Home sales fell in March, but don't expect bargain prices

Apr 21, 2020
Analysts say last month's slowdown is just the beginning.
Home sales are down during COVID-19, but prices aren't.
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Buying a house is tricky when you can't leave the one you already have

Apr 1, 2020
More realtors are taking up drone photography and virtual tours.
Would you buy a house you've never stepped foot in?
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Existing home sales expected to rise

Aug 20, 2019
Analysts are predicting a lift in July numbers after June's small decline.
A sold sign is seen in front of a recently purchased home in San Francisco.
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Instant offers create a new kind of seller's market for homeowners

Jun 12, 2019
Some would rather sell for less than go through the hassle and expense of selling a house the traditional way.
Renee Williams' former house, now owned by Zillow, in Parker, Colorado.
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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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Sometimes you can go home again

Apr 17, 2019
Our housing reporter revisits her childhood home 30 years later and discovers just how much homeownership has changed — and stayed the same.
Amy Scott in her old room.
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In a slowing market, selling a house isn't easy

Nov 27, 2018
Prices are still going up, but slower than they have in almost two years, leaving realtors managing seller expectations.
 A 'For Sale' sign sits in front of a new home May 27, 2004 in Miami, Florida. 
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Inventory shortage driving existing home sales market

May 24, 2018
There’s a shortage of existing homes for sale in some parts of the country and prices are going up steadily. Part of the problem is that people aren’t moving and there aren’t enough new homes being built.   Click the audio…

Rising prices and falling affordability in housing

Mar 22, 2018
The market is good if you're selling, but challenging if you want to buy.
Lily-Rygh Glen and her wife recently bought this fixer on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, after searching for years for an affordable first home.
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New home sales are looking up in a tight housing market

Feb 26, 2018
New home sale numbers are out today from the U.S. Census Bureau. In a tight housing market, strong new construction numbers could be a boost to first-time homebuyers. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.