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Real Estate, Money, Homes, Luxury Residences, Suburbs

Real Estate Trend Sees Bigger Homes Built On Smaller Lots

The trend in luxury homes is big. Bigger homes on ever disappearing lots pits builders against one another.

May 14, 2015
Retirement, Homes, Baby Boomers, Economy, Stocks, Second Homes, Travel, Investments

Baby Boomers, Flush With Stock Gains, Drive Record Vacation Home Sales

It’s a buyer’s market for baby boomers, who are cashing in on stock gains and purchasing second homes.

April 2, 2015

U.S. New-Home Sales Soar To 6-Year High In August

New-Home sales were up 18 percent in the month of August, which suggests that housing demand has stabilized in recent months.

September 24, 2014

Do We Need A Place Called Home?

There’s this scene in Shakespeare where the straight-talking Rosalind tries to make sense of Jaques, a guy who travels all the time and is plagued by melancholy. “I fear you have sold your own lands to see other men’s,” Rosalind says to him in As You Like It. “Yes, I have gained my experience,” Jaques […]

September 11, 2014

United States Pending Home Sales Rebound

Washington (AFP) — U.S. pending home sales rebounded last month to their highest levels in nearly a year, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday, in report providing further evidence of a steadying housing market. The NAR’s pending home sales index surged 3.3 percent in July to 105.9, its highest level since August 2013. The […]

August 28, 2014

U.S. Home Price Gains Slow In June

Washington (AFP) — Price gains in the U.S. housing market slowed further in June as pent-up buying pressure eases, the S&P/Case-Shiller index showed Tuesday. Home prices continued to rise, but the 20-city price index rose at an annual rate of 8.1 percent in June, down from 9.3 percent in May and 10.8 percent in April. […]

August 26, 2014

U.S. Existing-Home Sales Rev Up In July

Washington (AFP) — Sales of existing U.S. homes rose in July to their fastest pace in almost a year amid building momentum in the housing market, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. Sales of existing homes, the largest part of the market, rose 2.4 percent to an annual rate of 5.15 million units in […]

August 21, 2014

U.S. Pending Home Sales Slip In June

Washington (AFP) — U.S. pending home sales slipped in June, the first decline after three months of gains, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. The NAR’s pending home sales index fell 1.1 percent in June to 102.7. The decline in the forward-looking indicator, which is based on contract signings, was modestly stronger than analysts’ […]

July 28, 2014