These are the 10 most important issues affecting real estate today
A higher degree of economic uncertainty than in years past is affecting real estate markets.
Brent Lomas June 29, 2015
Partnership between Airbnb and Realtor.com lets homebuyers sample neighborhoods
Live like a local before you put in an offer.
Monika Warzecha June 26, 2015
NAR: US home sales in May rise to highest rate since November 2009
First-time buyers helped fuel the boom.
Monika Warzecha June 23, 2015
US homebuilder confidence shoots to nine-month high in June
The June reading marks the highest point the index has reached since September 2014
Brent Lomas June 18, 2015
Brooklyn Bridge Park gets beautified thanks to Pierhouse and 1 Hotel
Volunteers spent a full day planting flowers and trees and weeding the grounds.
US building permits reach highest level since 2007 in May
However, starts fell at a rate of 11.1 percent between April and May.
Monika Warzecha June 17, 2015
Urban Institute: Homeownership rates in the US will decline over next 15 years
The Urban Institute says to expect intense competition for rental housing.
Monika Warzecha June 10, 2015
5 charts that show how much US homes have changed over four decades
The carport is dead and other trends we noticed.
Monika Warzecha June 5, 2015
NAR: Pending home sales in the US reach nine year high in April
The association expects sales to increase 6.1 per cent in 2015.
Monika Warzecha May 29, 2015
400 Park Avenue South unveils new model homes as development hits 50 percent sold mark
The 40-story hybrid rental/condominium was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc.
Boom Town: A timeline of more than a hundred years of housing history in San Francisco
Housing hasn't only been tight in the Silicon Valley era.
Monika Warzecha May 28, 2015
US housing starts spike in April, reaching their highest peak since 2007
Year-over-year, starts were up by 20.2 percent.
Monika Warzecha May 21, 2015
This Manhattan mansion has a $65 million asking price
Manhattan is full of real estate gems, and this mansion is one of them.
Brent Lomas May 20, 2015
RealtyTrac: Average square footage for a single family home in the US has declined since 2012
The 2015 average is 1,803, down from the peak experienced in 2012.
Monika Warzecha May 14, 2015
Architect Christian De Portzamparc talks inspiration at 400 Park Avenue South
At the age of 50, de Portzamparc became the youngest architect to be awarded the Pritzker Prize.
New York City now number one in North America for new residential construction
New York City outpaces Toronto by 701 residential suites, with 38,815 multifamily units under construction.
May 13, 2015
Washington, DC and Toronto top list of cities with the most green roof construction for 2014
It's the fourth year in a row that DC took the top spot.
Monika Warzecha May 12, 2015
NAR: Higher US home prices and declining homeownership are intensifying inequality
A typical homeowner’s net worth in 2013 was 36 times greater than that of renters. And the association believes it will grow.
Monika Warzecha May 8, 2015
NYC brokers optimistic about real estate market despite inventory and interest rate concerns
REBNY's First Quarter of 2015 Broker Confidence Index Survey was released earlier this week.
Brent Lomas April 30, 2015
Two Ten West 77 breaks $100 million in sales in under eight weeks
This doesn’t come as a huge surprise, considering terrific sales for the 18-story luxury development last month.
Portland metro area had the tightest rental market in the US in the first quarter
A number of Florida metros also saw low rental vacancy rates.
Monika Warzecha April 30, 2015
Here’s what $195 million can buy you in the Los Angeles housing market
If this property sells, it will take the title of most expensive from an 18-acre estate in East Hampton.
Brent Lomas April 28, 2015
March sales of new single-family homes in the US rise 19.4 percent over last year
The median sale price last month was $277,400.
Monika Warzecha April 24, 2015
NAR: US home sales in March surge to highest annual rate in last year and a half
The median sale price in March $212,100, a 7.8 percent over last year.
Monika Warzecha April 23, 2015
Gotham West Market draws residents to Gotham West’s luxury apartments in Midtown West
The motto of the building is “Love where you lease” and it couldn’t be more apt.
Rent-stabilized buildings may have zero hikes this year
Other special housing like Single Room Occupancy units could have rents frozen or reduced.
Brent Lomas April 20, 2015
US housing starts waver in March, declining 2.5 percent year-over-year
However, they did experience a modest month-to-month boost.
Monika Warzecha April 16, 2015
These darling NYC neighborhood sketches from CORE will melt your heart
“Places” features illustrations by Todd Selby in the spirit of his popular project “The Selby.”
Brent Lomas April 16, 2015