Have You Outgrown Your Home?
by Shannah Ferrante on 2019-12-11 at 5:00 AM
It may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today – whether it’s your starter home or just one you’ve fallen in love with along the way – might not be your forever home. The good news is, it’s okay to admit if your house no longer fits your needs. According to the
A 365 Day Difference in Homeownership
by Shannah Ferrante on 2019-12-10 at 5:00 AM
Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide consumers with some significant benefits. Here’s a look at three of them: Refinance: If you already own a home, you may want to decide if you’re going to refinance.
Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs?
by Shannah Ferrante on 2019-12-09 at 5:00 AM
Saving for a down payment is a key step in the homebuying process, and it’s not the only piece you need to include in your budget. Another factor that’s important to plan for is the closing costs required to obtain a mortgage. What Are Closing Costs? According to Trulia, “When you close on a home, a
Recent homebuyer numbers show 'spending is just...
on 2019-12-11 at 5:37 PM
"After a decade of cocooning, millennials want to buy homes that represent value, which is in keeping with the way they shop for everything else," CNBC's Jim Cramer says.
Refinance boom pushes weekly mortgage...
on 2019-12-11 at 6:01 AM
By now you would think just about everyone had refinanced their mortgage to today's historically low interest rates, but apparently not. Refinance volume drove total mortgage application activity 3.8% higher last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
REITs will continue to see good performance, JLL...
on 2019-12-11 at 1:37 AM
Regina Lim of JLL says she foresees more initial public offerings for Singapore and Indian REITs. She also says, in the last 12 months, Singapore REITs have made "very nice strategic acquisitions" that will allow them to deepen their exposure in new markets.
Homeowners Feel Ready to Sell
on 2018-10-08 at 11:02 AM
77 percent of Americans think that now is a good time to sell a home, a new record high.
Trick or Treat Safety Rules for Homeowners
on 2018-10-08 at 10:56 AM
Using bright outdoor lights, LED lights instead of candles, and friction tape on steps to prevent slips will help make Halloween safer for everyone.
Consumers Care About the Environment
on 2018-10-08 at 10:49 AM
American property owners and communities are more concerned about the environment than ever before, and consumer inclinations for walkable communities and energy-efficient homes are on the rise.