Existing-Home Sales Rise as Prices Start to Drop

Paulbr/iStock As they do this time of year, prices on existing homes began falling in August—which may have led to a bump in sales. Purchases of existing homes had fallen sharply in July but rebounded in August, according to the latest report from the National...

With More New Homes on the Market, Holiday House Hunting Looks Good

Just in time for the holidays, more newly constructed homes have come onto the market. (House hunters, you know what to ask Santa for this year.) But permits to build more plunged in October, which could reduce the number of new homes for sale in the months ahead....

First-Time Buyers Find Fewer New Homes to Choose From

There’s more bad news out there for first-time buyers—that is, besides the rising home prices, lack of properties on the market, and bidding wars. Sales of cheaper newly constructed homes, which buyers have been clamoring for, dropped in September, according to the...

U.S. Home-Price Growth Warmed Up in August

Home-price growth accelerated in August, as a lack of inventory and low interest rates helped push prices to near-record levels. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices covering the entire nation rose 5.3% in the 12 months ended in August, a small jump from a 5%...

House Hunters Take Heart: More New Homes on the Way

Like a rain shower in the parched West, a spot of relief appears to be on the way for the housing market, with more new homes in the works to meet the demand from frustrated home buyers. The number of permits to build those sorely needed new homes rose nearly 9.5% in...