Browsing Posts In: National Real Estate News

February 13, 2018

The housing market experienced quite a bit of change in 2017 and developments forecasted for 2018 seem to follow suit. The realtor.com® data team reviewed historical data and other economic indicators and has put together a forecast of what is in store for this year. From housing inventory shifts to price increases to generational and […]

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2017 Housing Market Overview

January 23, 2018

2017 brought a significant amount of political, economic, and natural-disaster-related happenings and many of these events resulted in some type of impact to the housing market in Southwest Florida. There was an increase in new home building permits issued, which is a welcomed relief for an industry that continues to function with shortages in for […]

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Renovations Proven to be Worth the Time and Money

January 16, 2018

Looking at the full scope of what a homeowner has invested in their home – including money and time  – and planning to sell a home, the owners may run into some snags if the home has features that are not the most appealing. Realtor.com® put together a list of common features in homes that […]

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Optimistic Outlook for Housing Market

January 9, 2018

The United States housing market has been dealing with the issue of limited inventory for quite some time and now faces other challenges with regard to recently enacted tax reform, but despite these challenges there are several notable positive trends in the housing market. Factors in the housing market that are cause for optimism include […]

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The Importance of Home Inspection Checklists

January 2, 2018

Home inspection checklists include a detailed list of features throughout a home and act as a guide for home inspectors to look for any defects or other necessary repairs. Though checklists used may not be exact replicas across all regional areas or even from one inspector to another throughout the nation, the lists are lengthy […]

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Home Building On the Rise

December 28, 2017

New home building across the United States showed significant growth, equaling a one-year high for October of this year, which industry experts are directly attributing to recovery from damage caused by hurricanes in recent months. New home construction rose by a substantial 13.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.29 million units, according […]

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Report Says Residential Housing Prices More Affordable Today

December 19, 2017

The latest Mortgage Monitor Report by Black Knight Inc., a mortgage data and performance information provider, home prices are actually more in reach now than they were in the late 1990s. Interest rates have decreased 40 basis points over the last six months, but the majority of the possible savings is counterbalanced by the fast […]

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November 28, 2017

A slight drop in mortgage loan rates is credited for an increased number of mortgage applications, after the number of applications had seen decreases over the prior month. The second week of October saw a 3.6 percent increase in total mortgage application volume, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Applications to refinance a home loan […]

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Sales Activity Increases According to Recent Reports

November 21, 2017

According to recent data reported by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the number of existing-home sales increased by 0.7 percent for September after three months of decreases. Inventory limitations and recent hurricanes had an effect on housing sales activity, but the increase in sales is a good and welcomed sign. Sales activity for existing-homes, […]

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Should First Time Home Buyers Start Small?

November 14, 2017

The process of purchasing a home for the very first time can be very overwhelming with regard to finances especially. If you add a large mortgage to vast amount of paperwork and negotiations, there is a great deal to consider. Taking on such a significant financial responsibility and establishing just how much a buyer can […]

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