Automate your post-close contacts with W+R Studios’ Homebeat

W+R Studios launches Homebeat, a service to send past clients regular updates on home value and market statistics.

Redfin finds most affordable cities are also the least disaster-prone

A new study from Redfin maps how disaster-prone certain metros are, while also factoring the cost of buying homes in those cities.

This new home-equity tool is like CreditKarma for home value

HSH.com, a long-time mortgage industry resource, has launched a new tool called KnowEquity Tracker and Projector for homeowners to manage home equity as an active financial asset.

10 housing markets poised for explosive growth in 2019

The thread that ties these metros together is affordability — something that buyers have struggled to find over the past few years as supply has failed to meet demand.

Death of the home appraisal?

Proposed government regulations announced by Office of the Comptroller of Currency would raise the threshold for transactions requiring an appraisal.

Rising interest rates cost homeowners an extra $1,416 per year

According to Zillow’s latest report, the hike in rates has led the monthly mortgage payment for a median-priced home to increase 15.6 percent since Aug. 2017, which breaks down to an extra $118 per month or $1,416 per year.

Rising interest rates cost homeowners an extra $1,416 per year

According to Zillow’s latest report, the hike in rates has led the monthly mortgage payment for a median-priced home to increase 15.6 percent since August 2017, which breaks down to an extra $118 per month or $1,416 per year.

Market Report: Flatter Rents and Slowing Values

According to the August Zillow® Real Estate Market Report, home prices and rents slowed as summer wound down, with prices up 6.5 percent year-over-year—a departure from 8.2 percent this spring—and rents unchanged. Based on the Zillow Home Value Index and the Zillow Rent Index, the median price is $216,700, and the median rent is $1,440. […]

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CoreLogic: July Prices up 6.2 Percent

Home prices are still on a tear, but growing less significantly than in 2017, according to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index (HPI™) report. In July—around the height of one of history’s hottest housing markets—prices rose 6.2 percent year-over-year, the report shows. “With increased interest rates and home prices, the CoreLogic Home Price Index is rising […]

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The Headline-Making Markets Are Softening

In the expansion following the recession, the conversation in housing has lingered on markets like Denver, Portland and Seattle—places where prices have risen sharply, and demand is discouragingly mismatched with supply. Now, the hottest markets’ prices are slowing, according to recently released research. The July Zillow® Real Estate Market Report—based on the Zillow Home Value […]

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