Easier Mortgages a Bright Spot for Future HomeBuyers



After a long period of not enough houses for sale and tough mortgage qualification standards, buyers could use some good news. That good news is the approval bar to qualify for a mortgage is expected to be lowered going forward

Luxury homeowner says he’ll accept part payment in bitcoin for $45M listing



The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap, Bitcoin, is becoming increasingly accepted in real estate. At the weekend, one luxury homeowner made headlines when he told media he’s willing

Fast Start to the New Year for the Residential Market



For major market indicators almost everything is positive, low inventory is the only negative as the New Year gets started. The homebuyers’ pent-up demand returned after the

4 Easy Steps to Help Prevent Water-pipe Damage



The unusually cold temperatures that Memphis is currently experiencing will cause all kinds of chaos, including frozen water pipes. If the pipes burst as a result of the cold, this can be a major nightmare – but something that can be prevented with the proper precautions.

Vanguard Properties Attracts Top Marin Talent Chelsea E. Ialeggio



The continual growth of Vanguard Properties, the renowned San Francisco based Real Estate firm headed by CEO James Nunemacher for more than 30 years continues to demonstrate

Buyers drop bigger down payments to gain a competitive edge



As buyers face increased competition in U.S. housing markets, some are attempting to gain a competitive edge by offering a larger down payment. “In many purchase situations, there are multiple offers, and the buyers who have the bigger down payment are more likely to win out,” Daren Blomquist, ATTOM Data Solutions’ senior vice president, told […]

Almost a quarter of U.S. home sales in 2017 were above asking price



Almost one quarter of U.S. home sales in 2017 went for above the asking price, netting sellers an average of $7,000 more than anticipated. Five years ago, just 17.8 percent of final sale prices were higher than the asking price, according to a new report from Zillow.

Fannie & Freddie launch new programs to encourage investment in rental properties



Investors are being encouraged to buy up more single-family rental properties thanks to the introduction of new financing programs with competitive rates from U.S. mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Meet StoreMatch, the Tinder of commercial real estate



StoreMatch wants to be the Tinder for landlords and tenants in the retail space. The company offers a business-to-business platform hosted in the cloud, that helps pair vacant retail spaces with suitable tenants.

Hedge fund manager Ken Griffin buys Chicago’s most valuable home for $58.5 million



Ken Griffin has just purchased what has become Chicago’s most expensive home ever

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