Buying/Selling

5 Challenging Markets for Millennials

April 30th, 2018
Across the country, buyers are competing in what has been called the “harshest market yet“—but for millennials, the competition is fiercest in higher-income metros, according to an analysis by realtor.com®: San Jose, Calif. List Price (Median): $1,244,000 Millennial Income: $109,800...

Pending Home Sales Strained

April 30th, 2018
Will They Break Through? March’s pending home sales strained, up a paltry 0.4 percent in the National Association of REALTORSR® (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI). Two of the major regions in the U.S. experienced higher sales, with the Midwest...

Drought Intensifies for Starter Supply

May 1st, 2018
There is all-but-dried up inventory on the market—and, for buyers at the entry level, any available homes are likely priced out of reach, according to the March Zillow® Real Estate Market Report. “This year’s home-shopping season is shaping up to...

After a Rising Streak, Mortgage Rates Slow

May 5th, 2018
After an April run-up, mortgage rates have slowed, with the average 30-year, fixed rate at 4.55 percent this week, down from 4.58 percent the prior week, according to Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The average 15-year,...

Confidence in Housing as an Investment Rises

May 6th, 2018
With appreciation climbing and equity growing, homeownership is the investment to make—and according to new research, Americans believe it is a solid vehicle for wealth. Sixty-five percent of respondents to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York...

Confidence in Housing at New Peak

May 8th, 2018
Confidence in housing is at a new peak, with enthusiasm among sellers soaring, according to the April Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI). At 91.7, the Index plowed through its previous record, climbing 3.4 percentage points month-over-month and five...

Closings for Millennials Speed Up

May 12th, 2018
Closings for millennials are at their speediest yet: 39 days in March, according to Ellie Mae’s Millennial Tracker™, a measure of millennial mortgages. “With the ongoing adoption of digital mortgage solutions, millennial homebuyers were able to close purchase loans in...

Appraisers and Homeowners Sync Up on Value

May 13th, 2018
Appraisers and homeowners are syncing up on value, with appraisals in April just 0.33 percent below what homeowners predicted, according to the Quicken Loans National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised...

Home-Buying Millennials Face Fresh Set of Struggles

May 13th, 2018
Across ages, buyers are contending with a frenzied market—but for millennials, the challenges are different than in generations past, according to a new report by Trulia. An astounding 98 percent of home-buying millennials surveyed for the report are being kept...

Appreciation at Quicker Pace, Up 5.7 Percent

May 14th, 2018
Appreciation grew quicker in the first quarter of 2018, up 5.7 percent year-over-year, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). “The worsening inventory crunch through the first three months of the year inflicted even...
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