Home-Buying

The Top 10 Suburbs Leading the Spring Home-Buying Season

February 13th, 2017
House hunters faced with limited affordable housing prospects in urban areas are spreading their search to the suburbs—in fact, a solid 50 percent of homebuyers are taking to suburban areas this spring, according to a recent analysis by realtor.com®, with...

Where the Best Markets Are for Homebuyers and Sellers

February 14th, 2017
Home sellers have more bargaining chips in today’s market—they profited an average 21 percent on sales in 2016—but in some areas, the tables have turned in favor of homebuyers. The strongest seller’s markets, according to a new report by Zillow,...

Pets Have Pull for Homebuyers and Renters

February 15th, 2017
Three bathrooms? Check. Garage? Check. Doggy door? Check. Pets are family—and homes have to accommodate family. According to a recently released report by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), 81 percent of Americans say their pets play a role in...

Priced Out: Gender Pay Gap Spills over to Housing

February 22nd, 2017
Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now on blog.rismedia.com: 4 Tips for Organizing Your Home Maintenance Routine Exploring America’s Neighborhoods: Mission District, San Francisco Switzerland’s Most Expensive Residential Addresses Single homebuyers...

Rising Rates: Spoiling Homebuyers’ Plans?

February 27th, 2017
Homebuyers are concerned about the effect rising interest rates have on their ability to afford a home, but not enough to spoil their plans, according to a recent survey issued by Zillow Group Mortgages. Eighty-three percent of homebuyers who plan...

Where the Cards Are Stacked Against Millennial Homebuyers

February 28th, 2017
The cards are stacked against millennial homebuyers—and the deck is high in the country’s most coveted markets. A new report by Bankrate.com identifies the states where affordability, credit accessibility, employment, the homeownership rate and supply pose challenges to millennial buyers....

Americans More Confident in Housing Than Ever Before

March 8th, 2017
Americans are more confident about their housing prospects than ever before, with more believing now is “a good time” to buy or sell a home, according to the just-released Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), which hit high point...

Gen X Homeowners Make Comeback after Coming Up in the Crash

March 8th, 2017
Homeowners in Generation X are making a comeback after coming up in the housing crash, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently released Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study for 2017. More Gen X homeowners—who were most...

Borrowers Have Spoken: A Mix of Tech and Touch

March 14th, 2017
Mortgage borrowers are espousing the benefits of technology in the process of financing a home, but also recognize the need for—and value—face-to-face interactions with lenders, according to a new survey. Fifty-seven percent of homeowners in Ellie Mae’s 2017 Borrower Insights...

Economic Gains Spark Confidence in Buying, Selling

March 15th, 2017
Economic gains have sparked confidence in home-buying and -selling, with 80 percent of those surveyed in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey believing now is a good time to buy and 69 percent...
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