Real Estate News
Deja vu: More homeowners drawing out equity cash
Forty-two percent of mortgage refinances last fall had borrowers who took cash out of their homes and did not refinance just to get a lower interest rate.
Highlight the positive? Ugly homes lure curious buyers
One listing reads: "This is truly the worst home in the best neighborhood."
Percentage of first-time buyers sinks to record low
The median age has held steady at 31 since 2011.
2015 new-home sales hit eight-year high
"The December sales report is a great end to a very strong year."
National average of a new home hits 2,720 square feet
The average new-home size was 2,360 square feet during the 2008 financial crisis.
Five homebuyer moves that irk sales agents
Real estate professionals say they wish more clients could get past the aesthetics of the house, especially since so many of the items that bother them are easily fixable.
Realtor site offers buyer, seller tips for 2016
Buyers who start their hunt early will likely face less competition and have just as many homes for-sale to consider.
Attractive first-time option for buyers needing assistance
To qualify, buyers must not have owned a home in the previous three years, must meet income and purchase price restrictions, and must intend to use the new home as a primary residence.
Moving on: More older owners choosing to rent
While some are simply staying put in the homes they already own, more in the 55-64 age cohort are selling and moving to rental properties.
Rain factor: What would be your main motivation to move?
Fifty-two percent of survey respondents said they'd consider moving to another state for a better climate or better weather.
Study shows Asian Americans sparking the buying boom
The Asian American community applied for-and received-the largest share of purchase money mortgages of any minority group in terms of both number and monetary value.
Taylor Swift, Donald Trump at ends of favorite neighbor list
Swift nabbed 12 percent of the surveyed adults' votes in the Zillow survey,
Realtor group reports top 5 challenges to closing deals
The latest Confidence Index conducted by the National Association of Realtors reveals some of the concerns on real estate professionals' minds.
Consistent lack of inventory became year's top housing story
While recent appreciation has lifted more owners into the positive home equity category, it also has boosted the prices of potential replacement homes, creating a curious shortage of inventory that both buyers and sellers seek to resolve.
Holiday traditions linger in - and out - of the home
Our old house, a large in-city place jammed with the craziness and crayons brought by four young people, looked great during the holidays.