Activists push to end housing discrimination against ex-cons



A number of U.S. cities are taking action to prevent landlords from denying applications from previously convicted criminals. For example, in Cook County, officials there recently approved a new ordinance that aims to help those with criminal convictions find housing within Chicago more easily. In fact, several big cities in the U.S. are pushing for […]

Lower birth rates and their negative effect on housing



U.S. birth rates have fallen to their lowest levels in over three decades. Just 3.8 million births were recorded in the country last year, which is down 2% from a year ago and the fourth year in a row in which the rate has declined, according to data from the Center for Disease Control and […]

Women “less familiar” with mortgage options than men



Women on average tend to be less aware than men of the various mortgage options they have when it comes to applying for a home loan. As a result, they often end up paying thousands of dollars more, according to a new LendingTree study that tracked data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The study […]

Top 5 Things You Need To Know Before Selling a Home



Selling your home can be hard work. It is not always the fun-filled experience that many claim it is, in fact it’s often one of the most stressful periods in adult life. Selling up can be made easier, however, if you make plans and ask for help where you need it. Take a look at […]

Report: Parents face greater difficulty in finding a home to buy



With school letting out for summer, the scramble is on for many families seeking to buy their first home or move into a larger one before the bell rings again in September. Shopping for and buying a home is a daunting process for anyone, but new Zillow research shows that for parents the stresses are […]

Most consumers don’t know what it takes to qualify for a mortgage



Many consumers have misconceptions about what it takes to secure a mortgage, so much so that some won’t even try to apply for one as they believe they won’t qualify. Consumers often overestimate the minimum credit score and down payment that’s required to obtain a mortgage, even though such information is readily available online. They’re […]

Amazon’s interest in real estate is growing with more modular homes for sale



Industry observers are asking if Amazon could be about to step up its involvement in the real estate industry, after seeing huge interest in the home kits it sells on its retail site. The prefabricated, modular home, and tiny-home offerings, which come with free shipping, are built in factories and are priced at between $5,000 […]

U.S. Home Equity Trends are Revealing



Have you ever wondered how many people in the U.S. own their own homes? More specifically, what is the average amount of equity people have in the homes they own? A glance at the U.S. statistics for home ownership rates and related data can be a real eye-opener. Where Do You Fit in the Following […]

Why You Should Invest In Home Buying Companies When Selling Your House



When you are trying to sell your home, there are many options for you to choose from, wherein you can sell your home at the best price and the quickest means possible. One of the best ways for you to sell your house is to sell it off to home buying companies, one of which […]

The average buyer spends 124 hours searching for a home, survey finds



People are taking longer to decide on a home to buy, and many will view their short-listed properties more than once before making an offer, according to a new survey. Zolo, a Canadian real estate firm, said its survey of almost 2,000 recent home buyers that the average person spent around 124 hours, or just […]