Category Archives: Real Estate News

Fannie Mae: Americans come down off home-confidence high

Americans came down off February’s confidence high as less said now is a good time to buy a home. However, the percentage of consumers saying now is a good time to sell a home continues to increase. And those who think interest rates will decrease hit a new survey low. Source: http://www.housingwire.com/articles/39803-fannie-mae-americans-come-down-off-home-confidence-high
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What kind of monster would leave THIS behind in a foreclosure?

At the height of the foreclosure crisis, HousingWire regularly ran ads from a nonprofit called No Paws Left Behind. The charity worked hard to find no-kill shelters for the droves of innocent cats and dogs abandoned when their owners fled the property. While we've lost contact through the years, and the fallout from housing bust…
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Jobs plummet to far below expectations

March’s jobs report is in and well below expectations. And not only is the total number of jobs below expectations, but also the number of construction jobs is significantly lower than the ADP report projected. Source: http://www.housingwire.com/articles/39796-jobs-plummet-to-far-below-expectations
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PropertyRadar: No, California is not in a housing bubble

San Francisco Bay Area home sales plummeted to the lowest of any month since February 2008 as average home prices soared into the millions. The extreme rise in home prices, however, is not a sign that the housing market is in a bubble and about to pop. Instead, this report explains what is to blame.…
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Do you make enough to live comfortably in your city?

In metros across the U.S. many are struggling to keep up with the income needed in order to live comfortably. As home prices on the West Coast remain well above the national average, it is not surprising that the area contains some of the most expensive metros. Source: http://www.housingwire.com/articles/39793-do-you-make-enough-to-live-comfortably-in-your-city
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Home Construction Loans Are Complex: Here Are the Nuts and Bolts

(TNS)—The complexities of home construction loans can hit you like a falling two-by-four. Be sure you understand the intricacies before you apply. Two Types of Construction Loans There are two main types of home construction loans: Construction-to-Permanent: With these loans, the lender advances the money to pay for construction. After the home is built, the […] The post Home Construction Loans Are Complex: Here Are the Nuts and Bolts appeared first on RISMedia .
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Majority of Realtors® Say Clients Interested in Sustainability

WASHINGTON (April 6, 2017) — Growing consumer interest and demand for greener, more sustainable properties is driving a dialogue between Realtors® and homebuyers and sellers. Over half of Realtors® find that consumers have interest in real estate sustainability issues and practices, according to the National Association of Realtors®’ recent REALTORS® and Sustainability report. The report, stemming…
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VA Home Loan Program Marked by Strong Underwriting, but Appraisers Raise Concerns

WASHINGTON (April 4, 2017) – Challenges facing real estate appraisers servicing the Veterans Affairs were under Congress’s microscope this week as the National Association of Realtors® and other industry leaders took to Capitol Hill to hail the continued success of the VA Home Loan Guaranty Program. Michelle Bradley, a state-certified general real property appraiser from…
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