From Bloomberg: Trump Said to Plan 20% Tariff on Canadian Softwood LumberU.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he would impose a 20 percent tariff on Canadian softwood lumber, according to a White House official and two people present...Show More Summary
Also this week: reports on new home sales, consumer confidence, business investment
The key economic reports this week are Q1 GDP and March New Home sales. ----- Monday, Apr 24th ----- 8:30 AM: Chicago Fed National Activity Index for March. This is a composite index of other data.10:30 AM: Dallas Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for April. Show More Summary
Spring cleaning is in full swing, which means it's out with the old, and in with the new. So why not earn some extra cash by throwing a garage sale and ridding your home of your unwanted items? Here are 12 perennially popular items that are sure to sell like hot cakes. (See also: 10 Easiest Items...
And the number of homes sold is way up Sales of Los Angeles homes surged in March, according to a new report from the California Association of Realtors, while sale prices dropped off about 1 percent from February numbers. The median...Show More Summary
The key economic reports this week are March Housing Starts and Existing Home Sales.For manufacturing, March industrial production, and the April New York, and Philly Fed manufacturing surveys, will be released this week. ----- Monday, Apr 17th ----- 8:30 AM ET: The New York Fed Empire State manufacturing survey for April. Show More Summary
Reports of a slowdown in the San Francisco housing market are greatly exaggerated, at least according to a new report from Paragon Real Estate. While the real-estate group admits that there has been a lull at the highest end of the market, neighborhoods with more affordable housing (especially those priced around $1 million and under)
Nintendo introduced a new console last month, and it was a big hit in the United States. The Switch was a huge hit in the United States in March, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. That means the hybrid handheld/home gaming device outsold Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4. We knew Switch sold well after […]
The original American summer house Welcome back to Period Dramas, a weekly column that alternates between rounding up historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures. Not every grand house...Show More Summary
The Brooklyn home market reached new heights during the first quarter of the year, and demand shows no signs of slowing. The record median sale price was $770,000, more than 16% higher than the year... To view the full story, click the title link.
It's no secret that real estate isn't cheap anywhere these days, but these palatial homes give expensive a whole new definition. With listing prices well over what most people make in a lifetime, the most expensive homes currently on...Show More Summary
Corcoran listed the ninth-floor condominium at 160 Central Park South, which includes three bedrooms and a Yamaha piano played by Bowie
A house built on speculation in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco is now asking $40 million. That makes it the most expensive house currently for sale in the city, according to Curbed. Bill Campbell of Marble Management developed the property over the last four years, according to the Wall Street Journal. Show More Summary
A home on Manhattan’s Upper East Side sold for $79.5 million, according to property records made public Wednesday, making it the highest price ever paid for a townhouse in the borough. The... To view the full story, click the title link.
Submitted by Wolf Richter of Wolf Street Based on fundamentals? You gotta be kidding. Residential property sales in Greater Toronto soared 17.7% year-over-year to 12,077 homes, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB). New listings jumped 15.2% to 17,052. Show More Summary
Actress Jane Fonda has purchased a town home in a Century City enclave for $5.45 million in an all-cash deal. The town house was the last for sale in the Enclave at Century Woods, a new gated development consisting of just ten residences, according to listing agent Susan Smith of Hilton & Hyland,...
Separated from their family and exhibited in a human zoo during the 1930s, the last sisters face a new indignity: the sale of their childhood home.
McDonald's announced Thursday it will shift to fresh beef in its new made-to-order Quarter Pounder hamburgers in most US restaurants as it seeks to beef up sales in its home market. The fast-food chain by mid-2018 will move away from frozen beef on the popular hamburger, which will be cooked at the time of order, the company said in a news release. Show More Summary
A tale of two cities Welcome back to Period Dramas, a weekly column that alternates between rounding up historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures. Whether on the coast of New England...Show More Summary
Bowie's home from 1991 to 2002 is up for sale.