Houses Are Selling the Fastest in These 30 Real Estate Markets

~ Good news for those that are selling in these areas. Bad news for those buying. But don't despair we can get you a home! ~ A hot real estate market can work both ways. Typically, rising prices reflect the improving dynamics of an underlying city, whether from growing employment, rising wages or other factors … Continue reading Houses Are Selling the Fastest in These 30 Real Estate Markets

State economies most and least impacted by immigration

~ interesting find I came across while reading this morning, enjoy ~ he heated debate in the United States over immigration often raises questions about the economic value—or cost—of the nation's immigrants. Some policymakers blame foreign-born workers for taking coveted jobs and slowing wage growth. Others argue that immigrants in the workforce fuel innovation; bring … Continue reading State economies most and least impacted by immigration

California’s New Solar

Why California's new solar mandate could cost new homeowners up to an extra $10,000 Starting next year, every new home built in California will have something extra on top. Recently, California became the first state in the nation to make solar mandatory for new houses. Beginning in 2020, newly constructed homes must have solar panels, … Continue reading California’s New Solar

Baby Boomers and Millennials are moving where?

Birds of a Feather Flock Together: Homeowner Ages in America People flock to different areas for a variety of reasons, but there's a trend age-wise. Which states have the highest homeowner age average, and which have the lowest? A recent LendingTree report that uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey ranked the … Continue reading Baby Boomers and Millennials are moving where?

Housing tips back to a buyer’s market as sellers cut prices

~ have you experienced this in your market? ~ Housing tips back to a buyer's market as sellers cut prices After several years of rich home price gains, the market appears to have found a limit to what people can afford. Sellers are finally responding by lowering prices. Approximately 14 percent of all listings in … Continue reading Housing tips back to a buyer’s market as sellers cut prices

International buyers are dropping out of the US housing market

~ Interesting read ~ International buyers are dropping out of the US housing market After strong interest for several years, international buyers appear to be souring on the U.S. housing market. The dollar volume of U.S. home sales to international buyers between April 2017 and March 2018 dropped 21 percent compared to the year-ago period, … Continue reading International buyers are dropping out of the US housing market

Home sales slow as prices race to record highs

Home sales slow as prices race to record highs U.S. home sales fell unexpectedly in June, posting their third straight monthly decline as a persistent shortage of properties on the market drove house prices to a record high. The report on Monday from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) added to last week's soft homebuilding … Continue reading Home sales slow as prices race to record highs

Quick, make an offer!

~ it is a TOUGH market out there, make sure when you decide to buy that are ready ~ Quick, make an offer! 5 cities where homes sold fastest, and the 5 slowest   Prices are up 12.7%. Time Pending home sales are up according to a new report.(Photo: Feverpitched, Getty Images/iStockphoto)   Buying a … Continue reading Quick, make an offer!

Existing-home sales tumble as supply crunch squeezes

Existing-home sales tumble as supply crunch squeezes Realtors forecast a 2018 market that’s little better than last year Getty Images A sign for a residential property sale in the town of Stratford, Connecticut. By AndreaRiquier A previous version was corrected to fix the percentage change of median prices. The numbers: Existing-home sales ran at a seasonally … Continue reading Existing-home sales tumble as supply crunch squeezes

California Exodus

With no letup in home prices, the California exodus surges The median sale price for a home in California is more than double that in the rest of the nation DMAMBMCMDMEMGPREVIEWZGZQZRZSZTZUSay goodbye to Hollywood, Billy Joel sang in 1976. Now, in the midst of a deepening housing crisis, thousands of people are following that advice. … Continue reading California Exodus