First time buyers should have an easier time this year

First-time home buyers can expect an easier home shopping experience this spring, as market conditions shift in their favor. Entry-level home values are growing at their slowest pace since mid-2016, giving first-time home shoppers a little more breathing room during the home search process, according to RealEstate.com’s Entry-Level Market Report. At the same time, inventory

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Many housing markets haven’t bounced back from the last major crash

In the decade since the housing bust, median home values have more than recovered in most of the nation’s largest markets. But within nearly all those major markets there remains inequity — neighborhoods that were hit hardest by the crisis continue to bear an outsized burden even through the recovery. A new Zillow report shows

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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

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Rents have fallen on an annual basis for the first time in 6 years

Rents declined nationwide on an annual basis for the first time in more than six years.
The median U.S. rent is $1,440, according

Clients with children look to move more urgently than those without

Home sellers with children are usually in much more of a hurry to sell than those who don’t have kids, new survey from the National Association of Realtors has found. The survey, part of the NAR’s 2018 Moving with Kids report, found that 26 percent of sellers with kids aged under 18 say they need

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First-time buyers have snapped up more than 985,000 homes so far this year

Home sales might be slowing down, but that’s not the case with first-time buyers according to a new report by Genworth Mortgage Insurance.

Relaxed rules boost “millions” of consumer’s credit scores

Millions of consumers’ credit scores have increased following an overhaul in the way the major credit report agencies factor in negative information about their histories.

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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Mobile homes to become more popular as affordable housing woes continue

With the available inventory of homes for sale reaching record lows across much of the U.S., economists are betting on manufactured homes (mobile homes or trailers) as the solution for a market in desperate need of affordable housing.

Tidal flooding will threaten 2.4 million U.S. homes by 2100

Climate change and rising sea levels are putting an unprecedented number of U.S. homes at risk of tidal flooding, according to a new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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