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New-home sales rise again in November 

At the same time, the median sales price of a new house slid to $471,200 from $484,700 in October and $430,300 a year earlier, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported. 

The biggest housing buzzwords of 2022

Online home descriptions are now key to the competitive real estate landscape. So what did they look like in 2022?

NAR: Existing-home sales fall 7.7% in November 

The month-over-month decline in sales came as prices rose for the 129th consecutive month, the National Association of REALTORS® said. 

PulteGroup fires incoming COO weeks before his promotion 

The termination follows a lawsuit filed by the homebuilder’s founding family alleging the executive created a network of Twitter bots to harass the late founder. 

A real-life Christmas Story

What’s better than an official Red Ryder, carbine action, 200-shot, range model air rifle, with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time? The entire “Christmas Story” house.

‘Greenest States to Move to in 2023’ study praises Florida for solar power efforts

Florida was ranked a top three state for solar power usage, according to the new Greenest States to Move to in 2023 report. 

New-home construction slides in November as builders pull back 

New-home permits fell 11.2% month over month, while housing completions jumped 10.8% in what one observer said could have “worrisome” long-term consequences for the nation’s housing supply. 

Miami River District condo tower to break ground in early 2023

The project will combine living, working and entertainment space totaling 4 million square feet.

Tour Santa’s home, workshop on Zillow

“Santa gets a peek into millions of homes each year. Now, millions of Zillow surfers are getting a peek into one of the most famous homes in the world,” Amanda Pendleton, Zillow’s home trends expert.

MBA: Mortgage applications rise in latest weekly survey 

The 30-year fixed-rate inched to 6.42%, which is still close to the lowest rate in a month, the group said. 

Miami ranked the No. 2 city in the U.S. for creatives

With 31, Miami has more music festivals than any other city in the analysis. The city also scored well for its number of film festivals and artists. 

Second Century Ventures accepting applicants for 2023 REACH programs

“Real estate technology continues to undergo a significant transformation, and the startups selected for the REACH program will play a critical role in helping to drive that change,” said Bob Goldberg, CEO of NAR and president of SCV.

December brings a record increase in housing supply

Homes are lingering on the market longer, up 15% from last year during the four weeks ended Dec. 4, marking the largest uptick in home supply since 2015.

Illustrated Properties promotes Amanda Fell to director of operations

Fell has worked for Illustrated Properties for 18 years and previously was director of corporate services.

Coldwell Banker CEO replaced amid parent-co shakeup 

Sue Yannaccone, CEO of Anywhere Brands, will lead the brokerage as M. Ryan Gorman moves to a strategic-advisor role. 

Welcome to Jurassic Park

Life finds a way at this adventurous getaway in Washougal, Washington. The Jurassic Retreat is currently listed for $1.29 million.

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