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. 

Housing growth is stunted by a lack of supply

Apr 21, 2017
The job market is firm, consumer confidence is high and mortgage rates are low. Perfect conditions for a strong housing market. Yet, inventory of new homes and sales of existing homes remain depressed. And that’s putting a big crimp on…

New home sales up more than 25 percent from last year

Jul 26, 2016
The U.S. Census Bureau’s latest numbers shows the market trending up for several months now.
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By one measure, that million-dollar home in San Francisco isn’t as expensive as it seems

May 30, 2016
Low interest rates and rising incomes might offset prices, but affordability is still a problem
San Francisco's famed Painted Ladies victorian houses, 2014. 
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New home sales lag overall market

May 24, 2016
New home sales have risen moderately since 2011 as builders focus on higher-priced homes for higher-income buyers.
New home sales are less than half of what they were in the mid-2000s.
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Million-dollar homes are no longer anything special

May 19, 2016
With rising prices and rents, it's tought to gain a foothold in big U.S. cities.
A luxury home in San Francisco, California. Around 57 percent of San Francisco homes are now worth a million or more.
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J.C. Penney is set to enter the appliance business

Feb 17, 2016
To boost sales, stores are targeting the 'modern American mom.'
To boost sales, J.C. Penney is targeting the "modern American mom."
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In real estate, cash is king

Jan 12, 2016
Nearly 40 percent of home sales were cash deals in November.

Do higher home prices mean the market is rebounding?

Mar 31, 2015
The answer is complicated, thanks to that basic economic rule: supply and demand.

Existing home sales report reveals caution

Mar 23, 2015
Existing home sales report shows cautious homeowners and home buyers.

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