5 timeless real estate tips I learned from my dad

Having learned so much from my dad about life and real estate, this Father’s Day, I’ve been inspired to give you the gift of pithy words of effective real estate advice straight from the mouth of my dear not-so-old dad. Here are five lessons I’ve learned from my dad.

Experts Are Eyeing a Recession in 2020—but It’s Not Why You Think

The economy is on a roaring run. Is a downturn imminent? Experts in housing are predicting a recession starting in 2020, according to Zillow’s 2018 Q2 Home Price Expectations Survey; however, they anticipate monetary policy—not the housing market—as primarily responsible for the swing. The Federal Reserve has been guiding fiscal policy since the Great Recession, […]

The post Experts Are Eyeing a Recession in 2020—but It’s Not Why You Think appeared first on RISMedia.

Zillow: Experts predict next recession will hit in 2020

Zillow with the research firm Pulsenomics LLC polled 100 real estate experts and economists about their predictions for the housing market in its quarterly survey in April and May, and this time it included a question about the next recession and its p…

The week in financial markets: Fed going higher, mortgages holding

Although the Fed will not accelerate its pace of tightening now, that withheld action is predicated on the expectation that the current pace of tightening will by next year slow the economy to a sustainable pace, GDP growing sub-two, monthly payroll ga…

Economic Forecast: Expectations High, but Less Long-Term Optimism

The latest Urban Land Institute (ULI) Real Estate Economic Forecast predicts modest fluctuations across the board for 27 economic/real estate indicators. The three-year forecast is completed semi-annually, surveying over 48 economists and analysts at 36 real estate organizations. A leading concern? Rising interest rates. ULI forecasts interest rates to be 0.4 percent higher in 2018 […]

The post Economic Forecast: Expectations High, but Less Long-Term Optimism appeared first on RISMedia.

Why Your Mortgage Is Getting More Expensive

(TNS)—World events are conspiring to make it more expensive for you to borrow money to buy a house. Mortgage rates have increased for five consecutive weeks, according to Bankrate data, bringing interest on a 30-year fixed rate loan to 4.44 percent—the highest level in 11 months—while home prices continue to rise due to a lack […]

The post Why Your Mortgage Is Getting More Expensive appeared first on RISMedia.

Consumers losing confidence in housing, job security

In December, Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) decreased 2.0 percentage points month-over-month to 85.5 — a reversal from November’s 2.6 percentage point gain which neared September’s all-time high index score of …

Watch out for your uncle’s drunken holiday antics, but the economy is booming

While the political machinations are sometimes like a drunken family episode, the economic landscape is an entirely different story …

Will ‘small-minded’ tax bill nudge the market? Not likely

Financial markets do react to changes in financial public policy. That’s a valid axiom. So, if markets do not move when new public policy arrives, does that mean that markets no longer care? Or that the particular new policy does not matter …

‘Synchronizing’ of banks will result in rates hike

Long-term rates found bottom late this week. The rebound is not bad — mortgages still close to 4.00 percent — but risks have tilted upward. The financial/economic world is odd enough today without unusual political intrusion, thus making it more impo…