How a mortgage broker is dealing with an ailing market

by Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Mar 25, 2020
Los Angeles mortgage broker Vivian Gueler is expecting a drop in the value of real estate.
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COVID-19

What does social distancing mean for homebuying?

by Amy Scott Mar 20, 2020
Packed open houses mean lots of people touching doorknobs and flipping light switches.
People touch a lot of surfaces during open houses.
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Low interest rates from COVID-19 present a real estate opportunity

by Amy Scott Feb 28, 2020
But the uncertainty that's driving those rates down is causing some to have second thoughts.
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Housing starts down for the month, up for the year

by Mitchell Hartman Feb 19, 2020
The Census Bureau reported housing starts fell 3.6% in January 2020 from the previous month, but rose 21.4% from January 2019.
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Why millennials are obsessed with real estate platforms

by Andie Corban and Amy Scott Feb 17, 2020
With homeownership out of reach for many young people, journalist Angela Lashbrook called Zillow "a place we can imagine ourselves in a new reality."
A woman looking at real estate listings in 2017.
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Rising home prices linked to slowing job growth in some cities

by Amy Scott Jan 23, 2020
Research suggests a decline in housing affordability can significantly reduce job growth.
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This year's New American Home is a $5.7 million "oasis"

by Amy Scott Jan 17, 2020
With climate and affordability crises, should there be so many new, big houses?
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For renters, this economy and housing market are a mixed bag

by Erika Beras Sep 18, 2019
Economic uncertainty leaves some people content to rent. Others? Not so much.
A for rent sign is seen on a building Hollywood, California in 2016.
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Proposed rule would mean fewer home appraisals

by Amy Scott Aug 26, 2019
If approved, the regulation would raise the threshold for required appraisals to transactions above $400,000.
A real estate agent tours a home for sale during a broker open house in San Francisco in April.
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Home Depot blames lumber prices for drop in sales

by Amy Scott Aug 20, 2019
The company says that a better price for lumber is better for business.
A customer's lumber sits on a cart at a Home Depot store on in 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The company cited lumber price deflation as a reason it trimmed its outlook for 2019.
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