Real Estate

The Federal Reserve, over its more than centurylong existence, has emerged as a leading force in the stock market. This stature was bolstered by the central bank’s adoption of two unconventional policy tools in the 2000s – large-scale asset purchases and forward guidance. Large-scale asset purchases refer to the Fed’s emergency buying of government debt
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Mortgage interest rates dropped again last week, and while that did little to bolster demand from homebuyers, it did send homeowners looking for savings on their monthly payments. Applications to refinance a home loan jumped 6% last week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. Volume, however, was still
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Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin If you plan on raising your cash investment income in 2023, a position in REITs (real estate investment trusts) may help you do it. REITs are dividend-paying entities that own or finance real estate. They can make their money through rents, property sales, interest income or
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Redfin’s Homebuyer Demand Index—a measure of home-tour requests and other services from Redfin agents—is up 10% and mortgage-purchase applications are up 14% from the end of October, when both hit their 2022 troughs, according to a new report from Redfin, a technology-powered real estate brokerage. That’s largely because mortgage rates continue to steadily decline. According
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The long-awaited interiors of the triplex penthouse atop Miami’s Aston Martin Residences have been revealed through the release of several renderings showcasing the expansive interiors, as well as a few hints at the 7,300 square feet of private outdoor space. Above is a partial view of the full-length living room which highlights the curved nature
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Heat pumps are becoming more popular for residential housing with energy prices increasing and the need to reduce use of fossil fuel heating systems. Andrew Aitchison | In Pictures | Getty Images Thinking about a home heat pump? New and expanded government incentives, coupled with sharply rising utility costs, make it more compelling. Especially when
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For decades, construction contracts and subcontracts—both in New York and elsewhere—seem to have attracted more than their share of payment disputes. Owners regularly run out of money. Contractors and subcontractors regularly screw up (and run out of money). Projects regularly go over budget—but rarely stay under budget—and regularly fail (often because they ran out of
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