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Aug. 20, 2019

Homebuilders see more short term profit in building single-family rental communities

 

Homebuilders see more short term profit in building single-family rental communities

 

If you can’t buy, rent? That’s the stigma renters used to tolerate, but no longer. According to CNBC’s Diana Olick, demand for single-family rental homes is surging while homebuilders are rethinking how they do business by redesigning ...

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Aug. 13, 2019

The Sky is NOT Falling

Buyer demand may not be as hot as prior years, but the Housing market is not collapsing either.

No Housing Collapse: The underlying housing fundamentals have stabilized significantly compared to last year’s slide.

Little kids often have a tough time climbing under the covers and swiftly dozing off to sleep ...

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Aug. 13, 2019

Foreclosure activity drops through most of U.S. in first half of 2019

 

Foreclosure activity drops through most of U.S. in first half of 2019

 

It was not that long ago when one could drive through neighborhoods of lovely homes and see "for sale" signs up everywhere, vacant homes, and uncut lawns. The financial crisis causing the foreclosure of millions ...

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Aug. 12, 2019

July jobs numbers bode well for real estate


July jobs numbers bode well for real estate

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Realtor.com and a report by Forbes' reporter Carolyn Feeney, the much-anticipated July jobs report released Friday morning offers a mixed bag for real estate. The good news is that the employment numbers are still tight ...

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July 16, 2019

NAR Chief Economist sees promise in housing market

 

NAR Chief Economist sees promise in housing market

 

A a recent report by National Association of Realtors' Chief Economist Danielle Hale details how and why the housing market is looking more promising over the next few months. "I don't think we'll get back all the way ...

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July 9, 2019

Rentals surge as housing tries to catch up

Rentals surge as housing tries to catch up

 

According to real estate analytics firm RealPage, demand for rental apartments reached a five-year high this spring, spurred by new household formation and home sales not being able to keep up. The demand is also pushing rental prices up, which may ...

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July 2, 2019

Investors are buying up a record number of homes

According to data release by CoreLogic, big private-equity firms, real-estate speculators and others that buy properties comprised more than 11% of U.S. home purchasers in 2018.

What does this mean? It means that with investor purchases of U.S. homes at an all-time high, rising home prices have done ...

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June 18, 2019

Last Call

There is not a lot of steam left in the best time of the year to sell a home and get it under contract.

 

Last Call: In order for sellers to cash in on the most lucrative time to sell a home during the year, they better open up ...

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June 11, 2019

Home prices on the rise with predictions for more of the same

While homebuyers may not be as pleased these days, sellers have smiles on their faces. The news (statistics always lag behind a bit) is that national home prices notched a stronger annual gain in April than in March, marking the first time in over a year that prices have accelerated ...

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June 5, 2019

Top 5 Trends

Sometimes it is a great idea to step away from the noise swirling around housing and focus on the trends.

Top 5 Housing Trends: With five months of the year in the rearview mirror, there are crystal clear trends in 2019. Everybody seems to have an opinion about the direction ...

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