To buy in 2016? Homebuyer sentiment improves

To buy in 2016? Homebuyer sentiment improves Consumer sentiment in California rose in the third quarter (Q3) of 2016. This represents the first boost in consumer sentiment since late-2014. Optimism about future conditions also rose. Planned spending on big-ticket purchases increased significantly from the previous quarter indicating a more positive than negative outlook on the economy, according to Chapman … Continue reading To buy in 2016? Homebuyer sentiment improves

Here’s Why It Feels Like Rent Is Eating Up Your Entire Paycheck

Here’s Why It Feels Like Rent Is Eating Up Your Entire Paycheck Rents have gone up faster than incomes for decades. Way, way faster. 06/29/2016 05:20 pm ET 270 Kate Abbey-Lambertz National Reporter, The Huffington Post This is the clearest explanation for why more and more people are struggling to afford a place to live: … Continue reading Here’s Why It Feels Like Rent Is Eating Up Your Entire Paycheck

10 Ways to Find Out About a Neighborhood Without Being There

10 Ways to Find Out About a Neighborhood Without Being There By Margaret Heidenry 6:30 am ET February 15, Christophe Launay/Getty Images “So what’s the neighborhood really like?” is the ubiquitous refrain among home buyers shopping in areas they’re unfamiliar with. And though your real estate agent can fill lots of the big-picture details, it … Continue reading 10 Ways to Find Out About a Neighborhood Without Being There

How Much You Should Earn to Buy a Home

From DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2014 How much money do you need to make in order to afford a home? Using data from the National Association of REALTORS®, mortgage site HSH.com pinpointed the minimum salary required to pay for the principal loan amount, interest, taxes, and insurance payments on a median-priced … Continue reading How Much You Should Earn to Buy a Home