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Over One Third of Americans Cry While Selling Their Home

Over One Third of Americans Cry While Selling Their Home

Selling a home is one of the most stressful experiences in modern life, second only to a relationship break-up. More than three quarters of Americans who have sold a home in the past three years say it was a stressful experience. Read More »

Single Mother Homeownership Rates in the U.S. Declining Nationally

Single Mother Homeownership Rates in the U.S. Declining Nationally

Residential real estate brokerage firm Redfin is reporting this week that just 31.1 percent of single mothers in the U.S. owned homes in 2017, on par with the 2016 rate and down from 35.5 percent in 2010. Read More »

Home Shoppers with Children Face More Difficulties Buying a New Home

Home Shoppers with Children Face More Difficulties Buying a New Home

Shopping for and buying a home is a daunting process for anyone, but Zillow research shows that for parents the stresses are magnified. Read More »

New Home Mortgage Applications in U.S. Spike 20.1 Percent Annually in May

New Home Mortgage Applications in U.S. Spike 20.1 Percent Annually in May

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. Read More »

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Golfito Marina Village & Resort - (Costa Rica)

Golfito Marina Village & Resort - (Costa Rica)

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Last Updated July 2, 2019 9:00 AM ET

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According to a new report from CBRE, the growth of online grocery sales has the U.S. market for cold-storage warehouses poised for strong growth, potentially creating demand for up to 100 million sq. ft. of industrial cold-storage space over the next five years.

A new survey by Zillow is reporting this week that younger homeowners in the U.S. more often say they rushed through the buying process and have regrets about their mortgage.

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.

Total U.S. housing starts rose 5.7 percent in April 2019 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.24 million units from an upwardly revised reading in March 2019.

More people age 23-37 are living with their moms in the U.S. than at any time this century. Nearly 22% of American millennials - more than 14 million in total - live with their mom or both parents, the highest share for this age group since at least 2000.

Based on new data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 3, 2019, mortgage applications in the U.S. increased 2.7 percent from one week earlier.

A wide range of factors contribute to why millennials decide to move to certain areas, remain for an extended period or choose to relocate shortly after their arrival

Nearly 45 million people in the U.S. will reach the typical age for first-time home buyers in the next 10 years - 3.1 million more than the past decade - creating more demand in an already challenging market for those looking to get into their first home.

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.

Home sellers in the United States spend $20,851 on average to sell their homes. This includes closing costs, but also the improvements and other projects made when people are preparing their homes for sale.

According to new research from CBRE, the average age of U.S. adults at their first marriages has risen to historical highs.

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales in the U.S. rebounded strongly in February 2019, experiencing the largest month-over-month gain since December 2015.

According to Zillow's February 2019 Real Estate Market Report, residential rent prices grew at their fastest rate in 10 months in February 2019, reaching 2.4 percent year-over-year appreciation.

According to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes held steady at 62 in March 2019.

Sales of new single-family homes fell 8 percent year over year in January 2019, the fifth consecutive month of year-over-year declines in new-home sales. But the size of the drop was smaller than in December in all regions except the West.

After falling for nearly four consecutive years, housing inventory has turned a corner, growing on an annual basis in four of the past five months. U.S. for-sale home inventory grew 1.2 percent year-over-year.

Redfin is reporting this week that St. Louis is now the most affordable U.S. metro for millennials as of the end of 2018.

According to new research by Zillow, U.S. homebuyers have long earned more than twice as much money, on average, as renters -- a gap that's remained relatively stable for more than a decade.

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