New home sales rebound in July as prices surge
Sales of newly built single‐family homes hit an adjusted annual rate of 708,000 in July, up 1% compared to the revised June rate of 701,000, according to the US Census Bureau
by Libertina Brandt Aug 24
These are the most expensive states to insure a tiny home
It costs about 242% more to insure a tiny home in Oklahoma than across the remaining US states and District of Columbia, according to a new analysis
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 19
Single-family housing starts take unexpected hit in July
Despite a decline in starts, which reflected curbed confidence in June amid mellowing lumber prices, experts said gains made in permit applications were a positive sign
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 18
HUD scores a C in cyber security test, other agencies fare worse
Report finds 7 federal agencies, including the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, have failed to protect Americans' personal and financial information
New single-family housing starts ramp up 6% in June: Census Bureau
The increase in housing starts is a welcome gift, but experts say builders aren't yet betting recent improvements in materials costs are here to stay for the long term
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 20
Paying rent with a credit card touted as 'path to homeownership'
Kairos, the company behind the Bilt Mastercard, says renters can earn points and apply them to house down payment
by Matt Carter Jun 22
Residential construction rose in May, despite material challenges
Single-family housing starts rose modestly, but housing completions and building permits dropped from the previous month, according to the US Census Bureau
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 16
Inman Handbook on new-home sales
New-home sales illuminate the health of the market, and where it might be heading in the near-term. As agents grapple with tight inventory, they'll want to keep an eye on the data
NAR forges partnership with LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance
The relationship between the entities will enable the development of new training opportunities in an effort to help create LGBTQ+ leaders in the real estate industry
by Lillian Dickerson May 26
After stellar March, new home sales reverse course, dip 6% in April
The decline follows a record month for new home sales, when they hit a 15-year high of more than 1 million in March, according to new data from the US Census Bureau
by Lillian Dickerson May 25
New-home sales soar to 15-year high
New single-family home sales catapulted 20.7% to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.02M in March, according to the US Census Bureau, a high not seen since 2006
Ben Carson joins board of directors of largest homebuilder in US
The former HUD Secretary is expected to bring 'new perspectives' to D.R. Horton
by Kelsey Ramírez Apr 22
HUD takes first step to revive Obama-era AFFH rule
HUD has filed the notice needed to reinstate Obama-era Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing enforcement rules, which were repealed in September 2020
by Marian McPherson Apr 14
New home sales hit 9-month low in February
February's seasonally adjusted annual rate of 775,000 was down 18.2% from January's revised rate of 948,000
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 23
Marcia Fudge sworn in as HUD secretary with a fair housing focus
NAR looks forward to working with Fudge 'to address racial disparities in real estate and our nation’s persistent housing affordability crisis'
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 10
Court grants stay in lawsuit over Trump-era fair housing rule
Biden executive order directs HUD to review the effects of its repeal of the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule and weakening of the 'disparate impact' standard
by Andrea V. Brambila Feb 16
You can help! How to support homeowners in forbearance
There’s so much you can do to assist distressed homeowners avoid foreclosure. Not only will you have their lasting gratitude, chances are, they will also refer others to you in the future
by Bernice Ross Jan 20