Real Estate

China announced “historic” steps to stabilize the crisis-hit property sector on May 17, 2024, allowing local governments to buy “some” apartments, relaxing mortgage rules and pledging to deliver unfinished homes.  Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images BEIJING — Chinese authorities on Friday pledged new support for state-owned enterprises to enable them to buy unsold apartments,
A residential real estate sold sign is seen in Washington, D.C.  Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images Mortgage rates rose for the third straight week last week, hitting the highest level since November. As a result, mortgage application demand dropped 2.7% compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted