Home prices will increase in 2019, especially in the urban neighborhoods and cities that attract millennials, Arch Mortgage Insurance Co. reported Thursday. The national average home price is likely to increase between 2% and 5%, worsening overall affordability, even as some slow-growing markets experience price declines, according to Arch MI’s winter edition of The Housing and Mortgage Market … Continue reading 5 Predictions for the Housing Market in 2019
The nationwide housing market cooled in the second half of this year, and that trend is expected to continue in 2019. Housing inventory will rise and price growth will continue to pull back, according to the latest report from Redfin. Analysts at the home-buying platform predict price growth will settle around 3 percent in the … Continue reading US housing market will continue to cool in 2019
Starting in 2020, all new homes constructed in California will be required to have between 2 kilowatts and 3 kilowatts of electricity sourced directly from solar panels. State legislators, whom have been considering such a measure for some time, officially voted recently to amend state building codes. Other states are watching how the change plays … Continue reading California Passes Solar Panel Requirement on New Homes
10 Social Media Statistics for Real Estate Marketers 2018 The latest social media statistics show growth of Instagram, social messaging bots, and video content. We joke around here that one thing that will always stay the same is that social media will always be changing. 2018 has been a remarkable example of that thus far, … Continue reading 10 Social Media Statistics for Real Estate Marketers 2018
You are here Home » Heat & Cool » Water Heating » Sizing a New Water Heater Is your water heater the right size for you house? | Photo credit ENERGY STAR® A properly sized water heater will meet your household’s hot water needs while operating more efficiently. Therefore, before purchasing a water heater, make … Continue reading Sizing a New Water Heater
“As Is” in a Real Estate Contract: What Does It Really Mean? Anyone who has bought or sold real property in California is well aware of the massive disclosure documents that the law imposes on the parties as to the nature of the property and the locale surrounding the property. In a flurry of efforts … Continue reading “As Is” in a Real Estate Contract: What Does It Really Mean?
Following weeks of gradual increases, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dipped slightly this week, possibly offering a slight window of opportunity at lower borrowing costs to some would-be buyers. “The modest decline in mortgage rates is a welcome respite from the rapid increase in rates the last few weeks,” says Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief … Continue reading Borrowers Finally See Some Relief With Mortgage Rates
Kevin Jackson has his viewers on the edge of their seats as he purchase dilapidated properties for cash, sometimes sight unseen, and then renovate and flip them for resale. From the nail-biting purchase at auction, to the sometimes-exasperating renovations, discouraging showings and exhilarating sale. Kevin will show you what it takes to get the … Continue reading Flipster
What Are the Rules for Down Payment Gifts? When it comes to home buying, 20% is the standard amount that lenders prefer for down payments. But coming up with the cash isn’t always easy. Having someone give you the money reduces your burden, although it can potentially complicate things. Before you accept a down payment gift, … Continue reading What Are the Rules for Down Payment Gifts?