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As Hurricane Season Kicks Off in US, 7.4 Million Coastal Homes at Risk of Storm Surge Damage

As Hurricane Season Kicks Off in US, 7.4 Million Coastal Homes at Risk of Storm Surge Damage

More than $1.8 trillion in combined reconstruction cost value are at risk of storm surge and possible mandatory evacuation. Read More »


Driven by Coronavirus, Memorial Weekend Kicks Off

Driven by Coronavirus, Memorial Weekend Kicks Off "Homecation" Season in U.S.

In a new COVID-19 world we now find ourselves all living in, this Memorial Day weekend has become the unofficial start of 2020's new "homecation" season. Read More »

55+ Housing Builder Confidence Plummets Over Coronavirus Concerns in U.S.

55+ Housing Builder Confidence Plummets Over Coronavirus Concerns in U.S.

U.S. builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market dropped 30 points to 38 in the first quarter of 2020. Read More »

New Home Starts in U.S. Down 22 Percent in March Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

New Home Starts in U.S. Down 22 Percent in March Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Total U.S. housing starts decreased 22.3 percent in March 2020 from a downwardly revised February reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million units. Read More »


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Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

The town of Safety Harbor is a secret little hideaway known as the Jewel of Tampa Bay. Safety Harbor is neighbored by the major city of Clearwater, Florida. Read More »

Last Updated May 29, 2020 9:00 AM ET

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Zillow research is now reporting that American renters who work in food and retail industries can find themselves spending 40% of their annual income on housing costs if they are unable to work for two months

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 4.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 765,000 units in February 2020, coming off a sharp upward revision in January 2020.

According to the latest quarterly National Association of Home Builders' Home Building Geography Index, nearly two-thirds of multifamily construction in the fourth quarter of 2019 occurred in "blue counties" where Hillary Clinton garnered the most votes in the 2016 election.

U.S. builder confidence in the market for new multifamily housing remained unchanged in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Strong demand from both domestic and foreign investors, combined with moderate economic growth, is expected to keep capitalization rates for U.S. commercial real estate assets broadly stable in 2020.

According to Zillow latest Real Estate Market Report for September 2019, the gains from a modest buildup of inventory earlier this year were more than erased during the 2019 home shopping season.

According to CoreLogic's latest Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI), which analyzes single-family rent price changes nationally and among 20 metropolitan areas, shows a national rent increase of 3% in August 2019.

According to the National Association of Realtors' newly released 2019 U.S. Vacation Home Counties Report, increased financial wealth and low mortgage rates boosted the demand for and price of vacation homes.

U.S. homeowners who decide to undergo a home improvement project, whether it be interior or exterior modifications, often find that the task was worth the investment and time.

U.S. mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 20.1 percent compared from a year ago. Compared to April 2019, applications increased by 0.1 percent.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 6.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 673,000 units in April 2019 after a sharp upwardly revised March 2019 report.

A total of 161,875 U.S. properties with a foreclosure filing during the first quarter of 2019, down 23 percent from the previous quarter and down 15 percent from a year ago to the lowest level since Q1 2008.

Sales of new homes in all four major U.S. regions significantly declined in the last two months of 2018. The year-over-year trend was especially drastic in the Northeast, where new-home sales fell by 16.1 percent in December.

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.

According to U.S. brokerage firm Redfin, few homebuyers are halting their searches in the wake of rising mortgage rates.

According to AAA, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this 2018 Memorial Day weekend, nearly 5 percent more than last year and the most in more than a dozen years.

U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed a record $530.1 billion of loans in 2017.

First-time buyers in the U.S. looking for an affordable home may have the best luck in Florida.


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