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6:03 a.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
New home sales jump in August despite record pricesU.S. new-home sales increased 1.5% to an annual rate of 740,000, the government said Friday. The figure equates to how many homes would be sold over a yearlong period of time if the same number were bought in each month based on the rate of sales in July. Compared to a year ago, sales were down 24%.The median forecast of economists polled by MarketWatch was that new home sales would come in at an annual rate of 720,000 for August. The median sales price of new houses sold in August was $390,900, rising slightly from the previous month to reach a new record high.
6:03 a.m. Sept. 22, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Existing-home sales retreat in August as buyers wait for better pricesExisting-home sales dropped 2% to a seasonally-adjusted, annual rate of 5.88 million in August, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. Compared with August 2020, home sales were down 1.5%. Economists polled by MarketWatch had projected existing-home sales to come in at 5.87 million. The median sales price of an existing home was up nearly 15% year-over-year at $356,700.
4:37 a.m. Sept. 21, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
New-home construction improves in August, driven by increase in multifamily buildingU.S. home builders started construction on homes at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.62 million in August, representing a 3.9% increase from the previous month, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday. Compared with August 2020, housing starts were up 17.4%. The pace of permitting for new housing units also increased in August. Permitting for new homes occurred at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.73 million, up 6% from July and 13.5% from a year ago. With both housing starts and building permits, the gains recorded in August were driven by an uptick in multifamily construction activity. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected housing starts to occur at a pace of 1.55 million and building permits to come in at a pace of 1.62 million.
10:07 a.m. Sept. 8, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Fed's Beige Book says economic growth dropped to 'a moderate pace'Economic growth slowed to a moderate pace in early July through August, according to the latest edition of the Federal Reserve's Beige Book that was released Wednesday. The central bank noted that safety concerns tied to the delta variant of COVID-19 prompted a pullback in dining out and travel, which weigh on the greater economy. Supply shortages, including limited inventories of automobiles and homes for sales, also contributed to the economy's retreat from its stronger pace of growth earlier this year. At the same time, businesses reported to the Fed that they were finding it easier to pass cost increases along to consumers via higher prices. The central bank noted that inflation was "steady at an elevated pace."
6:05 a.m. Aug. 23, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Existing-home sales jump 2% in July as inventory of properties for sale growsExisting-home sales rose 2% in July from the month prior, the National Association of Realtors . Sales occurred at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 5.99 million. Compared to July 2020, sales were up 1.5%. The total inventory of homes for sales rose 7.3% on a monthly basis, though it's still down significantly from a year ago.
4:18 a.m. June 20, 2021 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips are timed for a bull market that looks short on timeThese money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
5:13 p.m. June 13, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My fiancée makes $90,000 a year. I make $150,000. Should we merge our finances after we get married? ‘She has roughly $40,000 left in student loans, and we share an investment in a land parcel with a $65,000 loan balance remaining’‘She has roughly $40,000 left in student loans, and we share an investment in a land parcel with a $65,000 loan balance remaining.’
8:03 a.m. June 6, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
If it’s not enhanced unemployment benefits, why are people turning down jobs? Some people are finding it difficult to get a job, while others need to find affordable child care, home help or even transportationSome people are finding it difficult to get a job, while others need to find affordable child care, home help or even transportation.
10:18 a.m. June 5, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My husband of 30 years hid income with his mother’s help. When confronted he said, ‘I’m a liar. I’ve been doing this for 10 years!’ ‘I want to protect the last of my inheritance and two money-market accounts currently in my name’‘I want to protect the last of my inheritance and two money-market accounts currently in my name.’
5:46 a.m. June 1, 2021 - By Jillian Berman
‘If it got too successful it would be destroyed’: Remembering the Tulsa massacre, when a white mob destroyed ‘Black Wall Street’ 100 years ago In roughly 24 hours, the mob destroyed an estimated $1.47 million — or more than $20 million in today’s dollars — of Black-owned homes and businessesIn roughly 24 hours, the mob destroyed an estimated $1.47 million — or more than $20 million in today’s dollars — of Black-owned homes and businesses.
8:09 a.m. May 30, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My wife and I defrauded the government by hiding income. Now we’re divorcing, and she’s threatening to ruin us both ‘She left me for her pandemic boyfriend. She was caught at our vacation home with him’‘She left me for her pandemic boyfriend. She was caught at our vacation home with him.’
4:35 a.m. May 30, 2021 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can help you stay belted in when stocks get on a roller coasterThese money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
4:22 a.m. May 25, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I moved 200 miles to live in my girlfriend’s new house. We have a child, but she’s reluctant to get married. I’d be left with nothing if we broke up ‘How can I protect myself financially from being completely left out in the cold if she wanted to break up with me?’‘How can I protect myself financially from being completely left out in the cold if she wanted to break up with me?’
9:40 a.m. May 24, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My siblings live in our late mother’s home. They’re forcing me to sign over my share if I don’t pay for renovations. What can I do? ‘I do not want to sign away the only thing my mom left me’‘I do not want to sign away the only thing my mom left me.’
5:49 a.m. May 23, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I care for my mother and sold her house. My sister says half the home belongs to her, and now she wants a loan. What do I do? ‘My father, who passed away in 2009, and my mother had a joint will leaving all they owned to my sister and me’‘My father, who passed away in 2009, and my mother had a joint will leaving all they owned to my sister and me’
5:37 a.m. May 23, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My father left me his estate, and his adopted children nothing. I don’t want to lose them. What should I do? ‘The sum is rather large, and I’m going to be asked at some point how much I inherited. I’m concerned that they will be jealous and resentful’‘The sum is rather large, and I’m going to be asked at some point how much I inherited. I’m concerned that they will be jealous and resentful.’
5:31 a.m. May 23, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Our neighbor’s car damaged our house. She begged us not to report it. Now she needs to borrow money, and is nickel-and-diming our contractor ‘Louise came to our house to lament that she would need to borrow from her sister and Ada in order to even pay the $1,000’‘Louise came to our house to lament that she would need to borrow from her sister and Ada in order to even pay the $1,000’
5:11 p.m. May 20, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I’m worth $3 million, and separating from my much wealthier partner of 33 years. What kind of financial settlement can I expect? ‘When same-sex marriage became a possibility in New York, he declined to consider it because he did not want to take on any possible financial obligations that a future divorce might entail’‘When same-sex marriage became a possibility in New York, he declined to consider it because he did not want to take on any possible financial obligations that a future divorce might entail.’
5:11 p.m. May 20, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My boyfriend inherited a home and $700K. He pays me $500 monthly rent. Should I ask him for $86K to pay off my condo? ‘I am 65 and get a monthly pension of $800 and receive $1,800 Social Security every month. I have no savings, and own two properties’‘I am 65 and get a monthly pension of $800 and receive $1,800 Social Security every month. I have no savings, and own two properties.’
7:03 a.m. May 20, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I’ve bitcoin and dogecoin FOMO! ‘I’m too old to sit and hope I can make up for the lost time by safely investing my little bit of money’ ‘I have a $3,000-a-month pension. I am living with my ill father, and I am currently not working and looking for a job. I am going to college using the GI Bill. I am almost 50, and have no 401(k)’‘I have a $3,000-a-month pension. I am living with my ill father, and I am currently not working and looking for a job. I am going to college using the GI Bill. I am almost 50, and have no 401(k).’
4:56 a.m. May 19, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I share custody with my ex-wife 50-50, but our daughters live with me 24/7 due to her boyfriend’s meth habit. What happens to the child tax credit? ‘Will she still be able to use our daughter as a tax deduction? My concern is also with the coming child tax credit this summer’‘Will she still be able to use our daughter as a tax deduction? My concern is also with the coming child tax credit this summer.’
4:37 a.m. May 18, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Housing starts fall as builders contend with shortage of materials and laborU.S. home builders started construction on homes at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.57 million in April, representing a 9.5% decrease from the previous month's downwardly-revised figure, the U.S. Census Bureau . Compared with April 2020 though, housing starts were up 67%, though the year-over-year comparison is skewed somewhat by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic's onset a year ago. The pace of permitting for new housing units increased again in March. Permitting for new homes occurred at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.76 million, up 0.3% from March and 61% from a year ago. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected housing starts to occur at a pace of 1.70 million and building permits to come in at a pace of 1.77 million.
5:19 a.m. May 17, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Americans are finally getting ready to splurge — here’s what they’re buying Exhaling after more than a year of pandemic-related restrictions, consumer confidence is on the riseExhaling after more than a year of pandemic-related restrictions, consumer confidence is on the rise.
8:41 a.m. May 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My ex-wife passed away. I’m the beneficiary on her life insurance. Her family wants me to pay her funeral expenses and won’t leave me alone ‘I blocked my ex-in-laws, and now I received a threatening voicemail from a blocked number, so I’ve taken it upon myself to notify the authorities’‘I blocked my ex-in-laws, and now I received a threatening voicemail from a blocked number, so I’ve taken it upon myself to notify the authorities.’
8:38 a.m. May 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My ex-husband has a life-insurance policy on me — and jokes he’ll be ‘Suspect No. 1’ if I die. Other than haunting him, what can I do? ‘The thought of him benefiting from my death infuriates me, especially because of how badly I was treated by him’‘The thought of him benefiting from my death infuriates me, especially because of how badly I was treated by him.’
8:34 a.m. May 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My boyfriend talked me into depositing my paychecks into his bank account, and paying for a car in his name. What can I do? ‘He financed a brand-new car in his name for me — it cost over $45,000. I made aggressive payments every month and even took money from my 401(k) to pay off the car’‘He financed a brand-new car in his name for me — it cost over $45,000. I made aggressive payments every month and even took money from my 401(k) to pay off the car.’
8:33 a.m. May 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My friends raised $15,000 on GoFundMe while I was comatose after an accident. But I inherited $1 million, and my insurance covered the costs ‘I am afraid to even look at the total, and have not gone to the site. To make it worse, before this, I was lower middle class, and so are many of the friends who gave money’‘I am afraid to even look at the total, and have not gone to the site. To make it worse, before this, I was lower middle class, and so are many of the friends who gave money.’
7:48 a.m. May 15, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My friend of 30 years owes me $20K after living in my apartment rent-free. She texted to say she misses our friendship. What should I do now? ‘Her texts mentioned nothing about paying me back. I have already made peace with the lost money, and lost friendship’‘Her texts mentioned nothing about paying me back. I have already made peace with the lost money, and lost friendship.’
7:43 a.m. May 15, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My boyfriend’s brother gave me $6,000 to buy a house 12 years ago. It rose 128% in value. How much should I give him back? ‘I bought the house for $125,000 and it is now worth approximately $285,000, with a total owed of $185,000’‘I bought the house for $125,000 and it is now worth approximately $285,000, with a total owed of $185,000.’
12:26 p.m. May 13, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I bought my parents’ house at below-market rate — my sister wants me to give her $50K to build my mother an annex. Is that fair? ‘My sister has a bunch of lumber sitting on her lawn, and no money to pay the contractor’‘My sister has a bunch of lumber sitting on her lawn, and no money to pay the contractor.’
5:07 p.m. May 10, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
U.S. jobs recovery reveals two very different Americas The latest figures show a stark divide among workers, both in their ability to get jobs and hang onto them during the pandemicThe latest figures show a stark divide among workers, both in their ability to get jobs and hang onto them during the pandemic.
5:07 p.m. May 10, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My wife’s brother, 60, lives with his mom. He thinks the house belongs to him. What should happen after my mother-in-law dies? ‘Should they let him have the house or rent it? Should they make him pay for the house?’‘Should they let him have the house or rent it? Should they make him pay for the house?’
1:47 p.m. May 9, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I have a ‘mundane’ First World problem: Should I buy a $30,000 bracelet during a global pandemic? ‘My husband said I should buy it’‘‘My husband said I should buy it.’
1:46 p.m. May 9, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My friend set up a GoFundMe to pay for her sick pet, instead of getting a refund on our vacation. I canceled the trip. Who’s right? ‘In my world, one should not resort to GoFundMe until they have exhausted all other reasonable options’‘I felt wrong going on a trip that had been funded indirectly by others. In my world, one should not resort to GoFundMe until they have exhausted all other reasonable options.’
5:11 p.m. May 7, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My ex-husband moved in. He pays $150 for cable, his only expense, and gives me the silent treatment if I ask him to pay for dinner ‘I was doing great on my own with the kids. I managed to get an apartment, pay for health insurance and even continue with my youngest son’s private school’‘I was doing great on my own with the kids. I managed to get an apartment, pay for health insurance and even continue with my youngest son’s private school.’
2:04 p.m. May 6, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My son, 18, says I should hand over the $1,400 adult-dependent stimulus. He claims it belongs to him. Who’s right? ‘I claim him as a dependent on my taxes because I pay more than half of his household expenses (actually, all of his expenses)’‘I claim him as a dependent on my taxes because I pay more than half of his household expenses (actually, all of his expenses).’
5:54 p.m. May 2, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My sister inherited the family home, but not the contents. She set up a ‘garage sale’ — and key items were missing. Should I pursue legal action? ‘She kept saying, “I have to think about my retirement.” She is 67. I think she is padding her 401(k) with everything she can get her hands on’‘She kept saying, “I have to think about my retirement.” She is 67. I think she is padding her 401(k) with everything she can get her hands on.’
5:54 p.m. May 2, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My financially reckless ex-husband bought a house with our son — now his business is failing. How can we be free of this mess? ‘This was the way my father treated my mother, so I thought it was normal’‘This was the way my father treated my mother, so I thought it was normal.’
5:53 p.m. May 2, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My son, a college student, received three stimulus checks. I’m a dad trying to teach ethical behavior. What should we do? ‘He has deposited them, but has not spent the money’‘He has deposited them, but has not spent the money.’
12:08 p.m. May 2, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I saved $1.1M for retirement, earn $128K and have $22K in cash. Can I afford my dream car — an $80K Nissan GT-R? ‘I’m 41 and single with no kids, and have always been a big saver’‘I’m 41 and single with no kids, and have always been a big saver.’
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