More New Norms for US Real Estate Market



A macro look at the U.S. and global economies indicates the US real estate markets are remaining stable and should do the same for at least six months to two years. Or until an unforeseen major economic event occurs.

2016 in the Rearview and 2017 in the Headlights



The latter part of 2016 saw the Federal Reserve slightly raise interest rates that brought 30 year mortgage rates up to slightly above 4.3 percent following 9 weeks of consecutive increases (source: Freddie Mac). 2016 began the year with the same mortgages averaging 3.87 percent.

Entry-level home prices rise even as market begins to stabilize



The bottom third of the housing market has grown increasingly competitive, with fewer price cuts on listed homes and faster growing home values than more expensive homes.

Millionaires Stay With Real Estate for Investing



You might not have known exactly when the stock market was going to head south but the fact that it would was fully predictable. And the wealthy saw it coming. With fixed income investments (saving accounts, CDs, etc.) continuing at near historic lows and the equities (stocks) sliding downward once again, those with money to […]

Five tricks for upping the value of an older home



Before placing your home up for sale you may want to make some simple repairs and changes. Not only can this help it sell faster, but can also increase the value, giving you more money.

Why Asians Are Flocking to US Commercial Real Estate



Asian investors are keener than ever to snap up commercial real estate in the US, spending a massive $1.9 billion on office and retail properties in the first six months of this year, almost four times the $551 million spent in the whole of 2012.

Four Factors Driving The Housing Recovery Today



Last week, The Wall Street Journal published a detailed report on the current state of housing in the US, noting that existing home sales rose by just 0.6% in April, compared to the month before. This statistic seems unremarkable, yet it understates just how solid things are looking at the moment.

Will “Millenials” Change the Landscape of US Real Estate?



A new survey by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) suggests that Americans aged between 18 and 34 – otherwise known as ‘Millenials’ or ‘Generation Y’ – could become a “game changer” in the future of US real estate. As such, real estate professionals are being advised to take careful note of this demographics’ preferences when it comes to buying a home.

Housing Scorecard Shows We’re On The Right Track



Despite the obvious gradual improvements seen in housing markets across the US, the overall recovery remains extremely “fragile”, according to a new report. The April Housing Scorecard notes some significant progress in the main indicators of the real estate market, but warns that there is still much to be done.

Five Worst Housing Markets of 2013



We’ve already taken a look at the most promising markets going into 2013, where it’s clearly apparent that Texas is well on the road to recover, but sadly we can’t say the same about every city in the US.

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