New Home Mortgage

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 […]

Real Estate Investing

Real estate replaces stocks as America’s favorite long-term investment

Americans have cast aside their painful memories of the 2008 real estate housing market crisis and regained their faith in real estate investing, according to a national survey from Bankrate. Traditionally, real estate has been viewed as a safe and reliable long-term investment. It not only provides the benefit of a roof, but it also […]

Home undergoing remodeling

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 […]