Report: Tiny homes aren’t all they’re cracked up to be



The trend towards so-called “tiny homes” has attracted a lot of attention in recent years, with some expert saying their affordability may help to address housing shortages in many markets. But new data from PropertyShark suggests that smaller living spaces aren’t proving to be all that popular. PropertyShark said in its report that even in […]

Home Office Tax Deductions



It’s not only real estate agents and investors that frequently work from home. According to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 24% of employed people now do some or all of their work at home. If you’re eligible, a home office deduction can save you big bucks at tax time. Your home office […]

Freddie Mac blames seniors for the current housing shortage



Seniors are said to be creating a barrier for young adults entering home ownership for the first time, due to not moving out of their homes and instead deciding to “age in place”, according to a report from Freddie Mac. Freddie Mac’s February Insight report notes that around 1.6 million existing homes are being held […]

Best Life Hacks to Help You Find the Perfect Home



Buying a home is not just about having a place to stay in. You should also see it as an investment that you can use in the future. That is why it is essential to look for a property that can serve as a place where you can live as well as an investment for […]

New tax rules could negatively impact some homeowners



With tax season approaching, many homeowners may be confused about what they can and can’t write off due to changes introduced in the new tax code. For example, one of the biggest changes is that homeowners who used to write off interest paid on their mortgage and property taxes, might not be able to do […]

High credit scores no longer necessary for the best rates, study finds



Experts say that home buyers don’t necessarily need an 800+ FICO score in order to be guaranteed the best rates on their mortgage. These days, some buyers in the 700 FICO score range can also secure the most attractive rates, according to a new analysis of one million loan offers by Lending Tree that was […]

Blockchain Real Estate: Building a Real Estate Market Revolution



If there’s one basic truth when it comes to the real estate markets, it’s that there are some major flaws. Transaction processes, in particular, are both incredibly inefficient and needlessly expensive, creating all too many instances where real estate ownership is effectively inaccessible to far too many. Yet there are solutions to these issues. Blockchain real estate applications […]

Buying an Investment Property is not just for the wealthy



America is the Land of Opportunity. It is the land of capitalism. Everyone here has the opportunity to make his or her livelihood better, including you. There’s no better opportunity to turn your dreams into a reality than right here, right now. The American Dream requires a tremendous amount of sacrifice, dedication, work ethic and […]

Six Tips for First Time Home Buyers



Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to buy your first home – this is a hugely exciting step. It can often be slightly overwhelming with lots of different options to choose from – not only in the property that you go for but also in the type of home loan you apply for. Do as much […]

Housing demand surges earlier than expected this year



The spring buying season may already be upon as, with reports suggesting that demand for housing is picking up earlier than expected. Analysts say lower mortgage rates could be the reason. For example, CNBC reported the case of an open house in Coppell, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, where dozens of prospective buyers were lined […]