Home Buying, US Real Estate, Zillow

New owners can expect to pay $40,000 in fees to buy a home

By Mike Wheatley | October 4, 2018
Buying a home is one of the most expensive transactions someone will ever make, and home shoppers can expect to spend $40,000 on average in one-time fees on the typical U.S. home, according to a new analysis from Zillow company RealEstate.com and Thumbtack, an online service that matches customers with local professionals. For first-time buyers, […]
Featured News, Residential

Invitation Homes faces accusations of poor property maintenance and unfair fees

By Mike Wheatley | August 1, 2018
Renters are accusing Invitation Homes Inc., an investment firm that owns the most single-family homes in the U.S., of not properly maintaining their properties.
Home Buying, Mortgage, Zillow

Down payments are major concern for homebuyers, Zillow study finds

By Mike Wheatley | January 16, 2017
It costs more than two thirds of the average annual income to cobble together a 20 percent down payment on a home, which is why many potential homebuyers say saving for a down payment is one of their top concerns.
Real Estate Resource

6 Tips To Move Out For Less

By Guest Author | February 12, 2013
Moving is expensive. In fact, it’s the reason that some people choose to stay in one place. To many tenants, just the thought of relocating is stressful. Not only do they have to spend money on moving, but they must also pay deposits on the new residences. And not only is the process taxing on the pocketbook, it's even more burdensome for the mind and body.
Mortgage, US Real Estate

Fannie and Freddie Could Raise Fees in 2012

By Mike Wheatley | September 21, 2011
Analysts believe that the government may need to charge higher fees to lenders and increase mortgage insurance from borrowers in order to guarantee loans when they go ahead and overhaul Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – a move that could lead to increased borrowing costs. The government is trying to boost competitiveness within mortgage markets, […]
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