The government wants to know what’s up with real estate pocket listings

Pocket listings and state regulations regarding dual agency and minimum service requirements may be on the agenda at the real estate competition workshop to be held by Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission on June 5.

Agent/broker perspective: Who decides what buyers can afford?

A Miami real estate agent wants to close her sales, but she is worried about the trend of local buyers who are purchasing homes beyond their means …

Zillow Group’s RealEstate.com: Homeownership cost tool included?

How much is a “transaction-ready” buyer worth? Real estate giant Zillow Group may find out when it relaunches the newest addition to its portal arsenal, RealEstate.com …

Trulia rolls out ‘affordability calculator’ to show buyers what’s in reach

Can a physician easily afford a new home in your town? How about a restaurant worker …

Setting the Stage: Markets in Midwest, South Take Top Billing in 2017

Markets in the Midwest and South will take top billing in 2017, setting the stage for a year of moderate home price growth, according to Clear Capital’s recently released Home Data Index (HDI) Market Report. Home prices on a national scale are projected to increase 2.4 percent in the year ahead, while in the South […]

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First American: NYC home prices more affordable now than before recession

First American has released the newest edition of its Real House Price Index, which reflects inflation factors such as shifts in income and mortgage rates.

According to the report, the influence of better wages and declining interest rates shows that …

First American: Miami Real House Price Index drops

First American has released the newest edition of its Real House Price Index, which reflects inflation factors such as shifts in income and mortgage rates. According to the report, the influence of better wages and declining interest rates shows that e…

WalletHub: highest and lowest energy costs by state

Home affordability goes way beyond its listing price, and homeowners need to consider the costs of things like energy before making a purchasing decision. WalletHub’s recently released list of 2016’s Most & Least Energy-Expensive States could impact homebuying choices, measuring states by energy costs, energy consumption, fuel costs and more …

California housing affordability improving, CAR says

The California Association of Realtors (CAR) says high wages and lower seasonal home prices are contributing to more affordable homes compared to last quarter. However, compared to last year’s numbers, CAR says affordability remained flat …

Lack of wage growth hinders affordability across U.S.

Wage growth has largely failed to keep up with rising home prices in many major metro areas across the nation, according to RealtyTrac’s 2016 Home Affordability Index. The real estate data firm’s latest study shows 9 percent of U.S. counties are less a…