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Market Pulse for July 2018
She also assists in forecasting and analyzing the state and metropolitan area housing market, producing research and articles detailing sectors and the geography of the home building industry......

G Suite: Everything you need to know before signing up for Google's office suite
their web page, because they have an interesting business model in the home sales market. Shawn told me, "We are able to accelerate our production with the collaborative functions of G Suite......

Inventory drought: housing supply hits 18-year low
CoreLogic. This inventory shortage comes at a time otherwise positive for the housing market, as demographic and economic factors , such as millennials moving into the market and household......

Instant Reaction: May Housing Starts
The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s release from the U.S. Commerce Department on May new home construction: “New home construction activity......

Homes are a lot cheaper than they look, Harvard study finds
real estate company Zillow Group Inc., said in an interview. Prices and mortgage rates alone don't define housing affordability. Americans' income, adjusted for inflation, increased 27% between......

Housing starts rise to decade high while permits decline
permits cooled for a second month, indicating mixed progress in the supply-constrained housing market, government figures showed Tuesday. Residential starts rose 5% to a 1.35 million annualized......

Rise in New Orleans home prices may force out longtime residents
The New Orleans housing market is strengthening, with home prices climbing in most neighborhoods and the number of vacant or blighted properties shrinking, according to a new analysis. But......

Albuquerque home prices continue upward march
Familiar themes continued to play out in the Albuquerque housing market in May. The May housing activity report released this week by the Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors showed......

Your complete guide to buying a house
lenders to see which one can best help you. You can compare mortgage rates and lenders on Bankrate.com. Keep in mind that different lenders have varying requirements for different loan programs......

Median home prices in Massachusetts rise again above $400,000
inventory to feed this strong demand." There were 7,226 single-family home sales last month — an increase of 7.4% — and 2,690 condominium sales. Tribune Content Agency...

300,000 coastal homes, valued at $120 billion, at risk of chronic floods from rising seas in U.S.
Agence France-Presse. "This is a slow-moving disaster." "In contrast with previous housing market crashes, values of properties chronically inundated due to sea level rise are unlikely to recover......

Mortgage originations to benefit from fewer cash sales: Fannie
A declining share of cash home sales will drive purchase home originations higher than previously expected through 2019, according to Fannie Mae. The government-sponsored enterprise's June......

Homebuilder sentiment fell in June on higher lumber costs
a report Monday from the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo. The Housing Market Index declined to 68 (the estimate 70) from 70 in May. The gauge of the six-month sales outlook......

Real estate alternatives: 8 reasons millennials are choosing tiny homes
–– putting all of one’s equity in one place. Should the housing market take a hit, the buyer might be unable to get their money back. A tiny home is a lower-risk investment that won’t deplete......

Tips for investing: How to play rising interest rates based on your age
or adjustable-rate mortgage may want to change those terms. "[That way], if mortgage rates do rise or the Fed continues to raise rates, you're not surprised by a much higher mortgage payment......

Home Inspector or Specialist?
duty is to educate. Recently, I noticed a post from a first-time home buyer in a Facebook group I’m a part of. The buyer’s husband wanted to hire a licensed roofer, plumber, and electrician......

Real Estate's Union With Equality
in 2013. The updates to the Code sent a clear message to NAR members about the importance of equality for all consumers. Side note: The REALTOR® organization is even connected to the marriage......

All Consumers Matter
well. Witness this penny (pictured at left). I’ve been working with foreclosures and short sales for years, and what is amazing and weird to me is that I find money left behind in all of them......

Important mortgage rate drops for Monday
Mortgage rates diverged today, but one key rate dropped. The average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage decreased, but the average rate on a 15-year fixed held firm. The average rate on......

Did home sales bounce back in May?
The housing market may be at a turning point. While demand remains strong amid sturdy job and income growth, limited supplies and rising prices and mortgage rates threaten to take an increasing......