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Existing-home sales in the US soar to best pace in nearly 2 years

The median sale price hit $274,500, a 7.8% increase from the year-ago period as buyer demand outpaced market supply and contractors' pace.
Workers are seen as new construction takes place at the Umbria a Lennar Corp. project on September 19, 2011 in Miami, Florida.

US housing starts reach highest level in 13 years after ‘spectacular’ December surge

Home starts reached a 1.61 million annualized rate last month, beating the 1.38 million estimate from economists surveyed by Bloomberg.

It’s never been more expensive to live in Brooklyn’s trendiest neighborhood

A jump in median rent has reestablished Williamsburg as one of the most expensive places to live in Brooklyn, just behind Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights.
Workers are seen as new construction takes place at the Umbria a Lennar Corp. project on September 19, 2011 in Miami, Florida.

Housing is the ‘hottest part’ of the US economy as homebuilder confidence hits 20-year high

The index jumped to 76 in December, its highest point since June 1999. Prospective buyers and current sales conditions pulled the metric higher.
California has the top three cities with properties over $1 million.

The 22 American cities with the most million-dollar homes

Million-dollar homes are most likely to be found on the East or West coasts of the US, according to a new report from LendingTree.

Fears of a slowdown in the US housing market are mounting — and Home Depot just slashed its 2020 sales outlook

Home Depot has struggled to boost sales and has cut its yearly outlook twice in 2019, citing uncertainty ahead and the timing of certain investments.

US new-home sales notch best 2-month stretch in more than 12 years

According to government data released on Tuesday, new single-family home sales hit a 733,000 annualized pace in October.

Bernie Sanders’ call for ‘national rent control’ may sound good, but it’s actually a lousy idea

Sen. Bernie Sanders has called for "national rent control" as part of his campaign for president, but the policy is a bad one.

A tech billionaire’s $100 million Palo Alto home set the record for the most expensive Bay Area listing in a decade in 2018. Now it’s take...

The $100 million Palo Alto home of Scott McNealy, cofounder of Sun Microsystems, was built with an ice rink. It's now listed for nearly $55 million.

Builders are the most confident in 20 months that Americans are looking to buy houses

The Federal Reserve's recent rate cuts pulled borrowing costs lower and reinvigorated the housing market after growth slowed in 2018.