Posts Covering Real Estate News

Millennials on the move: the best and worst states to live in

For Millennials looking to buy a home, a new ranking suggests heading anywhere but the South. That’s where the majority of the nation’s worst states for Millennials are located, with New Mexico, West Virginia and Mississippi leading the pack.

When it comes to eco-friendly housing, location is everything

Though it’s often assumed that eco-friendly housing comes with an inherently higher price tag, according to a new study, that may not be true. In fact, in some areas, green homes may even be more affordable than not-so-eco-friendly ones are.

Where home prices haven’t peaked: the nation’s safest bets to buy – for now

Though a new report shows that just over half of U.S. housing markets have median prices above their pre-recession peaks, there’s a silver lining: the other half still boasts historically affordable homes. In fact, in some major metros, home prices are as much as 25 percent lower than their pre-recession peaks.

Single-family rents continue their climb; lower-priced properties see biggest jump

If you’re renting a house in hopes of saving money, you might want to re-think that strategy. According to new report, single-family rents are up significantly over the year – particularly on lower-end properties.

On the job hunt? These are the best cities to move to

Looking for a new job? You might want to pack up and move West. According to a new ranking, the country’s best cities for job seekers are largely on the Pacific Coast, with five California towns making the top 10.

Home sales get even easier with Zillow’s latest service

If today’s red-hot market isn’t offering fast enough home sales, you might want to look to Zillow. With a new program called Instant Offers, the site can now bring instant cash offers right to your door – no listing, marketing or showings necessary.

Millennials rely more on real estate agents when home buying; Gen Xers more independent

It seems Millennial homebuyers are more likely to lean on their real estate agents than buyers in other generations. According to a new study, Millennials are more willing to rely on agent recommendations and less likely to do their own self-directed research before buying a home.

Where not to buy a home: the nation’s most expensive housing markets

It’s no secret that home prices have risen in recent months, but in some housing markets, they’ve gone off the charts. Where are the most expensive places to buy a home? A new study has the answers.

On-demand real estate agents are just an app away

You’ve hailed rides using a mobile app before, but have you hailed real estate agents on one? If not, a new tool called ArriveHome seeks to change that.

America’s best place to live isn’t where you think it is

Looking for a new place to call home? You might want to consider Ann Arbor, Michigan. According to a new ranking, it’s the No. 1 best place to live in America – and for good reason.

Homebuyers want to text their realtors; these emojis can help

It seems real estate agents should get to work on their texting skills. According to a recent survey from Ellie Mae, homebuyers are increasingly expecting to text with their realtors – as well as other industry pros – as they go about the buying process. Fortunately, a new emoji app can help.

Want more money? Move to America’s highest paying cities

What are America's highest paying cities? You might be surprised by the answer.

New study reveals Millennials spend nearly $100K in rent costs by age 30

If Millennials needed more reason to join the housing market, RENTCafe has just offered it. According to a new study from the apartment listing site, the average Millennial will spend a whopping $93,000 in rent costs by the time they’re 30.

Where are Millennials, Gen Xers and Boomers headed? The top housing markets by generation

It’s not just age that separates the nation’s biggest generations. According to recent data from Realtor.com, it’s also preferences in housing markets.

New augmented reality home staging app makes buying more personal

Tired of touring empty homes that just don’t feel like you? Can’t imagine yourself in a house due to the current owner’s starkly different tastes in décor? Thanks to a new virtual home staging app, these challenges are no more.

Homes selling faster, in unexpected places across U.S.

As a homebuyer, acting fast is vital in today’s market – even in some of the nation’s smaller markets. According to new data, homes averaged a mere 62 days on market last month, the lowest February stat on record.

Existing home sales rise, especially in South and West

After two months of consecutive drops, it seems existing home sales are finally on the rebound. According to new data, sales on existing homes jumped 3 percent last month and more than 1 percent over the year.

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.

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)