Younger renters and parents sacrifice more to make rent

As rents continue to steadily rise across the country, about a quarter of renters say affording their rent payments is difficult or very difficult. To make ends meet, two-thirds of those renters make at least one financial sacrifice to afford their home, and half wouldn’t be able to afford an unexpected $1,000 [...]

By |2019-11-13T17:29:51-08:00November 14th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Younger renters and parents sacrifice more to make rent

About 60% who have lived in a haunted house said they found out after moving in

Would you consider living in a haunted home or would you run as far away as possible once you knew it was haunted? Nearly 60 percent of people who have lived in a haunted house didn't know it was haunted before they moved in, according to the realtor.com, fourth annual [...]

By |2019-10-23T15:34:36-08:00October 24th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on About 60% who have lived in a haunted house said they found out after moving in

Median-priced homes still affordable for average wage earners

If you thought homes were affordable for average wage earners, guess again. ATTOM Data Solutions released its Q3 2019 U.S. Home Affordability Report, which shows median home prices in the third quarter of 2019 were not affordable for average wage earners in 371 of 498 U.S. counties analyzed in the [...]

By |2019-10-02T15:17:49-08:00October 3rd, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Median-priced homes still affordable for average wage earners

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