Young home buyers in the U.S. see their homes as a good investment, while older buyers are more likely to trade down to a small home to match changing lifestyles.
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The share of homes purchased by institutional investors in the U.S. increased.
Four million U.S. homes returned to positive equity in 2013.
Builder and developer confidence in the U.S. apartment and condominium market dropped.
Home prices in the U.S. increased in January by the strongest margin in seven years, according to CoreLogic.
The owner of the largest number of U.S. casinos has agreed to sell four properties to an affiliate for $2.2 billion.
Pending home sales in the U.S. were little changed in January after reaching the lowest level in more than two years the previous month. The pending home sales index inched up 0.1 percent to 95.0 in January from an upwardly revised 94.9 in December,
Private equity giant Blackstone Group has purchased a 20 percent stake in fashion house Versace by investing €210 million ($290 million). Blackstone will inject €150 million of fresh capital into Versace and acquire €60 million in stock, according to a company announcement.
Mortgage rates in the U.S. increased for the third straight week, possibly threatening the continued housing recovery, according to Freddie Mac. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.37 percent this week, up from last week's 4.33 percent.
The number of foreclosed homes in the U.S. dropped 19 percent in January, compared to a year ago, according to CoreLogic. A total of 48,000 homes were foreclosed in January, down from 59,000 a year ago.
The number of homes sold in the U.S. increased slightly in January, while the share of institutional investors fell to the lowest level since March 2012, according to the latest report from RealtyTrac.
Pending home sales in California increased in January, reversing a two-month decline, according to the California Association of Realtors. In January, the pending home index jumped 22.9 percent to reach 84.8, up from a revised index of 68.9 in December.
New home sales in the U.S. increased in January, providing a breath of fresh air to the easing housing market recovery. The sales of new single-family homes were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 468,000 in January.
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