When America Moved to the Suburbs

This month marks the 69th anniversary of a truly American spectacle: the opening of the Levittown planned community on Long Island, New York. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the country should really celebrate.

Levittown was one of the first of hundreds of similar communities that sprang up across…

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The Best and Worst Cities for Investment Property

Rising property markets have brought new investors into the real estate game in cities from coast-to-coast. But not all cities are equal when it comes to investment property returns. Some of them are downright lousy.

GOBankingRates recently surveyed 61 out of the 100 most populous cities in the…

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Existing-Home Sales Slowed Last Month

The National Association of Realtors is reporting that Existing-home sales eased up in August for the second consecutive month. This despite mortgage rates remaining at historic lows.

According to the NAR, higher home prices and not enough inventory for sale combined to keep some would-be buyers on the…

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So You Think Your City Has High Housing Prices…

A new report from Bankrate finds that Portland, Ore., Phoenix, Atlanta, Las Vegas and Minneapolis/St. Paul are the best metropolitan areas for homeowners.

Bankrate ranked cities on eight factors, including home affordability; price appreciation; property taxes; homeowners’ insurance, energy and maintenance costs; foreclosures and how rapidly rents rose over…

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The World Buys American (Homes)

International buyers accounted for around 7 percent of all U.S. home sales between April 2015 and March 2016, according to a release from the Texas Association of Realtors.

That added up to about $102.6 billion of investment during that period – or 6.75 percent of all the money…

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