Home / Author Archives: Demetria Lester (page 2)

Author Archives: Demetria Lester

Demetria C. Lester is a reporter for DS News and MReport magazines with more than eight years of writing experience. She has served as content coordinator and copy editor for the Los Angeles Daily News and the Orange County Register, in addition to 11 other Southern California publications. A former editor-in-chief at Northlake College and staff writer at her alma mater, the University of Texas at Arlington, she has covered events such as the Byron Nelson and Pac-12 Conferences, progressing into her freelance work with the Dallas Wings and D Magazine. Currently located in Dallas, Texas, Lester is an avid jazz lover and likes to read. She can be reached at [email protected].

SFR Growth Dipped to 4.3% in March

While overall U.S. rent growth remains slightly elevated above pre-pandemic rates, higher-priced property gains are normalizing, according to CoreLogic's latest Single-Family Rent Index.

Read More »

HUD, National Association of Home Builders Unveil Innovative Housing Showcase

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the National Association of Home Builders announced new information surrounding the Innovative Housing Showcase, held to raise awareness of innovative and affordable housing designs with the potential to increase housing supply and reduce housing expenses for owners and renters nationwide.

Read More »

Is Spending 30% of Income on Rent the New Normal?

Moody’s Analytics U.S. State of Rent Burden report revealed the top metros where median income households bear the heaviest rent burden across the nation, as the national rent-to-income ratio crossed the 30% rent-burdened threshold in 2022.

Read More »

Foreclosure Starts and Completions Down From April

ATTOM's 2023 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report revealed that foreclosure starts are down 7% from April, while completed foreclosures also decreased nearly 40%. According to the report, one in every 4,234 housing units nationwide had a foreclosure filing last month.

Read More »

Millennial Homeowners Tapping Into Home Equity

The 2023 ServiceLink State of Homebuying Report reveals a growing share of younger homeowners are taking advantage of the increasing value of their homes, with nearly 50% of millennials saying they are likely to take out a home equity loan.

Read More »

Changing the Landscape of Housing

According to a new report from PropertyShark, economic factors such as wage evolution, increasing home prices, lifestyle choices, and generational preferences are all significant contributors to the changing landscape of housing.

Read More »