The 10 major U.S. cities where housing costs have increased the most

Posted on August 13th, 2019 by admin

If you want to live in a big city but have a tight budget, you may want to avoid places such as Miami and..

Millennials drive mortgage refinance boom, and lenders are scrambling

Posted on August 9th, 2019 by admin

KEY POINTS Refinance applications were up a stunning 116% this week compared with a year ago, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. That has..

Seattle Real Estate in July: Sales up 1.3% YoY, Inventory up 45% YoY from Low Levels

Posted on August 9th, 2019 by admin

The Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported Northwest MLS brokers report mixed activity during July, as volume of closed sales reaches 12-month high July provided mixed..

Home Purchase Sentiment Hits Record High

Posted on August 8th, 2019 by admin

There was an unusually large bump in Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) in July.  The company said strong positive responses to questions..

Lower Interest Rates: What They Mean for Housing and the Economy

Posted on August 8th, 2019 by admin

Recent jolts to the economy stemming in part from an intensified trade war with China have worried markets and resulted in a significant decline..

This state is home to the best cities for renters

Posted on August 1st, 2019 by admin

Scottsdale, Arizona, is the top city for households who want to rent, largely due to its quality of life, according to an analysis by..

Phoenix Real Estate in May: Sales up 4% YoY, Active Inventory up 3% YoY

Posted on June 19th, 2019 by admin

This is a key housing market to follow since Phoenix saw a large bubble / bust followed by strong investor buying. The Arizona Regional Multiple..

Wall Street Is Betting the Fed’s Rate-Raising Days Are Over, for Now

Posted on March 20th, 2019 by admin

Money has finally started to chase this year’s stock market rally, which has been driven largely by the Fed’s sharp turn away from last..

Buying a home for the first time? Avoid these mistakes

Posted on February 27th, 2019 by admin

“If you’ve bought your first home in the past five years, you’ve probably learned some tough lessons. And that learning curve could cost you…

Property valuations up for metro Phoenix homeowners. Will taxes climb, too?

Posted on February 27th, 2019 by admin

“Property tax valuations are in the mail for metro Phoenix homeowners. Values have finally bounced back to pre-housing crash levels.But if your home valuation..

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