarily in the West and Southwest.

According to Freddie Mac latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the first week of September 2018, U.S. mortgage rates jumped over the past week to a level not seen in over a month.

Based on a new report by Redfin, U.S. homeowners in white, minority and mixed-race neighborhoods posted substantial gains in home equity from 2012 to 2018.

According to new U.S. housing market research by Zillow, the combination of rising home prices and interest rates creates a doubly challenging environment for would-be home buyers, making monthly mortgage payments on even modestly priced homes more of a financial burden.


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