The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home...
by Shannah Ferrante on 2019-11-15 at 5:00 AM
Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting and buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (27.7%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (17.5%), the choice is clear. Every market is different. Before you renew your lease, find out if you can put your housing costs to work by buying a […]
This is Not 2008 All Over Again: The Mortgage...
by Shannah Ferrante on 2019-11-14 at 5:00 AM
Some are afraid the real estate market may be looking a lot like it did prior to the housing crash in 2008. One of the factors they’re pointing at is the availability of mortgage money. Recent articles about the availability of low-down payment loans and down payment assistance programs are causing concern that we’re returning
Buyer Demand Growing in Every Region
by Shannah Ferrante on 2019-11-13 at 5:00 AM
Buyers are out in full force this fall, increasing the demand for homebuying in all four regions of the country. According to the latest ShowingTime Showing Index, “Home showing activity was up again nationwide with a 4.6 percent rise in traffic, as the traditionally slow fall season began with a marked boost in buyer interest.”
The public market showed discipline with WeWork,...
on 2019-11-14 at 10:29 AM
Henry Blodget of Business Insider and Roger McNamee of Elevation Partners join "Squawk Alley" to discuss the mounting struggles at WeWork as the company reports its losses have doubled.
Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez unveil $180 billion...
on 2019-11-14 at 10:04 AM
The bill is the latest effort by the Democrats to bring Green New Deal policies into housing policy. It would retrofit 1 million units of federally owned housing.
Facebook is moving into more than 1.5 million...
on 2019-11-14 at 8:59 AM
Facebook plans to start moving into the new offices in 2020.
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.