Real Estate News

Report: Resales help improve NYC home market

Published: 10 Apr 2017

An Elliman Report for the first quarter of 2017 showed some potentially significant shifts for the New York City housing market. As a famously expensive region, the need to address affordability is one possible sign of a move toward buyer interests, even with month-to-month rental price increases.

New MBA survey shows mixed results for housing applications

Published: 08 Apr 2017

The April 5 Mortgage Buyers Association examined some of the latest developments regarding the Market Composite Index, as well as other signs of changing mortgage statistics. A mix of different decreases and increases could add complexity to previous readings of what the current month has in store for the market.

Newly decided title case could change use of 'in rem' for tribal title cases

Published: 05 Apr 2017

A Washington state legal dispute involving tribal land rites could be significant for similar future cases. According to the National Law Review, the Upper Skagit Tribe tried to contest that a family's boundary fence fell on their land.

Student loans and maintenance fees still possible obstacles to buying a home

Published: 04 Apr 2017

A constant financial theme among millennials is the difficulty in paying off debts, especially student loans. This is rightly considered a barrier for anyone buying a home, and what makes it an even more daunting topic is the way it can add on to other daunting financial concerns.

5 tech-driven real estate trends on the horizon

Published: 31 Mar 2017

Businesses seem to be working hard to bring real estate up to date, at least when it comes to technology. From innovations that connect more buyers to better digital presentation, the increases in available tools are targeting areas like sales and customer engagement. This could be important areas of focus as the need to raise sales becomes more essential

The 'middle' could dictate future of U.S. housing

Published: 31 Mar 2017

Different sizes of apartment buildings can be what drives the residential market in the near future, according to one recent article. Bloomberg argued that the "missing middle" of the housing market is going unnoticed because developers are instead focusing on large-scale projects, leaving the more affordable rental units underserved.

Home sales could mean happy times ahead for buyers and sellers

Published: 31 Mar 2017

At the end of March, new the National Association of Realtors released new details about the pending home sales figures from February. This information could show important trends on the horizon as the housing market enters its second quarter for 2017. It meshes with the NAR's previous assertions about the possible optimism of the current housing market.

Could residential real estate stand out against commercial?

Published: 30 Mar 2017

When other types of property become more expensive, housing gains could become continually apparent. The online real estate business Ten-X reported that apartment pricing was stronger than other comparative markets recently.

Jumbo mortgage rates decrease in latest assessments

Published: 30 Mar 2017

New data has shown a decline for 30-year fixed jumbo mortgage loan rates, according to information culled by The Motley Fool. As of March 24, the source said these rates, which account for loans in excess of $417,000, are .14 percent lower than they were in February.

The pros and cons of ARMs for home buyers

Published: 30 Mar 2017

For those in the market for a new home, an Adjustable Rate Mortgage could seem like the perfect answer. Recent statistics seem to show that these are both attractive options and an alternative to other mortgages which may not fit buyer needs. 

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