Tagged: Real Estate Trends

January Housing Starts Fall 3.8 Percent

January Housing Starts Fall 3.8 Percent

U.S. housing starts dropped 3.8 percent in January, with the sharpest declines surfacing in the Midwest, according to the Census Bureau. Experts speculate frosty winter weather may be the culprit for the decline. As nasty weather delayed thousands of building projects across the country, this dip is a temporary setback for a market that was […]

10 Most Powerful Celebrity Buyers & Sellers of the Last Decade

10 Most Powerful Celebrity Buyers & Sellers of the Last Decade

Celebrity real estate is a high-paced world of wheeling and dealing. Over the past 10 years, plenty of famous faces have scored big or lost out in attempts to secure (or sell!) the home of their dreams.  To help commemorate its 10th anniversary, Zillow put together this list of some of the hottest homes that have […]

Home Buying in the 21st Century: How Rocket Mortgage Can Help You and Your Clients

Home Buying in the 21st Century: How Rocket Mortgage Can Help You and Your Clients

You’ve heard the hype, now get a firsthand look at how Rocket Mortgage, the first complete, end-to-end online mortgage experience, can help you help your clients in this month’s RISMedia Content Solutions webinar, “Home Buying in the 21st Century: How Rocket Mortgage Can Help You and Your Clients,” presented by Quicken Loans.       […]

High Gear: Metro Home Prices Continue to Rise

High Gear: Metro Home Prices Continue to Rise

A moderating pace of sales had little impact on the trajectory of home prices during the final three months of the year, which picked up speed and showed continued growth in most of the U.S., according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS®. The median existing single-family home price increased in 81 […]

Agents at the Center of Xome’s Strategy for Real Estate 3.0

Agents at the Center of Xome’s Strategy for Real Estate 3.0

Before he became chief operating and chief financial officer with Xome, Kartik Ramachandran had purchased three homes in five years. He wasn’t a real estate guy—he was in the merchant and product technologies business with Groupon—but he had just received a crash course on real estate 2.0 after his career took him and his family […]

Buying Beats Renting in Less Than Two Years, But Millennials Still Have Reason to Rent

Buying Beats Renting in Less Than Two Years, But Millennials Still Have Reason to Rent

Home buyers in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. have to stay in a home for at least three years to break even on a home purchase, and buyers in the Bay Area would have to stay nearly that long to make buying financially advantageous, according to Zillow’s Breakeven Horizon analysis for the fourth quarter of 2015. Those under […]

REALTORS® Applaud House Passage of ‘Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act’

REALTORS® Applaud House Passage of ‘Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act’

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to advance legislation that will expand opportunities for homeownership. H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act,” includes a number of initiatives that have strong support from the National Association of REALTORS®, who hailed the vote as important progress for home buyers and sellers. “This legislation will put […]

January Housing Data Offers Strong 2016 Outlook

January Housing Data Offers Strong 2016 Outlook

Economic uncertainty driven by a tumultuous start of the year for financial markets does not seem to be dampening the pent-up demand that drove growth and sales in 2015. Instead, year-over-year trends point to this spring being the busiest since 2006, according to the analysis of preliminary January data on realtor.com. The residential real estate market […]

Cybercrime Hitting Real Estate

Cybercrime Hitting Real Estate

Online criminals are targeting the real estate industry and stealing large sums of money from unwary homebuyers. This fraud can destroy real estate transactions, so the National Association of REALTORS® is urging real estate professionals across the country to immediately implement safety measures to reduce the risk of becoming a victim. In a typical scenario, […]

Urban Home Values Outpace the Suburbs

Urban Home Values Outpace the Suburbs

Urban home values are outpacing the value of homes in the suburbs in most top-tier metros, as city life gains popularity and high-end condos fill the sky in Boston, Washington, D.C., Seattle, and other cities with fast-changing downtowns. Homes in the suburbs – a longstanding symbol of the American Dream – have typically been worth more, on […]