Why Millennials Choose to Buy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why Millennials Choose to Buy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of living space, flexibility in future decisions, privacy and security, and living in a nice home.” At 93%, the top reason Millennials choose to buy is to have control over […]

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The 'REAL' News about Housing Affordability

The 'REAL' News about Housing Affordability

Some industry experts are claiming that the housing market may be headed for a slowdown as we proceed through 2017, based on rising home prices and a potential jump in mortgage interest rates. One of the data points they use is the Housing Affordability Index, as reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Here […]

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Buying this Spring? Be Prepared for Bidding Wars

Buying this Spring? Be Prepared for Bidding Wars

Traditionally, spring is the busiest season for real estate. Buyers come out in force and homeowners list their houses for sale hoping to capitalize on buyer activity. This year will be no different! Buyers have already been out in force looking for their dream homes and more are on their way, but the challenge is […]

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April Fools! 6 Buildings Playing A Trick On All Of Us

April Fools! 6 Buildings Playing A Trick On All Of Us

From vanishing towers in South Korea to line tricks in Australia, these six buildings have us scratching our heads this April Fools Day.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.bisnow.com

We love looking at cool architecture! 

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15,014 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?

15,014 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?

There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consider is… If it hasn’t sold yet, maybe it’s not priced properly. After all, 15,014 houses sold yesterday, 15,014 will sell today and 15,014 will sell tomorrow. 15,014! That […]

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Again… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy NOW!

Again… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy NOW!

A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. There are two major misconceptions that we want to address today. 1. Down Payment The survey revealed that consumers overestimate the down payment funds needed to qualify for a […]

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Home Prices Up 6.15% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Home Prices Up 6.15% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing you more! Alaska, Delaware, West Virginia & Wyoming were the […]

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Consumer Confidence in Economy & Housing is Soaring

Consumer Confidence in Economy & Housing is Soaring

The success of the housing market is strongly tied to the consumer’s confidence in the overall economy. For that reason, we believe 2017 will be a great year for real estate. Here is just a touch of the news coverage on the subject. HousingWire: “Consumers’ faith in the housing market is stronger than it’s ever […]

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Looking to Move-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!

Looking to Move-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!

If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data from Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study which showed that in today’s premium home market, buyers are in control.  The inventory of homes for sale in the luxury […]

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How Low Supply & High Demand Impacts the Real Estate Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Low Supply & High Demand Impacts the Real Estate Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The concept of Supply & Demand is a simple one. The best time to sell something is when the supply of that item is low & the demand for that item is high! Anything under a 6-month supply is a Seller’s Market! There has not been a 6-months inventory supply since August 2012! […]

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The Foreclosure Crisis: 10 Years Later

The Foreclosure Crisis: 10 Years Later

CoreLogic recently released a report entitled, United States Residential Foreclosure Crisis: 10 Years Later, in which they examined the years leading up to the crisis all the way through to present day. With a peak in 2010 when nearly 1.2 million homes were foreclosed on, over 7.7 million families lost their homes throughout the entire […]

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Top 10 Cities for Millennial Home Buyers

Top 10 Cities for Millennial Home Buyers

Aspiring millennial homeowners may want to shun the bright lights of the Big Apple and the pricey appeal of Silicon Valley and move to Austin, TX, instead.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.realtor.com

Interesting post. For San Jose downtown is beginning to reap the benefits of tech workers wanting to live close to mass transportation and walk-able entertainment.  “

  1. San Jose

“The draw: Opportunity to work in some of the most innovative companies in the U.S. as well as the infamous Silicon Valley paycheck, are major drivers drawing millennials to the area.

Millennial hotspots: Centrally located downtown San Jose is attracting many millennials because of its public transportation as well as trendy shops and unique dining experiences.”

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San Jose is the most profitable U.S. market for home flipping — here are the top ZIP codes in Silicon Valley – Silicon Valley Business Journal

San Jose is the most profitable U.S. market for home flipping — here are the top ZIP codes in Silicon Valley – Silicon Valley Business Journal

In San Jose, flippers saw an average of $145,750 in profit per flip, according to a new report.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.bizjournals.com

Interesting to look at the hot zip codes.  The numbers are very much driven by the perception of best schools and proximity to tech hub.  Note these are gross profits.  It is not always a win for flippers.

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What Are the Experts Saying about Mortgage Rates?

What Are the Experts Saying about Mortgage Rates?

Mortgage interest rates have risen over the last few months and projections are that they will continue their upswing throughout 2017. What impact will this have on the housing market? Here is what the experts are saying: Laurie Goodman, Co-director of the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center: “In 1984, 1994, 2000, and 2013, every […]

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