Posts Covering Real Estate News

Report: Single-Family Housing Starts End 2016 On A High Note

Home builders are trying to keep up with fierce buyer demand. Prices are on the rise, but mortgage rates remain historically low. Is it time to start your home search?

Home Builders Seeing Best Buyer Foot Traffic In A Decade

Home builder confidence remains strong in January, with low mortgage rates and rising rents. Builders predict 2017 will be a banner year for real estate.

Buying A House: How To Deal With Tough Competition

Buying a house in a hot market requires a cool head. Consequently, would-be buyers must be prepared to act fast and pursue effective strategies to win their desired dwelling.

Staging Your Home Helps It Sell 73% Faster, On Average

Selling your home? Make sure you stage it for sale. Staged homes sell 73% faster than non-staged homes; and sell at higher prices, too. Here's how to do it.

Pending Home Sales Foreshadow Strong 2017 Housing Market

For the 31st straight month, the Pending Home Sales Index bested its benchmark reading of 100. It's no wonder home prices continue to rise nationwide.

Home Values Continue Impressive 5-Year Climb

Home values are up another 6 percent since last year, spurred by low mortgage rates and high buyer demand. Is it time to enter the market?

Report: November New Home Sales Jump 16% Year-Over-Year

Rising rents and historically low mortgage rates spur home buyers to snap up today's new construction homes.

Home Supply Evaporates Amid Buying Frenzy

November home sales jumped to multi-year highs, severely reducing home supply. Analysis, plus today's best mortgage programs for new buyers.

Home Builder Optimism Hasn’t Been This High Since July 2005

Home builder confidence remains strong in December, with low mortgage rates and rising rents. Builders predict 2017 will be a banner year for real estate.

Report: Single-Family Housing Starts Are Near Their 2016 Best

Home builders are trying to keep up with fierce buyer demand. Prices are on the rise, but mortgage rates remain historically low. Is it time to start your home search?

Follow This Advice To Buy The Right Home Your First Time

Recent surveys offer advice to new home buyers who want to buy a home that meets all their current and future needs.

NAR: Home Sales Steam Forward Into Fall

For the 30th straight month, the Pending Home Sales Index bested its benchmark reading of 100. It's no wonder home prices continue to rise nationwide.

Case-Shiller Index: House Values Eclipse 2006 Peak

Case-Shiller Index reports home values surpassed their 2006 best. Renters want to become buyers, driving up home prices by more than 10% in some cities.

Report: October New Home Sales Jump 18% Year-Over-Year

Amid low mortgage rates are rising rents home buyers are snapping up today's new construction at levels not seen since 2007.

Home Sales Up 70% From 2010 Bottom

October home sales jumped again, rising to levels not seen since before the housing downturn. Analysis, plus today's best mortgage programs for new buyers.

Home Values Continue Impressive 62-Month Climb

Home values are up another 5 percent, spurred by low mortgage rates and high buyer demand. Is it time to enter the market?

Report: Housing Starts Hit 9-Year Best On Low Rates, High Demand

As demand surges, U.S. builders are trying to keep up. Prices are on the rise, but mortgage rates remain historically low. Is it time to start your home search in earnest?

Report: Home Builders Forecast Best Housing Market In 11 Years

Home builder confidence remains strong in November, with low mortgage rates and rising rents. Builders predict 2017 will be a banner year for real estate.

Buying A House: 7 Hidden Benefits Of Home Ownership

Buying a house delivers many more benefits than the roof over your head. Here are 7 more reasons to consider homeownership today.

Report: Honolulu Twice As Affordable As San Diego

Housing prices keep rising, but 6 in 10 homes are still "affordable" to the median income family, nationwide. But, affordability extremes exist in many areas of the country.

2017 Conforming, FHA, & VA Loan Limits

Mortgage loan limits for every U.S. county, as published by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)