7 tips to ace your home’s final walk-through

Buying a home can feel a little like running a marathon. You have to stay focused throughout the whole journey, from the mortgage application and home search process to making an offer and getting a home inspection. One important final step before the closing is the final walk-through. No matter what, you should never skip … Continue reading 7 tips to ace your home’s final walk-through

20 of the best US housing markets for investing in real estate

~ click on the link below for the complete list ~ 20 of the best US housing markets for investing in real estate If you're looking to invest in real estate, location is paramount. HomeUnion, an online real-estate investment management firm, has identified ZIP codes in 20 US metros where investors have seen the highest … Continue reading 20 of the best US housing markets for investing in real estate

With California housing prices surging, developers say they can’t build enough homes

With California housing prices surging, developers say they can’t build enough homes   Construction work on the Rosedale tract on Orange Blossom Way in Azusa Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Home prices continue to trend upward in California. A report released Wednesday by CoreLogic reveals that prices for single-family attached and detached homes rose 5.8 percent … Continue reading With California housing prices surging, developers say they can’t build enough homes

How high can Southern California housing prices go?

How high can Southern California housing prices go? Sky’s the limit, experts say While housing prices continue to rise in Southern California, experts say there is no sign of a bubble at this time. (ANA VENEGAS, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER) By Jeff Collins, JeffCollins@scng.com, @RegJeffCollins on Twitter Posted: 06/26/17, 9:21 AM PDT | Updated: 2 hrs … Continue reading How high can Southern California housing prices go?

Zillow faces lawsuit over ‘Zestimate’ tool that calculates a house’s worth

  Zillow faces lawsuit over ‘Zestimate’ tool that calculates a house’s worth A plaintiff in a lawsuit against online real estate company Zillow claims its popular valuation system Zestimate has hampered her efforts to sell a property. (Chris Goodney/Bloomberg) By Kenneth R. Harney By Kenneth R. Harney Real Estate May 10 It was bound to … Continue reading Zillow faces lawsuit over ‘Zestimate’ tool that calculates a house’s worth

How an agent can help alleviate stress

How an agent can help alleviate stress Purchasing a home can be a stressful experience, whether you're a first-time buyer or you've been through the process before. But that's one of the reasons that working with a real estate professional is so worthwhile. With your agent's guidance, buying a home should be enjoyable, rather than … Continue reading How an agent can help alleviate stress

Fannie Mae: Education & Homeownership Linked

  Fannie Mae: Education & Homeownership Linked   Young adults are 3.5 percent less likely to own a home now than they were before the Great Recession, according to a working paper released by Fannie Mae on Thursday. Additionally, the homeownership rate among this demographic has dropped from 45 percent to 35 percent. The paper, … Continue reading Fannie Mae: Education & Homeownership Linked

Smaller Homes Yield Faster Value Growth

~Firm believer in this!!~   Smaller Homes Yield Faster Value Growth   A new study by NerdWallet, which looked at three years worth of data from Realtor.com on 20 U.S. metro markets, found that the smaller the home, the faster the price growth, in terms of percentage of increase. However, overall prices of larger homes … Continue reading Smaller Homes Yield Faster Value Growth

Which Southern City Was Named Best Place to Live?

  Which Southern City Was Named Best Place to Live? Author: Aly J. Yale in Data, Headlines, News February 7, 2017 0 According to the 2017 Best Places to Live list released by U.S. News & World Report today, Austin, Texas is the best place to live in the country. Taking into account factors like … Continue reading Which Southern City Was Named Best Place to Live?

How Credit Scores and Real Estate Impact Your Wealth

How Credit Scores and Real Estate Impact Your Wealth I often hear people say that buying a house is the best tool for building wealth. Is that really true? That depends on many factors. In this article, I look at how a credit score will impact that conclusion. Some people are really unsure of what … Continue reading How Credit Scores and Real Estate Impact Your Wealth