Finance :: Real Estate
Fewer people bought new U.S. homes in February. Sales fell to their slowest pace in five months, a sign that the housing market has yet to recover fully from brutal winter weather.
Architect Louis Cherry sees the two-story structure - with its exposed beams, masonry piers, deep overhangs and shallow-pitched roof - as a "contemporary interpretation" of the Craftsman-style homes that dot the city’s Historic Oakwood District.
Pharrell Williams has put his Miami penthouse on the market for a cool $10.999 million, and from the looks of it, it should make someone very "happy."
The nation’s four biggest banks slashed billions of dollars from mortgages and other debts, enough to satisfy their obligations under a national mortgage settlement that stemmed from so-called robo-signing.
San Francisco will now lend as much as $200,000 to some homebuyers toward a down payment on their first house or condominium. Mayor Ed Lee’s decision to double the previous limit of $100,000 was intended to help middle-class residents.
U.S. homebuilders’ confidence in the housing market edged higher this month, reflecting improved demand for new homes as the traditional spring home-selling season ramps up.
Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose last week but remained close to historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said the average rate for the 30-year loan increased to 4.37 percent from 4.28 percent last week.
While tiny houses have been attractive for those wanting to downsize or simplify their lives for financial or environmental reasons, there’s another population benefiting from the small-dwelling movement: the homeless.
U.S. home prices fell for the second straight month in December as brutally cold weather, tight supply and higher costs slowed sales.
Eddie George was too busy charging through defenses as an NFL running back to stop and inspect the stadium turf. Now retired, he’s turning a critical eye to home building and design as a judge on a new reality television show.