It's getting more expensive to build a house

May 18, 2021
The land, labor, supplies, and permits add up.
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Housing is hot, and LA mortgage broker sees no sign of a slowdown

Apr 29, 2021
Vivian Gueler of Pacific Trust Group says demand for housing in Los Angeles is outpacing supply, thanks largely to low interest rates.
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Institutional investors are stiff competition for homebuyers

Apr 13, 2021
A report estimates that 1 in 5 homes sold in the U.S. goes to an institution like a pension or sovereign wealth fund.
The added competition for so few houses is further driving up prices for everyone.
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Home prices have been rising at fastest clip in 15 years

Mar 30, 2021
Prices climbed 11% year over year in metro areas, driven by the limited number of homes for sale and low mortgage rates.
Booming home prices, driven by limited inventory and low interest rates, can frustrate potential buyers.
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Soaring lumber costs add to the price of new homes

Feb 22, 2021
An increase in the cost of new homes then drives up the price of existing homes, as the overall market becomes more competitive.
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What a busy holiday season meant for a Utah baker

Jan 29, 2021
Rita Magalde was "swamped" with orders for her baklava in December. When it was over, she called her realtor.
Rita Magalde with some of her sweet treats. Her business boomed during the holiday season.
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Home prices keep rising in the pandemic

Aug 25, 2020
But low interest rates soften the blow.
A house for sale in Arlington, Virginia, in May. Thanks to low interest rates, affordability has improved in many locales in the U.S.
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Unaffordable housing and slower job growth go hand in hand

Jan 15, 2020
The National Association of Realtors finds that metro areas with declining home affordability have less job growth.
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Racial disparities in home appreciation values may perpetuate a homeownership gap

Jul 17, 2019
A study explores reasons some African Americans may be at a disadvantage when trying to build home equity.
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Can a computer measure curb appeal?

Jun 28, 2019
Zillow, with real-time data and "computer vision," is about to find out.
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