Posts Covering Real Estate News

Renting credit score: You might need a higher FICO to rent than buy

If you thought mortgage lenders were tough on those with a less-than-great credit score, think again. In many cities, it's harder to rent with a low credit score than to buy a home.

How will Trump’s tax reform proposals affect my homeownership plans?

Tax reform is trying to make its way through Congress. If passed, what would it mean for the everyday home buyer and home owner?

Moving out: San Diego draws most buyers from other metros

With housing heating up, people are able to makes moves they might have been putting off. And some nice towns have reaped the benefit of that -- including San Diego, California.

Home construction comeback: Could more housing starts be on the way?

An increase in new home construction is good for today's homebuyers.

Wages not rising as fast as home prices; NAR presents 2018 housing forecast

Post-hurricane jobs numbers not as strong as expected The October jobs report is in, and the numbers are a mixed bag. The U.S. economy added 261,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in October, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. A hiring rebound at restaurants and bars impacted by recent hurricanes helped boost numbers. However, October's jobs […]

How millennials influence the housing market

Millennials impacting the housing market According to one national housing trend report, first-time buyers make up 47 percent of all purchases. Half of those buyers are under 36 years old. It's safe to say that (finally!) millennials comprise a large segment of homebuyers. Millennials only group "moving up" in homeownership The Zillow report indicated that […]

Buyer and seller confidence is up: Is it time for you to become a homeowner?

Is it the right time to become a homeowner? Many home buyers and sellers believe that it is. And with interest rates still below 4 percent, you should probably consider homeownership as well.

Rising rent crisis: Tenants struggle to keep up as costs skyrocket

Rising rents don't just make monthly existence hard for enters. They harm the economy for many of the rest of us.

Want the small-town life? The Northeast has the best small cities

If you like amenities but crave a small town atmosphere, these best small cities deliver. And hey are mostly in the northeast,

Where to buy: America’s most and least affordable big cities

if you;re looking for affordable big cities, you know it's a tough ask. But we've just made it a little easier with this list of most and least affordable big cities.

Want to save cash? Save on closing costs and buy in Missouri

Want to save on closing costs? Try moving to a different state. Costs differ substantially by location. If that's not possible, however, we have more tips for you at The Mortgage Reports.

Pending home sales flatline in September

It's a jungle out there for home buyers Pending home sales remained unchanged in September from the downwardly revised reading of 106 in August, on the National Association of Realtors’ Pending Home Sales Index. Pending home sales: Was it Irma's fault? The index measures future market activity based on contract signings. September’s reading is the […]

September new home sales soar to near-decade-best levels

New home sales are rising. And so is inventory, finally, as builders attempt to keep up with demand.

Realtors optimistic about next six months in housing markets

Housing markets are coming up roses, even though summer's over. Here's what you need to know if you're buying or selling today.

Amazon Key service lets carriers unlock your front door

The new Amazon delivery service gives carriers the ability to unlock your front door to leave packages Ever bought a package on Amazon and thought, "I hope no one takes it off my front step?" Well, Amazon has announced a new program that will allow deliveries inside your home... when you're not home. Welcome to […]

Houston, we have affordable housing

4 U.S. cities ranked among world's most affordable Houston, Texas has some of the most affordable housing in the world. According to Bloomberg's recent Global City Housing Affordability Index, it's one of just four U.S. cities to make the top 10 list. The index considers average housing cost as a percentage of monthly income. The world's most […]

Millennials are moving to the suburbs in bigger cars

Millennials are moving to the suburbs in rural areas in suburbs now that they're able to purchase more. Not only that, but they're buying bigger cars.

Your adult children are moving home: Don’t freak out

According to a research study, 25 million adult children ages 25-35 years old are moving back to their parent's; the highest it's been since the 1940's.

Moving this fall? Here are the strongest housing markets this season

The South takes the cake If you're looking to buy a home in this fall, you might want to consider heading south. According to Ten-X's fall 2017 Top Single-Family Housing Markets Report, that's where the majority of the nation's strongest markets lie. In fact, the Lone Star State alone claimed the top three spots. Texas […]

Everyone’s optimistic about today’s housing market

Today's housing market is churning -- full of buyers and sellers -- for good reason.Money is available and inventory is improving.

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)