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Home flippers: these are the best states for ROI

For home flippers seeking big returns, it seems Pennsylvania is the place to be. According to a new ranking, the average house flip brings in a 162.4 percent return on investment and nets owners more than $105,000 in profits.

Home builders confident in months ahead

Current and would-be home buyers have reason to celebrate. According to a new survey of home builders, confidence is up in the single-family home market – and it’s only going to keep getting better.

On the horizon: where home values should rise and fall

Home buyers looking for a place to build equity should look to the northwest. According to new data from Veros, that’s where homes will see the most appreciation over the next year. Home values in the Seattle metro alone are expected to jump 11.1 percent by next March.

Want a fast, lucrative sale? What day you list your home matters

When it comes to selling your home, it’s all about the timing. In fact, according to new data from Redfin, which day of the week you list your home on could have a big impact on its sales price – as well as how long it’s on the market.

NJ town takes crown in vacation home rankings

Ocean City, New Jersey is apparently the vacation home capital of the U.S. The city is home to more than 50,000 separate vacation properties – more than any other town in the country.

Solar panels, craftsman and coffered ceilings: The home features that impact sales price the most

Want your new home to be as affordable as possible? Then avoid listings with “solar panels,” “craftsman” or “coffered ceiling” in the description. According to a new analysis, those three features can increase a home’s sales price by up to 40 percent.

Millennial home buyers see time-to-close shrink to four-year low

Millennial home buyers are in luck. Thanks to increased adoption of digital mortgage processes, today’s up-and-coming buyers now enjoy the shortest time to close since 2014.

Downsizing? Here’s where the nation’s best tiny homes are

On the hunt for a tiny house? Then make your way to California. According to a new analysis, the state’s Riverside has the most tiny home listings in the entire country.

New survey: Sustainability important to home buyers and agents alike

The real estate industry is turning green. According to a new survey of Realtors, sustainability is becoming increasingly important to home buyers and their agents alike.

Who is the American home buyer? Probably not what you’re expecting

The times, they are a-changing – at least when it comes to who’s buying homes. According to new data, the face of the American home buyer is evolving, trending “increasingly female, graying and childless.”

Where to go for a green home: the country’s most eco-friendly neighborhoods

On the hunt for a green home? Ohio’s your answer. According to a new ranking, the Buckeye State claims three of the top 10 best neighborhoods in the nation when it comes to green housing.

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.

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)