The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report, which revealed that homes were on the market for an average of 47 days in March. This is a … [Read More...]
The National Association of Realtors recently released their 2016 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey. The survey revealed many characteristics of both vacation home purchasers and investors. … [Read More...]
58% of vacation homes purchased were single family homes.
51% of vacation homes that were purchased were found online.
The median price of a vacation home is up 28% from 2014. … [Read More...]
If you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in high … [Read More...]
In a study conducted by Builder.com, researchers determined that nationwide, it would take “nearly eight years” for a first-time buyer to save enough for a down payment on their dream home.
Depending … [Read More...]
According to the BMO Harris Bank Home Buying Report, 52% of Americans say they are likely to buy a home in the next five years. Americans surveyed for the report said that they would be willing to pay … [Read More...]
Last week, the inaugural “Homebuyer Insights Report” was released by the Bank of America. The report revealed the reasons why consumers purchase homes and what their feelings are regarding … [Read More...]
A few weeks ago, Jonathan Smoke, the Chief Economist at realtor.com, exclaimed: “All indicators point to this spring being the busiest since 2006.”
Now, Freddie Mac has doubled down on that claim and … [Read More...]
How Housing Matters is a joint project of the Urban Land Institute and the MacArthur Foundation. It is “an online resource for the most rigorous research and practical information on how a quality, … [Read More...]
24% of all recent home buyers were single at the time of purchase.
47% of single men cite the desire to own a home of their own as the primary reason to buy.
18% of first-time … [Read More...]
A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The study pointed out two … [Read More...]
In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often want to price their … [Read More...]
There are some renters that have not yet purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents … [Read More...]
11% of new homebuyers stated "energy efficient features" as the reason for their purchase.
The most popular remodeling projects done for energy efficiency were insulation … [Read More...]
Harvard University's Joint Center of Housing Studies recently released the top financial & emotional reasons to own a home.
Owning is a good way to build up wealth that can be … [Read More...]
Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. Prices are still below those of a few years ago and interest … [Read More...]
In CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, they revealed home appreciation in three categories: percentage appreciation over the last year, over the last month, and projected appreciation over the next … [Read More...]
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just announced that the February Pending Home Sales Index reached its highest reading since July 2015.
What is the Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI)?
NAR’s … [Read More...]
In today's market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising, some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are … [Read More...]
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