Real Estate

Colorful cafe bars at the iconic Beale Street music and entertainment district of downtown Memphis, Tennessee. benedek | iStock | Getty Images Despite broad hikes in rental prices, competition is easing in some U.S. markets as inventory grows, according to a new report from national real estate brokerage HouseCanary. At the end of 2022, the
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The Biden administration released its promised game plan to “protect renters and promote rental affordability.” The accompanying White House Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights sounds good but doesn’t have any actual force of law behind it, as the long legal disclaimer at the beginning makes clear. According to government figures, 44 million households
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The Biden-Harris administration announced a comprehensive call-to-action today that’s aimed at easing the burden of housing costs and improving the quality of life for renters, including new actions to increase fairness in the rental market and further principles of fair housing. These actions align with a new Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights, which
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Housing rights activists and tenants protest against evictions and the poor condition of their apartments outside the offices the landlord Broadway Capital in Chelsea, Massachusetts on April 25, 2022. Brian Snyder | Reuters The Biden administration announced on Wednesday new actions to protect renters across the U.S., including trying to curb practices that prevent people
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That which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. For many of us, swimming underneath ice for 216 feet or running a half marathon above the Artic Circle barefoot sounds quite deadly. For endurance athlete Wim Hof, cold therapy is a pathway to greater health. “Frequent exposure to cold is linked to a number of different
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The Bund in Shanghai, China, on Oct. 17, 2022. China’s gross domestic product grew 3% in 2022, less than half of 2021’s rate. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images China’s economy looks poised for a rebound in 2023, but a lot depends on one variable — the consumer, said investment management firm KraneShares. “As external
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Casa Olivia, a private sanctuary in LA’s exclusive Bird Streets, was designed by world-famous landscape architect Scott Shrader, whose projects include homes, ranches, estates and wellness retreats in Los Angeles, Malibu, Montecito, Wyoming, Hawaii and Croatia. Agent Adam Sires and Michael Nourmand, president of Nourmand & Associates, are the listing agents for the property, priced
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Consumers returned from the holiday season to find mortgage rates at their lowest point since September, and they are responding in dramatic fashion. Mortgage application volume jumped nearly 28% last week compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with
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Builder sentiment in the single-family housing market posted an unexpected gain in January, rising for the first time in 12 straight months. Economists had predicted a slight decline. Sentiment rose 4 points to 35 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Anything below 50 is still considered negative sentiment. The metric
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Homes in Rocklin, California, US, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. A record number of homes are being delisted as sellers face a sharp drop in demand, according to real estate brokerage Redfin. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Sales of previously owned homes dropped 1.5% in December from the previous month, according to
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Floral pattern devotees will rejoice today with the launch of a collaboration between Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Teen, and LoveShackFancy, which is a brand that’s surely on its way to iconic status—best known for its gorgeous floral print fashion and home items. The collection features over fifty products from both brands. With a whimsical
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Generally speaking, the higher your credit score, the better off you are when it comes to getting a loan. FICO scores, the most popular scoring model, range from 300 to 850. A “good” score generally is above 670, a “very good” score is over 740 and anything above 800 is considered “exceptional.” Once you reach that 800
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