Buying Is Better Financially in More Than Half of Markets: Report

It is more affordable to buy a home than rent one in more than half of markets—but for how long remains uncertain, according to recently released research. In 54 percent of the over 400 counties analyzed by ATTOM Data Solutions, buying the median-priced home is more affordable than renting a three-bedroom one, according to ATTOM’s […]

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Owning is cheaper than renting in over half of US counties

With home prices rising 7 percent year-over-year, renting is often seen as a more affordable alternative to buying. But as ATTOM Data Solutions latest rental affordability report shows, that isn’t necessarily true for a good chunk of the population …

Price growth, shrinking margins cut into home-flipping profits

National home flipping returns are down to a two-year low due to a declining number of distressed properties selling for low prices and heightened competition from home flippers prepared to accept smaller margins, according to property data warehouse A…

The share of underwater homes has sunk by 2.1%

According to ATTOM Data Solution’s Q3 2017 U.S. Home Equity and Underwater Report, the number of homes seriously underwater has dropped from six million to 4.6 million — the biggest year-over-year decrease seen since Q2 …

The share of underwater homes has sunk by 2.1%

According to ATTOM Data Solution’s Q3 2017 U.S. Home Equity and Underwater Report, the number of homes seriously underwater has dropped from six million to 4.6 million — the biggest year-over-year decrease seen since Q2 …

Which of these grocery stores is best for real estate?

What should buyers consider when choosing a home that will yield the highest ROI? Proximity to great schools? The value of surrounding homes? Maybe they should take a look at the grocery store down the street …

Auction.com now airing listings’ dirty laundry and shining features

Real estate investors searching Auction.com listings can now easily dig up crime levels, environmental hazards, natural disaster risk and other dirt on properties. The foreclosure marketplace has equipped its listings with property reports from Home Di…

Foreclosures Follow Downtrend in First Quarter

Foreclosures in the first quarter of 2017 followed a downtrend, tumbling 11 percent since the last quarter of 2016 and 19 percent since the first quarter of 2016, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ recently released Q1 and March 2017 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report. Foreclosures, which totaled 234,508 in the first quarter, continue on at a […]

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Worsening Affordability Reaches 8-Year Low

Housing affordability worsened in the first quarter of 2017, with 95 out of the 379 counties analyzed in the ATTOM Data Solutions Q1 2017 U.S. Home Affordability Index below “normal” affordability levels. On a national scale, the Index was 103—an eight-year low. An Index reading below 100 indicates the amount of wages needed to afford […]

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Attom rolls out lead service for companies targeting new homeowners or moving sellers

If you’re trying to find pre-mover or new homeowner leads — people who’ve sold a home and are moving out, or people who’ve just bought a home and are moving in — then you might be interested in a new lead product from Attom Data Solutions …