Real Estate

In this segment of What’s Ahead, I examine why housing prices have risen far faster than personal incomes, thereby unnecessarily putting homeownership out of reach for millions of people. The two villains are increasingly severe land-use regulations and ever more protracted approval processes. California has led the way in both. In contrast, such states as
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The recently renewed push to privatize mortgage enterprises Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae could spur … [+] higher interest rates, limited mortgage products and higher down payments, if the process is successful. The Washington Post via Getty Images The recent renewal of the efforts to release the government-backed mortgage buyers Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae
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Photo: Getty VUCA, like all good acronyms, was coined by the U.S. military, and stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Corporate real estate has largely been stuck in VUCA, forgoing forward-thinking trends in the age of accelerations for dated strategies that are largely linear, long-term and inflexible, making them particularly ill-prepared for the rapidly
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Los Angeles posted 15 percent listing price gains Getty Here’s some positive housing market news from realtor.com’ s Weekly Housing Trends Report for the week ending May 23. The numbers show more new listings than in previous weeks. That’s a sign of a market kicking into more of a recovery mode.   Here are some
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Lantern House Related Companies A new development along the High Line in lower Manhattan is igniting interest ahead of its imminent sales launch early this year. Being built by Related Companies, Lantern House, named for its uniquely-shaped bay windows that resemble the antique-style lighting fixture, is the first residential project in the United States from
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Young african woman holding home keys while hugging boyfriend in their new apartment after buying … [+] real estate. Lovely girl holding keys from new home and embracing man. Happy couple in their apartment around cardboard boxes. Getty People ask me financial planner questions all the time. I’m a mortgage guy, ask me mortgage questions and
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