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...

Get Out Your Checkbooks: Why It’s a Good Time to Buy New Homes

Feverpitched/iStock As prices on brand-new homes dipped in July (unlike the soaring temperatures), buyers raced to snap them up at a breakneck pace. Sales of the never-been-lived-in homes shot up 7.5% from June to July, with owners picking up the keys to about 57,000...

More New Homes Are Going Up, and Not Just for Luxury Buyers

JohnnyH5/iStock In a landscape where there just aren’t enough houses for sale, more new homes are finally being built—but builders will have to really step it up to meet the enormous demand. In August, the number of completed, brand-new homes jumped 4.9% from a month...

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....