No respite for low inventory crisis in 2018, Zillow warns



Those hoping for relief from the ongoing inventory crisis won’t find it in 2018. At least, not if you believe Zillow’s latest forecast of what’s in store for real estate over the next 12 months.

Rural areas face housing affordability crisis



It’s not a lack of inventory that is a challenge for families trying to find a home to buy in rural areas, but rather being able to afford what is available.

4 seller negotiation tactics that might kill the deal



It’s well know that today’s inventory-lite market has created ideal conditions for sellers to get the best possible deal on their properties, but they should not become

Study shows link between Airbnb and rising home prices



Home sharing website Airbnb has a direct impact on home prices and rental rates, according to an unpublished research paper seen by the Wall Street Journal.

Some U.S. homeowners will soon be running on battery power alone



Some municipalities are in the midst of revamping their electrical grids, and one idea is to use batteries to make them more efficient.

Demand for vintage ‘kit homes’ means big profits for sellers



Almost a century ago there was a trend for so-called “kit homes” which could be purchased through catalogs – you remember those old things, right?

Millennials delaying first home purchase by 7 years due to student debts



The burden of student debt means that young adults are being forced to delay their first home purchase by an average of seven years

Houston real estate bounces back after Hurricane Harvey flooding



The catastrophic flooding that came after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston,Texas hasn’t deterred buyers from snapping up real estate in the city.

U.S. is now home to 1,280 “$1 million neighborhoods”, Zillow says



The number of $1 million neighborhoods in the U.S. is growing fast. In the last three years, exactly 346 neighborhoods grew to meet Zillow’s definition of the term, which stipulates that at least ten percent of its homes are worth seven figures or more. Zillow analyzed residential ZIP codes across the country, looking for places […]

Baby Boomers blamed for housing inventory shortage in new survey



The inventory of homes for sale has fallen to its lowest level in almost twenty years, and now a new survey from Realtor.com suggests is placing the blame for this on baby boomers and homeowners that just don’t want to sell.

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