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Declining mortgage rates boost homebuyer demand

Homebuyer demand is rising as mortgage rates continue to decline, according to a new Redfin report.

NAR: Pending-home sales slide for fifth consecutive month in October 

October’s 4.6% monthly drop follows a 10.2% decline in September, the National Association of REALTORS® reported. 

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: Miami housing prices lose ground

Housing prices were down in all 20 cities tracked by the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index.

New-home sales post surprise gain in October as median price hits new high 

New-home sales rose 7.5% month over month, while the median price of a new house surged to $493,000 from $455,700 in September and $427,300 a year ago, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported.   

MBA: New-home mortgage applications fall in October 

The pace of new single-family home sales, meanwhile, fell 6.1% from September to 598,000. 

FHA allows borrowers to obtain private flood insurance

In the wake of this new rule, FHA borrowers will have a choice between federal flood insurance and private flood insurance.

Taylor Morrison launches Yardly build-to-rent brand 

The brand will specialize in cottage-style homes with private backyards. 

NAR: Existing-home sales fall again in October as prices continue to rise 

The median existing-home price rose for the 128th month in a row, extending its record-breaking streak of increases. 

Miami Beach ZIP code 33109 named one of the priciest in the nation for real estate

From January through October of this year, the Fisher Island ZIP code had a median home sale price of $5.2 million, fourth-highest in the nation.

Housing starts slow in October but remain elevated 

The number of homes under construction rose during the month, as homebuilders continued to work through a large backlog of homes. 

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