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Rental trend squeezing affordable housing market
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

...Fewer people own their homes, and that's squeezing the rental market as more families sign leases instead of mortgages. As the number of available apartments lags behind growing demand, rents are...
Shutdown Over, But Real Estate Not in Clear
Monday, January 22, 2018

...the debate again in three weeks, when the extension expires. Access an NAR memo on how the shutdown impacts federal programs important to real estate. “We are pleased that members of...
3 Ways Your Buyers Can Prevent Wire Fraud
Monday, January 22, 2018

...prey to such scams. Get Tips to Fight Wire Fraud Representatives from NAR, the FBI, and Realty Executives International are hosting the webinar “Wire Fraud: Educating Clients and Avoiding...
Pros and Cons of Having Amazon HQ2 in Town
Monday, January 22, 2018

...if Boston were HQ2’s home base, it could be “chaos.” “The housing market would be three times worse than it already is” due to already tight housing inventory, he says. Current homeowners...
Average Foreclosure Timelines Soar
Monday, January 22, 2018

...The number of foreclosures may be dropping, but a huge backlog is building due to longer processing times. The average time to foreclose jumped to more than 1,000 days nationwide in the fourth...
Housing bears hibernate as homebuilders swagger into 2018
Monday, January 22, 2018

...hear talk about prices being a little bit bubblish." As the housing market approaches its key spring selling season, Stack is practically alone in his wariness. While price gains may slow...
Tucson-area foreclosures reach lowest level since 2006
Monday, January 22, 2018

...level since the start of the housing crash. There were 1,393 foreclosures last year, data from the Pima County Recorder's Office shows. That was the lowest since 2006, when 627 homes were...
Flood insurance authorization lapses in government shutdown
Monday, January 22, 2018

...Congress' inability to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program could delay some home sales and loan closings. "An extension of the National Flood Insurance Program was attached to...
Residential and Commercial Sales Bolstered Land Market in 2017
Monday, January 22, 2018

...The demand for residential land rose amid the continued recovery of the housing market: existing home sales rose to an annual pace of 5.48 million in November 2017, while the number of building...
Home sales rose in Naples area last year, despite Hurricane Irma
Monday, January 22, 2018

...Hurricane Irma made a dent on home sales in the Naples, Fla., area in the final months of 2017. But total sales still came in higher than in 2016, which had its own set of challenges including...
Competitive market for Spokane homebuyers will persist into 2018
Monday, January 22, 2018

...run-ups in value," he said. "It's tougher for the first-time home buyer to get into the market." In 2017, Spokane County reported the second-highest number of home sales in 30 years, Valerien...
Tax reform provides more money to buy a home but fewer benefits
Monday, January 22, 2018

...new tax laws are likely to motivate a mixed response in the housing market: Increased disposable household income should lead to greater housing demand, but changes to deductions essentially...
Key Marketing Tactics to Ensure Full Occupancy
Monday, January 22, 2018

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Government shutdown may create roadblocks in the housing market
Monday, January 22, 2018

...workers on furlough and gummed up the works of the U.S. housing market. Here's how another shutdown could make buying or selling a home even more stressful. Doesn't the bank decide whether...
5 ways a government shutdown affects mortgage lending
Sunday, January 21, 2018

...of Housing and Urban Development does "not expect the impact on the housing market to be significant, as long as the shutdown is brief," according to a section of its website addressing the potential...