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    Existing Home Sales Jumped in February

    Friday March 22nd, 2019 04:12:25 PM
    Fan-Yu Kuo

    After three consecutive months of decline, existing home sales, released by the National Association of Realtors, rebounded strongly in February. This is the largest monthly gain since December 2015. Total Existing home sales, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 11.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.51 million in February, the highest level in the past eleven… Read More ›

    Builders’ Profit Margins Continue to (Slowly) Increase

    Friday March 22nd, 2019 01:30:30 PM
    Rose Quint

    Typically, one of the best-kept secrets in a private company is the share of total revenue that stays in the company after paying all operating costs and expenses. For a number of personal, business, or strategic reasons, that number – also known as net profit margin – tends to remain the purview of owner(s) and accountants.  Despite these company-specific realities,… Read More ›

    Fed Adopts A More Dovish Stance

    Thursday March 21st, 2019 02:21:35 AM
    Robert Dietz

    The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Fed’s monetary policymaking body, held the federal funds rate steady at a top rate of 2.5% at the conclusion of its March meeting. This was no surprise for financial markets, as this approach had been telegraphed by the Fed in January. However, the Fed communicated two other elements that indicate that the central… Read More ›

    Gypsum Prices Down 10% Since 2018 Peak

    Wednesday March 20th, 2019 03:19:45 PM
    David Logan

    The downward trend in prices paid for gypsum products continued in February, as prices declined 5.1% (seasonally adjusted) according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Prices paid for gypsum products have fallen 8.6% and 9.8% since the start of 2019 and August 2018, respectively. The trend is notable as prices have fallen… Read More ›

    Colors and Finishes for Kitchen Appliances, Cabinets, and Countertops

    Wednesday March 20th, 2019 02:15:10 PM
    Carmel Ford

    Last week’s post on NAHB’s recently released report, What Home Buyers Really Want, highlighted the most wanted kitchen features. This post provides more detail on the colors and finishes home buyers want for their kitchen appliances, cabinets, and countertops. The report is based on a nationally representative survey asking home buyers (people who bought homes in the previous three years… Read More ›



    CNN – Real Estate News

    Should I get a fixed- or adjustable-rate mortgage?

    Wednesday August 8th, 2018 02:19:25 PM

    Read full story for latest details.

    Toll Brothers’ record shows the housing boom has no end in sight

    Tuesday August 21st, 2018 04:35:35 PM

    Read full story for latest details.

    What will your monthly mortgage payment be?

    Monday February 2nd, 2015 03:53:13 PM

    In the market for a new home? Or planning to refinance? Find out what your monthly payment will be.

    Looking for a home in Berlin or Budapest? Prepare to pay more

    Tuesday July 17th, 2018 11:28:00 AM

    Europe took 11 of the top 20 spots on a ranking of cities with the largest price increases in the first quarter, according to global property agency Knight Frank.

    Zillow buys a mortgage lender and the stock tanks

    Tuesday August 7th, 2018 04:55:43 PM

    Read full story for latest details.



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