Seniors are on the ‘precipice’ of a huge sell-off wave. Here’s why that’s bad

Real estate professionals have been waiting patiently for baby boomers to put their houses up for sale and stop the inventory crisis. But if this happens, it could actually throw the market into a tailspin, according to new research from Fannie Mae.

The number of consumers going without real estate agents is rising: Study

Real estate agents and their brokerage companies have their work cut out for them if they want to remain relevant, according to a study from J.D. Power.

Only 21% of people understand what low credit will do to their loans

A recent analysis by Zillow found that homebuyers with lower credit scores pay thousands of dollars more for the same property compared to buyers with high credit scores.

How to reach limited-English speakers to expand your client list

People with a limited proficiency in English — LPEs to the academics — total nearly 21 million. Of these, some 5.3 million are heads of households. That’s about 4.5 percent of all households in the United States. The question for the housing community is how to reach them and turn them into homeowners.

The government needs to do more to make housing attainable: report

According to the 30th anniversary of the State of the Nation’s Housing by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, even though more than 40 million units have been built over the past three decades, high mortgage rates — which are predicted to climb to more than 5 percent by year’s end — are still causing severe housing woes.

HomLuv, a new real estate startup, wants to be the Pinterest of homebuilding

Launched Thursday, is a startup that wants to flip the way most people look for a home by allowing potential buyers to select rooms based on an array of choices, Pinterest-style, and then pinpointing a developer able to execute those choices.

Single-family home property taxes rose 3% in 2017: Attom

U.S. homeowners paid an average of nearly $3,400 in property taxes in 2017, but if you are living in — or moving to — the New York City region, you could be paying nearly three times that or more, according to research by Attom Data Solutions, an Irvine, California, firm that assembles information on residential and commercial real estate.

Fastest-growing markets in the U.S. are in the South and West

When it comes to booming population growth, the South and West are winning the race, according to the latest government data.

A loan officer’s presence at closing can make or break referrals: study

Every real estate professional knows the importance of attending the closing along with his or her buyer and sometimes seller-clients. But it’s just as crucial for the buyer’s lender to be there, too, according to the latest research by the Stratmor Group …

Mortgage financing should be plentiful this year

“Of the emerging trends disclosed in the lender survey, the most prominent is that nearly all lenders will be more aggressive in 2018…” …