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Home builders got a double boost on Wednesday from a report of resilient construction of single-family homes in August and the Federal Reserve’s decision to continue efforts to boost the economy and keep interest rates low.
Here is a look at real-estate news from Wednesday's WSJ, including the Property Report:
A top housing trade group said Tuesday that the federal regulator for mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac doesn’t have the authority to lower the maximum loan amounts that the firms are able to purchase.
Bigger is better for home builders searching for financing these days.
The opulent Miami mansion that was once home to the late fashion designer Gianni Versace was sold for $41.5 million to investors including the family behind Jordache jeans.
Contracts signed to purchase new homes fell sharply in July but contracts for existing homes didn’t fall very much. What gives?
Paramount Chairman and Chief Executive Brad Grey and his wife Cassandra Grey are selling their 10,600-square-foot house in Bel Air for $27.5 million, according to the listing agent.
For the past year, more U.S. housing markets have had the feel of a blowout flea-market sale. But now there are concerns about a short-term “soft patch” as buyers and sellers adjust. Here’s a look at four keys to the housing puzzle:
In a recent visit to The Wall Street Journal, Home Depot CEO Frank Blake showed how innovation is changing traditional tools--from a leaf blower and drill powered by the same Lithium Ion battery, to a flashlight that can be submerged in water and dropped from 30 feet.
The city of Richmond, Calif., moved a step closer to implementing a novel plan to restructure mortgages using its powers of eminent domain when a judge Thursday declined for now to grant an injunction sought by several of the nation’s largest mortgage investors.
Housing inventories increased in August and stood just 2.5% below their levels of a year ago, offering the latest sign that more sellers are testing the market after swift home-price gains over the past year.
New mortgage-lending rules going into effect next year are designed to avoid putting a damper on the housing market’s recovery, a top federal regulator said Wednesday.
Here is a look at real-estate news from Wednesday's WSJ, including the Property Report.
Twelve years after terrorists destroyed the Twin Towers, the redevelopment of the 16-acre site—including its signature skyscraper, One World Trade Center—continues. Review the history in an interactive timeline.
Home builders across the U.S. are beginning to hit the limits of what buyers will pay for new homes, as early assessments of August sales activity indicate a marked slowdown in sales due to lofty prices and rising interest rates.
A new survey of luxury home buyers shows that most home buyers prefer houses outfitted with technology features. Nearly 90% of home buyers say they would not even consider a home that isn’t tech-friendly.
Sluggish sales and higher interest rates are forcing national home-builder Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. to end price increases in a few markets.
When interest rates jumped this spring some feared that commercial-property values would slow their rise or possibly even fall.
This week in Mansion, we reported that the 13th floor is a rare commodity in New York City condo buildings. We tracked 15 top-selling condo buildings in Manhattan in a map. Only two of the 15 have a designated 13th floor.
Timber conglomerate Weyerhaeuser Co.’s home-building unit remains attractive for builders looking to grow, but it might not be as valuable now as it was a few months ago.