Foreclosure activity to resume in July, some banks say



Some of America’s biggest banks have said they’ll start resuming foreclosures on delinquent mortgages this summer when COVID-19 forbearance programs expire. The Mortgage Bankers Association says over 2.1 million American homeowners are still in forbearance plans that suspend their mortgage payments and protect them from eviction. Meanwhile, around 1.8 million more are not in forbearance […]

House Hacking: 7 Ways to Live for Free



Free housing seem too good to be true? Not necessarily. There are many ways to have your housing costs covered by others by a system known as house hacking.  Wave goodbye to the stress of paying your rent or mortgage in full and on time every month. House hacking offers housing alternatives that decrease or […]

How forgiving are your neighbors?



Everyone knows that it’s good to have neighborly neighbors keeping watch out for thieves and other signs of danger in the neighborhood, but sometimes they can take things just a bit too far. For example, if you see someone speeding in the neighborhood or failing to clean up after their dog has done its business, […]

The Biggest Mistake You Can Make When Buying Real Estate



The Biggest Mistake You Can Make When Buying Real Estate? What is it? Buying Real Estate is easily one of the biggest investments that you’ll make in your lifetime, and because of this, it is often one of the most stressful, as well as one of the most emotional experiences that you may encounter. While […]

Builders have started auctioning new homes to the highest bidder



Home builders are fending off so many interested buyers that they have had to stop signing new sales contracts in order to focus on catching up with existing orders. That’s according to a report in Bloomberg this week, which said that builders have been overwhelmed as buyers turn to the new home market to make […]

White Families Have 10x Wealth of Black Families, According to New Research



Household wealth in the U.S. is mostly concentrated in retirement accounts and home equity. Each accounts for roughly a third of all household wealth, according to an August 2020 U.S. Census report. However, this wealth is mostly concentrated among caucasian Americans. A new study by Clever confirms the extent of this racial wealth gap in […]

Seven “Must Do” Tips For Selling Your House in Summer



Summertime is not the easiest season for making a sale, but with the right staging and preparation, owners can get the fast sale and the right price.

Frustrations grow for buyers in small-town America



Home buyers in small-town markets are being frustrated as well-funded investors beat them to the post, snapping up more and more of the few properties listed for sale there. The Wall Street Journal relates the frustration of Dominic Pollock from Bethlehem, Pa., who said he and his fiance have so far viewed more than 50 […]

What Buyers Can Do in an Extreme Sellers’ Market



Here is some bright news for buyers, according to Realtor.com, new MLS listings were up in early to mid-April by about 40% over last year. But that statistic needs to be kept in context. At this time last year, pandemic fears were in full swing. Listings dropped while people tried to figure out what was […]

Home prices in ‘opportunity zones’ are growing fast



So-called opportunity zones created under former U.S. President Donald Trump are seeing housing prices increase as they reap the rewards of the wider real estate market boom. During the first quarter, median home prices saw annual gains in 75% of the opportunity zones for which sufficient data is available, according to ATTOM Data Solutions. Two-thirds […]