Posts Covering Real Estate News

Homes Selling Faster Than Any Time In Recorded History

Home supply is tight, and homes are selling fast. Mortgage rates are favorable. Is it time to enter the market?

Will Home Buying Get Easier The Last Half Of 2017?

Home prices actually fell during the first quarter of 2017. Was the drop seasonal, or will home prices continue to decline this year?

Home Prices Rise In The West, Fall In The East

Prices are up more than 6% since last year, but the story changes regionally. The west coast has posted a 1.4% one-month gain, but a loss on the east coast.

New Home Sales Post Surprising Spring Loss

New construction home sales cooled off in April, in what should have been a red-hot spring month. But, sales still match high 2016 levels.

Rising Wages Helping More Afford Homes

In 25 percent of US housing markets, buyers are less able to afford homes than they used to be. Fortunately, rising wages are closing the gap, and houses purchased today will likely be worth more tomorrow.

These Numbers Suggest New Home Market Is Strong, Growing

Home builders are trying to keep up with buyer demand. Prices are on the rise, but mortgage rates remain historically low. Time to start home shopping?

Home Builders Haven’t Been This Confident Since 2005

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

Home Prices in 2017: Are We Facing A Real Estate Bubble?

Rising home prices in 2017 could mean another real estate boom -- or another real estate bubble. How can you tell?

How To Buy A House: 5 Home Buying Mistakes To Avoid

It's hard to know what not to do -- especially when it's your first time buying a home. Here are 5 common but avoidable mistakes.

The Lowdown On Downpayment Grants

Downpayment grants bridge the gap between their savings and the required downpayment for a mortgage. And, the money often doesn’t have to be repaid.

Outlook: Two Blockbuster Months In A Row Signal Steaming Home Market

Buyers are out in force, signing contracts like few times in history. Pending Home Sales Index analysis and market predictions.

Home Price Gains Suddenly Move Up In A Big Way

Home values soared in February, marking a 61-month streak of home price gains. But prices are up more than 6% for the year, and don't appear to be slowing down.

Low Rates, High Competition Fuel Lightning-Fast Home Sales

Median Days on Market still ultra-low as homes sell in less than a week in many U.S. cities. "You snooze, you lose", as they say. Analysis and commentary.

Study: Home Prices Are 33% Cheaper Than In 2006

A study reveals that homes are much more affordable than they were at the height of last decade's housing boom despite home value increases of late.

Renters Reconsider Waiting To Buy As Home Sales Hit 121-Month Best

Home supply is tight, but persistent buyers pushed existing home sales to a 10-year best in March. Is it time to start your home search?

Single Family Housing Starts Jump Above Sky-High 2016 Levels

Home builders are trying to keep up with buyer demand. Prices are on the rise, but mortgage rates remain historically low. Time to start home shopping?

U.S. Consumers Low-Ball Home Price Growth…Again

Home prices are rising twice as fast as consumers think they are. Lack of awareness could be costing home buyers thousands each year they delay their purchase.

Confident Buyers Stoke The Red-Hot New Home Market

New construction homes are selling fast. Buyers believe their employment opportunities are great, and call for higher rates and prices in 2017.

Buyers Get A Better Shot At Affordable Housing In 2017

Home values did not rise in January, the first time in 59 months that's happened. But, prices are up nearly 6% for the year. Is it time to buy?

New Home Construction Soars, Posts Highest Count Since 2007

Home builders are trying to keep up with buyer demand. Prices are on the rise, but mortgage rates remain historically low. Time to start home shopping?

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)