Tag Archives: home

Both Home Prices and Affordability on the Rise

The spring market will likely be a hotter one this year, as low interest rates and a healthier economy lure more home buyers to the marketplace. “Interest rates below 4 percent,...

Home Owners, Appraisers Align on Price

Appraisers’ opinions of home values are mostly falling in line with home owners’ estimates, according to the latest reading of Quicken Loans’ Home Price Perception Index....

Does Starbucks Brew Higher Home Values?

The arrival of Starbucks’ coffee shops may help indicate where higher home values will soon surface, asserts a new analysis from Quartz, which contains an excerpt of Spencer Rascoff...

Millennials Move Toward Home Ownership

Young couples and singles in their late 20s and early 30s are making a belated entry into the home-buying market, confirms several recent housing reports. Rising rents are prompting...

Can Home Staging Really Win Over Buyers?

Home staging can influence buyers’ perceptions of a home and even motivate them to pay more, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2015 Profile of Home Staging, a...

Millennials to Drive Down Home Sizes

The younger generation will make their mark on the look of homes in the coming years as homes likely will get smaller, separate laundry rooms will become essential, and home technology...

Home Buyers Took a Break During the Holidays

Mortgage applications dropped sharply during the holidays, plunging 9.1 percent for the week ending Jan. 2 compared to two weeks earlier, according to the Mortgage Bankers...

Stronger Economy Drives New Home Buyers

The strengthening of the economy and the labor sector is prompting more young professionals to gradually return to the real estate market. Since the housing turnaround started in 2012,...

Median Home Price Remains 4.9% Below Peak

Since the housing crisis national median home prices have been on the rebound, but still haven’t caught up to the peak reached in the third quarter of 2005. At that point, national...

2015: Year of the First-Time Home Buyer

First-time home buyers are expected to re-emerge in the new year after mostly staying out of the market in the aftermath of the housing crisis. That’s one of...