Tag: Home Sales/Housing Affordability Figures

Home prices could cool when the Fed tapers its bond-buying program. But a crisis? Unlikely

U.S. home prices have been rising at a record annual pace in recent months, fueled in part by historically cheap credit, the absence of properties...

My father died recently, leaving me and two siblings a house with no mortgage. Should we sell it?

Dear MarketWatch, My father died recently and left me and two siblings a house with no mortgage. I am in the process of being declared...

Home price growth hits a record high — but homeowners shouldn’t celebrate just yet

The numbers: Home prices rose at the fastest rate on record in April, according to the latest edition of the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price...

Existing-home sales slump as momentum slows in the housing market

The numbers: Existing-home sales fell for the fourth consecutive month, as buyers continue to face major hurdles in becoming homeowners. Existing-home sales fell 0.9% to...

China Tests Out Intervening in Housing Market to Tame Prices

Chinese cities are stepping up efforts to control one of the biggest problems of the country’s post-pandemic economy: runaway housing prices. The southern city of...

The vast majority of Americans expect home prices to rise — but most people think it’s a good time to buy a home anyway

Despite skyrocketing home prices, a majority of Americans believe now is a good time to buy a home, according to a new survey from Gallup....

The No. 1 emerging property market in America isn’t in Texas or Florida — you may never even have heard of it

Home prices are rising across the country as Americans rush to purchase houses, driven in part by a newfound ability to work remotely as a...

Home prices surge 12% in February, the biggest jump since 2006 — a $35,000 gain for median-priced homes

The number: The cost to purchase a home rose by a record amount, according to two major barometers of house prices in the U.S. The...

Is now a good time to buy — or sell — a home? Here’s what Americans need to know about the hot real-estate market

With any purchase, people want to know if they’re getting a good deal. But when it comes to buying a home in today’s market, it’s...

Is the U.S. housing market heading for a crash? Here’s what the experts say

That’s the question a lot of Americans appear to be asking themselves. Data from Google GOOGL, -0.03% underscore the concerns that many people have about...

Existing-home sales rise slightly, despite buyers’ struggles with falling inventory

The numbers: Existing-home sales beat analyst estimates and rose in December, even as inventory dropped once again to a record low. Total existing-home sales increased 0.7%...

What a COVID-19 vaccine would mean for mortgage rates and the housing market

When the coronavirus pandemic first reached U.S. shores earlier this year, worries abounded about how it would affect the country’s housing market. Starting in March,...

Mortgage rates remain below 3% — but rising home prices are threatening to push buyers out of the market

Mortgage rates are still hovering around record lows, but that isn’t making buying a home cheaper for many people any longer. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage...

Home prices kept on rising in May, but at a slower rate, Case-Shiller index shows

The numbers: Home-price appreciation maintained a steady pace in May amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a major price barometer released Tuesday. The S&P CoreLogic...