All posts by Jeff H.

  • Current Homeowners Say They’re Ready To Buy

    The National Association of Realtors’ Housing Opportunities and Market Experience survey asks consumers about buying and selling a home, their financial situation, and their perceptions of the economy. According to the fourth quarter results, Americans are generally...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • How Single-Family Rentals Slowed 1st Time Buyers

    If you spend any time reading about real estate, you know that there has been a lot of discussion recently about inventory and first-time home buyers. Specifically, there are fewer homes available for sale and fewer first-time...

    • Posted December 18, 2017
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  • The Gig Economy And Home Ownership

    Smartphones and the internet have given rise to a number of on-demand services that offer Americans the ability to supplement their income by providing work as independent contractors. Whether delivering groceries or ride sharing, many Americans are...

    • Posted December 15, 2017
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  • Contract Signings Improve In October

    Among the many indicators used to track the health of the housing market, the National Association of Realtors’ Pending Home Sales Index is unique. That’s because, rather than count the number of homes that sold in any...

    • Posted December 4, 2017
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  • New Home Construction Nears Post-Recession High

    With fewer homes available for sale, new home construction becomes very important to maintaining a balanced housing market. Where new homes are going up, prices are less likely to spike and home buyers have more options to...

    • Posted November 24, 2017
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  • How Buying A Home Can Help Save You Money

    The argument for or against buying a home usually rests, to some extent, on wealth creation. Conventional wisdom says homeowners – through equity and price appreciation – are building wealth, while renters are throwing their money away...

    • Posted November 20, 2017
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  • Builder Confidence Nears Record High

    The National Association of Home Builders’ Housing Market Index measures how confident home builders are in the current and future market for new homes. The survey – which has been conducted for 30 years – is considered...

    • Posted November 17, 2017
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  • How Will Homes Change As Americans Grow Older?

    Ipsos, an independent market research company, recently gathered a panel of experts to weigh in on the future of housing. From climate concerns to home automation, the panel looked at what changes may be necessary in order...

    • Posted November 3, 2017
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  • Single Women Make Up Nearly 20% Of Home Buyers

    It’s no surprise that the most common type of home buyer is married couples. After all, taking on something as financially complex and long term as buying a home isn’t the type of thing you do with...

    • Posted November 2, 2017
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  • What It Means When A Home’s Sale Is Pending

    There are a number of steps a home’s sale goes through between signing a contract to buy and finishing the closing process. During that time, the home’s sale is considered pending. Though the buyer’s offer has been...

    • Posted October 30, 2017
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