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NAHB: Labor shortages peak, but builders remain optimistic

NAHB: Labor shortages peak, but builders remain optimistic


The long-running shortage of workers in the homebuilding trades hasn’t dented business confidence as much as expected.

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Federal Reserve approves first rate cut in 11 years

Federal Reserve approves first rate cut in 11 years


Officials at the U.S. Federal Reserve voted to reduce the central bank’s key interest…

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Pending home sales finally grow year-over-year in June

Pending home sales finally grow year-over-year in June


The National Association of Realtors’ Pending Home Sales Index broke a 17-month streak of…

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With new funding round, Compass may soon go public

With new funding round, Compass may soon go public


New York-based brokerage Compass just got yet another burst of funding—to the tune of…

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Down payment assistance gains favor with buyers

Down payment assistance gains favor with buyers


As housing costs have continued to grow faster than the average buyer’s income, more…

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New lead-gen tools, Nextdoor features and faster commission checks

New lead-gen tools, Nextdoor features and faster commission checks


BoomTown introduces new lead-gen tech Real estate sales and marketing platform BoomTown announced two…

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Economists: Recession likely in 2020 but housing won’t tank

Economists: Recession likely in 2020 but housing won’t tank


A panel of economists and experts estimates that the longest period of economic expansion…

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What do agents actually think about their income?

What do agents actually think about their income?


A new survey of agents across the industry commissioned by Redfin paints a picture…

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Expert advice for families moving to a new neighborhood

Expert advice for families moving to a new neighborhood


Families may move for a number of reasons, like a new job or an…

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Despite uncertainty, June new-home sales grow over last year

Despite uncertainty, June new-home sales grow over last year


While sales of previously owned homes continue to underwhelm, housing market analysts are feeling…

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