Rental Growth Greater than Home Value Growth



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According to the latest data from Zillow, residential rental values overtook home value growth to the year ending in April. Their figures show home value growth was at an annual rate of 3% while residential rental growth exceeded this figure at 4%. This data also shows that rents grew at their fastest pace in two […]

RealtyTrac Report Shows Foreclosures up in April



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A recent report from RealtyTrac on foreclosure filings, scheduled auctions, defaults and bank repossession found  there were a total of 125,875 US properties in this position in April. This is a 3% increase on the previous month and is 9% higher than a year earlier. This increase was mainly due to the rise in bank […]

The rise of the single-person household



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A century ago, fewer than six percent of all households consisted of people who lived alone. By 2013, that percentage has jumped to 28 percent

Homeowners say their yards are important



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Don’t underestimate the importance of a beautiful yard to home owners and their neighbors.

Canadian Property Sales Increase for Third Consecutive Month



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Figures from the Canadian Real State Association show home sales throughout Canada increased in April for the third consecutive month. Sales rose by 2.3% from March to April and sales activity was up 10% on levels year ago, although this figure is not seasonally adjusted. The Canadian Real Estate Association home price index increased by […]

Rental Management of Memphis Real Estate



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Memphis real estate investing offers tremendous opportunities for those wanting to be in the rental market. Memphis, like most major cities, has a very diverse population. Some parts of Memphis have a very small rental market (upscale areas) while others you are better off avoiding because of high crime rates and high unemployment rates. Still, […]

New home construction data offers hope of Q2 gains



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New-home construction is on the upswing: Housing starts climbed last month to the highest level in nearly seven and a half years, and building permits for future construction also reached a seven-year high.

Rising rents won’t push renters to buy



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The majority of renters say they’re staying put despite rising rents, according to a new survey by Freddie Mac of more than 2,000 adults about their perceptions on renting.

Home Auctions With a Financing Contingency



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Online auctions for bank-owned and short sale homes are becoming more mainstream as the shopping experience becomes more user-friendly. In fact, online real estate auction marketplace Hubzu experienced a 20% increase in listings in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same quarter last year. Financing Contingency is a Welcome Approach Hubzu offers a […]

Existing Home Sales Expected to Continue Rebounding This Year



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According to an article in RisMedia, existing home sales are anticipated to finish strongly at the end of the year, reaching their highest pace since 2006. However there are concerns about rising mortgage rates and rising price growth which could slow down sales. Apparently existing home sales are higher than a year earlier and figures […]