Why Starter Homes Are Disappearing

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Why Starter Homes Are Disappearing

Why Starter Homes Are Disappearing

There’s been a lot of talk lately about why first-time home buyers are sitting on the sidelines. Here’s some data that may help explain why: Low-cost starter homes are simply disappearing from the market, and the ones that still exist are being gobbled up by investors and turned into rentals at a stunning rate. The... Read More

10 Areas Where Home Sellers Are Making Bank

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10 Areas Where Home Sellers Are Making Bank

10 Areas Where Home Sellers Are Making Bank

It’s a good time to sell a home. Buyers are back to fighting over properties in hot markets and that means less time sellers need to wait around. Realtor.com says homes stayed on the market 14 days less in March 2016 than March 2015, a dramatic drop. The number of homes listed has dropped, too,... Read More

10 States Where Foreclosures Are Stubbornly High

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10 States Where Foreclosures Are Stubbornly High

10 States Where Foreclosures Are Stubbornly High

The foreclosure crisis in the U.S. is dying a very slow death. Even though there are many fewer homes entering the foreclosure process now than there were before the housing bubble burst, two-thirds of all home loans in some state of foreclosure were originated between 2004 and 2008, according to the most recent foreclosure report... Read More

The 20 Hottest Real Estate Markets in America

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The 20 Hottest Real Estate Markets in America

The 20 Hottest Real Estate Markets in America

Spring is generally regarded as the most popular time of year to buy a house, but with that comes a bit of a buyer’s problem: competition. Home prices were up and inventory was down in May from last year, according to a monthly analysis from Realtor.com. Meanwhile, property listings turned over at a much higher... Read More

10 Places Where Homebuyers Can Still Find Deals

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10 Places Where Homebuyers Can Still Find Deals

10 Places Where Homebuyers Can Still Find Deals

In most of the country, buyers have the advantage over sellers in the housing market. In April, 59% of counties in RealtyTrac’s monthly Home Sales Report reported that homes sold at less than market value, on average. In 27% of counties, homes sold at above market value, and in 14% homes sold for almost exactly... Read More

10 States Missing Out on the Housing Recovery

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10 States Missing Out on the Housing Recovery

10 States Missing Out on the Housing Recovery

Even with mortgage rates at historically low rates, existing home sales slowed to an annual 6.1% growth rate in November, the National Association of Realtors reports. Though the share of first-time homebuyers (31%) was the largest it’s been since Oct. 2012. Meanwhile, the foreclosure rate was down slightly (1%) in November from the same time... Read More

The Most Important Factors to Selling Your Home

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The Most Important Factors to Selling Your Home

The Most Important Factors to Selling Your Home

The housing market has experienced plenty of highs and lows throughout the past decade, and, luckily, we are experiencing a resurgence in home values. With home values on the rise and interest rates remaining low, this could be a great time to put your house on the market in many parts of the country. There... Read More

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