Real Estate News
Poor credit brings higher insurance rates, study reveals
Owners who have a fair credit score were found to pay 32 percent more for home insurance on average than someone with stellar credit, the study found.
Owners who lost homes set for strong return
The market will see an influx of buyers with past credit problems who are looking for mortgages.
Buy a vacation rental with a self-directed IRA
Some banks are discovering the real estate IRA niche and granting a "non-recourse loan" to the trustee for specific properties.
No personal use: Investor eyes high-end vacation rental
'The buyer probably has his homework and has a good idea of who would pay fifty grand a month for a rental.'
'Prices rising just too fast' - Realtor economist
Challenges center on a skilled labor shortage in the building industry as well as a shortage in the number of lots to build on.
Big on buying: Millennials shake 'just renting' perception
Millennials, those aged between 25 and 34, already make up the largest share of homebuyers at 32 percent, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Seattle rents on the rise, rank 8th in nation
Rents in Seattle are up 7.5 percent compared to a year ago, the eighth highest increase in the country, according to new survey from Axiometrics, a company specializing in apartment and student housing statistics.
Seattle homes flying off market in record time
The strength of the local economy, employment and income growth, and low inventories of homes for sale compared to demand are all factors that lead to faster selling times, according to economists.
What special-needs buyers want: Agents trained in universal design
One in five of buyers surveyed say that not having access to adequately trained real estate professionals poses a challenge in their housing search.
Three reasons it's a great time to sell - RealtyTrac survey
Single-family home and condo sellers in the first half of this year sold for an average of 13 percent above their original purchase price.
Considering Canada: Financing takes a different look
A U.S. buck can now bring approximately $1.26 in Canadian goods.
Air conditioning bill high? State's energy third 'least expensive'
The website compared consumption rates and prices of four energy types: electricity, natural gas, motor fuel and home heating oil.
Rising equity floats all boats, especially credit lines
Delinquency rates on home-equity lines of credit dropped to their the lowest level in nearly seven years.
Weighing investments: No sunsets in stock certificates
Stocks don't create memories you get from living in a second home.
Local homeseekers don't take a vacation break
"Educated buyers today are no longer just dipping their toes in the water. They are diving right in."