The most common rental scams today



RentHop has just published the results of a study on the most common rental scams, along with advice on how to avoid falling victim to them.

Housing affordability is a growing problem



Home prices in the U.S. surpassed their pre-recession peak in 2016, according to the latest State of the Nation’s Housing report, which was published on Friday by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. That might be good news for homeowners, but for those who’re yet to buy a property, rising prices could […]

Why real estate agents shouldn’t fear being replaced by technology



The Internet has evolved into a wonderful resource for home buyers, and with new innovative technology, it’s fair to say the vast majority of them will begin their search

5 reasons why homeownership rates in the U.S. remain so low



Although local job markets are improving and borrowers can enjoy historically low mortgage rates, the U.S. homeownership rate remains stuck near a 50-year low because of a perverse mix of affordability challenges, student loan debt, tight credit conditions and housing supply shortages. Those are the findings of a new white paper titled, “Hurdles to Homeownership: […]

Dodd-Frank Act set to be overhauled following House vote



The House voted on Thursday to roll back many of the banking rules under the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, which increased regulatory oversight of financial institutions.

Fannie Mae to ease mortgage requirements from next month



Fannie Mae, the government sponsored financing organization, has said it plans to ease its credit requirements from next month.

President Trump vows to increase American home ownership



President Donald Trump has pledged to strengthen America’s middle class by eliminating some of the rules and regulations, and cutting certain taxes that he believes are preventing them from buying their homes.

Middle class African-Americans, Hispanics, priced out of home ownership in largest U.S. metros



Just 18 percent of homes listed for sale in the U.S.’s 30 biggest metro areas were affordable for middle-class Hispanic families in 2016, and just 14 percent were within the financial reach of African-American families

Zillow survey shows how foreign buyers influence U.S. high-end real estate



International buyers of residential real estate in the U.S. don’t have a significant impact on the overall housing market. But they wield a lot more influence at the top end of the market

NAR offers a few reasons as to why we still need Realtors



With realtors facing increasing competition direct sales platforms like Zillow’s Instant offers, the National Association of Realtors has provided some tips on how they can stave off this new threat to their livelihoods

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