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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Confidence in Housing Subdued at Year-End

Confidence in housing was subdued in December in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), derived from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey® (NHS). The HPSI overall posted 85.8 in December, two percentage points lower than the month prior. “Consumers remained cautious in their housing outlook at the end of 2017, as tax reform discussions […]

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Infographic: How Recent Buyers Purchased Their Home

Demand and home prices are increasing, but that has yet to keep homebuyers out of the market. Here is how they did it:  For more information, please visit www.nar.realtor. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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In 2017, Multiple Offers Scored Sellers Thousands

Did you buy a home last year? Did you make an above-asking bid? Approximately 24 percent of for-sale homes in 2017 sold for higher than what they were listed for, according to an analysis recently released by Zillow. Five years ago, that figure was roughly 17 percent. The average gain for sellers? $7,000. “In the […]

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RE/MAX Co-CEO: ‘Will It Be the Same in 2018?’

Editor’s Note: The below commentary is by Adam Contos, co-CEO of RE/MAX. 2017: The Fight to Find a Home. Will It Be the Same in 2018? A few weeks ago, as we wrapped December’s RE/MAX National Housing Report and looked back at the year, we noticed one glaring anomaly: there were no real anomalies for […]

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The Hottest Housing Markets This Year

Accelerating home prices. Expanding income and jobs. New residents. In 2018, the hottest housing markets will boast a combination of these factors, according to Zillow, which recently released its predictions for the year. The markets in Zillow’s top 10: San Jose, Calif. Raleigh, N.C. Seattle, Wash. Charlotte, N.C. San Francisco, Calif. Austin, Texas Denver, Colo. […]

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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 …

Realtor.com: Luxury Softens as Supply Tops Demand

2017’s housing market was characterized by absent inventory and climbing prices—but at the higher end, those indicators softened, according to new realtor.com® research. “Although 2017 was another strong year for the luxury housing market, it was once again outperformed by the U.S. market overall,” says Javier Vivas, director of Economic Research for realtor.com. According to […]

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Tell first-time homebuyers these 3 things to get them off the fence

Working with first-time buyers has never been easy, and this year was particularly tough for real estate agents hoping to help clients buy their first home …

Tell first-time homebuyers these 3 things to get them off the fence

Working with first-time buyers has never been easy, and this year was particularly tough for real estate agents hoping to help clients buy their first home …