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Least Affordable Housing Markets for MillennialsOpen in a New Window

Sky-high home prices that continue to increase against all laws of physics, high rental rates and unfavorable unemployment rates have not been enough to chase millennials away from these unaffordable markets.

 

Most Affordable Housing Markets for MillennialsOpen in a New Window

If the millennial generation is the future of a sustained real estate recovery, those local markets that are actually most affordable are likely where the most housing growth will occur.

 

Will The Zillow-Trulia Union Change Real Estate?Open in a New Window

The big news of the week concerns the impending union of two major online real estate sites, Zillow and Trulia.

 

Millennials Drive Growth of Multi-generational HouseholdsOpen in a New Window

A record 57 million Americans — or 18 percent of the U.S. population — lived in multi-generational homes in 2012, double the number who lived in such households in 1980, with young adults leading the trend.

 

What Homes Are the Best Real Estate Deals and Where to Find ThemOpen in a New Window

Last week RealtyTrac released an analysis of what profiles of properties offer the best potential for discount, and which markets have the most properties matching those hot discount profiles.

 

Sizzling Economy Heats Up Seattle Housing MarketOpen in a New Window

Seattle’s population is booming — it was recently ranked the fastest growing big city in 2013 by the U.S. Census Bureau.

 

Will Big Data Transform Real Estate?Open in a New Window

Traditionally, residential real estate was an old-school business controlled by franchised brokerages and local multiple listing services (MLSs).

 

Impact of Immigration on Residential Real EstateOpen in a New Window

How will immigration impact residential real estate?

 

Chinese Lead U.S. Home Sales to ForeignersOpen in a New Window

International buyers spent $92.2 billion in 2013 on U.S. properties, up from $68.2 billion a year earlier, a 35 percent jump, according to the National Association of Realtors.

 

Will 30-Year Mortgages Disappear?Open in a New Window

We usually think of 30-year mortgages as the basic pillars of real estate finance but do we really need fixed-rate loans that last three decades?

 

American Homes 4 Rent Buys Beazer Pre-Owned Rental HomesOpen in a New Window

Agoura Hills-based American Homes 4 Rent, the nation’s largest publicly traded single-family rental company, announced Tuesday that it acquired Beazer Pre-Owned Rental Homes Inc. for $263 million.

 

‘The Wealth of the States’ and How Taxation Changes BehaviorOpen in a New Window

In the new book An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of the States the quartet argue that a state cannot tax itself into prosperity, just as the impoverished cannot spend themselves into wealth.

 

Real Estate: Would You Move For $1 Million In New Wealth?Open in a New Window

America is a nation on the move. The Census Bureau says in 2013 that 35.9 million of us picked-up and went somewhere else, almost 12 percent of the entire population.

 

Realtors Invest in Mobile TechnologyOpen in a New Window

A national survey of Realtors shows that they continue to invest in mobile technologies to advance their profession and help their clients, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

 

91-Year-Old Buys Her First HomeOpen in a New Window

Vera Bigham, 91, never owned a home before. But on her 91st birthday, the Jamestown, Calif., resident unpacked the American Dream.

 

Julian Castro, HUD and Henry CisnerosOpen in a New Window

When he was nominated to be the next U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the charismatic mayor of San Antonio was widely believed to be the next vice presidential candidate — or even president.

 

Suburbs Are Growing Faster Than CitiesOpen in a New Window

New urbanist boosters — pointing to “the great inversion” — the myth that most Americans are moving back to cities from the suburbs, like to illustrate the supposed trend, that cities are growing faster than suburbia, and that the “creative class” ar

 

Millennials Poised to Kick-Start HousingOpen in a New Window

Millennials are poised to move out in droves, lifting the number of new households formed and possibly transforming the housing market, according to a new study by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.

 

Zombie Foreclosures Still A Lingering Legacy of the Housing CrisisOpen in a New Window

RealtyTrac recently analyzed zombie foreclosures for Q2 2014 — properties that have started the foreclosure process and the homeowner has vacated the property.

 

How To Sell More Houses and Raise Real Estate PricesOpen in a New Window

Here’s a quick and easy way to sell more houses and raise real estate values: Just reduce credit requirements for mortgages and the whole country will be on its way to a housing rebirth of unprecedented size and power.

 

New Generation of Investors Rewriting the Fix-and-Flip PlaybookOpen in a New Window

A kinder, gentler fix-and-flip philosophy is proving to be successful for a new generation of real estate investors operating in a housing market still reeling from the recent foreclosure crisis.

 

‘Frictionless’ Flipping Platform Goes Live This SummerOpen in a New Window

A couple of PayPal and Trulia executives have decided they want to get into the “flipping” business.

 

Real Estate: Why Millionaires Are Under CountedOpen in a New Window

A new study says the United States leads the world in millionaires and that the number of ultra rich within our borders is increasing.

 

Home Equity Resets LoomingOpen in a New Window

Are storm clouds gathering for borrowers who took out home-equity lines of credit, or HELOCs?

 

New U.S. Migration Trends: Texas, the Housing ‘Garden of Eden’Open in a New Window

In the 1930s, during the Dust Bowl, when farmers in the Midwest migrated west from Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska to California because of severe dust storms, folk singer Woody Guthrie paid tribute to this epic westward migration in a song.

 

Tepid Housing: Blame the Weak Labor MarketOpen in a New Window

Despite the fact that the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.3 percent in May, with 9.8 million Americans unemployed, the lowest it has been since September 2008, a record high 92 million Americans remain out of the labor force.

 

Would You Bank With Google Or Amazon?Open in a New Window

We usually think of banks as our leading source of financial services, but what if they faced new competitors. Would you be willing to get a mortgage from Google or Amazon, Apple or Facebook?

 

14 Best Counties for Profitable Home Flipping in 2014Open in a New Window

RealtyTrac has created an interactive county-level heat map showing returns on home flipping in 1,050 counties nationwide, and selected the 14 best counties for flipping homes in 2014.

 

The New American MigrationOpen in a New Window

If you’ve been watching the real estate reports for the last few weeks you know that a number of very bright spots have begun to emerge, local housing markets which are just booming.

 

GSE Overhaul Bill Clears Senate CommitteeOpen in a New Window

The Senate Banking Committee approved a bipartisan measure to overhaul Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on May 15, setting the stage for a possible floor vote.
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