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January 18, 2018 in Real Estate News
Things are looking up for the U.S. housing marketing in 2018 – at least according to one CEO. It seems changing migration patterns and increasing housing starts all spell good news for the market as we head into the new year.
January 17, 2018 in Real Estate News
Finding the perfect place to live is hard, but according to Redfin, Chicago might be the place to start. The Windy City is home to a number of the nation’s best neighborhoods – communities with affordable housing, high levels of inventory, an easy commute, low rates of crime and great schools.
January 16, 2018 in Real Estate News
When it comes to moving, Americans largely headed south in 2017. According to new data, Texas was the top state for U.S. migration, while Tempe, Arizona, took the honors for top city.
January 12, 2018 in Real Estate News
Need help saving for your down payment? Then you may want to find a new job. Thanks to a new offering from crowdfunding platform HomeFundMe, employers can now make down payments a bona fide part of their benefits packages.
January 11, 2018 in Real Estate News
Looking for the life of luxury? Then you’re in luck. The luxury real estate market isn’t as inventory-strapped as more affordable housing is. In fact, there’s actually a pretty wide selection of luxury properties on the market as we kick off 2018.
January 9, 2018 in Real Estate News
Don’t want to waste your life away with tedious and traffic-filled commutes? Then Eugene, Oregon, is the place to be. With a mere 19-minute average morning drive-time, it’s the nation’s single-best metro for commuters.
January 6, 2018 in Real Estate News
It seems lending standards are loosening for Millennial home buyers. According to new data, the average FICO score for a Millennial buyer has dropped two full points over the last year. Scores are down even more on refinance loans.
January 5, 2018 in Real Estate News
America’s rental market is on a downturn. According to a new report, not only has the overall renter population decreased in the last year, but rental prices have jumped as well. Could it spell good news for housing?
December 30, 2017 in Real Estate News
Want to avoid a bidding war? You might want to steer clear of the West Coast -- and particularly Seattle.
December 24, 2017 in Real Estate News
Confidence up, renting down It looks like 2018 could be a banner year for housing. Not only has homebuilder confidence has hit its highest point in 18 years, but renting – and the building of rental units – is on a downturn. Both spell good news for the housing market. Buoyed builders According to the […]
December 23, 2017 in Real Estate News
Buying with Bitcoin With Bitcoin value jumping more than 183 percent in November alone, there’s no doubt that cryptocurrency is booming. But could it be a viable way to buy or sell a home? Apparently, it already is. Cashing in on cryptocurrency As of Dec. 12, one Bitcoin was worth just under $17,000. And as […]
December 22, 2017 in Real Estate News
Appraisals start to match up Appraisals have long been the bane of home buyer existence. As home prices have climbed, appraisals just haven’t caught up, and the result has been more and more out-of-pocket expenses for today’s buyers, or a lost sale altogether. Fortunately, it looks like those days may be numbered. Buyers, appraisers finally […]
December 21, 2017 in Real Estate News
A new type of dream home With inventory tight and prices rising, many home buyers are having to give up some of those “nice-to-haves” in order to find a house in today’s market. But according to a new survey, there are five major attributes buyers just aren’t willing to budge on. No compromise ValueInsured recently […]
December 20, 2017 in Real Estate News
Buyer preference breakdown It appears the ultimate dream home looks very different from buyer to buyer. According to a new study, men, women, parents, non-parents and even dog- and cat-owners have distinct preferences when it comes to homes they’ll buy. There are even big differences between Android and iPhone users. Men vs. women Redfin recently […]
Many homebuyers and property owners have questions about the new tax reform bill and real estate. Here's what you need to know about the possible effects on property ownership.
The mortgage experience is not completely equal for the male versus female Millennial homebuyer.
Selling a house is a lot of work, specially the preparation. But a new service can take care of that for you. So you can increase your sales price without doing all that work yourself.
December 7, 2017 in Real Estate News
Can real estate agent be replaced by robots? Not yet, but new technology helps your agent help you. Or lets you tour homes worldwide from your own home.
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)