Pending Home Sales Slump as Housing Supply Dwindles, Leaving Buyers With ‘Very Few Options’

Fewer Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in December, a reflection of the challenges buyers face in today’s real estate market.

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Last Summer’s Breakneck Pace of Home-Price Growth May Finally Ease as Mortgage Rates Rise

“House price levels remained elevated in November, but the data indicate a pivot,” said Will Doerner, supervisory economist in the FHFA’s division of research and statistics.

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Volatility of Lumber Prices Hits High Not Seen Since End of World War II—Why Home Buyers Should Be Concerned

“The cost volatility you see in the construction space is in part responsible for some of the price gains in the overall housing market.”

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Good News for Buyers? New-Home Construction Activity Increases, Amid a Surge in Building Permits

U.S. home builders started construction on homes at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of roughly 1.7 million in December.

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I Love Small Towns and Rail-Trails. My House Budget Is $200,000—So Where Can I Retire?

Photo courtesy of Great Allegheny Passage ConservancyDear MarketWatch, I’m an inveterate rails-to-trails cyclist who most enjoys biking along rivers. I’d like to retire to a small town with easy access

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‘What Could Go Wrong? Yikes, Quite a Bit’: Zooey Deschanel’s Latest Home Purchase Could Be a Risky Gamble—Here’s Why

The “New Girl” star bought a home with her “Property Brothers” beau, but unmarried couples should think carefully before jumping into homeownership together.

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