Archives for November 2017

Affordability A Concern Amid Excellent Conditions

Most of the economic indicators that were a concern just a few years ago have since turned positive. Fewer Americans are unemployed and an increasing number say they feel confident in their job and about their financial situation. In other words, following years of … [Read more...]

Where To Look To Eliminate Your Home’s Odors

Your sense of smell can be a peculiar thing. Odors that overwhelm some people, don't affect others. And odors that you're accustom to seem to disappear altogether after a while. So it's no surprise that homeowners might worry that their home may be giving off an unpleasant … [Read more...]

New Home Sales Rise To 10-Year High

Sales of newly built homes improved unexpectedly in October, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Sales rose 6.2 percent over the previous month and are now 18.7 percent higher than they were at the same … [Read more...]

Rising Home Values Mean Immediate Gains For Buyers

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether or not it's a good time for you to buy a house. Most of these are personal and have to do with the needs and desires of you and your family. Market conditions may influence your decision, but ultimately the best time … [Read more...]

New Home Construction Nears Post-Recession High

With fewer homes available for sale, new home construction becomes very important to maintaining a balanced housing market. Where new homes are going up, prices are less likely to spike and home buyers have more options to choose from. That's why the latest new home … [Read more...]

Home Sales Bounce Back In October

Home sales increased in October, rising in each of the country's four major regions, according to the National Association of Realtors. Their monthly measure of how many existing homes were sold showed a 2 percent increase over the previous month – which brings sales to … [Read more...]

What’s Ahead For Housing And The Economy?

The housing market and economy are tied together in many ways. After all, without a strong economy and consistent job growth, people generally don't feel good enough about their financial prospects to consider buying a house. But though one affects the other, they aren't … [Read more...]

How Buying A Home Can Help Save You Money

The argument for or against buying a home usually rests, to some extent, on wealth creation. Conventional wisdom says homeowners – through equity and price appreciation – are building wealth, while renters are throwing their money away each month. Of course, there are some … [Read more...]

Builder Confidence Nears Record High

The National Association of Home Builders' Housing Market Index measures how confident home builders are in the current and future market for new homes. The survey – which has been conducted for 30 years – is considered a good barometer of the housing market's health, as it … [Read more...]

Loan Demand For New Homes Spikes In October

These days, the thing driving home prices upward is a lack of homes for sale. Where there are more interested home buyers than available homes to buy, prices rise. Of course, the quickest solution to this problem is building more homes. Prices will begin to moderate when … [Read more...]