Nov 21, 2019

They Have Only Begun To Disrupt

Today’s News Synopsis: House-flipping is just the start of Zillow’s evolution.  Mortgage rates fell back this week with 30-year rates now at 3.66% and 15-year rates at 3.15%.  Existing home sales increased by 1.9% last month according to the National Association of Realtors. In The News: Freddie Mac – “Mortgage Rates

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Sep 19, 2019

It’s Like The Real Estate Disruptor Dating Game Out There

Today’s News Synopsis: Zillow is partnering with builders.  The National Association of Realtors Reported existing-home sales increased by 1.3% in August.  Mortgage rates increased greatly this week with 30-year rates now at 3.73% and 15-year rates at 3.21%. In The News: Freddie Mac – “Mortgage Rates Jump” (9-19-2019) “Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC)

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Sep 09, 2019

New Owners, New Changes

Today’s News Synopsis: The heart-wrenching reality of revisiting you childhood home.  What are some things you can do to ease the burden of packing up and moving?  Which city’s real estate market is least likely to go down in the next recession? In The News: MarketWatch – “This city’s real estate

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Jul 25, 2019

What Does The Future Look Like For The Market?

Today’s News Synopsis: Could we be seeing the next recession by 2020?  Mortgage rates are at their lowest in three years with 30-year rates at 3.75% and 15-year rates at 3.18%.  Which city has the number one stable housing market in the country? In The News: Freddie Mac – “Mortgage Rates

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Jul 15, 2019

Is The California Real Estate On Shaky Ground?

Today’s News Synopsis: Natural disasters cause trouble in housing markets.  Black homeownership is at it’s lowest on record.  Despite renting being the way to go for many in the market, it may be time to start looking at buying. In The News: Zillow – “Zillow Now Buying and Selling Homes in

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Jun 24, 2019

More Than 1/3 of Americans Cry While Selling Their Home

Today’s News Synopsis: What is more stressful, getting married, getting fired or selling your home?  Speaking of selling, what can you do to draw in more buyers and get a higher price at the same time?  Unfortenly, we are in a “homebody era,” which means we may see a housing

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May 13, 2019

You’re Gonna Have To Commit For 3 Years

Today’s News Synopsis: Want to buy a house for $1.12?  Why should you not get a mortgage online?  The newest California housing bill could spell big changes for suburbs in the wealthy Bay Area. In The News: Zillow – “Zillow Now Buying and Selling Homes in the Twin Cities” (5-13-2019) “Starting

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Apr 22, 2019

So Long LA…Hello Better Rents

Today’s News Synopsis: Experts believe the biggest reason thousands moved away from LA is the rent.  HUD and the Commerce Department reported a 0.3% decrease in housing starts in March.  Existing-home sales decreased by 4.9% in March according to the National Association of Realtors. In The News: NBC Los Angeles –

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Apr 15, 2019

Ouch! How Much Did That Set Us Back?!

Today’s News Synopsis: What’s a common mistake homeowners make that can be very costly?  Where are the 10 neighborhoods in America that are seeing the fastest-growing gentrification?  Despite an increase in enthusiasm for opportunity zones, surprisingly more are not buying into it. In The News: MarketWatch – “Will Uber’s IPO really

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Apr 09, 2019

Here’s A Hint: It’s Not San Francisco

Today’s News Synopsis: Who has the most affordable houses?  Luxury homes are adding new features to cater to the children who live in them, including robot classes and walls made of Legos.  In 2019, sellers spent $21,000 on average to sell their home. In The News: Redfin – “In Atlanta, Nearly

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