Airbnb sees big opportunity with digital nomads



The shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to some people adopting more nomadic lifestyles, taking advantage of having more freedom to move. That has created a new opportunity for short-term rental providers like Airbnb and Vrbo, and it’s one they don’t intend to let up. Short-term rental firms saw their business […]

The Most Luxurious New Construction Condo Developments in the U.S. Right Now



Residential construction in the U.S. has slowed a bit in 2019, which isn’t exactly great timing considering housing affordability is at its lowest point in about a decade. Despite declines in both affordability and availability, however, the luxury new construction condo market across the country features more than a few intriguing options, starting with these […]

Terrible things buyers do to upset their realtors



Real estate agents are a crucial part of real estate. They help buyers identify their dream properties and guide them through the buying process, making it easy for them. A good realtor is well-informed about current market trends, knows the worth of a property and its neighborhood, and is proficient in handling every legal process […]

Look at home buying as an auction, experts say



Buyers could benefit from adopting more of an “auction mindset” as they head into the housing market, experts say. Those who believe they’ll be able to buy a home for less than the asking price these days will likely find that they end up with zilch. With home inventories so tight, it’s better to think […]

High prices and low inventory frustrate buyers



Home buyers are getting more frustrated with the rising prices and lack of options in the housing market. Fannie Mae’s latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index reveals that just 35% of people believe now is a good time to buy a home, down from 47% just a month ago. Moreover, the percentage of people who think […]

Unsolicited offers abound as investors hope to profit from housing stock shortage



Homeowners in small town America say they’re being pestered with speculative inquiries on their homes, even though they’re not listed for sale. And in some cases the speculation is hitting ridiculous levels, with one homeowner claiming to have received over a hundred such offers! In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Chuck Vukotich said […]

How Inflation Can Affect Mortgage Rates



Maybe everything is returning to normal, or maybe we are still defining a new normal. What is certain is that the economy is changing. One area to keep a close eye on is whether the current surge of inflation will also bring a surge in mortgage interest rates. There is a very good reason to […]

Now we have a paint shortage to deal with too



Paint is getting harder to come by, and that’s likely to have an impact of people aiming to do summer home improvement projects. It’s also delaying the construction of new homes, as builders are forced to wait for supplies of more paint. The paint shortage is primarily due to the COVID-19 restrictions that have led […]

How Long it Takes to Close on a House



What Is The Time Frame For Closing on a Home? One of the more popular questions asked from buyers and sellers is how long it will take to close on a house. When buying or selling a home, you feel relieved once the process closes and you have the home keys handed over to you. […]

Climax Approaching for Rent Assistance and Evictions



The current national COVID-19 rent moratorium for evictions is scheduled to end on June 30, 2021. Late in May, it’s estimated that as many as 11 million Americans are behind with their rent in an amount totaling as much as $70 billion. Between the last two major stimulus packages, Congress has allocated more than $45 […]