Larry Weltman suggests creativity for GTA realtors in new mortgage environment



Thanks to changes in mortgage rules, realtors in the GTA have to be more creative when it comes to making a sale.Numbers show that home sales in the area have fallen 22 per cent over the last year.Industry experts have been pointing the finger at high

Here’s why Amazon’s HQ2 will benefit your city



Whatever city Amazon.com Inc. selects to host its second headquarters is set to see an immediate construction boom in areas close to its new campus. In addition, real estate experts say that existing homes will likely see a rapid price hike.

Almost a quarter of U.S. home sales in 2017 were above asking price



Almost one quarter of U.S. home sales in 2017 went for above the asking price, netting sellers an average of $7,000 more than anticipated. Five years ago, just 17.8 percent of final sale prices were higher than the asking price, according to a new report from Zillow.

U.S. homes are worth a combined $31.8 trillion



The total value of all of the homes in the U.S. has appreciated by more than $2 trillion in the last year, hitting $31.8 trillion overall.

Californians could struggle to get housing insurance after wildfires blaze through the state



As wildfires continue to blaze in parts of southern California, officials fear that insurers will soon stop offering coverage for homeowners in the state.

Buying REO is different; learn the steps that make it a challenge



People have been buying and selling REO, otherwise known as foreclosures, for decades. There used to be huge real estate courses specifically designed on how to make millions buying foreclosures

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.

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