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Existing Home Sales Hit Cyclical Low
May, 31 2019

Existing Home Sales Hit Cyclical Low

There’s a good chance that we saw a cyclical low in existing home sales in January. The data in from [...]

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Mortgage Market Softens Even as Delinquencies Decline
May, 30 2019

Mortgage Market Softens Even as Delinquencies Decline

While there has been a rise in the amount of consumer borrowing overall (rising to record-breaking levels), and while use [...]

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What Do Most Buyers Want in a Home?
May, 29 2019

What Do Most Buyers Want in a Home?

There are numerous ways to consider what people want in a home—and where they want to live. One of these [...]

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Affordable Housing Programs Place Longtime Costs at Feet of Lenders
May, 28 2019

Affordable Housing Programs Place Longtime Costs at Feet of Lenders

As more affordable housing is built in any given area, there will naturally be more mortgages to originate and service [...]

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What is Driving Growth in Rental Prices of Single-Family Homes?
May, 27 2019

What is Driving Growth in Rental Prices of Single-Family Homes?

The CoreLogic Single-Family Rent Index released in February assessed the trends in single-family rental pricing over the course of 2018 [...]

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What Millennials Look for in a Housing Market
May, 24 2019

What Millennials Look for in a Housing Market

Perhaps you’ve noticed that the Millennial generation is a hot topic in the market-oriented press. Many articles have declared that [...]

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Foreclosure Crisis Preparedness: Learning from 2008
May, 23 2019

Foreclosure Crisis Preparedness: Learning from 2008

In response to the beginning of the housing crisis in 2007—when it was recognized that the number of homeowners in [...]

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What Buyers are Looking for in Homes in Today’s Market
May, 22 2019

What Buyers are Looking for in Homes in Today’s Market

What purchasers desire in homes, on a societal scale, is remarkably subject to trend. While there are certain evergreen necessities—kitchen, [...]

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First Months of the Year Saw a Rise in Home Builder Confidence
May, 21 2019

First Months of the Year Saw a Rise in Home Builder Confidence

On this blog and elsewhere you may have read about the decrease in home construction during the latter portion of [...]

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Do Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Drive Up Multifamily Rent Prices?
May, 20 2019

Do Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Drive Up Multifamily Rent Prices?

When looking at the relative valuations of housing for purchase and for rent, there is a lot to take into [...]

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The Arbitration Clause in Real Estate Agreements
May, 17 2019

The Arbitration Clause in Real Estate Agreements

In the course of closing on a home or commercial real estate, a lot can come at you all at [...]

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Staging Tips to Reduce the Likelihood of Turning Off Potential Purchasers
May, 16 2019

Staging Tips to Reduce the Likelihood of Turning Off Potential Purchasers

As competition for housing continues to drop (even if not exactly precipitously), home sellers will be well-served to do everything [...]

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