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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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Millennials Increasing Homeownership Share
May, 15 2019

Millennials Increasing Homeownership Share

While it’s unclear whether we are truly on our way to a buyer’s market or merely encountering something more like [...]

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Mortgage Credit Shows Signs of Loosening
May, 14 2019

Mortgage Credit Shows Signs of Loosening

In early April, the Mortgage Bankers Association released their Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI) showing that credit availability increased in [...]

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Some Loan Metrics Returning to Pre-Recession Averages
May, 13 2019

Some Loan Metrics Returning to Pre-Recession Averages

The so-called Great Recession that began in 2008 has had a lasting effect on the real estate market. Now, just [...]

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