House prices fall unexpectedly as pre-Brexit caution bites

UK house prices dropped by more than expected in July with consumers becoming increasingly cautious as Brexit looms. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said prices continued to fall last month as the...

Housing sentiment hits record high, as bidding wars vanish

People look at a home for sale during an open house on April 16, 2019 in San Francisco, California.Justin Sullivan | Getty ImagesFalling mortgage rates and strong employment drove consumer confidence in housing...

Mortgage refinances spike 12% on a big rate drop, but homebuyers pull back again

Homeowners rushed to take advantage of a sizable drop in mortgage interest rates last week, but potential buyers were unimpressed.Total mortgage application volume rose 5.3% from the previous week, according to the Mortgage...

There's a lot of resilience in the Chinese economy: CapitaLand CEO

Andrew Lim of CapitaLand Group says it is "very likely" that Chinese authorities will launch more economic stimulus and the real estate industry may benefit from that. READ SOURCE

These wealthy investors are trimming their stock holdings

Borut Trdina | Getty ImagesWealthy investors are trimming their stock positions, amid anxiety around a trade war and instability in Washington.Members of TIGER 21, an investment club for high-net-worth individuals, reduced their stock...

Five surprising new markets enter 2019's top 10 zip codes

A residential community in Omaha, Nebraska.Nati Harnik | APAffordability is driving more homebuyers away from big cities and toward smaller, unexpected markets. The suburbs of San Francisco and New York City used to...

WeWork rival IWG launches share buyback and pushes up dividend

IWG, the world’s largest shared office group and owner of the Regus brand, is to launch £100m of share buybacks and increase its interim dividend as it seeks to ramp up its appeal...

Can China beat its addiction to real estate?

By explicitly denying last week that the real estate market will be used to stimulate the economy, the Chinese government is seeking to break with past practice and make good on its commitment...

Mortgage rates fall to a three-year low

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on mortgage rates, which have fallen by nearly 1 percent since the beginning of 2019. READ SOURCE