Monthly Archives: July 2015

Is Real Estate the Best Investment?

Is real estate really the best investment? Last decade’s housing bubble is becoming a distant memory. Mortgage rates are near historic lows, interest-only loans are back and everyone loves real estate as an investment again.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is Real Estate the Best Investment?

Bidding Wars Return to Home Market This time, the battles are prompted by too few homes offered for sale, not easy-to-get mortgages By KRIS HUDSON July 19, 2015 Christina and Kevin Dirks have been searching for a house in the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on

June Home Sales – positive sign for Summer

June Home Sales: Positive Signs for Summer Home Sales as New and Existing Expected to Rise July 17, 2015 • Zillow expects existing home sales to rise 1 percent month-over-month to 5.40 million units (SAAR) in June, and new home … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on June Home Sales – positive sign for Summer

Mortgage Rates Reverse Course

Mortgage Rates Seesaw Higher MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Jul 16, 2015) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing fixed mortgage rates reversing course and moving to their highest level this year … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Mortgage Rates Reverse Course

Rents Continue to Climb

Rents Continue Their Steep Climb Most expensive U.S. cities see some of the biggest increases July 1, 2015 Rents continued a steep upward push across the country, with some of the most expensive cities in the U.S. continuing to see … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Rents Continue to Climb

When Was Buying a Home Most Beneficial?

The Breakeven Horizon Since 2000: When Was Buying a Home Most Beneficial? July 7, 2015 • Early 2000 buyers broke even (relative to renting) very quickly by building wealth in housing and avoiding the stock market during the early 2000s.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on When Was Buying a Home Most Beneficial?

Market is Hot, but not a BUBBLE

$100 million listings? Pros explain why this real estate market is hot, but not a bubble For a city that never sleeps, homebuyers are willing to fork over a lot of money for a place to rest their heads. In … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Market is Hot, but not a BUBBLE

Home Prices Grow at Slower Pace in April

Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Grew at Slower Pace in April By Michelle Jamrisko June 30, 2015 Home prices in 20 U.S. cities rose at a slower pace than projected in April, indicating the market was experiencing uneven gains … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Home Prices Grow at Slower Pace in April