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Buying, Selling a Home Causes Arguments with 70 Percent of All U.S. Couples

Buying, Selling a Home Causes Arguments with 70 Percent of All U.S. Couples

Based on a new Harris Poll commissioned by Zillow finds buying or selling a home are often fraught with conflict between couples. Read More »


Mortgage Rates Hit 3-Year Low in U.S.

Mortgage Rates Hit 3-Year Low in U.S.

Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey is reporting this week that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the U.S. was the lowest in three years. As rates fell for the third consecutive week, markets staged a rebound with increases in manufacturing and service sector activity. Read More »

Mortgage Applications Uptick in Early February

Mortgage Applications Uptick in Early February

Mortgage applications increased 5.0 percent from one week earlier. The previous week's results included an adjustment for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Read More »

Global Smart Home Market to Hit $158 Billion by 2024

Global Smart Home Market to Hit $158 Billion by 2024

According to data gathered by Precise Security, the global smart home market revenue is expected to reach $158 billion value in the next four years. Read More »


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Golfito Marina Village & Resort - (Costa Rica)

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Last Updated February 17, 2020 9:00 AM ET

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The National Association of Home Builders' latest 55+ Housing Market Index is reporting this week that U.S. builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market dropped four points to 68 in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and wildfires typically bring an increase in mortgage delinquency rates across the U.S., taking 12 or more months before normalizing to pre-disaster rates.

According to new research by Zillow, the total value of every home in the U.S. is $33.6 trillion, nearly as much as the GDP of the two largest global economies combined -- the U.S. ($20.5 trillion) and China ($13.6 trillion).

According to a new U.S. housing report from Redfin, just 9% of offers written by Redfin agents on behalf of their homebuying customers faced a bidding war nationwide in December 2019, down from 12% a year earlier and setting another new 10-year low.

According to CoreLogic's latest Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI), which analyzes single-family rent price changes nationally and among 20 metropolitan areas, data collected for October 2019 shows a national rent increase of 3.1% year over year, compared to 2.9% in October 2018.

Based on CoreLogic's latest Home Price Index for November 2019, U.S. home prices rose both year over year and month over month. Home prices increased nationally by 3.7% from November 2018. On a month-over-month basis, prices increased by 0.5% in November 2019.

The oldest Millennials, who will turn 40 in 2020, have lived through a turbulent decade of housing marked first by the initial recovery from the Great Recession, then the extraordinary home value growth of recent years.

According to new research from CBRE, U.S. retailers and shippers this 2019 holiday season will handle more returns than ever of goods bought online, illustrating a costly drawback to e-commerce's growth that the industry is working hard to contain.

The median home prices in the fourth quarter of 2019 were unaffordable for average wage earners in 344 of 486, or 71 percent of the U.S. counties analyzed in the report. That figure was down from 73 percent in third quarter and 75 percent from a year earlier.

There were 49,898 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings in November 2019, down 10 percent from October 2019 and down 6 percent from a year ago. Nationally, one in every 2,713 properties had a foreclosure filing in November 2019.

Zillow research is reporting this week that after strong home value growth characterized a frenzied housing market in 2017 and 2018, this year's slowdown felt like a welcome return to normalcy.

According to a new report from Redfin, ten percent of offers written by Redfin agents nationwide on behalf of their homebuying customers faced a bidding war in November 2019, down from 29% a year earlier and hovering at the 10-year low for the 5th consecutive month.

According to new rankings from Redfin, Minneapolis, Portland and Chicago are the most bikeable cities in the U.S. for the second year in a row. The ranking is based on data from Bike Score, a tool by Redfin company Walk Score that rates the bikeability of neighborhoods, cities and addresses.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 29, 2019, mortgage applications decreased 9.2 percent from one week earlier. This week's results include an adjustment for the Thanksgiving holiday.

According to a new survey by CBRE of personnel at 14 of the major U.S. malls and large-format retail centers that CBRE manages found the following regarding results from this Thanksgiving weekend's holiday shopping season:

The National Association of Realtors is reporting this week that pending home sales in the U.S. retreated in October 2019, taking a slight step back after two prior months of increases.

U.S. restaurant industry and the retail real estate it occupies are being reshaped by fundamental industry shifts including the rapid growth of third-party, meal-delivery services, increasing adoption of in-store automation, and the ongoing proliferation of fast-casual concepts.

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales rose in October 2019. The four major U.S. regions were split last month, with the Midwest and the South seeing growth, and the Northeast and the West both reporting a drop in sales.


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