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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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Homebuyers in expensive markets may finally get a break

Apr 30, 2019
New data shows price growth has been slowing for nearly in a year in some markets.
A for sale sign is seen on a single family home January 30, 2008 in Vallejo, California.
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Home buyers navigate sluggish housing market

Oct 24, 2018
Sales of new and existing homes haven't been this slow for years, so what's a buyer to do?
 A 'For Sale' sign sits in front of a new home May 27, 2004 in Miami, Florida. 
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Home buyers navigate sluggish housing market

Oct 24, 2018
Sales of new and existing homes haven't been this slow for years, so what's a buyer to do?
 A 'For Sale' sign sits in front of a new home May 27, 2004 in Miami, Florida. 
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Sen. Warren goes after housing affordability

Oct 3, 2018
We keep hearing about an affordability crisis in housing. Home prices and rents are going up, while wages aren’t keeping pace. Add to that the shortage of homes for sale because builders aren’t building enough and current homeowners aren’t putting their homes on the market. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) recently introduced legislation to address the […]
A worker carries lumber while building a new home in Petaluma, California.
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