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If you’re in the market for a newly built home and you gamble on waiting until early next year, you might benefit from aggressive discounts offered by the biggest home builders.
Most political and industry analysts agree that there aren’t great odds that Congress will pass a bill addressing the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before 2014, let alone 2016. But several developments unfolding right now could make the next five or six months among the more consequential periods for housing-finance policy.
As chief economist of the National Association of Realtors, the housing industry’s biggest cheerleader, Lawrence Yun often has an optimistic outlook. On Friday, he embraced a bit of caution.
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Edward DeMarco, the acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, says that until Congress decides on the future of the housing-finance market, he will continue to press ahead with reorganizing and “winding up the affairs” of the companies.
The share of homeowners behind on mortgage payments or facing foreclosure fell to a five-year low in the third quarter, according to a survey released Thursday.
The debut of LGI Homes Inc., a builder of entry-level homes, on the public market Thursday so far has gone much like those of other home builders this year: lackluster.
A restored 19th century townhouse in New York has sold for $26 million to Zhang Xin, CEO of Beijing-based development company SOHO China.
Median home prices rose in most U.S. metropolitan areas in the third quarter, and several breakout markets had double digit increases.
Homes for sale may be hard to find, but the rate of vacant homes is about as high now as it was a year ago, according to a post from Trulia, a real-estate listings site.
The owners combined two penthouse units in Denver to create a posh full-floor apartment with urban flair.
A few years ago, the conventional wisdom in Washington said that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac wouldn’t ever be able make taxpayers whole for the 2008 bailouts of the mortgage-finance giants. Those who haven’t followed the companies closely will be surprised to learn that Fannie and Freddie are on the brink of doing just that.
Home prices appear to be overvalued in parts of coastal California and could soon eclipse their bubble-era peaks given recent rates of price inflation, according to a report released Wednesday by Fitch Ratings.
The nation’s most expensive real-estate market in 2013 was Malibu, Calif., with an average listing of $2.15 million, according to a Coldwell Banker ranking of the nation’s priciest markets.
For years, luxury builder Extell Development Co. has been planning a soaring tower on 57th Street and Broadway in Manhattan. Now we get to see what it looks like.
As if there isn’t enough to fret about in the new-home market, home builders have provided investors with another concern: the potential for declining profit margins.
Views, windows and outdoor spaces are some of the most in-vogue amenities in luxury homes, according to an analysis of listing descriptions by real-estate website Trulia.
Brixmor Property Group Inc., a shopping-center REIT, priced 41.25 million shares in its initial public offering at $20, raising about $825 million for owners Blackstone Group LP and marking the biggest IPO of a shopping-center company in a generation.
Here is a look at real-estate news from Wednesday's WSJ, including the Property Report.
An architect of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law is accusing federal regulators of watering down new mortgage rules in the face of opposition from the housing industry.