5 reasons to be optimistic about the housing market



Although housing is facing challenges in the face of ongoing inventory shortages and the threat of tax reform, real estate professionals still have plenty of reason for cheer,

The tide is turning as ‘underwater’ homes dry up



While most homeowners are enjoying seeing the value of their properties appreciate, there’s also good news for some of those who were previously underwater, or owing more on their mortgages than their homes are worth. New data from ATTOM Data Solutions’ third quarter 2017 Home Equity & Underwater report shows that there are now just […]

New Zealand to ban foreigners from buying existing homes



New Zealand is set to introduce a ban on foreigners buying existing homes in the country, due to a housing affordability crisis that’s come about as a result of soaring real estate prices.

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.

Now you can buy a home on Amazon, but it might not be for everyone…



Amazon.com has deservedly earned its reputation as a place where consumers can buy virtually everything. Now, the site has added a new item to its catalog – homes.

6 Factors to Consider When Purchasing an Older Home



You need to pay special attention if you plan to buy an old house, as they can come with some unexpected surprises.

Housing affordability improved in the second quarter



Housing affordability is being propped up by rising incomes and low mortgage rates, according to the latest edition of the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index.

Local social network platform Nextdoor announces major expansion



U.S. local social networking phenomenon Nextdoor is expanding into Germany, Europe’s largest market.

For-sale home inventory drops at fastest pace in 4 years, Zillow says



The number of for-sale homes hitting the market is dropping at its fastest pace in almost four years

Middle class African-Americans, Hispanics, priced out of home ownership in largest U.S. metros



Just 18 percent of homes listed for sale in the U.S.’s 30 biggest metro areas were affordable for middle-class Hispanic families in 2016, and just 14 percent were within the financial reach of African-American families

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