Trump’s tariffs could drive the cost of homes and remodeling way up

The president’s tariffs could send the price of new homes and remodels soaring by thousands of dollars, but not all economists are convinced by the data.

WATCH: How should agents handle the current market shift?

Get the scoop from Coldwell Banker Global Luxury’s Joyce Rey, Redfin’s Daryl Fairweather, WealthQuotient’s David Friedman, Warburg Realty’s Clelia Peters and Keller Williams Capital Properties’ Brandon Green on what to expect in 2019.

Fed puts interest rate hikes on hold

The Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday that it would hold the federal funds rate in a range between 2.25 percent and 2.5 percent due to a strong labor market and robust economic activity.

Home price growth slows across the country

Experts believe that appreciation will continue to fall below 5 percent in 2019, but homes remain unaffordable for many.

Government shutdown delays release of housing data

The U.S. government has been partially shut down for less than a week, but already the closure is blocking access to critical government data, including information that would have shed light on the housing market.

Why 2019 will be the year of the first-time homebuyer

As the year comes to a close, it’s time for Matthew Gardner, the chief economist for Windermere Real Estate, to dust off his crystal ball and see what we can expect in 2019.

‘Reduced to embers’: Home price growth slowed again in September

Home price gains slowed to 5.5 percent in September, year-over-year, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Index.

Climate change likely to flood these homes in about 30 years

Rising seas are threatening thousands of homes but the building in these flood-prone areas still continues, according to a new study from Zillow and Climate Central. As many as 400,000 homes are at risk of regular flooding by 2050, the study says.

5 timeless real estate tips I learned from my dad

Having learned so much from my dad about life and real estate, this Father’s Day, I’ve been inspired to give you the gift of pithy words of effective real estate advice straight from the mouth of my dear not-so-old dad. Here are five lessons I’ve learned from my dad.

Experts Are Eyeing a Recession in 2020—but It’s Not Why You Think

The economy is on a roaring run. Is a downturn imminent? Experts in housing are predicting a recession starting in 2020, according to Zillow’s 2018 Q2 Home Price Expectations Survey; however, they anticipate monetary policy—not the housing market—as primarily responsible for the swing. The Federal Reserve has been guiding fiscal policy since the Great Recession, […]

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