Real Estate

Housing rights activists and tenants protest against evictions and the poor condition of their apartments outside the offices the landlord Broadway Capital in Chelsea, Massachusetts on April 25, 2022. Brian Snyder | Reuters The Biden administration announced on Wednesday new actions to protect renters across the U.S., including trying to curb practices that prevent people
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Homes in Rocklin, California, US, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. A record number of homes are being delisted as sellers face a sharp drop in demand, according to real estate brokerage Redfin. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Sales of previously owned homes dropped 1.5% in December from the previous month, according to
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Generally speaking, the higher your credit score, the better off you are when it comes to getting a loan. FICO scores, the most popular scoring model, range from 300 to 850. A “good” score generally is above 670, a “very good” score is over 740 and anything above 800 is considered “exceptional.” Once you reach that 800
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The Bund in Shanghai, China, on Oct. 17, 2022. China’s gross domestic product grew 3% in 2022, less than half of 2021’s rate. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images China’s economy looks poised for a rebound in 2023, but a lot depends on one variable — the consumer, said investment management firm KraneShares. “As external
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Builder sentiment in the single-family housing market posted an unexpected gain in January, rising for the first time in 12 straight months. Economists had predicted a slight decline. Sentiment rose 4 points to 35 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Anything below 50 is still considered negative sentiment. The metric
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The Good Brigade | Digitalvision | Getty Images Consumers returned from the holiday season to find mortgage rates at their lowest point since September, and they are responding in dramatic fashion. Mortgage application volume jumped nearly 28% last week compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. The average
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In light of China’s reopening and easing of Covid rules, Hong Kong’s property market will be on a path to recovery in 2023, according to property consultancy Colliers Hong Kong.   The retail market in particular will reap the “best benefit,” Hannah Jeong, Colliers’ head of valuation and advisory services, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” on
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In 2022, Sweden’s central bank undertook an aggressive interest rate hiking cycle that ricocheted through the property market. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / Contributor / Getty Images Sweden’s property prices are facing a serious drop as the country’s former central bank governor warns of lofty household debt levels. House prices in Sweden have risen fairly reliably over
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Minerva Studio | Istock | Getty Images Some expenses that go with homeownership can often be unpredictable — and costly. Last year, homeowners spent an average of $6,000 on maintenance and repairs, according to a recent report from insurance firm Hippo. A separate study from home services website Angi that measured similar 2022 costs shows
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