Zillow reveals America’s most popular destinations for home buyers



Las Vegas is the most popular U.S. destination for non-local home shoppers, Minneapolitans don’t want to move out of the area – and hardly anybody else wants to move in – and Texans seem to mostly love living in Texas. These are just a few of the takeaways from a new Zillow analysis of search […]

Young buyers seek multifamily homes as housing inventory shortage bites



As real estate markets struggle with low inventories of homes for sale, some buyers are opting to investing in multifamily properties instead of buying a single-family home, the Washington Post reports. The advantage of doing so is they can live in one of the units and rent out the others to help with mortgage costs […]

U.S. housing market now worth $33.6 trillion, Zillow says



The total value of every home in the U.S. is $33.6 trillion, nearly as much as the GDP of the two largest global economies combined – the U.S. ($20.5 trillion) and China ($13.6 trillion) – according to a new Zillow analysis. Since 2010, when the market was battling to regain its footing in the wake […]

NAR voices support for Trump environmental reforms



President Donald Trump’s proposal to reform the National Environmental Policy Act has won the backing of the National Association of Realtors. NAR President Vince Malta (pictured) said the proposed changes should help to modernize environmental standards while also helping to alleviate housing shortages. The NEPA changes would be the first serious amendment to the Act […]

Here’s why buying a second home first might make sense



Rather than go ahead and try to buy a home to actually live in, an increasing number of people are instead opting to purchase a vacation home first of all. CNN.com reported that many first-time buyers are priced out of the market in their current area, especially in cities such as San Francisco and New […]

New Story builds its first 3-D printed homes for low income families in Mexico



3-D printing is being pitched as the answer to solve a worldwide shortage of affordable homes, and it can do so quickly as it’s possible to construct a home in this fashion within just 24 hours. A report from Curbed.com highlights the efforts of Icon, a construction technology startup based in Austin, and housing nonprofit […]

New Silver A New Era of Real Estate Lending



New Silver, a hard money lender located in West Hartford, Connecticut that specializes in providing lending to real estate entrepreneurs

Zillow predicts more stability in housing markets in 2020



After extraordinary home value growth characterized a frenzied housing market in 2017 and 2018, this year’s slowdown felt like a welcome return to normalcy for many in the industry. And Zillow is predicting more of the same in 2020, with the market set to stabilize near historic norms. Changing tastes as millennials make up a […]

Condo applicants dogged by pet interview requests



As competition heats up among home buyers in an increasingly tight market, some condominium and co-op boards are demanding that pet owners subject their furry friends to an ‘interview’ to make sure they’re a good fit. Indeed, some boards require a pets to have full resume with a headshot, and even a recommendation letter in […]

No. of cohabiting, unmarried couples rises in the U.S.



The number of Americans living with an unmarried partner has doubled since 1993, and though the numbers are still small, the increase is significant as it represents a major shift in living arrangements, experts say. Moreover, those unmarried couples are increasingly moving into homeownership. Some 7% of Americans now live with an unmarried partner, up […]