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Author Archives: Alison Rich

Alison Rich has a long-time tenure in the writing and editing realm, touting an impressive body of work that has been featured in local and national consumer and trade publications spanning industries and audiences. She has worked for DS News and MReport magazines—both in print and online—since they launched.

This Factor Is Keeping Many Homeowners From Moving

From the aggravation of purging and packing to the annoyance of scheduling and transporting belongings from point A to B, the process of moving can sometimes be rife with frustrations. According to a survey conducted by SpareFoot, an online self-storage ...

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Construction Starts Surged in March

The construction sector sped ahead in March to reach the highest level recorded in the past six months. Where did residential construction stand in the mix?

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Single-Family Rentals Over the Past Decade

After the financial crisis hobbled the housing industry back in 2008, the number of rented abodes skyrocketed. Today, that number continues to climb, as more people opt—for one reason or another—to live the leasing lifestyle, according to the Terner Center ...

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Debt and Regret Among Some Homebuyers

Purchasing a home is unquestionably one of the biggest expenditures most consumers will make in a lifetime. It’s exciting, it’s nerve-wracking, it’s fraught with decisions. And when you finally find the “perfect” space to call your own, it’s also nearly ...

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Are California Homeowners on Shaky Ground?

There’ve been rumblings for years about parts of California that sit along the infamous Hayward fault. A new report parsed the potential damage to homes and insured losses if a major quake were to occur and here’s what it found.

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Rising Rates, Squeezed Supply Have Housing Industry’s Attention

Today’s rising interest rates have some market participants concerned, according to Moody’s Investors Service. The survey reports that crimped housing supply, coupled with the higher cost to borrow, is chipping away at optimism. Some participants, however, feel that conditions in ...

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California Housing Market Surging After Wildfires

As Northern California rises from the ashes, so too does its housing market, suggests just-released Trulia data. After catastrophic fires swept through the area five months ago, it’s not only are resident choosing to stay—new ones are also aiming to ...

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FHFA: Fannie, Freddie Foreclosure Preventions Top 4M in Q4

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) rolled out its fourth-quarter Foreclosure Prevention Report, which shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac zipped up 67,569 foreclosure prevention actions in the fourth quarter of 2017. Across the board, that brings the number ...

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Hidden Figures: 5 Factors That Influence Home Values

Very often it’s easy to see why one house comes to market bearing a bigger-than-average price tag, but in other instances, it’s not so obvious. In those cases, it’s likely that a handful of more obscure and hard-to-measure price influencers ...

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Home Values Hit a Low in Suburban U.S.

Over the past several years, many homebuyers have traded big-city living for an abode in the ’burbs. But flash ahead to now, and those same folks may be kicking themselves, at least if they take a look at Zillow’s recent ...

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