Buying/Selling

Zillow: Gains in Housing Now Make It Worth $31.8 Trillion

January 2nd, 2018
A banner year. Another $2 trillion was added to the housing market in 2017, brought to a collective $31.8 trillion, according to a recently released report by Zillow. On an annual basis, home values increased 6.5 percent last year; values...

Home Prices on a Steady Track

January 24th, 2018
Home prices again appreciated nationally quarter-over-quarter, rising 0.9 percent, according to the Clear Capital Home Data Index™ (HDI™), a monthly report. Appreciation was highest in the West, where prices climbed 1.2 percent quarter-over-quarter. Regionally: Midwest Growth quarter-over-quarter in the region...

Home Prices Still on an Upturn

February 13th, 2018
Home prices are still on an upturn, up 5.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). “A majority of the country saw an upswing in buyer interest...

Property Coin: Crypto Investors Looking to Fix and Flip

February 28th, 2018
Is blockchain the future of real estate transactions? So far, only a few contracts have closed through Bitcoin or other forms of cryptocurrency; however, with offerings being introduced, that could quickly change. Aperture Real Estate Ventures, a real estate technology...

Buyers Confronting ‘Perfect Storm’: Trulia

March 21st, 2018
First-time homebuyers are in for it this spring, with an all but depleted inventory at their price point, according to the Q1 2018 Inventory and Price Watch from Trulia. Their challenges, however, are more than scarcity. “First-time homebuyers face a...

With Fast-Growing Prices, Gains in Equity Are Exceeding Minimum Wage

April 10th, 2018
For many Americans, homeownership is a vehicle for wealth—an appreciating asset that, more often than not, earns a profit at resale. In the market today, homeowners are all but promised to reap the rewards. According to an analysis recently released...

Cooler Markets and Warmer Opportunities

December 7th, 2017
On the hunt for an investment rental? The best deals are not in hot markets, but in cold ones. New findings out of HouseCanary, provider of predictive real estate analytics and insights, reveal that at this time of year, when...

Tax Reform: Here’s What Could Impact Homeowners Most

January 3rd, 2018
A new year has started, and with it a newly enacted tax policy: the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. While most changes will not be noticeable until consumers file their taxes in 2019, the new tax law stands to alter...

New-Home Sales Sink in December

January 25th, 2018
New-home sales sank in December, with sales of new, single-family homes down 9.3 percent to 625,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The average new-home sales price was $398,900, while the...

Appraisals Off by a Larger Margin

February 14th, 2018
Appraisals are off by a larger margin, 0.6 percent below what was expected by homeowners in January, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised...
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