With both home prices and mortgage rates increasing this year, many are concerned about a family’s ability to purchase a major part of the American Dream – its own home. However, if we compare housing affordability today to the average affordability
Last week, the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) held their 52ndAnnual Journalism Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Among the many highly anticipated sessions was one called “Top Ten Issues Affecting
Looser mortgage qualifying guidelines by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over the past few years are beginning to have an impact on mortgage loan applications this year. An analysis published this month by CoreLogic of conventional
Mortgage rates moved lower again this week, only the second time this year that rates have fallen in back-to-back weeks.
According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average slipped to 4.54
Looking to buy a home in 2018? Use highlights from Trulia’s research on 2017’s home buying trends to help you make the smartest moves.
Trulia’s economics research team has spent the year digging into exactly what’s going on out there: How quickly deals are being done, who’s making them, how many are falling through. We looked into where the market has recovered, and where
Going the “For Sale by Owner” route is a tempting alternative to hiring a real estate agent to sell your home. After all, listing agents charge a commission for their work that can eat into your own profits. So why not try to
Recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) suggests that now is a great time to sell your home. The concept of ‘supply & demand’ reveals that the best price for an item is realized when the
Mortgage interest rates have risen by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year, and many assume that if mortgage rates rise, home values will fall. History, however, has shown this not to be true.
Where are home values today compared to the beginning of the year?
While rates have been rising,
So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to your potential buyers.
There are four elements to a
We recently shared that national home prices have increased by 6.7% year-over-year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained historically low which has allowed many buyers to enter the market.
As a seller, you will likely