Category Archives: Real Estate News

Here’s what these companies are doing to increase Hispanic homeownership

Hispanic homeownership continues to fuel the growth of the U.S. housing market, and now several companies joined the Hispanic Wealth Project for 2017 with the goal of tripling Hispanic household wealth by 2024. Here is what several companies pledged to do for 2017 to meet that goal. Source: http://www.housingwire.com/articles/39858-heres-what-these-companies-are-doing-to-increase-hispanic-homeownership
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Historically mild winter leads to hot spring housing market in Chicago

It was unusually warm in Chicago this winter. How warm? According to the National Weather Service, no snow fell in Chicago in January or February. That’s the first time that’s happened in 146 years. While this year’s winter may be a once-in-a-lifetime event for the Windy City, the mild meteorological start to the year is…
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Redfin: These are the best college towns to buy an investment property

With spring home-buying season now underway, many investors are looking their next great buy, and the perennial draw of college towns makes them a prime consideration. Click here to see which cities Redfin has singled out as the best college towns to buy an investment property. Source: http://www.housingwire.com/articles/39862-redfin-these-are-the-best-college-towns-to-buy-an-investment-property
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And the most competitive housing market in March is…

Redfin’s recent study not only showed that the housing market is gearing up for a hot spring home-buying market, but also which market are the most competitive. In some markets, homes are selling in just over a week, while in others nearly 70% of homes are selling above asking price. As the industry gears up…
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Home Security Systems: What to Know Before Buying

Everyone wants to protect their home, their property, and, most of all, their families. In fact, market research suggests the home security business is growing at a rate of about 9 percent a year. Home security systems are not all alike, however. Some systems can not only warn you of intruders, but can also notify […] The post Home Security Systems: What to Know Before Buying appeared first on RISMedia .
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Foreclosure activity drops below pre-recession levels in 47% of U.S.

Foreclosure activity dropped significantly in the first quarter of 2017 and brought 47% of the U.S. to foreclosure activity below pre-crisis levels. As for March, foreclosure filings increased slightly but marked the 18th consecutive month of annual decreases. Source: http://www.housingwire.com/articles/39839-foreclosure-activity-drops-below-pre-recession-levels-in-47-of-us
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Navigating the Home-Buying Process: 5 Tips

Buying a home for the first time can be complex and daunting, especially in a competitive housing market. A new book, “My First Home: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving the Ultimate American Dream,” aims to help first-time buyers navigate the process. Below are five tips from author Shashank Shekhar, a blogger, media source and radio […] The post Navigating the Home-Buying Process: 5 Tips appeared first on RISMedia .
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3 Things to Know Before Flipping Your Home

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Those With Bachelor’s Degrees More Likely to Own Home, Study Says Trends in Housing: The County That Broke Texas’ 8-Year Streak Buying a New House? 5 Things to Check Before Moving In Thanks to reality TV, you […] The post 3 Things to Know Before Flipping Your Home appeared first on RISMedia .
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Immigrants seek to own homes in the suburbs

Immigrants’ needs and desires will shape housing growth for decades to come, and right now that growth potential seems to be looking towards the suburbs, a new report from Urban Land Institute’s Terwilliger Center for Housing shows. As immigrants continue to shape the needs of the market in the U.S., the center explains how urban…
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Want to Save Time and Money? Kill Your Lawn

(TNS)—Leah was such a sweet dog. I never heard a peep from her, and she was always friendly in a calm way. We met when I bought a duplex, and she was living in one of the units with her owner. I moved into the unit next door after the sale closed, and gradually she […] The post Want to Save Time and Money? Kill Your Lawn appeared first on RISMedia .
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