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Here’s why buying a home during the holidays can save you big
an offer is submitted to close a home sale. “It’s the housing market’s version of a Black Friday sale.” The study looked at more than 18 million single-family home and condo sales from 2013......

States with highest mortgage delinquency rates have these things in common
Kamira/Shutterstock Home foreclosures are the lowest they’ve been in more than a decade, but some states are still battling the problem, with the most serious category of mortgage delinquencies......

The American dream has changed substantially — here’s how it has shifted through the years
a lot more complicated. Modern technology juxtaposed with the fall of the housing market has made the American dream more convoluted. Miguel Suro, a Florida licensed attorney and personal......

More Homeowners Add ADUs, Other Improvements
Plus Home prices are outpacing wage growth significantly, and along with rising mortgage rates, more homeowners are feeling stuck in place. “As a result, homeowners, unable to re-enter the......

Buyers May Find Relief in Cooling Housing Market
please download Firefox , Chrome , or Edge . November 19, 2018 © Westend61/ The housing market is showing several signs of slowing, providing a much-needed break......

Three Digital Commerce Growth Opportunities
disenfranchised consumers remains an issue even in developed economies. According to the FDIC, some nine million US households are either un-served or under-served by financial institutions. Further......

Fannie, Freddie could fix what ails VA, FHA lending
risk to private investors and using their scale and technology to keep mortgage rates low. Unfortunately, the systems, efficiency, and know-how that propel Fannie and Freddie every day do......

Rising mortgage rates, home prices are becoming a toxic cocktail in the housing market
Rising mortgage rates and continued home price growth are hurting affordability and fast becoming a toxic cocktail for the nation's homebuilders. Sentiment among homebuilders dropped 8 points......

Housing inventory increases in October for first time in 10 years
s rise in the supply of homes for sale could signal the housing market is getting closer to equal footing for buyers and sellers, according to Remax. The for-sale home inventory increased......

Houston home sales rebound in October
Sales of single-family homes rebounded in October, a sign that higher mortgage rates may be compelling Houstonians to buy before rates go even higher, the Houston Association of Realtors reported......

Twin Cities home sales slipped in October, inventory increased
made swift decisions and strong offers. During October there were 4,749 pending home sales in the 13-county metro area, nearly 2% less than last year at this time, according to a monthly report......

Buyers won't ignore rising rates and home values despite price cuts
increase from 25% a year ago. But despite signs of a cooling housing market, home shoppers continue adjusting their housing goals to overcome affordability challenges. "An increase in interest......

Homebuilder index drops by most since 2014 as rates rise
costs in eight years restrain demand, adding to signs of a cooling housing market that will weigh on the Federal Reserve's debate over how far to raise interest rates. The National Association......

Constructing a Sustainable Solution to the Housing Crisis
access to affordable and safe homes, the United States housing market is in crisis. Currently, there are 13 severely unaffordable major housing......

The Top Tax Court Cases of 2018: Simonsen Says - The Tax Treatment Of Short Sales Is Confusing
that was hot and heavy at the time: the tax implications of foreclosures and short sales. As a result, Section 1001, Section 108, Crane, Tufts, and Helvering v. Hammel will always hold a special......

Mortgage rates move lower for Monday
Several benchmark mortgage rates fell today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both slid down. Meanwhile, the average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages also ticked......

Nestlé Waters North America and CarbonLITE Building Recycling Facility in Lehigh Valley
Professional Journalists . He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute. Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national......

The Week Ahead: How Much Lower Can Tech Go Now?
but the Empire State Manufacturing Survey came in stronger than expected. The Housing Market Index is out on Monday, followed by Housing Starts on Tuesday. On Wednesday, we get Durable Goods......

How To Find Employees From Businesses That Are Cutting Back
This idea is evergreen but illustrated by a current sector in decline: home sales. Right now, rising mortgage rates are hurting home sales. Sales of new homes are down 13.2% from a year ago......