Real Estate

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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Many trend forecasting experts predict that traditional design will be bigger than ever in 2023 and perhaps no retailer knows this better than Ballard Designs. Founded in 1983 by Helen Ballard, it began as a catalog with a two-page black-and-white brochure featuring a replica of a dolphin-accented table from the founder’s Atlanta home. This product
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In 2022, Sweden’s central bank undertook an aggressive interest rate hiking cycle that ricocheted through the property market. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / Contributor / Getty Images Sweden’s property prices are facing a serious drop as the country’s former central bank governor warns of lofty household debt levels. House prices in Sweden have risen fairly reliably over
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In light of China’s reopening and easing of Covid rules, Hong Kong’s property market will be on a path to recovery in 2023, according to property consultancy Colliers Hong Kong.   The retail market in particular will reap the “best benefit,” Hannah Jeong, Colliers’ head of valuation and advisory services, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” on
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