Tag Archives: home

Study: The Best Schools at Best Home Price

Great schools are often a top criteria guiding many home buyers’ house hunt. But can they find a top-ranked school and still live in an affordable housing market? Yes, according to a...

Where the Owner Doesn’t Live in the Home

A growing number of new homes are being purchased by “absentee buyers,” which are most often real estate investment trusts, corporations, or individual investors who...

Home Equity Rebound Slows its Pace

More home owners are eeking out equity again on their properties, but with slowing home appreciation, millions of home owners may still be at risk of foreclosure. Equity-rich...

Home Owners are Tapping Into Equity, Again

Home equity lines of credit surged nearly 20 percent compared to a year ago and are now at the highest level since the 12 months ending in June 2009, according to RealtyTrac’s Home...

65% of Markets See Moderate Home Prices

The median price of residential properties – including both distressed and non-distressed sales – was $191,000, up 3 percent in July from the previous month and up 12 percent from...

More Households Optimistic About Home Prices, Finances

The majority of households believe home prices will rise within the next 12 months, according to the Federal Reserve’s newly released Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S....

Home Owners Have Big Interior Design Plans

Only 2 percent of more than 1,700 home owners in the U.S. and Canada surveyed recently by the remodeling website Houzz say they have achieved their design vision for their homes. On...

Lenders Blame QM Rule for Fewer Home Loans

New mortgage rules enacted this year are prompting banks to issue fewer home loans, according to a Federal Reserve Board report released this week. The survey asked large U.S. banks...

Home Ownership Rate Near 20-Year Low

The fallout from the housing crisis continues as the number of Americans who own homes dropped to the lowest level in nearly two decades in the second quarter, the U.S. Department of...

This Is Where Millennial Home Buyers Are Heading

While first-time home buyers’ presence in the housing market has been subdued in recent years, some metro areas are poised to soon see an increase in home buying from the millennial...