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Homebuilders are constructing fewer homes ... on purpose

Jul 29, 2021
Some companies have decided it's better to hold back right now.
Despite a hot housing market, new data from Zonda show that 85% of homebuilders are intentionally capping their sales.
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Lil Uzi Vert says he's buying a planet. Can he?

Jul 28, 2021
Sadly for the diamond-foreheaded rapper, there seems to be no real legal right for him to own an interstellar body.
Lil Uzi Vert performs at Hard Rock Stadium on July 25, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida.
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What happens when a home builder can't find a microwave?

Jul 26, 2021
Until all the appliances are installed in a home, construction is not complete.
Limited supplies of basic home appliances, like microwaves, are delaying the completion of some new-build properties.
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Pandemic flips equation on where people want to live

Jul 21, 2021
According to a new analysis from real estate site Zillow, homebuyers are increasingly seeking out places at the periphery of cities.
Homebuyers are increasingly searching for homes outside of dense urban centers, according to a new analysis from real estate site Zillow.
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Foreclosures are at a record low ... for now

Jul 15, 2021
But a CDC moratorium on foreclosures is set to end on July 31. Meanwhile, "seriously delinquent" mortgages have nearly doubled from last year.
While foreclosure rates are currently low, nearly 5% of homeowners have “seriously delinquent” unpaid mortgages. Above, the belongings of a person being evicted sit on the lawn in front of their Columbus, Ohio, home in March.
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Even house flippers are being priced out of the market

Jun 23, 2021
Record-high housing prices are making life difficult for house flippers looking to make a quick buck.
With a hot housing market, some house flippers have switched to a flip-to-rent model instead of resale.
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U.S. housing market short 6.8 million homes, report says

Jun 16, 2021
Construction of homes, especially those that are affordably priced, has fallen in recent years, according to National Assn. of Realtors.
Slowed construction of affordable housing over the past two decades has contributed to a nationwide shortage of dwellings.
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Could a "love letter" help buyers land a house?

May 13, 2021
Emotional appeals are tempting in such a tight market, but experts say the practice could lead to bias and fair-housing issues.
Buyers are trying anything to score a house in this tight market, including personal appeals and flattery.
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It's a buyer's market for real estate businesses

May 13, 2021
Would-be homeowners aren't the only ones in the market for some new property.
Big brokerages, like Compass and Realogy, have been on a tear to to buy up their competitors, along with their agents, and expand their range of business.
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Spring homebuying season makes a comeback

May 10, 2021
But some real estate brokers think the market may be loosening a little and buyers may be starting to get a little more power.
Listed homes are getting snapped up, but things might be starting to get a little easier for buyers, according to some in the industry.
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