Homeownership may further decline among seniors in 2018

Changes to the tax code under the Trump administration could prompt senior homeowners to unload property en masse — a move that could fuel construction for senior housing nationwide, according to a new report from Marcus & Millichap.

These 20 markets are the finalists for Amazon’s HQ2

New York City, Toronto, Newark and Dallas all made the cut as finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters. Amazon announced its 20 finalists out of 238 bids …

Net neutrality repeal has real estate really worried

“We’ve just given all these massive telecommunications companies this power and we’re not sure how they’re going to wield it…” …

How to explain the inventory shortage to clients

We’re in a housing shortage. Real estate agents already know this. Clients, on the other hand, might not. If clients aren’t properly educated on the consequences and effects of the shortage they may be upset at some of the less than thrilling outcomes of their agents’ work …

And the winner is? What this election means for housing

It looks like Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a race to the bottom, which is exactly the opposite inspirational direction U.S. presidential elections are meant to go in. Much has been bandied about if the U.S. presidential results will have any…

Podcast: How one new agent grew his business by $25 million

This week we are pleased to welcome Imraan Ali, an agent with Keller Williams in Silver Lake, California. Ali shares the story of how he has successfully built his business in two separate markets, starting from scratch both times …

Why downsizing helps the rental market

Here in Contra Costa, our real estate market is currently fueled by two things: technology and seniors. In many parts of the country, technology and senior-centric real estate is becoming more than a trend …

Freddie Mac releases Chicago market indicator

Freddie Mac released it’s monthly Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) last week, measuring housing activity on a national and state scale and providing relative data for the top 100 metro areas in the nation …

Freddie Mac releases Washington DC market indicator

Freddie Mac released it’s monthly Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) last week, measuring housing activity on a national and state scale and providing relative data for the top 100 metro areas in the nation …

Are housing bubbles reinflating in 3 major cities?

Just 10 years ago, easy credit and lax banking lending standards in the U.S. residential real estate market were partly to blame for a housing bubble that popped and caused over 7 million borrowers to lose their homes to foreclosure during the 2008 hou…