NAR partners with Food Recovery Network to fight hunger across U.S.

Giving back is the name of the game for the National Association of Realtors. During its annual Leadership Summit in Chicago, the National Association of Realtors  announced a new commitment to fight hunger, as NAR will ensure all future events and meetings are Food Recovery Verified. Food Recovery Verified is [...]

By |2019-08-14T13:38:06-08:00August 15th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on NAR partners with Food Recovery Network to fight hunger across U.S.

Wondering where 2019’s the best places are to flip houses?

With house flippers earning an average gross profit of $60,000 in Q1 2019, a personal-finance website recently released its report on 2019's Best Places to Flip Houses. Are you someone who watches reality shows centered on flipping houses and think you could do it? Well, if you're feeling inclined to [...]

By |2019-07-31T18:32:57-08:00August 1st, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Wondering where 2019’s the best places are to flip houses?

Mortgage payment within reach for high school grads in some cities

Good news: households including at least one person with a high school diploma or GED can afford the typical mortgage payment in most large metro areas across the U.S., according to a new analysis by Zillow. However, soaring home values have outpaced incomes have made down payments a barrier for [...]

By |2019-07-10T19:28:34-08:00July 11th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Mortgage payment within reach for high school grads in some cities

Commercial real estate execs optimistic about markets, economy

Commercial real estate executives recently expressed increased optimism about real estate markets and overall economic conditions, according to The Real Estate Roundtable's 2019 Q2 Sentiment Index. The Q2 Sentiment Index registered 51 – a six point increase from the previous quarter. The Index has registered between 50 and 55 every [...]

By |2019-05-15T15:27:44-08:00May 16th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Commercial real estate execs optimistic about markets, economy

Best places to be a real estate agent

With February bringing the biggest month-to-month rise in existing-home sales since 2015, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019's Best Places to Be a Real Estate Agent should you be thinking of starting or continuing your career in the industry. To determine the best markets for real-estate agents, [...]

By |2019-04-24T20:06:42-08:00April 25th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Best places to be a real estate agent

Where Are the Hardest-Working Cities in America?

Do you have a 9 to 5 job or do you work the night-shift? Regardless of the hours you work or where you work, a new study reports Americans are definitely hardworking people. And with March 1 being Employee Appreciation Day and Americans outworking many of their foreign peers by [...]

By |2019-02-27T11:13:29-08:00February 28th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Where Are the Hardest-Working Cities in America?

Why You Might Want to Work With a True REALTOR

You've heard the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to hiring a qualified Realtor and you're still on the fence. How do you decide? According to the National Association of REALTORS, these folks aren’t just agents. "They’re professional members of the National Association of REALTORS and subscribe [...]

By |2019-01-20T17:02:29-08:00January 22nd, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Why You Might Want to Work With a True REALTOR

Buying a Dream Home Can Be Difficult for First-time Buyers

Purchasing a home is considered to be one of the most expensive transactions most Americans will make in their life, and breaking into the housing market can be very difficult for first-time buyers. However, a new RealEstate.com analysis finds the typical first-time buyer earns more than the median household income, helping them [...]

By |2019-01-13T16:28:51-08:00January 15th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Buying a Dream Home Can Be Difficult for First-time Buyers

Home Affordability Expected to Get Worse

Sorry prospective home hunters, home affordability is expected to get worse. Back in February, an article by Realtor.com outlined how earlier this year people making the national median income of $68,000 were still able to afford a home. However, they cautioned that this would most likely change as we continued [...]

By |2018-07-02T14:20:52-08:00July 5th, 2018|Real Estate|Comments Off on Home Affordability Expected to Get Worse

You Can Still Get Mortgage Approved with A Weak Credit Score

With the rising rent across the country, more people have been looking for a way out. Some believe that because they have a low credit score that there is no hope for them to get approved for a mortgage. However, depending on where your credit score currently sits, you may [...]

By |2018-05-07T13:47:32-08:00May 10th, 2018|Real Estate|Comments Off on You Can Still Get Mortgage Approved with A Weak Credit Score