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Buying More Affordable than Renting in 58 Percent of U.S. Markets According to 2016 Rental Affordability AnalysisOpen in a New Window

RealtyTrac® today released its 2016 Rental Affordability Analysis, which shows that buying is still more affordable than renting in 58 percent of U.S. housing markets despite home price appreciation outpacing rent growth in 55 percent of markets.

 

Washington Ends Year With Extended Tax Benefits For HomeownersOpen in a New Window

Some of the most interesting mortgage news of the year takes place in late December when we find out how the political system works on Capitol Hill.

 

Are Zero Percent Interest Rates Ahead?Open in a New Window

There was a headline in Barron's recently which no doubt raised a few eyebrows. "Fed Setting Long-Range Goal of 0% Real Interest Rates," it said, a figure which is hard to ignore.

 

Third Quarter Foreclosure Activity Increases From Year Ago in 32 StatesOpen in a New Window

RealtyTrac® today released its Q3 and September 2015 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™, which shows a total of 327,258 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings.

 

Is There A New Home Shortage?Open in a New Window

We’re not building enough new homes and that’s a big reason for the “persistent housing shortages and unhealthy price growth in many markets,” according to the National Association of Realtors.

 

Debt Shakes The World Economy -- And Mortgage RatesOpen in a New Window

The world’s financial markets — and thus the world — have watched with some horror as things have recently gone very wrong in Greece, Puerto Rico and China. One very real possibility that could emerge from these events is that U.S. mortgage interest

 

Returning Equity Boosts Real Estate MarketsOpen in a New Window

Real estate equity is coming back. If you own a home or invest the odds are that you're very much richer than you were just a few years ago. While we don't have a full recovery yet, there's evidence that the housing market has become more attractive

 

Is It Time To End The 30-Year Mortgage?Open in a New Window

For many decades the 30-year loan has been the centerpiece of the mortgage system, but there’s no law in nature which says 30-year financing is required or necessary. Indeed, we could we be coming to the end of an era, a new housing market where 30-y

 

Has Equity Sharing Finally Arrived?Open in a New Window

Equity sharing has long been touted as the magical solution to every real estate problem since the use of caves.

 

Will Easier Credit Unleash Real Estate Sales?Open in a New Window

If there has ever been a time for a real estate home run this is about as good as it gets. Interest rates are near historic lows, home values have yet to return to their 2007 peak and the population has grown by nearly 20 million people in the past e

 

AVERAGE DOWN PAYMENT WAS 14 PERCENT OR $32,141 ON 2014 U.S. HOME PURCHASES ACCORDING TO REALTYTRAC COUNTY-LEVEL ANALYSISOpen in a New Window

RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, today released a report analyzing purchase loan and sales data for single family homes and condos in 2014 in 386 counties nationwide which found that on ave

 

87 PERCENT OF U.S. HOMES QUALIFY FOR DOWN PAYMENT HELP ACCORDING TO REALTYTRAC AND DOWN PAYMENT RESOURCE ANALYSISOpen in a New Window

RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, today released a joint analysis with Down Payment Resource on the availability of down payment programs across the country, which found that 87 percent of U

 

Best Ski Towns for Real Estate Investing 2015 EditionOpen in a New Window

Thanks to the popularity of the inaugural Best Ski Towns for Real Estate Investing list for 2014, the RealtyTrac editorial team sacrificed their precious holidays to endure the toils of travel to idyllic ski resort towns and the trials of rigorously

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