Here’s where a lot of Americans are moving

Where do you think it is? Americans are continuing their long-term trend of moving south and west. The US Census Bureau recently released its estimates for how the populations of the United States' 3,142 counties and county equivalents changed in the year between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018. In addition to the overall … Continue reading Here’s where a lot of Americans are moving

Fannie and Freddie what the Future holds

As Fannie-Freddie reform gets underway, here are the three big questions for the housing market. It's been over a decade in the making, but an overhaul of Fannie and Freddie Mac is finally in the cards. The acting head of Fannie’s and Freddie’s regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, told employees that he was working … Continue reading Fannie and Freddie what the Future holds

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?

The Economy’s Great—Why Is Housing a Problem?

The Economy’s Great—Why Is Housing a Problem? The American housing market is constrained. Not by price so much as by the continuing lack of houses on the market; and this, according to Realtor.com’s "State of the Housing Union" report, released Thursday, is “pressuring potential home buyers striving to attain the American Dream,” despite a strong U.S. … Continue reading The Economy’s Great—Why Is Housing a Problem?

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

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?

Riverside housing indicators

~ Some useful information if you are like me and like to see charts and numbers. We are getting better economically, but slowly. ~ Riverside housing indicators Posted by ft Editorial Staff | Jun 7, 2017 | Charts, Forecasts, Inland Empire, Latest Articles | 6 | Riverside is the fourth most populous county in California … Continue reading Riverside housing indicators

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