Keeping Emotions at Bay: Pricing Your Home for the Market

Home may be where the heart is, but emotions can stand in the way of sound decision making when it comes to pricing your home for the market. In fact, emotional attachment can be one of the biggest hurdles to accepting a professional’s expert opinion of your home’s value. All those decorating choices you’ve made

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Zillow: Rent growth hits 10-month high

Rent prices grew at their fastest rate in 10 months in February, reaching 2.4 percent year-over-year appreciation, according to the February Zillow Real Estate Market Report. The U.S. median monthly rent was $1,472 in February, up from $1,438 a year earlier. This translates to more than $400 in additional yearly expenses for the typical renter.

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Study: Manufactured home values appreciate at similar rates to traditional homes

The prices of manufactured homes, or mobile homes, are appreciating at the same pace as those of traditional homes, which is counter to conventional wisdom, according to a new report.

Prices are crumbling in ‘ultra-luxury’ real estate markets

The ultra-luxury real estate market is suffering from massive price reductions that have forced the owners of some exclusive properties to drop their asking prices by millions of dollars.

Despite the risks, wildfires don’t put off home buyers

Wildfires have been ravaging the eastern coast of the United States this summer, but the risk of having your home destroyed in a blaze hasn’t prevented home buyers from purchasing in at-risk areas, according to a recent study.

Impending Baby Boomer sell off could cause housing crash, experts warn

Baby boomers who’re planning on downsizing or leaving the real estate market altogether could send “shock waves” through the industry, according to a couple of new studies. Fannie Mae’s Economic Strategic Research Group said in its report that homeownership demand from younger generations is “insufficient” to replace the void being created by departing older owners.

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The cost of waterfront living is falling fast

A new Zillow analysis shows that people are paying less of a premium to enjoy living at a waterfront property in the U.S.

Rental prices increase across the U.S. as demand continues to grow

Apartment listing service RentCafe.com has updated its monthly rent report , showing that the national average rent has increased 2.9 percent in June to cross the $1,400 mark.

NAR’s Yun warns of summer housing market “test” as sales continue to fall

The National Association of Realtors is reporting that pending home sales have fallen for a fifth consecutive month, and says it’s a sign that this year’s spring buying season hasn’t lived up to the hype.

Lumber prices, labor shortages and growing regulations hold back construction

A staggering 90 percent of home builders say the affordability of new properties is being hampered by rising lumber prices.

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