Sunday, March 24, 2019

    U.S. Housing Starts August 2017: Building Permits and New Home Construction Rise

    For the last five years, residential construction throughout the country has been on the rise, and recent data shows that the trend will likely...

    Hurricanes & Real Estate: How Harvey and Irma Impacted U.S. Housing Markets

    HOUSTON ( - The end of the summer often marks a turning point in any typical U.S. housing market. As the temperatures start to cool and...

    New Home Sales Down July 2017 – One Month Not Trend

    Video interview by FOX Business News on the current state of the housing market as U.S. new home sales plunge 9.4% in July 2017 to...

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    The Future of HOA: Custom Communication

    Housing associations take new approach to resident relations. Without thoughtful communication, relationships between board members, residents and property...

    U.S. New Home Sales Rise to 7-month High

    December 2018 New Home Sales Sales of new U.S. single‐family houses in December 2018 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 621,000, according to...

    Want to Buy a Home? Let’s Do the Math.

    It is a common misconception that a 20 percent down payment is required to buy a home. Advice to wait and save a large down...

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    Real Estate Expert Says “U.S. Housing Market Stalling”

    Lawrence Yun, the chief housing expert at the National Association of Realtors warns that the U.S. housing market is stalling. Falling inventory levels and...

    Pending U.S. Home Sales Drop 2.6% in August 2017

    Many industry insiders expected 2017 to be a record-setting year for the national real estate market, but pending home sales data released by the National Association...

    U.S. Residential Vacancies and Homeownership Report 2Q 2017

    The U.S. Census Bureau announced the following residential vacancies and homeownership statistics for the United States during the second quarter 2017: National vacancy rates...

    U.S. New Home Sales Show Signs of Slowing Summer Market

    New home sales dropped slightly in August, indicating that the nationwide housing market may begin to slow down during the coming fall and winter...

    Refinance Volume Decrease in July 2017 as Mortgage Rates Remain Above Lows

    Total mortgage refinance volume decreased in July 2017 as mortgage rates in June remained above the lows observed in 2016 according to the latest...

    U.S. Home Foreclosure Starts and Completions Fall July 2017

    U.S. lenders started the public foreclosure process on 29,675 U.S. properties in July 2017, a drop of 5 percent from June and 19 percent...

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    Selling Your Home: How-to Compete With New Construction

    By doing your research, putting your home in its best condition and making your offer appealing to buyers, you can sell your existing home in no time.

    Smart Home Dreams and the Internet of Things

    The Internet of Things is a trendy catch-all phrase used to discuss a growing array of always connected objects and devices that may want to...

    3 Ways to Relieve Home Financing Related Stress

    As the housing market headlines of the last few years read, some home buyers forgot about the great financial responsibility of purchasing a home to their own...

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    Need help finding the right neighborhood for your next home? As the old saying goes, "the first 3 rules of a successful real estate...

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    Since the real estate bubble deflated seven years ago, many people have learned how to make the most of living their life by adjusting to a slightly...