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If you follow real estate, you've heard a lot about inventory lately. That's because, inventory – which refers to the number of homes available for sale – plays a big role in how much house the typical buyer can afford. When there are more homes for sale than there are interested buyers, home pri...
02/24/2017
Despite rising prices and higher mortgage rates, an analysis of homes sold during the final quarter of 2016 found that 59.9 percent of both new and existing homes were affordable to a family earning the median income of $65,700. The numbers – from the National Association of Home Builders Housing...
02/20/2017
Homeownership has long been seen as a big part of achieving the American dream. And that hasn't changed, according to recent data from the National Association of Realtors. An analysis of their Housing Opportunities and Market Experience survey found that 87 percent of non-homeowners said they w...
02/16/2017
For home buyers and sellers, appraisals are important. They represent an official reading of what a particular property is actually worth, as opposed to what its owner hopes to sell it for. Based on similar properties in the same area, an appraiser will look at a house, compare it to recently sol...
02/15/2017
Most people treat their pets like they're a member of the family. In fact, a recent survey from the National Association of Realtors, found a full 99 percent of pet owners agreed their animals were considered part of their family. And a lot of us have them. William E. Brown, NAR's president, says...
02/14/2017
A recent survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates says 59 million Americans are considering buying a home this year. That's roughly one in four adults. Conducted on behalf of Bankrate, the survey shows the strongest demand among parents with young children and adults between the a...
02/11/2017
Baby boomers are reaching retirement age and many of them have expressed a desire to move from their current home. Whether they're downsizing or buying their dream house in another state, what these boomers do in retirement will have an effect on the housing market over the next several years.  ...
02/09/2017
Conventional wisdom says, after buying a house, you should stay there at least five years before selling. The reason is that, due to the substantial upfront costs of buying a house – including the down payment, closing costs, etc. - you need to allow yourself some time to build up equity in order...
02/06/2017
In 2016, sales of previously owned homes reached their highest level in 10 years, according to new estimates from the National Association of Realtors.  A combination of low mortgage rates and an improving economy helped push sales higher than the year before. Still, they remain about 1 million s...
01/30/2017
The National Association of Realtors' Profile of Home Buyers and Home Sellers takes an annual look at the who, what, where, and how of the year's typical real-estate transaction. Based on a survey sent out across the country, the results reveal things like how much the average home seller made on...
01/28/2017
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