Archives for November 2016

Three Trends Key To Real Estate’s Future

So much time is spent analyzing monthly numbers and mortgage rate fluctuations that the big picture can sometimes get lost in all that data. Sure, paying attention to the short term movements of the market can give buyers and sellers an idea of what they should expect once … [Read more...]

Buying Cheaper Than Rent In Many Markets

Because buying a home is such a major undertaking, it's easy to assume that it's more expensive than finding a place to rent. That, however, isn't necessarily true. In fact, buying remains the more affordable option in many markets across the country. A recent report from … [Read more...]

New Home Sales Up 18% Over Last Year

Sales of newly built homes fell 2 percent in October, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. But, despite the month-over-month dip, sales were still strong when compared to the same time last year. In fact, … [Read more...]

Higher Mortgage Rates Bring The Buyers Out

For the fourth straight week, average mortgage rates increased from the previous week. In fact, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Applications Survey, rates were up across all loan categories, including 30-year fixed-rate loans with conforming and jumbo … [Read more...]

Home Sales Hit Highest Pace In A Decade

Autumn may typically be the time of year when home sales start to slow down but new numbers show sales of previously owned homes up for the second straight month and at their highest annual pace since February 2007. The data, from the National Association of Realtors, shows … [Read more...]

How Long Does The Typical Home Search Last?

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Rising Number Of Homeowners Are Equity Rich

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New Home Market Shows Signs Of Strength

If you're buying or selling a house, the new home market should matter to you. Why? Well, new home construction is the best way to increase the overall number of homes available for sale. And, as that number rises, the gap between supply and demand shrinks and home price … [Read more...]

Post Election Bump Has Rates Up Again

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Applications Survey, average mortgage rates rose again last week. In fact, mortgage rates were up across all loan categories, including 30-year fixed-rate loans with both conforming and jumbo balances, loans backed by … [Read more...]

The Difference Between Modern And Contemporary

When shopping for a home to buy, there are some styles that are easy to identify. If you came across a listing for a Victorian home, for example, you'd likely know what to expect and whether or not you are attracted to that style's brightly colored exteriors and elaborate … [Read more...]