Not All is Fair in House Price Recovery News



While home prices across the US have generally recovered from the economic crisis, not every segment or market has recovered equitably. Some types of homes and some regions have fared far better than others.

Report: Florida, Texas and Tennessee markets see fastest home value appreciation



The nation’s fastest-growing home values are no longer in their traditional California markets, having shifted to markets in Florida, Texas and Tennessee, according to Zillow’s latest Real Estate Market Report.

U.S. Home values appreciate at fastest rate in 2 years



U.S. home values are up 5.5 percent over the past year according to the September Zillow Real Estate Market Reports. This is the fastest pace of appreciation in more than two years.

Report: Global housing prices are rising through the roof



If you thought U.S. homes were overpriced, it’s nothing compared to China

Home values in Democrat-held districts appreciate twice as much as those in Republican-held districts



Whatever your political views might be, one thing is clear – it’s better to be a homeowner under a Democrat-controlled congressional district than a Republican-controlled one

National home values rise in latest Zillow Home Value Index



Zillow is reporting that national home values have risen for the 48th straight month as of this July, reaching an average of $187,300 in the latest Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI).

7 Lessons I’ve Learned About Investing In Residential Real Estate



The best deals I’ve ever made were not to be found in the classified ads, on the MLS, or via other investors. The real deals are often masquerading as “no deal”, until you actually make an effort to look at the fundamentals…

Accumulating Wealth With Real Estate



This is petty much real estate investing 101 but it’s good to go back over the basics occasionally. If you invest wisely, your first increase in wealth should occur as soon as you sign the closing paperwork. If you buy a $100,000 house for 80% if market value, you should be worth $20,000 more as […]

What Do Rising Prices Have To Do With A Housing Recovery? Nothing.



In the wake of the housing market crash of 2008, those with a direct interest in the housing industry are bound and determined to to create a housing recovery, even if they have to make it up. I have in front of me at this moment, exhibit “A”: A classic example of manufactured “evidence” that […]

The Low Down Payment Mortgage Trap



Low Down Payment Mortgage Loans such as FHA, USDA, VA or any type of loan where you can make a down payment of 5% or less is basically a trap. It’s a trap that leaves the borrower “under-water”, even in a good market.

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