Number of Home Flippers Hits Pre-Crash Level, but Don’t Panic Yet

Aleutie/iStock As we’ve watched homeowners buy, remodel, and cash out over the years on shows like “Flip This House” to “Flip or Flop” to “Flipping Out,” house flipping has come to seem like just another variation on the American dream of homeownership and financial...

New-Home Sales Show That Builders Are Ramping Up

In a market that’s been dogged by a lack of housing supply, builders are finally, well, building—and not just the luxury homes that they’ve been favoring in recent years, according to a recent report. About 45,000 newly constructed homes either sold or were for sale...

Surprising Cities Where Rents Are Rising the Most

Hailshadow/iStock It shouldn’t come as a big shock that as the cost of buying a home goes up, rents are also rising. But what may come as a surprise are the cities seeing the largest rent hikes. The cost of leasing a roof over one’s head may be sky-high in the red-hot...

Lack of New Construction Will Make Housing Crunch Even Crunchier

iStock The housing crunch, which has been driving up prices for the few houses on the market and leaving a whole lot of wannabe homeowners outbid and frustrated, is expected to get even worse this year. That’s according to the latest report on new construction in the...

Why Are the Priciest Cities Among the Most Disaster-Prone?

vchal/iStock Mother Nature’s fury is not to be taken lightly. In Louisiana, more than a dozen people recently died in the raging floods that swept through the state. Out-of-control wildfires forced tens of thousands of people from their homes on the West Coast in...

Home Prices Are Down, Yet Existing Home Sales Are Slumping. Why?

© Andy Dean/iStock+ With mortgage rates lingering near historic lows and home prices retreating from their peak during summer, the busiest home buying time of the year, existing home sales should be skyrocketing. And yet… they’re not. There just weren’t enough homes...