Real Estate News, Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Lenders Give Dodd-Frank a Second Look

The Dodd-Frank regulations were intended to correct many of the problems witnessed during the build-up to the subprime financial crisis. In recent quarters, market participants and politicians have debated both tweaks to and wholesale replacement of the Dodd-Frank...

Leaping Over the Hurdles to Homeownership

What can be done to ensure creditworthy households today and in the future have the opportunity to experience the personal and financial benefits of owning a home? That was the question on the minds of those in a packed room today at the Sustainable Homeownership...

Insider Tips on Staging a Living Room

By Julea Joseph, guest contributor Make sure you show off the living room in your listings. Here are some simple lessons in staging your living room to give a great impression. Choose an on trend color palette that will appeal to buyers and showcase your home’s...

Raw Count of Home Sales (April 2017)

Existing-home sales dropped 2.3 percent in April from one month prior while new home sales decreased 11.4 percent.  These headline figures are seasonally adjusted figures and are reported in the news.  However, for everyday practitioners, simple raw counts of home...

Veteran and active-military homebuyers

May’s Military Appreciation Month is a time to honor the country’s veterans and active service members and their families and recognize them for their sacrifices. One of the most useful benefits afforded to military personnel is access to Veterans Administration, or...

Make That Home Greener: Energy-Efficient Mortgages

By Michele DiGirolamo, Guest Contributor from MoneyGeek.com  If you’re in the market for a new home, there’s a way to save the environment and some cash at the same time: Consider a “green” mortgage. An energy-efficient mortgage (EEM), the umbrella term for these...

State Job Growth Comparisons: March

Source: Economy Copyright NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Reprinted with permission. This Article Appears Courtesy of Steven Diadoo Steven Diadoo, Licensed Realtor in MN with BRIDGE REALTY and best-selling author of 'Road to Success' with Jack...

April 2017 Existing-Home Sales

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this April slid 2.3 percent from last month but modestly improved 1.6 percent from last year. April’s existing-home sales reached the 5.57 million seasonally adjusted annual rate....

April 2017 Pending Home Sales

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that April’s pending home sales pace is down 1.3 percent from last month and are down 3.3 percent from a year ago. Pending sales are homes that have a signed contract to purchase on them but have yet to close....

Instant Reaction: May Jobs Report

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report for May: “Although  job gains in May were on the soft side (138,000), the annual figure has been fairly consistent at over 2 million net new job...

Share This