Sales of homes in the Hamptons priced above $5M skyrocket 291%

The median sales price in the beachfront community surged 40 percent, to $1.2 million, compared to the same time last year, according to a new report from brokerage Douglas Elliman.

Home price gains continue to climb in third quarter

A new report from Attom Data Solutions found that 77 percent of metros analyzed posted double-digit annual home price gains and 86 percent saw profit margins increase.

Spurred by builder confidence, housing starts rally in September

Privately owned housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.41 million, up 1.9 percent from an August estimate, according to the US Census Bureau.

Single-family rent prices on the rise again: CoreLogic

In August, rent prices rose 2.1% across the US, the first time prices rose more than 2% since the start of the pandemic.

Beyond the headlines: 83% of consumers not worried about job loss

Looking for a little clarity on this week’s news? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner digs into the numbers of the latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index. Consumer sentiment is good.

The quiet iBuyer war on real estate commissions: DelPrete

Buyer agent commissions — the fee paid to a buyer’s agent when a house is sold — is the focus of multiple class action lawsuits. But it turns out that the biggest threat to the traditional structure might be iBuyers, which have been waging a silent, sy…

These 10 cities are tailor-made for first-time homebuyers

By looking at factors such as payment-to-income ratios, a new report from SmartAsset finds that smaller cities within driving distance of a major urban center fare the best overall.

32 million missed mortgage, rent or student loan payments in September

The number of renters and homeowners able to make payments during the third quarter of 2020 improved slightly from the second quarter.

Metros with lower rent have been most resilient amid pandemic

Metros with lower rental prices, including the Inland Empire and Sacramento in California, have been the most resilient, according to a report by Yardi Matrix.

Will low inventory plus high demand snowball this winter?

Today, the market remains red hot as summer, but unfortunately, the industry might be celebrating too soon. Here’s why this winter might bring a very different and cold reality.