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Real Estate

  1. Opportunity zones generated buzz when introduced four years ago, but when it comes to tax planning, they've always been more hype than substance.
  2. Mortgage rates have been on a tear this month, rising yet again last week to the highest level in eight months, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
  3. Climate change is causing drastic swings in the level of Lake Michigan, which in turn is putting the city of Chicago at risk.
  4. Troubles in China's real estate sector have not spilled over to other industries, said Bo Zhuang, senior analyst at investment firm Loomis Sayles.
  5. To address the renters' crisis triggered by the Covid pandemic, Congress allocated $45 billion in aid. Six months later, most of that money is still available.
  6. There are signs that price growth could be cooling off in the otherwise red-hot housing market.
  7. Sahil Mehta, 25, co-owns five investment properties with his brother, worth $9.4 million. Here are his tips for others who want to invest in real estate. 
  8. China is closer than ever to taxing property owners, now that Chinese President Xi Jinping has the political momentum to get the ball rolling, analysts say.
  9. Bank of America has established a $15 billion initiative to help Americans buy homes. So far, the company says it has helped 29,000 people reach that goal.
  10. China's central bank is poised to move carefully toward easing monetary policy, even as the U.S. is on its way to tightening policy.

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