Pending home sales climb to highest level since 2017

Pending home sales climb to highest level since 2017

The wave of low interest rates in the United States has lifted the U.S. housing market up to a point it hasn’t reached in two years. Pending sales of existing homes, a figure tracked by an index, increased by more than double the expectation of analysts from August to September, according to the National Association […]

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Secondary markets could be ideal for real estate investing

With the cost of real estate soaring in major markets like New York and Los Angeles, more and more investors are beginning to search for value in smaller markets that are on the rise. The growing appeal of these markets, many of them in the southeastern United States, reflects patterns of migration seen in the […]

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Low mortgage rates continue to deplete affordable home supply

Sustained low mortgage rates since March of 2019 are now ravishing the supply of starter homes across the United States. In a familiar pattern, the availability of cheaper mortgages encourages would-be home buyers to make the leap to ownership. There is a run on starter properties that cuts heavily into the supply, despite ongoing demand […]

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Forecasters see slowdown for home remodeling in the United States

One of the most common investments made to improve the value of a home, both for sellers and buyers, is remodeling. The industry has thrived in times of economic growth and a solid housing market nationally, but it’s not all created equal.  A new report from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies projects that […]

Short-term rentals offer big advantages for real estate investors

The rise of short-term rental services such as Airbnb and VRBO has had an enormous impact on how people plan vacations. This trend has also created an exciting alternative for those who invest in rental properties.  Deciding whether to use a property as a short-term rental is largely a matter of location and regulation. Because […]