Purplebricks launches in the Sunshine State with 2 locations

Purplebricks is bringing its flat-fee model to the Sunshine State. The U.K.-founded real estate brokerage — which charges sellers a $3,600 fee per listing — officially launched Tuesday in Orlando and Tampa, as the company celebrates one year of operating in the United States.

Nationwide foreclosure starts rise for first time in 3 years

Foreclosure starts increased by less than 1 percent year-over-year in July after 36 consecutive months of decreases, according to Attom Data Solutions.

The top 10 markets for first-time homebuyers: Zillow

Thanks to an abundance of undervalued homes ripe for appreciation, Tampa, Florida, topped the list alongside Orlando, Florida, which also cracked the top five. Houston, San Antonio and Dallas comprised the list of Texas cities ranked among the top 10, …

Opendoor survey: More homeowners would move if process were easier

Homeowners in certain cities across the country would move to a bigger house or a different city if they thought the process of moving would be “stress-free and simple,” according to a survey commissioned by Opendoor …

What are the top 10 cities for millennial homebuyers?

Millennials are saddling up and moving to the South and West, according to realtor.com. “High job growth in markets such as Orlando, Seattl, and Miami, and the power of affordability in places like Albany and Buffalo are making these markets magnets for millennials,” said Javier Vivas, manager of economic research for realtor.com. …

What are the top 10 cities for millennial homebuyers?

Millennials are saddling up and moving to the South and West, according to realtor.com. “High job growth in markets such as Orlando, Seattl, and Miami, and the power of affordability in places like Albany and Buffalo are making these markets magnets for millennials,” said Javier Vivas, manager of economic research for realtor.com. …

Mortgage rates poised to rise close to 5% in 2017

Mortgage rates may be trending down at the moment — but what comes down will go up as the year progresses, according to several key housing economists who spoke at the recent International Builders Conference in Orlando …

Where is real estate investing most profitable? Head south

You may have what it takes to be a landlord, but is local market demand enough to provide a quick profit? GOBankingRates.com reviewed the 61 most populous cities in the nation to determine which offer the best conditions for real estate investing and c…

Distressed sales falling nationwide but still high in Florida, Illinois

At its peak in January 2009, distressed home sales accounted for 32.4 percent of all sales. That number has now dropped to 8.4 percent, nationally, with some states reporting even lower figures.

Yardi: rent growth starting to moderate this summer across metros

Rents continue to rise throughout the nation, fueled by strong job growth, demand and the continued fall of homeownership, accoridng to real estate data and software firm Yardi. In the 119 markets covered by Yardi, the average apartment rent in the nat…