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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Landlords Challenge New York’s Rent-Control Law in Federal Court - WSJ

Landlords Challenge New York’s Rent-Control Law in Federal Court - WSJ: Landlord groups on Monday filed a U.S. constitutional challenge to New York’s rent regulations, alleging that state and city governments had, in effect, taken over nearly a million rent-regulated apartments with its new law.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Wave of Hispanic Buyers Boosts U.S. Housing Market - WSJ

Wave of Hispanic Buyers Boosts U.S. Housing Market - WSJ: Hispanics are experiencing the largest homeownership gains of any ethnic group in the U.S., a turnaround for the population hardest hit by the housing bust that could help buoy the market for years.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Buying a home was the smartest thing I ever did for my money - Business Insider

Buying a home was the smartest thing I ever did for my money - Business Insider: After owning two homes and walking away with a sizable gain, I was able to buy a home in the expensive Southern California real estate market.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Canada, New Zealand Show Signs of Housing Bubble, Says Study - Bloomberg

Canada, New Zealand Show Signs of Housing Bubble, Says Study - Bloomberg: Canada and New Zealand are the most vulnerable economies to a correction in house prices, with Australia and the U.K. also drawing concern, according to new research from Bloomberg Economics.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

New real estate players want to buy your house | Real Estate | Dallas News

New real estate players want to buy your house | Real Estate | Dallas News: Forrest Stewart was ready to sell his East Dallas condo, but he dreaded the hassle.I was going to have to move all my things out and do repairs,...

A new Redfin-Opendoor ‘iBuying’ partnership is another real estate transformation - MarketWatch

A new Redfin-Opendoor ‘iBuying’ partnership is another real estate transformation - MarketWatch: A new partnership between a traditional real estate brokerage and a new tech-enabled disruptor points to a real estate market in the middle of immense flux,...

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

New bill slashes FHA mortgage insurance for first-time homebuyers | 2019-07-10 | HousingWire

New bill slashes FHA mortgage insurance for first-time homebuyers | 2019-07-10 | HousingWire: The House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that slashes the cost of upfront mortgage insurance for first-time homebuyers using mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration. The Housing Financial Literacy Act of 2019, or H.R. 2162, stipulates that first-time homebuyers who complete a housing counseling program to learn about sustaining homeownership can get a 25-basis-point discount (0.25%) on their upfront mortgage insurance for an FHA loan. The Mortgage Bankers Association applauded the bill’s passage. "MBA has long advocated for increased access to housing counseling as . . .

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

The housing market is about to shift in a bad way for buyers

The housing market is about to shift in a bad way for buyers: Inventory began to grow in the second half of last year, but supply will soon drop yet again, and could hit a new low.

Monday, July 08, 2019

Housing Market Check-In: 6 Expert Predictions For The Second Half Of 2019

Housing Market Check-In: 6 Expert Predictions For The Second Half Of 2019: The year has so far been a promising one for would-be homebuyers. The seemingly unending rise in home prices started to slow, mortgage rates dipped to unexpected lows and Millennials have finally started buying in. But will these positive trends continue? Experts weigh in.

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

A trend in housing could be pointing toward a recession

A trend in housing could be pointing toward a recession: Housing is providing another in a line of troubling signs pointing to a substantial economic downturn.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

13 things rich millennials look for in a luxury home - Business Insider

13 things rich millennials look for in a luxury home - Business Insider: Rich millennials like a luxury home with function. They care more about quality and convenience and less about size, according to real-estate agents.