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New-home sales post unexpected rebound in August 

Sales of new homes in the U.S. jumped 28.8% between July and August, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  

NAR: Existing-home sales fell in August while prices rose 

The median existing-home price for all housing types in August was $389,500, a 7.7% rise from the year before. 

NAR: Charitable giving by REALTOR® associations increased 20% in 2021

The NAR’s Community Aid and Real Estate (CARE) Report shows that REALTOR® associations donated a median of $12,070 this past year, a 20% increase over 2020.

Housing starts surprise to the upside in August 

New-home construction posted a 12.2% month-over-month increase in August, thanks in large part to a significant jump in multifamily building.  

Atlanta leads U.S. in intown apartment development 

Atlanta’s urban core saw more multifamily units delivered over the last 10 years than any city in the U.S., a StorageCafe study finds. 

30-year fixed tops 6% for first time since 2008 in latest MBA survey 

Mortgage applications declined 1.2% during the week ended Sept. 9, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. 

Modern interior design remains most popular style

Modern homes are still the most popular interior design style, according to a new study from Confused.com, a financial services comparison website based in the U.K.

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