What your clients need to know about cash gifts for down payments



It’s fairly normal for first-time buyers to receive down payment assistance from family members or close friends, but not everyone realizes there are quite strict rules in place that need to be adhered to.

Winter is a great time to sell a home too, Redfin says



Spring is the best time to list a home, but only just.

Real estate to become a buyer’s market in 2017



Despite unfriendly market conditions for buyers, housing experts predict things will change in the near future.

How much home can $300,000 get you?



With a budget of $300,000, the kind of home you can buy varies drastically depending on what city you decided to live in.

Existing-home sales rise 2% in October, NAR reports



Existing-home sales ascended in October for the second straight month and eclipsed June’s cyclical sales peak to become the highest annualized pace in nearly a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors.

3 trends to watch in real estate in 2017



The biggest trends of 2016 were the low interest rates, reduced inventories and a surge of millennials bursting onto the housing market.

Low Down Payment Programs to Remain Important



Although regulation of housing finance may change due to the recent election, low down payment programs will continue to be important in helping to reverse the multi-year decline in homeownership. At the moment, saving for a down payment is still the single greatest barrier preventing first-time buyers from becoming homeowners. In September, first-time buyers accounted […]

Real estate will stay strong for the rest of the year, expert says



Realtor.com chief economist Jonathan Smoke says the housing market is going strong, and will stay that way for the rest of the year.

Most Generation Z-ers desire to own a home one day



97 percent of Generation Z believe that they will own a home in the future, and 82 percent indicate that homeownership is the most important factor in achieving the American Dream.

What To Do Before You Show A Property To An Interested Buyer



Everything is basically connected to what we refer to as “Staging a home”. You want to make everything as attractive as possible for the interested buyer. This is not so tough to do. Here are some tips that you should always remember and take into account.