Real Estate

Consumers confronted with high housing prices sometimes point to private equity when buying homes as a contributing factor. But experts say that while the housing market has multiple issues, it’s hard to determine if real estate investor activity is truly deterring people from becoming homeowners across the U.S. Real estate investors purchased about 44,000 U.S.
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Hurricane Irma strikes Miami, Florida, in 2017. Warren Faidley | Getty Images Hurricane season has officially begun. With scientists predicting yet another active year for storms, making your home hurricane resistant has become a more valuable precaution. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in its forecast May 23 that it expects an 85% chance
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Bangkok, Thailand has seen an 18.1% growth in residential rental prices on a year-on-year basis, according to JLL. Alexander Spatari | Moment | Getty Images Singapore and Hong Kong are generally considered Asia’s more vibrant real estate markets. But some up-and-coming cities are giving these traditional hubs a run for their money, with some even
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Hinterhaus Productions | Digitalvision | Getty Images Inflation in the U.S. has hit a speed bump. While the rate of price increases has come down significantly from its peak in the summer of 2022, the most recent reading from the consumer price index showed overall inflation stuck at just above 3%. Core inflation — which
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Chris Wattie | Reuters Economists expect the Federal Reserve to leave interest rates unchanged at the end of its two-day meeting this week, even though many experts anticipate the central bank is preparing to start cutting rates in the months ahead. In prepared remarks earlier this month, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said policymakers don’t want to ease
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