A recent announcement revealed HUD, through the Federal Housing Administration, will allow private flood insurance policies on insured single-family mortgages in special flood hazard areas.Read More »
Whatever Happened to Starter Homes?
Due to increasing cost of land, zoning restrictions, and skyrocketing costs for building materials, starter-homes are becoming a dying trend. The latest market study from Point2 Homes explores the challenges facing first-time buyers.Read More »
Nearly a Million Americans Fear Losing Their Home to Foreclosure
With many households unable to afford necessary expenses as a result of rising rates and inflated home prices, a recent study from LendingTree revealed that many American homeowners report being worried about or likely to leave their home due to foreclosure in the next two months.Read More »
Bidding-War Rate Reaches Lowest Level Since 2020
According to Redfin's latest market analysis, some 44.6% of home offers written by Redfin agents nationwide faced competition on a seasonally adjusted basis in August, the lowest bidding-war rate since the beginning of the pandemic when the housing market nearly ...Read More »
Consumer Celebrity Knowledge Outpaces Understanding of Real Estate Basics
New data shows Americans are as baffled by how real estate works as they are about cryptocurrency. According to a new Zillow survey, the study finds most Americans know more about celebrity love lives, the Kardashians, and the NFL than ...Read More »
Paying Down Debt or Making a Down Payment?
According to a new report from Redfin, roughly 32% of renters nationwide are doing so because they can’t afford to buy a home in the area they desire to live in — while 30% of renters are unable to save ...Read More »
Increasing Employment Triggers SFR Growth
Driven by improved employment numbers and low vacancy rates, single-family rent growth had a record-breaking year in 2021, according to a new study.Read More »
Limited Inventory Creating Housing Market Challenges
While experts forecast 2022 to be a seller's market, annual home price growth is expected to moderate from its pace of 2021.Read More »
Rent vs. Buy: The Regions with Most Renters
As the number of renters across the nation increase, a study revealed the cities with the most demand for single-family rentals.Read More »
If It’s a Buyer’s Market, Do the Homebuyers Know?
Even with all the talk of a “buyer’s market,” are would-be homeowners convinced as well? Find out what is driving homebuyer sentiment.Read More »