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Mortgage rates rose sharply this week and there could be more increases on the way

Mortgage rates rose sharply this week, and it could be the beginning of an upward trend. Read Article

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 17:21:25 PDT

The Evergrande crisis may just be a 'tempest in a teapot,' says analyst

The ongoing crisis surrounding debt-ridden Chinese developer Evergrande has captured global investor attention for much of this week. Read Article

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 03:01:50 PDT

Mortgage market is unprepared for climate risk, says industry report

The mortgage market is unprepared for the multifold physical and financial risks related to climate change, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Read Article

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:38:29 PDT

Airbnb says it has doubled the number of Afghan refugees it plans to temporarily house

Airbnb announced Thursday that it is planning to provide temporary housing to an additional 20,000 Afghan refugees, bringing the total number up to 40,000. Read Article

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 01:18:20 PDT

Shares of Chinese Estates pop as much as 15% after firm signals it could dump entire Evergrande stake

Investment holding firm Chinese Estates announced in an exchange filing Thursday plans to potentially dispose of its entire stake in developer China Evergrande. Read Article

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 01:42:51 PDT

The Fed is holding its rates near zero for now. Here's what it means for you

The Fed is sticking with its near zero rate policy for now, yet borrowing costs may start to edge higher anyway. Read Article

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 12:53:01 PDT

Google's $2.1 billion office building deal is latest sign of Big Tech's muscle in Manhattan market

Google's deal to buy a Manhattan building adds to the rapid growth of Silicon Alley, despite a rise in remote work and a decline in the New York office market. Read Article

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 12:01:17 PDT

Why renters are struggling so much now

The present troubles for renters are explained in large part by inequities that predate the Covid pandemic. Read Article

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 08:00:45 PDT

Existing home sales fall 2% as first-time buyers are priced out

The share of first-time buyers fell to just 29% of all sales, the lowest since January 2019. Read Article

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 09:21:11 PDT

Stronger mortgage demand points to September surge in home sales

Mortgage demand rose last week as more buyers came into the housing market. Read Article

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 04:00:01 PDT