Housing inventory grows, advantage shifts to buyers



After falling for nearly four consecutive years, housing inventory has turned a corner, growing on an annual basis in four of the past five months, according to the January Zillow Real Estate Market Report. U.S. for-sale home inventory grew 1.2 percent year-over-year. There were 19,455 more homes for sale nationwide in January compared to a […]

Zillow says home inventory has increased for the first time in 5 years



After falling for nearly four consecutive years, housing inventory has turned a corner, growing on an annual basis in four of the past five months, according to the January Zillow Real Estate Market Report. U.S. for-sale home inventory grew 1.2 percent year-over-year. There were 19,455 more homes for sale nationwide in January compared to a […]

Coastal communities commit billions towards flood defense



Officials in East and Gulf coast cities are pressing the government to commit billions of dollars on projects designed to protect their regions from rising sea levels. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, around a third of the country’s population lives along the Atlantic or Pacific coastline, or the Gulf of Mexico, the Wall Street […]

NAHB raises concerns over aging U.S. housing stock



Housing stock in the U.S. is getting older and construction of new homes is not keeping pace with demand. If things don’t change the nation could be faced with severe housing shortages, while older buildings may fail to keep up with current safety standards. According to an Urban Institute report from April 2018, the supply […]

Tips for Negotiating After the House Inspection



Buyers and sellers often think negotiations are complete once both parties have signed the purchase agreement. Reality is that another round of negotiations is frequently needed after the house is professionally inspected. The inspector’s job is never to decide if the agreed price is correct or what it should be. Nor should the inspector be […]

Poorly designed homes contributing to obesity, study finds



The obesity epidemic in America is nothing new, but the reasons why it’s occurring could be. According to a new study from nonprofit group Trust of America’s Health, one reason for the epidemic could be due to the architectural design of the buildings we live in. While recent socials trends have seen a growing emphasis […]

Parents with newborn babies increasingly moving to cheaper markets



Americans who moved in the past year tended to move into less-expensive housing markets, a trend that is magnified when looking at women with a newborn baby ­– and can mean a difference of more than $100,000 in some markets. Across the country, women with a newborn who moved in the past year – whether […]

Report: Trustworthiness is the most important quality in a good neighbor



Realtor.com has just published its annual Good Neighbors Report, finding that the best neighbors are those deemed to be trustworthy, quiet, friendly, and respectful. Still, there’s no need to maintain close friendships with our neighbors in order for them to be considered as “good”, the report found. “While it’s true that some people focus on […]

San Jose residents protest plans to house teachers in schools



California’s San Jose Unified School District recently outlined plans to accomdate teachers, who cannot easily afford homes in the area, within district-owned properties that will be converted into housing units.

Denver pilots new granny flat program aimed at solving city housing shortages



Authorities in Denver are initiating a new program in the city that aims to solve housing shortage problems while providing a new income stream for low-earning homeowners.