Homebuyers Increasingly Pessimistic About Election’s Effect on the Housing Market

SEATTLE — Jun. 7, 2016 — Twenty-seven percent of homebuyers believe the 2016 presidential election will have a negative effect on the housing market, according to a survey of 975 homebuyers conducted in May by Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. Pessimism regarding the election’s impact on the market has grown since Redfin last […]

How big a salary do you need to buy a home?

A new survey by HowMuch pins down the minimum regional salary requirements for prospective home buyers in the U.S.

5 Gadgets That Can Draw the Interest of Homebuyers

If you’re planning on putting your home up for sale, consider the fact that a lot of modern homebuyers are looking for homes that are loaded with convenient features, and even some convenient gadgets that will make their lives easier.

RealtyTrac launches new Home Disclosure report

RealtyTrac is hoping to help homebuyers ensure they’re moving into a desirable area with a new and fully comprehensive home report too that offers insights into more than 115 million homes across the U.S.

Survey: Most Buyers Underestimate Impact of PMI

Sixty-five percent of home owners with private mortgage insurance (PMI) say that the additional cost has prompted them to pay a higher monthly mortgage payment than they had originally expected

Second Time Homebuyers and The Babyboomers

If you are a new retiree or you’re close to retiring, you may be considering relocation to a different home. Even if you have some ideas about what you want, there are several important factors to consider before you begin your search. The process of second-time buying can be significantly different than it was the […]

7 Reasons Why Renters Need to Buy a Home Soon

If you haven’t given serious thought to buying a home in the near future, you should. There are many more reasons to buy than there are to rent. Here are the serious reasons you want to be looking at in today’s market. 1. It’s cheaper buying than it is renting. A Trulia Trends study of […]

Top 5 Rules For Success In Real Estate Buying

Whether you’re purchasing your first home or looking to invest in real estate, buying property is no small task. And when the market is struggling to recover, the task is all the more difficult. Fortunately, there are easy ways to come out on top in the real estate market, but there are at least five […]

The Empowered Buyer: Choose Your Agent, Then Lay Down the Law

Prospective homebuyers often seek to work with real estate agents before they begin searching for homes. As the name suggests, a buyer’s agent speaks for the buyer and will arrange for the buyer to have their goals met at all stages of the transaction. Even though that sounds straightforward enough, buyers and dealers now and then are confronted by the relationships that exist between the land agent, the buyer and the seller.

Optimism Grows Among California Home Buyers

California home buyers are more optimistic about the housing market than they were three years ago, according to a new study from the California Association of Realtors.