• Real Estate

    Government has ‘tall task’ ahead in fixing its affordable housing crisis, famed real estate expert says

    UBS managing director and senior portfolio manager Jason Katz previews the Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting and shares his inflation forecast. The luxury real estate market in Los Angeles continues to boom even as more homebuyers are flocking to other states to subsidize their income and spending. With a huge lack of inventory of available housing – be it affordable or luxury homes – more shoppers are taking to social media to source their property leads. In an ultra-competitive marketplace, buyers do not want to get involved with bidding wars and are often paying above asking price to push their home purchases into escrow. Fox Business caught up with renowned real…

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  • Real Estate

    A Frenetic Housing Market in the Suburbs, and Then a Cooling Off

    And as Maria Babaev, a broker at Douglas Elliman in Roslyn, N.Y., noted, “Whoever wanted to exit already had — to the suburbs or to other states.” Mr. Sachs agreed, adding that “people are still coming from the city, though it’s not being driven by Covid anymore.” “A lot of it is because of systemic changes in how Americans go to work, and the fact that they don’t have to be in the office every day,” he said. “And it’s generational. Many millennials married later, or had kids later. They now want a yard and a neighborhood with good schools.” Amy and Justin Reitman fall into that category. The couple,…

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  • Home Design

    Evolving Needs Mean Disruption For Housing Design And Process

    Technology is helping homeowners and buyers imagine their space in new ways, which not only reduces … [+] waste, but can facilitate the design for entirely new functionality. Modsy Four walls and a roof sounds pretty spectacular to many people who need housing, but in the United States today consumers expect and demand so much more. Consumers have become accustomed to the fast-developing world of technology that can customize to their needs and now expect a home to do the same – from the original design stretching to year 15 of its mortgage. This need for customization and flexibility in the home was heightened by the pandemic when homeowners needed…

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  • Bedroom Decoration

    How to safely and spookily decorate your room | Dining and Housing

    Dorms across campus decorate their halls with spooky Halloween decorations.  Miya Heckman / Contributor With Halloweekend less than a week away, we have officially entered spooky season. How better to celebrate this eerily wonderful time than by decorating your home away from home? Due to a number of factors, such as space and safety precautions, there are limitations as to how extensively you can decorate your dorm room. Have no fear though, as this can serve as your guideline for how to properly decorate your room without bugging your RA. Festive lights I am a very simple guy, so my decorating style is simple too. My go-to decorations for pretty…

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  • Real Estate

    Burned by the hot housing market, some buyers back off

    The first house was in Midvale, Utah — a three-bedroom, just over 2,100 square feet, listed for $479,000. Rob Ettaro and his girlfriend, Kaliana Veros, who had moved from western New York to Salt Lake City, drawn by career opportunities and the stunning scenery of the Wasatch Range, decided to make an offer. This was back in the wintertime, when the young couple had a modest wish list that included room for family to visit. Their hearts still raced at the idea of being homeowners. Ettaro and Veros offered $6,000 over the asking price. The house sold for $60,000 over. Wised up, on the next house they offered $60,000 over…

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    Housing boom is over as new home sales fall to pandemic low

    Sales of newly built homes dropped in June to the lowest level since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic in April 2020, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Monday. Sales of new single family homes fell to an annualized rate of 676,000, 6.6% below May’s rate of 724,000 and 19.4% below the June 2020 level of 839,000. Analysts were expecting new home sales to increase by 3.4% in June. After a year of frenzied buying and price gains in the double digits, newly built homes are now out of reach for much of the demand that remains in the market.  The median price of a…

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