Posts Covering Real Estate News

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.

Home prices: Growth stalls out

Home prices are not necessarily skyrocketing everywhere. Take a breath and check out your market before you start worrying.

Single women experience slower home appreciation than single men

When it comes to the appreciation value of a home, single men see a better return than single women.

Millennials make up home buying majority in these obscure towns

Younger home buyers are dominating the housing market in some unlikely places. What's drawing them to these little-known areas?

Home construction spending rises: Could it impact home prices?

Building is up, but so is buyer demand. Is increased construction spending by builders enough to alleviate price increases?

Home survey: more homeowners prepare to sell

Desperately low home inventory could become a thing of the past. More homeowners now think it's a good time to sell.

Unmarried Women: Leaders in Homeownership

Generation Z, unlike previous generations, has to Recession-era baggage when it comes to real estate. These people are ready to own a home. If you're one of them, here's what you need to know.

New startup Loftium changing how we see down payments

if you're buying a home in the (expensive) Seattle area, this new program by Loftium and Umpqua Bank might help. It provides down payments to those willing to participate in the program.

Buying a house in areas hit by natural disaster

Buying a house in an area distressed by flood, hurricane, earthquake or other natural disaster is not as crazy as it sounds. It may be the opportunity you've been waiting for.

Breaking: Housing starts up, hurricanes dampen builders’ optimism

In the news, building starts were down in July; many believe due to hurricane activity.

Here’s how much Jay-Z and Beyoncé are spending on their mortgage each month

The king and queen of entertainment just took on a huge monthly payment -- more than the average American spends on an entire house.

Wages Are Not Keeping Up With Home Prices: NAR

It's clear: home sales are slowing because wages are not keeping up with home prices. Which type of consumer is benefitting in this market?

New home sales tank in July, but show strength for the year

New-construction home sales slowed in July, as buyers retreat. New home prices are rising. Is it time to start looking for a new home to buy?

Housing starts fall in July. When will home inventory catch up with demand?

Started homes dropped slightly in July, which doesn't help the home buyer's plight: not enough homes to buy.

Home Sellers Strangely Pessimistic In A Raging Seller’s Market

We know why buyers are discouraged: lack of housing inventory? But why are sellers also pessimistic about their selling opportunities? Advice and analysis.

Hope For Home Buyers: Cash Buyers Bow Out, Fall Is Coming

It's the best time of 2017 to get pre-approved. Fall is coming, and it could become way easier to buy a home. Forecast and analysis.

Strong Buyer Demand Can’t Budge New Home Sales

New-construction home sales inched up in June, but could have been much higher if buyers could find more new homes to buy.

Housing Starts Bounce Back in June, But Is It Enough?

New construction home building is showing signs of life. Still, home builders admit severe challenges to building, and demand outstrips supply.

Mortgage Rates Destined To Rise? Not According To Consumers, Says Study

Mortgage rates are poised to fall, say consumers. A record number of survey respondents are calling for lower rates, according to a new Fannie Mae Study.

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)