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November 20, 2016

Owning a home is the original American dream. It's the old frontier spirit, wanting to claim your own tuft of the New World. Then again, these days it also makes perfect economic sense. Experts estimate that all of the homes in the United States alone are worth a combi...

November 19, 2016

Seventy-five percent of Americans still aspire to own a home and consider home ownership a major life goal, according to a new poll of non-home owners aged 22 to 50 conducted by Integra Realty Resources, an independent real estate valuation firm.

Despite a housing crisi...

November 19, 2016

Bargain home prices have jump-started sales on second homes, but more purchasers are opting to buy properties much closer to their primary residence.

In the past, second-home buyers tended to buy properties out-of-state or were lured to vacation homes near far-flung res...

November 19, 2016

More sellers who are tired of their home lingering on the market or don’t want to have to take a loss on their home are opting to become landlords instead. For example, according to an article at NPR, one couple describes owning a two-bedroom bungalow in Oakland, Calif...

November 18, 2016

Well, there’s at least one big Wall Street banker that’s betting on the United States becoming a “rentership” society: Morgan Stanly.

Is the US moving toward rentership from ownership? Treat time for institutional investors to snap up distressed single-family homes and...

November 17, 2016

1. Investigate local, state, and national down payment assistance programs. These programs give qualified applicants loans or grants to cover all or part of your required down payment. National programs include the Nehemiah program, www.getdownpayment.com, and the Amer...

November 17, 2016

Four years into the housing crisis, myths about foreclosure still litter the minds of even the smartest of real estate consumers. When it comes to matters as high stakes as your home, confusion can cost you thousands - or even your home. Whether you’re a buyer looking...

November 17, 2016

Interest rates are at all time lows and nationwide (US), home values are down 25 percent from their peak, meaning affordability is greater than ever.

So, is now a great time to buy? It can be. But, before you start home shopping, ask yourself these 4 important questions...

November 16, 2016

Whether you're buying or selling, it's important to choose representation that meets your needs in the transaction.
 
You have choices when selecting representation in a real estate transaction. Here are five tips for understanding which type of legal relationship with...

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November 20, 2016