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Archived Since:December 12, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Where Can the Middle Class Buy a Home?

If you’re in the middle class and want to buy a home here’s a piece of advice: Move to Ohio (if you’re not already there).

First Glances at September New-Home Sales Spark Worries

The early reads on new-home sales in September don’t look good. And one housing bull sees enough of a slowdown to justify reining in her projections for the rest of this year.

Real-Estate News: Investors Turn Away From Once-Hot REITs

Here is a look at real-estate news in Wednesday's WSJ, including the Property Report.

Real-Estate Industry Calls for Delay on Loan-Limit Decline

The real-estate industry asked the Federal Housing Finance Agency in a letter Tuesday to delay any proposed reduction in maximum loan amount that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can purchase.

Foreclosures Recede as Housing Rebounds

The number of foreclosed homes continues to fall across the country, which is helping the U.S. housing market creep back to normal.

Atlanta Says Goodbye (Sort of) to Sprawl

Over the past few years a majority of new development in the Atlanta metro area has been of denser, pedestrian-centric type neighborhoods that are more common in Northeast cities, according to a new report.

Re/Max Stock Boosted by Housing Rebound

Re/Max Holdings will be fortunate if the market for homes turns out to be as hot as the market for its stock.

What the Government Shutdown Means for the Mortgage Market

A prolonged government shutdown could make it harder for some home buyers to close on their mortgages, though any shutdown that lasts for a week or two isn’t likely to have much impact, industry officials said Wednesday.

Park Avenue Condo Tower Approaches $1 Billion in Sales

New York City’s skyline is getting increasingly crowded, yet the luxury condo market shows little sign of cooling down.

No Shutdown in Sight: San Francisco Leads Office Leasing on Tech Strength

Data released Wednesday shows that vacancy rates in office buildings around the country in the third quarter inched down to an average of 16.9%, from 17%.

Trump Tower Sale Sets Building Record

Restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow has sold his 3,700-square-foot Manhattan condominium in Trump Tower for $16.5 million, the highest recorded sale price in the building’s 30-year-history, according to Mr. Chodorow’s broker.

House of the Week: And the Winner Is…

House of the Week: Find out which home took top billing in the latest reader poll.

Q&A: Architecture With ‘Midwestern Pragmatism’

An interview with Jon Pickard, 58, co-founding principal of the architectural firm Pickard Chilton. This week Pickard Chilton released its design for a 32-story Milwaukee tower.

Three Takeaways on the FHA’s Financial Woes

The Federal Housing Administration, a major backstop of the U.S. mortgage market over the past five years, will require an infusion from the Treasury at the end of the month. Here are three takeaways on the FHA’s state of affairs:

Newest Miami Condo Enticement: Modern Art

Condo associations share ownership of all sorts of things: pools, fitness rooms, freight elevators. Why not pieces of multimillion-dollar conceptual art?

Real-Estate News: New-Home Sales Rebound in August

A look at real-estate news from Wednesday's WSJ, including the Property Report.

New-Home Orders Slower for Lennar, KB Home

Rising home prices and higher interest rates continue to sap the momentum of new-home sales as two national home builders reported Tuesday that their pace of new orders slowed in their most recent quarter.

San Francisco Compound Cuts $1 Million off Asking Price

A compound in San Francisco that belonged to the late New York art dealer and collector Allan Stone has had its asking price reduced to $4.995 million. The property was originally listed in May for $5.995 million.

Should You Rent or Buy?

Trulia this week released a new rent vs. buy calculator that lets prospective homeowners answer the question by entering where they want to buy and fiddling around with more than a dozen variables.

What Rising Interest Rates Mean for Home Prices

It’s a hotly debate question among economists and analysts right now: What will the recent spike in mortgage rates do to the housing market?

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