Trulia analysis reveals low inventory causes ‘hurried’ homebuying



Trulia has published the findings of its latest Inventory and Price Watch index, finding that falling inventory is strongly correlated with how long homes stay on the market.

Interest rates are homebuyer’s biggest concern in 2017, Zillow says



The majority (53 percent) of current home shoppers consider rising interest rates to be among the top factors impacting their ability to purchase a home, according to a new survey

You don’t need a 20 percent down payment to buy a home



It’s great if you actually have 20 percent to put down on your first home, but this kind of down payment isn’t necessary by all means. Still, many prospective homebuyers believe that 20 percent down is the norm, and that could be holding them back from buying their first home.

Steep rise in unmarried couples buying homes together



The share of young unmarried couples buying homes together has been on the rise over the past decade, according to a new Zillow analysis.

NAR Finds Real and Imaginary Barriers Holding Back Prospective Homebuyers



Existing-home sales increased 3.8 percent to a 10-year high in 20161, but affordability pressures, student debt and possible confusion about down payment requirements prevented many aspiring homeowners from reaching the market, according to recent consumer insight from the National Association of Realtors®.

Down payments are major concern for homebuyers, Zillow study finds



It costs more than two thirds of the average annual income to cobble together a 20 percent down payment on a home, which is why many potential homebuyers say saving for a down payment is one of their top concerns.

Seattle is home to 10 of the nation’s 30 most competitive neighborhoods for home buyers



Seattle was recently revealed to be the nation’s hottest housing market for two months running, and now Redfin has said the city is home to ten of the country’s most competitive neighborhoods for homebuyers in 2017.

Trulia warns of shrinking home inventories



A new report from Trulia shows housing inventories fell for the fifth straight quarter, pushing home affordability further out of reach for more Americans.

Low inventory holds back home sales this summer



Realtor.com chief economist Jonathan Smoke says homes are selling at the fastest pace since 2007, but could sell even faster if there were greater inventory available in some markets.

Homebuyers Increasingly Pessimistic About Election’s Effect on the Housing Market



SEATTLE — Jun. 7, 2016 — Twenty-seven percent of homebuyers believe the 2016 presidential election will have a negative effect on the housing market, according to a survey of 975 homebuyers conducted in May by Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. Pessimism regarding the election’s impact on the market has grown since Redfin last […]

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