How do sports stadiums impact real estate?

At an anticipated cost of $892 million, the proposed ballpark in Ybor City, Florida, for the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team would have just 28,216 seats, making it the smallest in the major leagues. But the stadium looms large for housing in the area, ac…

How do sports stadiums impact real estate?

At an anticipated cost of $892 million, the proposed ballpark in Ybor City, Florida, for the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team would have just 28,216 seats, making it the smallest in the major leagues. But the stadium looms large for housing in the area, ac…

FHA, VA hike loan limits in 2019

On the heels of an increase in the conforming loan limits, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have rolled out new limits on the loan they started backing January 1, 2019.

Single women are out-buying single men when it comes to housing

When it comes to putting a roof over their heads, single women have definitely broken through the drywall ceiling, according to the latest research from LendingTree.

Why new-construction homebuyers have fewer model and floor plan options

Having fewer homebuilders, in a post-Great Recession world, has led to price volatility, smaller production numbers and fewer unsold units according to new research from Johns Hopkins.

What has 26.1M people saying bah humbug? Porch pirates

If you’ve ever had a package snatched from your front door, you’re not alone. According to new data from insuranceQuotes.com, 8 percent of the population — 26.1 million people — have had parcels swiped by so-called “porch pirates” during the holidays alone.

Millennials’ unconventional credit habits may change scoring models

According to the latest study by data scientists at VantageScore Solutions, a scoring model still struggling to gain acceptance by the federal agency that regulates the two secondary mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, millennials have similar …

15% of homeowners are doing this to pay for home renovations

One in 7 homeowners are tapping secured financing, and they’re spending triple the amount a typical cash-paying renovator would, according to a Houzz-Bank of America study.

What’s the most popular state for homebuyers to migrate to?

Of the more than 2 million mortgage applications made this year through mid-November and analyzed by LendingTree, 12.4 percent of the top state’s buyers were out-of-state folks looking to relocate, according to new research from LendingTree. Find out w…

This agent is using his military experience to help other veterans buy homes

After three posts in Baghdad, Austin real estate agent, Raoul Rowe is using his life experiences to educate other veterans and help them buy homes.