How To Know When It Is Time To Upsize



Lots of publications love to talk about how many people are looking to downsize and go minimal these days. Oddly, there is not much time given to people that are looking to upsize their living situation. There are many reasons why you might be looking to get out of your current situation and finding a […]

What You Need to Know About HOA Fees



Too many people fail to pay attention to the impact HOA fees have on homeownership. HOAs are serious about collecting the fees owed to them. When fees are unpaid, it can have devastating consequences for current homeowners and people looking to buy another home who left unpaid fees behind at a previous community. However, HOA […]

Survey: Most home buyers still don’t understand their mortgage terms



Mortgage documentation is too cumbersome for far too many homeowners, according to a survey carried out by the home remodeling website Porch.com. The survey of almost 1,000 recent home buyers found that more than 75% said they didn’t completely understand the terms of their mortgage. Moreover, some 30% admitted to reading none or only some […]

Transunion study shows renters are managing their debts



A new study from the credit firm Transunion shows that consumers are still managing their debts in way that may ease most landlords’ concerns, even as many are struggling with finances due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The study found that around 25% more renters entered relief programs in March and April due to shutdown orders […]

5 ways to start investing in real estate in 2020



For many people, the word investing is synonymous with the stock market because it promises exceptional results. But, investing is a complex process that cannot be mastered overnight, and it comes with a learning curve. If you love the stock market, you probably need to diversify the portfolio to protect from market volatility. Or you […]

COVID-19 forces almost 3 million adults to move back home



Growing unemployment across the U.S. has prompted millions of adults to move back in with their parents. As a new Zillow analysis shows, the potential rent lost from Gen Z alone could total an estimated $726 million, and the ripple effects of their next move could have far-reaching consequences for the housing market. The number […]

Consumers more eager to buy homes, despite COVID-19



Home buyers aren’t being scared off by the COVID-19 pandemic. On the contrary, 53% of those quizzed in a recent survey by LendingTree said they’re more likely to buy a home in the next year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The most eager to buy appear to be first-time buyers and millennials, the survey found. […]

HUD moves to tackle homelessness amid COVID-19



Local governments are hastening to come up with solutions to the growing risk of homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said it would provide $2.96 billion in emergency grants to help homeless Americans, as well as those at risk of becoming homeless due to hardship caused […]

The MLS is Not Dead (Or Even Sick)



The internet has completely redefined sales of almost everything in our lives. If you want to buy and sell stocks on Wall Street, it’s super easy to open a discount trading account that you fully control. You do need to go through a brokerage that actively trades stock and bonds but you don’t need to […]

Short-term rentals rise as U.S. reopens for business



The short-term rental market is seeing a rebound as city dwellers rush to escape the metropolis for some peace and quiet. As such, sites like Airbnb are reporting a big jump in bookings lately. Airbnb for example, says it had more nights booked for U.S. listings in the weeks between May 17 and June 3 […]