Home-Buying

Confidence in Housing Slips as Year Winds Down

November 8th, 2017
Confidence in housing slipped from an all-time high in October in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), thanks to less optimism from both homebuyers and sellers—a sentiment somewhat typical for this time of year. The HPSI overall posted...

REALTORS® Conference & Expo Spotlight: Using Data to Understand Real Estate Trends

November 9th, 2017
Rising home prices, affordability problems and a lack of education will affect many segments of the real estate industry, but none more than homebuyer and seller activity. The topic was discussed at this year’s REALTORS® Conference & Expo, alongside a...

Don’t Wait: Buying Will Cost More in Just One Year

November 12th, 2017
Are you on the fence about owning a home? It may be better to buy now than wait. The nation’s median home value is expected to grow by $6,275 to $208,975 just one year from today, according to Zillow, adding...

Home-Buying Challenges: Report Finds Homeownership Delays

November 18th, 2017
Homeownership is considered a challenging stepping stone on the path to the American Dream—a fact that is especially true for many millennial and minority consumers. The fifth annual America at Home survey by non-profit NeighborWorks America found that down payment...

Made a Misstep When It Comes to Housing? You’re Not Alone

July 17th, 2017
Many homeowners and renters are feeling the sting of regret when it comes to their choices and experiences, but less so than five years ago—a progression in perspective as the effects of the housing crisis continue to fade, according to...

Study: Buying Is Still Better Than Renting in Most States

July 26th, 2017
Affordability challenges are weighing on the housing market, as many homebuyers and sellers contend with either being unable to compete or to find a new home within reach. Buying a home, however, is still better than renting one in most...

Ask the Expert: What Advice Do You Have for Homebuyers Forgoing a Home Inspection?

July 6th, 2017
Today’s Ask the Expert column features Dan Steward, president of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. Q: What advice do you have for those thinking of buying a home without waiting for a home inspection? A: As housing markets continue to...

Confidence in Housing Again at All-Time High

July 9th, 2017
Confidence in housing is again at an all-time high in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), showing the share of home sellers who believe now is a good time to sell reaching a new record in June—a sure...

Luxury Homes: How to Tell If You’re Getting a Fair Price

June 26th, 2017
Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: $1 Million a Week, Starting With Quality Leads Don’t Let Clogged Gutters Wreak Havoc on Your Home Easy Tips to Stage Your...

Institutional Investors to Rein In Capital to Real Estate

April 18th, 2017
Institutional investors, including banks, insurance companies, pensions and REITs, will rein in capital commitments to real estate an average 19 percent this year, on track to total $62 billion, according to a new survey by Institutional Real Estate, Inc. (IREI),...
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