Even a small increase or decrease in interest rates can make an impact on monthly housing costs, which could, in turn, drive a potential buyer’s ability to afford to purchase a home. In some parts of the country, the combination...
While we’re nowhere near the plummeting market trends of 2008, analysts warn that 2019 will be a slow year for the housing market. There are a few factors at play here, and the ongoing government shutdown is only one...
How old were you when you bought your first house? Many people in a generation past bought their first homes in their mid-to-late twenties. A few generations ago home ownership often began in the early twenties, if not sooner. Many...
To flip or not to flip? That is the question--at least for real estate investors in an uncertain market like this one. After the housing crash, the dream of flipping houses for profit was all but dead. Now, during the...
Real estate can be a challenging industry, especially during the holiday slump. Sometimes it's nice to fantasize about million-dollar listings and celebrity real estate deals. Here are some of the biggest high-profile transactions from 2018. Spoiler alert: Some of...
They say the only constant is change, and that’s especially true in real estate. Right now, we’re seeing an expected slowdown as the overheated market corrects itself. But what does the future hold for buyers, sellers, and agents in...
Soon, only homes with a purchase price of $400,000 or above may require a human appraisal. That's a massive increase from the current threshold of $250,000. What does this change mean for you and your clients? Details of the New...
The day after Thanksgiving became one of the busiest shopping days of the year because retailers began offering bargains. It turns out that something similar happens in the housing market—but on the day after Christmas instead. December 26 is...
The California wildfires have already claimed hundreds of thousands of acres, thousands of homes, and dozens of lives. Celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Gerard Butler lost million-dollar mansions. The once picturesque—and very desirable—area of Malibu is scorched beyond recognition....
Although we’ve been seeing a gradual softening of the overall housing market, not every metro in the US is willing to slow down. In fact, there are surprising booms in cities across the country that don’t usually make the...

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