1. US new home sales surged in September

    By Anna Bahney, CNN New home sales in the United States surged higher in September from the month before, even as mortgage rates remained over 7%, making financing a home costlier and pushing people out of the market. Sales of newly constructed homes jumped 12.3% in September to a
  2. Why the housing market is going from tough to terrible

    By Anna Bahney, CNN Mortgage rates are nearing 8% . Prices have climbed for the past three months straight. And there were fewer homes on the market in September than any September ever. No wonder home sales just hit a 13-year low . It is a crummy time to try to buy a house. In unwel
  3. Americans’ net worth surged by a record 37% from 2019-2022

    By Alicia Wallace, CNN Americans’ net worth surged at a historic pace from 2019 to 2022, a reflection of the pandemic era’s tremendous economic swings and the wealth generated from homeownership and financial assets, according to Federal Reserve data released Wednesday. Real, or in
  4. Hong Kong court backs same-sex married couples on equal housing rights

    By Story by Reuters A Hong Kong court has dismissed a government bid to deny same-sex married couples the right to rent and own public housing, saying that it was “discriminatory in nature” and a complete denial of such couples’ rights. The ruling by Hong Kong’s Court of Appeal on
  5. A 6-year-old Palestinian-American was stabbed 26 times for being Muslim, police say. His mom couldn’t go to his funeral because she was stabbed, too

    By Holly Yan, Brad Parks, Lauren Mascarenhas and Virginia Langmaid, CNN Loved ones and strangers united in grief Monday at the funeral of a 6-year-old Chicago-area boy who was killed because he was Muslim , officials say. Wadea Al Fayoume was stabbed 26 times Saturday by his family’