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Missed The Walking Dead? Just Go To These 10 Housing Markets

Today’s News Synopsis: Which markets had the most zombie foreclosures in the third quarter of 2019?  HUD and the Commerce Department reported single-family housing starts showed some improvement in July, standing at 1.19 million, despite total starts falling 4%.  Which two cities are the most competitive when it comes to their housing markets? In The …

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Does Partnering On Flips Make Sense For You?

Today’s News Synopsis: Real Estate Investors are teaming up.  The National Association of Realtors reported home prices increased 5.3% in the fourth quarter, while almost two-thirds of housing markets are at their highest ever.  Why is it better to invest in real estate over stocks?  You may find the answer interesting. In The News: Realtor.com – …

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Was Your Town Picked For Amazon’s New Headquarters? #387

Real Estate News Recap: Builder Confidence Remains Strong as New Year Starts Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey U.S. Foreclosure Activity Drops to 12-Year Low in 2017 Single-Family Sector Boosts Housing Production in 2017, More Gains Expected this Year A different biological clock: Why some women care more about buying a home than …

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How Can Builders Solve Our Housing Shortage? #386

Real Estate News Recap: Multifamily Housing Production Enters Sustainable Phase CoreLogic Reports Early-Stage Mortgage Delinquencies Increased Following Active Hurricane Season HPSI Dips, Ends 2017 on a Cautious Note Nearly One Quarter of 2017 U.S. Home Sales Were Above the Asking Price Mortgage Rates Bounce Back Up Four Trends That Will Impact Rental Markets In 2018 …

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25 Solutions From A Builder’s Perspective

Today’s News Synopsis: Is the California Housing Crisis fixable?  The amount of homes sold that were above the asking price was almost 25%.  According to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac, mortgage rates increased again with 30-year rates now at  3.99% and 15-year rates at 3.44%. In The News: CNBC – “Citigroup …

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Homeowners Have 5.5 Trillion Dollars In Tappable Equity!

Today’s News Synopsis: Home Equity Hits Record High.  The NAHB reported multifamily housing starts are expected to be in a good position this year and supposed to be 2% lower at 354,000, down from 360,000 last year.  Four trends expected to have an impact on the rental market this year are occupancy rates, population shifts, …

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How Much Mortgage Can You Afford, Should You Afford?

Today’s News Synopsis: Are you house poor?  The two big cities that top the list for the hottest housing markets so far this year are San Jose and Raleigh.  Early-state mortgage delinquencies increased in the wake of this past hurricane season according to CoreLogic. In The News: Zillow – “San Jose and Raleigh are Zillow’s Hottest …

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Will You Need a Garage in the Future?

Today’s News Synopsis: Where will you live when self-driving cars take over the roads?  Home prices in California are at their highest levels since the bubble with median prices increasing almost 10% in Southern California.  In addition to prices, home equity loans are also expected to increase drastically. In The News: CNBC – “Home equity loans …

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What Tax Changes Do You Want To See #375

Real Estate News Recap: Builder Confidence Rises Four Points in October September home sales and price report Multifamily Lending Up 8 Percent in 2016 Mortgage Rates Tick Down Your Next Home Could Run on Batteries Bitcoin is finally buying into US real estate Amazon’s HQ2 may increase rent in 15 cities Amazon is moving into your …

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