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SP200 ranks the most-powerful people in residential real estate in 2022

The Swanepoel Power 200, or SP 200, annual ranking of the most-powerful and influential leaders in residential real estate has been released.

Homeowners face record supply shortages entering 2022

Despite the record low number of homes for sale, prices and pending sales continue to rise.

Homeownership remains cheaper than renting in majority of U.S.

Homeownership remains a cheaper option than renting in the majority of areas, according to a new study by ATTOM Data Solutions.

America’s Most Trusted® study: Which homebuilders topped the list for 2022?

Taylor Morrison topped Lifestory Research’s annual list of America’s Most Trusted® Homebuilders — for the seventh consecutive year.

Mortgage applications fall during last two weeks of 2021

At the same time, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 3.33%, its highest level since April 2021, the Mortgage Bankers Association said.

Inflation has buyers and sellers rethinking their plans

Inflation concerns are influencing plans for homebuyers and sellers, according to a recent Redfin survey.

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: National home prices continue their climb 

Phoenix, followed by Tampa, Fla., and Miami, claimed the largest price gains among the 20 metro areas in the index. according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index. 

Pending-home sales return to negative territory in November

“There was less pending home sales action this time around, which I would ascribe to low housing supply, but also to buyers being hesitant about home prices,” National Association of REALTORS® chief economist Lawrence Yun said.

New-home sales soar 12.4% in November

The median sales price of new homes hit a new high of $416,900.

NAR: Existing-home sales post third monthly gain in a row

The median existing-home sales price for all housing types rose again on an annual basis, marking 117 consecutive months of gains.

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