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The Housing Market Heats Up

Things always warm up in the spring, but experts are detecting record-breaking heat this year—at least in the housing market. Inventories are low, homes are flying off the market, and prices continue to rise, according to Realtor.com’s Monthly Housing Trends ...

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For Houses, Being Green Is Easier Than You Think

An April 2018 membership survey by the National Association of Realtors found that 71 percent of those surveyed felt that the promotion of energy efficiency in their listings was either somewhat or very valuable. However, do eco-friendly features in a ...

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Revisiting Single-Family Rental Securitizations

The latest single-family rental report from Morningstar Credit Ratings finds the average vacancy rate across single-borrower, single-family rental securitizations improving for the fifth consecutive month. The average SFR securitization vacancy rate declined to 4.4 percent in March 2018 from 4.6 ...

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Where Are Homebuyers Headed?

While some areas are seeing an influx of new residents and potential buyers, others are not so lucky. See where people are moving to, and where they're moving out.

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Affordability Issues Not Sparing Current Homeowners

It’s no secret that the one-two punch of rising home prices and limited housing inventory has been making life difficult for would-be first-time homebuyers in markets around the country. However, a new consumer survey finds that it’s not just the ...

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Will Tax Reform Drive Migration in Years to Come?

While many are already examining the near-term effects of the tax reform passed a few months ago, could it have larger implications for where people choose to live in the long run? In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, a ...

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Housing Trends Snapshot

The latest Realtors® Housing Minute video recap runs down the trends of the marketplace as of March 2018, all in an easily digestible animated video that will only take a minute of your time. Check it out below to find out ...

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Housing Inventory Shortages Hitting This Sector Hard

If the market feels a little competitive this spring, it’s not just your imagination. Home values are rising, inventory is continuing on a downward spiral, and, according to Zillow, “This year’s home-shopping season will be one of the most competitive ...

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