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April 25, 2018 in Real Estate News
For Millennials looking to buy a home, a new ranking suggests heading anywhere but the South. That’s where the majority of the nation’s worst states for Millennials are located, with New Mexico, West Virginia and Mississippi leading the pack.
April 24, 2018 in Real Estate News
Though it’s often assumed that eco-friendly housing comes with an inherently higher price tag, according to a new study, that may not be true. In fact, in some areas, green homes may even be more affordable than not-so-eco-friendly ones are.
April 20, 2018 in Real Estate News
Though a new report shows that just over half of U.S. housing markets have median prices above their pre-recession peaks, there’s a silver lining: the other half still boasts historically affordable homes. In fact, in some major metros, home prices are as much as 25 percent lower than their pre-recession peaks.
April 19, 2018 in Real Estate News
If you’re renting a house in hopes of saving money, you might want to re-think that strategy. According to new report, single-family rents are up significantly over the year – particularly on lower-end properties.
April 18, 2018 in Real Estate News
Looking for a new job? You might want to pack up and move West. According to a new ranking, the country’s best cities for job seekers are largely on the Pacific Coast, with five California towns making the top 10.
April 17, 2018 in Real Estate News
If today’s red-hot market isn’t offering fast enough home sales, you might want to look to Zillow. With a new program called Instant Offers, the site can now bring instant cash offers right to your door – no listing, marketing or showings necessary.
April 13, 2018 in Real Estate News
It seems Millennial homebuyers are more likely to lean on their real estate agents than buyers in other generations. According to a new study, Millennials are more willing to rely on agent recommendations and less likely to do their own self-directed research before buying a home.
April 12, 2018 in Real Estate News
It’s no secret that home prices have risen in recent months, but in some housing markets, they’ve gone off the charts. Where are the most expensive places to buy a home? A new study has the answers.
April 10, 2018 in Real Estate News
Looking for a new place to call home? You might want to consider Ann Arbor, Michigan. According to a new ranking, it’s the No. 1 best place to live in America – and for good reason.
April 6, 2018 in Real Estate News
It seems real estate agents should get to work on their texting skills. According to a recent survey from Ellie Mae, homebuyers are increasingly expecting to text with their realtors – as well as other industry pros – as they go about the buying process. Fortunately, a new emoji app can help.
April 3, 2018 in Real Estate News
What are America's highest paying cities? You might be surprised by the answer.
March 28, 2018 in Real Estate News
If Millennials needed more reason to join the housing market, RENTCafe has just offered it. According to a new study from the apartment listing site, the average Millennial will spend a whopping $93,000 in rent costs by the time they’re 30.
March 27, 2018 in Real Estate News
It’s not just age that separates the nation’s biggest generations. According to recent data from Realtor.com, it’s also preferences in housing markets.
March 25, 2018 in Real Estate News
Tired of touring empty homes that just don’t feel like you? Can’t imagine yourself in a house due to the current owner’s starkly different tastes in décor? Thanks to a new virtual home staging app, these challenges are no more.
March 23, 2018 in Real Estate News
As a homebuyer, acting fast is vital in today’s market – even in some of the nation’s smaller markets. According to new data, homes averaged a mere 62 days on market last month, the lowest February stat on record.
March 22, 2018 in Real Estate News
After two months of consecutive drops, it seems existing home sales are finally on the rebound. According to new data, sales on existing homes jumped 3 percent last month and more than 1 percent over the year.
March 20, 2018 in Real Estate News
Though Millennials may be known as tech-savvy disruptors to many, data shows they’re more traditional than most think. In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors, Millennial homebuyers consider proximity to friends and family more of a factor than either Generation Xers or young Baby Boomers.
March 19, 2018 in Real Estate News
Rising home prices might be getting buyers down, but for already existing homeowners? They’re offering serious financial benefits. According to new data from CoreLogic, the average homeowner saw their home equity jump by more than $15,000 last year alone – the biggest increase in four years.
March 16, 2018 in Real Estate News
Can a home equal happiness? If you buy a house in Fremont, California it just might. According to a new ranking, Fremont is the nation’s happiest city, boasting ample health, employment and community opportunities.
2018 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)