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Instant offers create a new kind of seller's market for homeowners

by Amy Scott 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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Why housing is more expensive for earners at the bottom of the income ladder

by Liz Sanchez and Amy Scott May 13, 2019
A study explores the relationship between housing markets and income inequality.
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Keller Williams gets into the house-flipping business

by Amy Scott Apr 23, 2019
The brokerage takes on tech disruptors Zillow and Opendoor with instant offers on homes.
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Home building remains stuck in the mud

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Apr 19, 2019
Last month's flooding did not help matters.
Construction workers are seen outside a new house being built in Monterey Park, California on March 19, 2019. - The Los Angeles metro area is one of the worst areas in the country for first-time home buyers, according to a study released by Bankrate.com, which analyzed the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country with Los Angeles finishing behind San Francisco as the worst for first-time home buyers. 
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Sometimes you can go home again

by Amy Scott 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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Making sense of housing market data

by Amy Scott Mar 8, 2019
It's more straightforward than it seems.
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What to know before you check your Zestimate (again)

by Amy Scott Feb 11, 2019
It's tempting to track home values like the stock market. But how accurate are those online estimates?
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Help, I'm stuck in my starter home!

by Amy Scott Dec 3, 2018
And that makes it harder for everyone to move up the housing ladder.
Nguyen Do, 38, in front of the house he thought would be his "starter home," in Vienna, Virginia.
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In a slowing market, selling a house isn't easy

by Meghan McCarty Carino 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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Home Depot still doing well despite cooling housing market

by Amy Scott Nov 13, 2018
Despite signs of a cooling housing market, the home improvement giant turned in a $2.9 billion profit for the third quarter.
A sign is posted in front of a Home Depot store on Aug. 14, 2018 in El Cerrito, California.
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