Chinese Homebuyers Likely to Be Hurt by Currency Restrictions



Recently China formally imposed new currency restrictions and according to the SF Chronicle.com, these are most likely to affect the middle-class in China and in the United States.

Institutional Single Family Rental Purchasing Shifts



As reported by Morningstar Credit Ratings, as the institutional residential rental market matures, so does the dominate geographic location of new purchases. At the same time, key sources of new purchases has changed. The prevailing geographical location has shifted from the southwest United States to the southeast. While Florida remains the industry’s

Redfin Predicts This Year’s Hottest Neighborhoods



Redfin, the next-generation real estate brokerage recently announced its annual list of hottest neighborhoods predicted to be the hottest this year. The top neighborhood was Bushrod in Oakland.

Why You May Need to Check Your Home Inspector Is up to Scratch



Home inspectors carry out a vital service for anyone purchasing a home, but an article in realtor.com has highlighted the need to check that your chosen home inspector is actually qualified to catch potential home disasters.

Are Some US Cities in Housing Bubble Territory?



There are now six cities that are in danger of having a housing bubble, where they have recovered from the housing crisis too quickly and where their housing markets are considered to be overvalued.

US Real Estate Investors Choosing Out-Of-State Markets



An increasing number of people in well-paid jobs are unable to buy homes close to work. This is a particular problem for those located on the US coasts where property is amongst the priciest in the country. Now, according to a Reuters article, increasing numbers of people in this situation are targeting markets outside these […]

Compass Continues Expansion by Launching in San Francisco



Compass, a technology driven real estate platform is continuing its national expansion with the recent launch of its San Francisco location. The firm is already well-established in luxury markets throughout the country and is looking to bring a more sophisticated real estate experience to Bay Area customers. The founding team in San Francisco features the […]

SaveOnFees Launches Online Service to Help Revolutionize Home Selling



SaveOnFees inc., a California company, recently announced its initial launch in Orlando before revolutionizing the residential home selling experience nationwide. The company recently completed its seed round of financing and is now due to launch its free online service for home sellers at the Orlando Home & Garden Show on September 9-11. This will be […]

Chinese Real Estate Buyers Are Shifting Preferences



Over the past few years Chinese investors have targeted major coastal cities such as San Francisco and New York City, but an article in Housingwire.com highlights a change in preferences due to these markets failing to produce significant returns. Now a second wave of investors from China has begun to alter their investment strategy. Thanks […]

How Much of a Premium is There on Living in an A-Plus School District?



It’s no secret that homes in good school districts come at a premium and can be good investments for people with or without children. Now an article in realtor.com has taken a closer look at just how much you can expect to pay and where the top school districts are located. An economic research team […]

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