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PLTA is proud to offer The Wall Street Journal Developments Blog


The Developments blog features exclusive news, analysis and commentary on residential and commercial real estate from The Wall Street Journal’s real estate bureau.  The Wall Street Journal is one of the world's most trusted publishers of accurate financial news and business information. 


 

 

West Coast Condo Values Continue to RiseOpen in a New Window

Downtown condominium prices continue to skyrocket in West Coast cities, as the booming tech industry and interest from foreign buyers sends condo prices skyward and leaving little left to buy.

 

Is U.S. Housing Unaffordable? It Depends on How You Chart ItOpen in a New Window

Rising home prices and interest rates made housing less affordable last year than at any time in the last five years, according to National Association of Realtors data. So is it time to sound the siren over a housing bubble? Not really.

 

Why We Fall in Love—With HousesOpen in a New Window

A survey by Realtor.com shows that falling head-over-heels for a house is fairly common—69% of respondents reported that they have had a home crush.

 

Three Takeaways From the International Builders’ ShowOpen in a New Window

Information was as abundant as optimism this week at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas, where more than 75,000 home builders and suppliers gathered to discuss topics ranging from new building products to buyers’ preferences.

 

Celeb Contractors: Workers Not Easy for Us to Find, EitherOpen in a New Window

Home builders and remodelers take heart: Even contractors with their own national television shows have trouble finding workers in certain construction trades these days.

 

Mortgage Rates Hit Three-Month LowOpen in a New Window

Average mortgage rates fell to the lowest level since mid-November last week as unease over economic growth in the U.S. and market turmoil abroad prompted investors to load up on government bonds, pushing down long-term interest rates.

 

Economists: Home Market Gains in 2014 Hinge on Job GrowthOpen in a New Window

A panel of top economists expressed generally optimistic views Tuesday about the U.S. housing market, predicting sizeable gains in home construction and new-home sales this year as long as interest rates don’t rise too quickly and job growth continues to advance at a moderate pace.

 

Homes Listed for Sale Jumped in These Six MarketsOpen in a New Window

Inventories are rising in a handful of housing markets that have seen large price increases and intense demand from investors over the past year.

 

Home Builder IPO Starts Low, Ends HigherOpen in a New Window

California home builder New Home Co. did well Friday on its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange as its stock closed at $12.20, up 10.9% from its offering price.

 

Real-Estate News: Silverstein Seeks New Debt Deal for WTCOpen in a New Window

Here is a look at real-estate news from Wednesday's WSJ, including the Property Report.
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