Real Estate

Residential buildings under construction at China Vanke Co.’s Isle Maison development in Hefei, China, on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023. China is ramping up pressure on banks to support struggling real estate developers, signaling President Xi Jinping’s tolerance for property sector pain is nearing its limit. Source: Bloomberg Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — China
Homes in Hercules, California, US. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images After surging over 8% in October, mortgage rates are falling back toward 7% again, and that is jump-starting the refinance market. Last week, the average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances ($726,200 or less) decreased to 7.17% from 7.37%,
As employers recognize the link between employee health and productivity, office wellness programs and initiatives are evolving from a mere perk to a fundamental part of workplace culture and design. Extending beyond the traditional scope of healthcare, these amenities include a holistic approach towards physical, mental, and emotional health that tenants have come to expect—and
Potential homebuyers attend an open house in Seattle. Mike Kane | Bloomberg | Getty Images Current homeowners and potential homebuyers are responding to lower mortgage rates, albeit slowly. Mortgage demand rose 2.8% last week, compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. That was the second straight week of