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Millennial homebuyers make waves, stick near friends and family

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.

Homeowners see biggest home equity jump in 4 years

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.

Not sure where to buy a house? Try these happy cities

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.

Steer clear of the South: the best (and worst) states for women home buyers

Single women home buyers may make up one of the biggest segments of the market, but that doesn’t mean the world is their oyster. According to a new ranking, while some states offer women prime opportunities for employment, health, safety and overall well-being, just as many don’t. And most of those sub-par states? They’re in the South.

Need more reason to buy a home? These cities pay you to do it

We all know it costs to buy a home. But what if your city actually helped you with those costs, giving you free land, cash grants and other financial incentives just to move there? In a handful of American towns, that’s exactly what buyers can expect.

First-time home buyers: These are the best spots to move

Love sunshine and oranges? Ready to buy your first home? Then you might want to pack your bags and head to Tampa, Florida. According to a new ranking, it’s the No. 1 spot in the nation for first-time home buyers.

Bye, big metros: Secondary housing markets see spike

It seems home buyers are starting to look outside major metro areas – and even major suburbs, in order to find their dream homes. According to new data, demand is rising in outlier housing markets across the nation, with Spokane, Washington leading the pack.

Remodeling primed to rise; will HELOCs and refis, too?

It looks like 2018 is going to be a big year for the home remodeling market. According to new data, home improvement projects will clock in around $340 billion across the country this year – a jump of 7.5 percent over 2017.

Want to save cash? Avoid these places with pricy property taxes

Property taxes vary greatly across the country, either representing a mere blip on the radar or a massive, savings-depleting annual cost. Want to make sure yours fall into the former category? Then avoid New Jersey – and head to Hawaii.

Can home buyers in San Francisco finally be optimistic? These stats say yes

Home buyers in San Francisco may be in luck. According to a new ranking, the city saw the most growth in new construction last year – and rates are still climbing.

Should you buy a home in a state capital? Be choosy if you do

State capitals are some of the nation’s biggest and most bustling cities. But how many are actually good places to put down roots and buy a home? According to a new ranking, only a few.

Home sales hit record speeds; inventory recovers in some metros

Homes are selling like hotcakes. According to a new report from real estate firm RE/MAX, last month was the fastest-selling January in the last nine years.

More housing inventory on the way; construction, builder confidence up for February

Could our housing inventory woes be on the way out? According to new data, it very well could be.

Want safety? Buy a house in these cities

If you’re looking for a crime-free place to buy a house, it’s time to move Northeast. According to a new list from NeighborhoodScout, the region is home to many of the nation’s safest cities. The South, on the other hand, lays claim to the country’s most dangerous ones.

Economist says housing demand to rise in 2018, thanks to lifestyle shifts

A new survey shows that when renters buy a home, it will likely be a lifestyle change that motivates them – either getting married, starting a family or retiring. And according to one economist, as Millennial marriages and pregnancies rise in 2018, it should equal a rise in housing demand as well.

Tips for landlords: Beware of tenants who are identity thieves

Tips for landlords: how to avoid tenants who are identity thieves

Have housing prices finally stopped climbing? One forecast says yes

It’s the moment everyone’s been waiting for. According to the latest Home Price Index Report from CoreLogic, housing prices are finally turning around, and by the time January’s numbers are in, could even be on the decline.

One more reason to buy rental property: tax cuts for landlords

New tax cuts for landlords mean that if you don't actively manage rentals yourself, the government has a present for you in the form of a 20 percent deduction.

New report: A third of adults plan to buy a home in next 5 years

Rising home prices or not, it appears the American dream of homeownership is still very much alive. According to a new survey, 32 percent of American say they’ll actually buy a home in the next five years.

The country’s hottest neighborhoods you can actually afford

If you’re looking to live in an up-and-coming area but can’t afford the price tag that typically comes with one, you may want to consider D.C.’s Hillcrest community. According to a new list, it’s one of 2018’s “hottest neighborhoods within reach.”

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)