Election season is always wild in swing states, but so are home prices

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will go/went head-to-head for the first time at Hofstra University’s Hempstead campus in New York in the first of three presidential debates. According to a Trulia survey, if Republican presidential nominee Trump wins t…

Here’s where home values have skyrocketed, while others barely get by

The U.S. housing market is splitting: metro areas with the highest home value appreciation over the past 30 years have grown exponentially faster than those with the slowest appreciation. And, according to a Trulia report, the split is widening …

Why ‘housing refugees’ are on the move

For more than a century, American housing migration patterns followed a familiar trajectory: U.S. homebuyers headed predominantly west to cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Seattle, where their families and friends had settled or …

9 facts about the program for first-time homebuyers that gets no love

Mortgage Credit Certificates (MCCs) are an attractive option for homebuyers hoping to qualify for a loan in states that run the program. As the program’s tax credits can be used as qualifying income, lenders will underwrite to a higher purchase price t…

Markets where sellers are reaping big profits from price gains

Nationwide homeowners who sold during the third quarter of 2015 sold for an average of $40,658 more than what they purchased their home for, translating into an average gain of 17 percent. That was the biggest percentage gain for U.S. home sellers sinc…

Markets where sellers are reaping big profits from price gains

Nationwide homeowners who sold during the third quarter of 2015 sold for an average of $40,658 more than what they purchased their home for, translating into an average gain of 17 percent. That was the biggest percentage gain for U.S. home sellers sinc…

3 tips to increase your sales to international buyers

In the past 12 months, international buyers spent $104 billion on U.S. real estate, and that number is growing quickly. Even more importantly, international buyers are typically buying a higher-priced house than Americans do — on average foreigners bu…

The heroin addict next door

Technology has made business easier for everyone, even heroin dealers. They sell the deadly drug with mobile phones and car-to-car transactions. The deals can take place in mall parking lots, at gas stations and in suburbs …

Infographic: 5 markets where buyers are back in 2015

Through August, sales of single-family homes and condos were at an eight-year high nationwide with a growing share of buyers using FHA loans to purchase. RealtyTrac looked at the markets with at least 10,000 single-family home and condo sales through t…

Is the zombie foreclosure eating your client’s property value?

This infographic shows exactly why you are going to have a more difficult time selling your home if you live within 600 feet of an zombie foreclosure. …