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Price appreciation in new vs. existing homes: CoreLogic investigates

New homes and existing homes are appreciating at similar rates, according to a new report from CoreLogic.

The biggest dealbreakers for U.S. homebuyers

Despite fierce competition in the housing market, nationwide, potential homebuyers still have dealbreakers — and they’re revealed in a new study by HomeAdvisor.

Housing starts rise in December on strong multifamily sector

While multifamily starts surged 13.7% compared to November, the pace of new single-family housing construction slid 2.3%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Inflation worries sap builder confidence in January

“While lean existing home inventory and solid buyer demand are supporting the need for new construction, the combination of ongoing increases for building materials, worsening skilled labor shortages and higher mortgage rates point to declines for housing affordability in 2022.” — NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke

Home Partners of America launches the Choice Lease program for lower income residents

Home Partners of America has launched Choice Lease: a first-of-its-kind program offering below-market rents to qualified applicants.

Single-family rental JV acquiring almost 3,500 Sunbelt homes

The first phase of the deal comprises 1,424 new single-family homes and townhouses in Tampa, Fla.; Atlanta and Athens, Ga.; and Pinehurst, N.C.

New kitchen renovation trends: How homeowners are splurging in 2022

The 2022 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study is out, and the most popular kitchen renovation trend is upgraded countertops.

RE/MAX CEO stepping down in March

Board member Stephen Joyce will serve as interim CEO as the company conducts a search for a permanent replacement.

SP200 ranks the most-powerful people in residential real estate in 2022

The Swanepoel Power 200, or SP 200, annual ranking of the most-powerful and influential leaders in residential real estate has been released.

Homeowners face record supply shortages entering 2022

Despite the record low number of homes for sale, prices and pending sales continue to rise.

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