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  • Redfin: New-home sales prices fall as affordability improves in Q3 Nov. 14th 2019
    In the third quarter of the year, the nation’s home-sale prices fell by 1.5% from 2018 levels, coming in at a median of $370,300, according to a report from Redfin. The quarter’s decline, which now marks the biggest retreat since 2012, also represents the third consecutive quarter of price weakening. The post Redfin: New-home sales prices fall as affordability improves in Q3 appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Survey: Most homebuyers still think it’s getting harder to buy a house Nov. 13th 2019
    According to a new survey, only 21% of people planning to purchase a home think it's getting easier to do so. The post Survey: Most homebuyers still think it’s getting harder to buy a house appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Building lot prices reach record high, NAHB says Nov. 13th 2019
    Lot prices reached a record high of $49,500 in 2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders. The post Building lot prices reach record high, NAHB says appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Redfin: Bidding war competition drops to 10-year low in October Nov. 13th 2019
    Although the nation’s low-interest rates continue to drive purchasing demand, a report from Redfin indicates America’s bidding competition weakened in October. The post Redfin: Bidding war competition drops to 10-year low in October appeared first on HousingWire.

  • RealPage: The size of the average U.S. household is growing Nov. 12th 2019
    For the first time since 1850, the average size of the U.S. household is on the rise, RealPage says. And it’s not just the kids or Millennials, either. Households are becoming multi-generational. The post RealPage: The size of the average U.S. household is growing appeared first on HousingWire.

  • More homeowners are renting out their extra space to “make ends meet” Nov. 12th 2019
    As vacation rental app Airbnb and other like it become more and more popular, more homeowners are renting out their spaces for income. In fact, in order to make ends meet, 51.2% of homeowners said they had to rent out a space in their home, a study from Homes.com said. The post More homeowners are renting out their extra space to “make ends meet” appeared first on HousingWire.

  • California and New York cities top the list for largest apartments Nov. 11th 2019
    Two states that are known for a pricey housing market have this to offer: some of the largest studio and one-bedroom apartments in the nation. Of course, that too, comes at a price. California is home to some of the largest studio apartments, while two New York cities make the top five for the largest one-bedroom apartments. The post California and New York cities top the list for largest apartments appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Black Knight: Early-stage delinquencies heighten among purchase loans Nov. 11th 2019
    While purchasing demand may be improving, data from Black Knight indicates that origination performance is weakening as the company determined that early-stage delinquencies have been steadily increasing over the past 24 months. The post Black Knight: Early-stage delinquencies heighten among purchase loans appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Fed’s climate conference cites housing impact Nov. 11th 2019
    The Federal Reserve held its first-ever public discussion of the climate crisis on Friday, citing threat to housing. The post Fed’s climate conference cites housing impact appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Sales of new houses will rise to a 13-year high in 2020, NAR’s chief economist says Nov. 08th 2019
    Sales of new homes probably will rise to a 13-year high in 2020 as the U.S. dodges a recession, according to Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors. The post Sales of new houses will rise to a 13-year high in 2020, NAR’s chief economist says appeared first on HousingWire.