Homebuyers

Op-Ed: Comments Regarding the Proposed Change to the IDX Display of Listing Brokerage and Agent Contact Information

October 28th, 2021
I am an active user of the IDX system to generate new business and have been for over a decade. I have significantly invested time, innovation, creativity and money in both my personal real estate website and our brokerage sites...

Tampa Ranks Top of Zillow’s 2022 Hottest Markets List

January 4th, 2022
The Sun Belt is in for another heated year of real estate, according to the latest report from Zillow, which ranks the top markets for 2022. All ranked states will likely face tight inventory, rising prices and strong competition, according...

Mortgage Rates Spike to Highest Level Since March 2020

January 13th, 2022
Elevated inflation and the concerns over how federal officials intend to address it led to a significant surge in mortgage rates across the board, according to recent reports from Freddie Mac. According to the agency’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®),...

Forget a Garage—Buyers Won’t Budge on High-Rated Schools

July 24th, 2018
Buyers have their eyes on schools, and with the irrefutable link between the quality of schools and values, a district with high ratings trumps all—even coveted features of a home, according to a new realtor.com® survey. To get into their...

Buyers Lured to Midwest: Realtor.com

August 19th, 2018
Buyers are eyeing the Midwest, where, compared to the coasts, there are more practical prices, according to the latest ranking by realtor.com®. July’s hottest housing markets, based on days on market and online views, were: 1. Midland, Texas Age of...

In ‘Healthy Shift,’ More Homeowners on Board With Selling

September 30th, 2018
Are homeowners warming up? With prices rapidly rising, homeowners have been reluctant to sell, fearful of being unable to afford another home—a catch-22, because inventory is limited as it is, and compounded further when homes are kept off the market....

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...

Buyers Deflated by Inventory Woes: NAR

June 24th, 2018
Buyers are holding out hope in peak real estate season, but against the inventory squeeze, their confidence was shaken this spring, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The amount of buyers confident in their housing market prospects stalled...

Infographic: Baby Boomers Are Market Movers

June 30th, 2018
Baby boomers are the biggest generation of homebuyers behind millennials, at 32 percent, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2018 Profile of Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends. For more information, please visit www.nar.realtor. For the latest real...

Millennial Buyers Face a Tough Housing Market

July 5th, 2018
(TNS)—Yvonne Jimenez Smith and her husband, Brandon Smith, spoke in whispers recently as they visited a white stucco house they planned to buy on a leafy street in San Jose, Calif. After six months of aggressive hunting, they were on...
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