Economists are concerned as millennials delay homeownership



Economists are reportedly worried that millennials are not buying homes on the same timeline as previous generations, the Urban Institute says.

The rise of buying homes “sight-unseen”



While most home buyers will still want to see a property in person before they buy, a growing number are increasingly turning to video call tours for an initial viewing in order to save time and money.

U.S. buyers flock to Puerto Rico for real estate bargains



As Puerto Rico continues to get back on its feet following the devastation of Hurricane Maria last year, Americans from the mainland are traveling to the island in their droves, and they’re showing a growing interest

3 good reasons to buy a home this year



An article in MagnifyMoney points out that one reason is that mortgage rates remain at historic lows,

Home equity is growing, but homeowners refuse to tap into it



With home prices continuing to rise, homeowners are becoming increasingly “equity rich”. But that hasn’t tempted many to take advantage of the situation, as the number of home equity lines of credit stays flat.

Institutional investors take aim at student housing



Student housing is an interesting niche market for real estate investors as it generally offers much higher returns. However, the downside is that student housing often requires more intensive management and administration.

The cost of waterfront living is falling fast



A new Zillow analysis shows that people are paying less of a premium to enjoy living at a waterfront property in the U.S.

Sellers are relying on “bump clauses” to fetch a better price on their homes



Sellers are increasingly adding in something known as a “bump clause” to their real estate transaction contracts, as a way of getting assurance that they’re receiving the best possible offer on their properties.

Rental prices increase across the U.S. as demand continues to grow



Apartment listing service RentCafe.com has updated its monthly rent report , showing that the national average rent has increased 2.9 percent in June to cross the $1,400 mark.

Airbnb proposes teaming up with landlords in Paris to allow subletting



Airbnb is continuing to fight back against restrictions imposed on it, even as cities continue to crack down on its short-term rentals business model.

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