Real Estate

Thianchai Sitthikongsak | Moment | Getty Images Higher mortgage rates continue to hit demand from both current homeowners and potential homebuyers. Total mortgage application volume dropped 5.6% last week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. An additional adjustment was made to account for the Presidents Day holiday. The
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Maskot | Digitalvision | Getty Images Several factors may affect your path towards homeownership — one may be your parents. “If your parents are homeowners, you’re more likely to be a homeowner,” said Susan M. Wachter, a professor of real estate and finance at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Homeowner parents are
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A construction site with new apartments in newly built apartment buildings. Patrick Pleul | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Germany’s housebuilding sector has gone from bad to worse in recent months. Economic data is painting a concerning picture, and industry leaders appear uneasy. “The housebuilding sector is, I would say, a little bit in a
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Maskot | Digitalvision | Getty Images While homeownership is out of reach for many Black Americans, most still see it as a hallmark of success. About 66% of Black Americans consider themselves successful in some way, according to a recent study by the Pew Research Center. Slightly more than half of all those surveyed, 52%, believe
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Earnings season was not perfect for our industrial-focused portfolio companies, but we’re feeling pretty good about their prospects for the rest of the year. Shares of two of the five names finished Friday at all-time highs, and we belive the others show promise for patient investors. 1. Eaton Electrical power management company Eaton posted a
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In this article TREE Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Skynesher | E+ | Getty Images Homeownership is out of reach for many Americans — especially for Black Americans. In the country’s largest metropolitan areas, Black people own a disproportionately small share of homes relative to population size, according to a new report from LendingTree.
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — China is facing a confidence deficit as its economy undergoes massive transition and concern grows over its ongoing property crisis, a top banking CEO said while onstage at Dubai’s World Governments Summit. “China’s biggest problem to me is a lack of confidence. External investors lack confidence in China and domestic
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D3sign | Stone | Getty Images Extreme weather and climate hazards are becoming more frequent, posing a unique threat not only for homeowners, but for renters. Over 18 million rental units across the U.S. are exposed to climate and weather-related hazards, according to the latest American Rental Housing Report from Harvard University’s Joint Center for
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Thianchai Sitthikongsak | Moment | Getty Images Mortgage demand is struggling to contend with what appears to be another upswing in interest rates. Homebuyers in particular are pulling back. Total mortgage application volume rose 3.7% last week compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. That was all due
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