Real Estate

Fewer homes than ever were for sale in December, driving seasonally-adjusted home sales down 3.6%, according to a new report from Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. This marks the largest month-over-month sales decline since May 2020. Home prices surged 15% from a year earlier, the 17th consecutive month of double-digit increases. “Home sales are slumping, but
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Ever since the pandemic’s dawn, Covid has jolted wage and salary workers out of their snug routines. New flexibility injected by virus-induced workplace closures and work-from-home mandates has had many re-evaluating their choices of residential settings. Early predictions of a complete urban exodus proved folly. But how folks engage with big cities has been rejiggered.
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CoreLogic, a global property information provider, today released its monthly Loan Performance Insights report for October 2021.  For October, 3.8% of all mortgages in the United States were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more past due, including those in foreclosure), representing a 2.3 percentage point decrease compared to October 2020, when it was 6.1%. To
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If you have a question like this one, send it in. I’ll tackle case studies that have educational value. “I am anxious to pay off my mortgage since, with the current standard deduction, there is no advantage in claiming mortgage interest. “My wife and I are retired. I am 72, with a pension along with Social Security, and have $850,000
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Jon Landau, the producer of Titanic and Avatar, has put his property in Islamorada, Florida on the market for $13.9 million. The waterfront property is currently the most expensive listing in the village of six islands just 90 minutes south of Miami. The stunning property encompasses almost four oceanfront acres. At the entrance, an exceptional
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Some might argue that 2022 is the year of the metaverse, and specifically, metaverse real estate. Together, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, Voxel Architects, along with general contractor and NFT collector Gabe Sierra are introducing the first ever ‘MetaReal’ mansion that includes a real-world home and a virtual counterpart in the metaverse. The virtual home will live within The Sandbox metaverse, a
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We may think the California Ranch evolved organically, descended from Spanish Rancheros married to modernist design. While those are the California Ranch’s ancestors, a California native, Clifford May, invented the style. The San Diego-born May had very little training as an architect, and, after he created the pitched-roof, low-slung California Ranch house in 1932, never
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