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  • California and New York cities top the list for largest apartments Nov. 11th 2019
    Two states that are known for a pricey housing market have this to offer: some of the largest studio and one-bedroom apartments in the nation. Of course, that too, comes at a price. California is home to some of the largest studio apartments, while two New York cities make the top five for the largest one-bedroom apartments. The post California and New York cities top the list for largest apartments appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Black Knight: Early-stage delinquencies heighten among purchase loans Nov. 11th 2019
    While purchasing demand may be improving, data from Black Knight indicates that origination performance is weakening as the company determined that early-stage delinquencies have been steadily increasing over the past 24 months. The post Black Knight: Early-stage delinquencies heighten among purchase loans appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Fed’s climate conference cites housing impact Nov. 11th 2019
    The Federal Reserve held its first-ever public discussion of the climate crisis on Friday, citing threat to housing. The post Fed’s climate conference cites housing impact appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Sales of new houses will rise to a 13-year high in 2020, NAR’s chief economist says Nov. 08th 2019
    Sales of new homes probably will rise to a 13-year high in 2020 as the U.S. dodges a recession, according to Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors. The post Sales of new houses will rise to a 13-year high in 2020, NAR’s chief economist says appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Here are the most affordable and least affordable housing markets Nov. 08th 2019
    As a recent report from the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo shows, housing is more affordable now than it has been in three years. But several markets stick out on both ends of the affordability spectrum. The post Here are the most affordable and least affordable housing markets appeared first on HousingWire.

  • More first-time homebuyers enlisting help from family, friends Nov. 08th 2019
    Home prices are rising with no signs of slowing, and affordability is getting worse each month, causing potential homebuyers to turn to family or even friends to come up with a down payment. The National Association of Realtors revealed that more than 30% of first-time homebuyers used down payment help from family and friends. The post More first-time homebuyers enlisting help from family, friends appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Taylor Morrison acquiring William Lyon Homes in deal that will create nation’s 5th-largest homebuilder Nov. 07th 2019
    Taylor Morrison is expanding again, this time with the acquisition of one of the nation’s largest homebuilders in the Western United States, William Lyon Homes. The companies recently announced the agreement, stating that the deal will create the nation's fifth-largest homebuilder. The post Taylor Morrison acquiring William Lyon Homes in deal that will create nation’s 5th-largest homebuilder appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Redfin: Prices rise in U.S. luxury housing market for first time in almost a year Nov. 07th 2019
    In the third quarter of 2019, luxury home prices increased 0.3% year over year, marking the first time in nearly a year that luxury prices did not fall. Previously, luxury home prices saw three consecutive quarters of declines, according to data from Redfin. The post Redfin: Prices rise in U.S. luxury housing market for first time in almost a year appeared first on HousingWire.

  • The financial burden of homeownership is easing. Renting? Not so much Nov. 07th 2019
    As we all know, younger generations want to take a dip into the homeownership pool, but many can’t afford to due to student loan payments and other factors. But there's good news, as American homeowners are reportedly not feeling the burden of housing costs like they used to. The post The financial burden of homeownership is easing. Renting? Not so much appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Thanks to lower mortgage rates, housing is more affordable than it’s been in 3 years Nov. 07th 2019
    Due in large part to the persistent decline in mortgage rates throughout 2019, housing is now more affordable than it has been at any point in the last three years. The post Thanks to lower mortgage rates, housing is more affordable than it’s been in 3 years appeared first on HousingWire.