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  • RealPage: The size of the average U.S. household is growing Nov. 12th 2019
    For the first time since 1850, the average size of the U.S. household is on the rise, RealPage says. And it’s not just the kids or Millennials, either. Households are becoming multi-generational. The post RealPage: The size of the average U.S. household is growing appeared first on HousingWire.

  • More homeowners are renting out their extra space to “make ends meet” Nov. 12th 2019
    As vacation rental app Airbnb and other like it become more and more popular, more homeowners are renting out their spaces for income. In fact, in order to make ends meet, 51.2% of homeowners said they had to rent out a space in their home, a study from Homes.com said. The post More homeowners are renting out their extra space to “make ends meet” appeared first on HousingWire.

  • California and New York cities top the list for largest apartments Nov. 11th 2019
    Two states that are known for a pricey housing market have this to offer: some of the largest studio and one-bedroom apartments in the nation. Of course, that too, comes at a price. California is home to some of the largest studio apartments, while two New York cities make the top five for the largest one-bedroom apartments. The post California and New York cities top the list for largest apartments appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Black Knight: Early-stage delinquencies heighten among purchase loans Nov. 11th 2019
    While purchasing demand may be improving, data from Black Knight indicates that origination performance is weakening as the company determined that early-stage delinquencies have been steadily increasing over the past 24 months. The post Black Knight: Early-stage delinquencies heighten among purchase loans appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Fed’s climate conference cites housing impact Nov. 11th 2019
    The Federal Reserve held its first-ever public discussion of the climate crisis on Friday, citing threat to housing. The post Fed’s climate conference cites housing impact appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Sales of new houses will rise to a 13-year high in 2020, NAR’s chief economist says Nov. 08th 2019
    Sales of new homes probably will rise to a 13-year high in 2020 as the U.S. dodges a recession, according to Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors. The post Sales of new houses will rise to a 13-year high in 2020, NAR’s chief economist says appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Here are the most affordable and least affordable housing markets Nov. 08th 2019
    As a recent report from the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo shows, housing is more affordable now than it has been in three years. But several markets stick out on both ends of the affordability spectrum. The post Here are the most affordable and least affordable housing markets appeared first on HousingWire.

  • More first-time homebuyers enlisting help from family, friends Nov. 08th 2019
    Home prices are rising with no signs of slowing, and affordability is getting worse each month, causing potential homebuyers to turn to family or even friends to come up with a down payment. The National Association of Realtors revealed that more than 30% of first-time homebuyers used down payment help from family and friends. The post More first-time homebuyers enlisting help from family, friends appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Taylor Morrison acquiring William Lyon Homes in deal that will create nation’s 5th-largest homebuilder Nov. 07th 2019
    Taylor Morrison is expanding again, this time with the acquisition of one of the nation’s largest homebuilders in the Western United States, William Lyon Homes. The companies recently announced the agreement, stating that the deal will create the nation's fifth-largest homebuilder. The post Taylor Morrison acquiring William Lyon Homes in deal that will create nation’s 5th-largest homebuilder appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Redfin: Prices rise in U.S. luxury housing market for first time in almost a year Nov. 07th 2019
    In the third quarter of 2019, luxury home prices increased 0.3% year over year, marking the first time in nearly a year that luxury prices did not fall. Previously, luxury home prices saw three consecutive quarters of declines, according to data from Redfin. The post Redfin: Prices rise in U.S. luxury housing market for first time in almost a year appeared first on HousingWire.