Post-hurricane investing: How to look for win-win opportunities

There have been (unlucky) 13 hurricanes so far in 2017 at the time of this article. Harvey, Irma and Maria have been the big three, causing massive devastation throughout Texas, Florida and the Caribbean, with especially destructive effects in Puerto R…

Post-hurricane investing: How to look for win-win opportunities

There have been (unlucky) 13 hurricanes so far in 2017 at the time of this article. Harvey, Irma and Maria have been the big three, causing massive devastation throughout Texas, Florida and the Caribbean, with especially destructive effects in Puerto R…

How the mortgage tax break widens the racial divide

The mortgage interest deduction (MID) is one of the biggest drivers of racial housing inequality, a new report says. The report, published by the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University’s Heller School (IASP) and National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), comes on the heels of a recent report by Apartment List that found the federal government pays out more than twice as much to homeowners through MID than it spends on public housing programs …

Wildfires take toll on precious California housing

Housing in beautiful wine country was already scarce before flames ravaged 245,000 acres across Northern California and burned down 5,700 structures in their path. Real estate agents in the region are already witnessing the effects of heightened demand.  …

Fight, flee or adapt: Rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, mounds of sodden building materials lined the streets of Houston and other flooded areas. As residents began the long process of rebuilding, the storm’s unprecedented flooding rekindled a long-running debate in the Houston area over the best way to move forward: rebuild, leave or adapt …

Climate change is putting more homes at risk of wildfire

Last week’s wildfire disaster in Northern California has drawn renewed attention to the impact of climate change on patterns of real estate development. As a counterpoint to the attraction of waterfront property despite hurricane risks, the beauty of Northern California and other western regions has always been accompanied by a certain level of wildfire risk …

Real estate daily market update: October 17, 2017

All the latest real estate market news …

One week later, California is still on fire

Real estate community gets to work giving clients the support they need — both practical and emotional — amid the destruction. …

Rent or buy? Top cities for owning, renting and sharing

In today’s market, renters and buyers often find themselves in the same boat, wading through issues with availability and affordability in their respective markets. This uncertain real estate environment leads to the question renters inevitably find th…

HouseCanary’s Agile Appraisal shortens appraisers’ busy work

HouseCanary’s Agile Appraisal is a web-based platform for real estate appraisals that is ideal for appraisers, lenders and real estate investors …