Category: Real Estate

Study ties EDUCATION, REAL ESTATE OWNERSHIP closer than ever

If you want to optimize your chances of owning a home at some point in your life, you’ll at least want to finish high school. If you really want to make sure your odds are good, then you’d better get at least a bachelor’s degree before ending your educational trajectory. According to First American Financial […]

May 13, 2016 | 2 Comments More

why BUYERS ARE MAD at the market

Today’s home-sellers are happier than ever, but buyers are starting to get downright frustrated with the housing market these days. According to Fannie Mae, homeowners are still delightedly reporting that in their opinions, now is the best time in a long time to sell. However, buyers are showing a distinct disconnect with that sentiment, with […]

May 12, 2016 | 1 Comment More

3 NEW MUST-HAVES for renters

It used to be that tenants usually wanted very basic things in their rentals. Maybe a cable connection, basic utilities, etc. And while single-family renters still often want fairly basic amenities in their homes, younger professionals who are more likely to view their apartment communities as their “tribe” than people who rent single-family residences have […]

May 10, 2016 | More

a NEW “BERN” in housing?

Okay, so before you get too concerned, it’s actually not that Bernie. Bernie Glieberman, the chairman of governmental affairs and public policy at Home Renewal Systems (HRS) and former head of Crosswinds Communities, a Michigan-based homebuilder and developer that went belly-up during the housing crash, is back in the saddle and ready to change the […]

May 10, 2016 | More

how NEGATIVE INTEREST will make home loans more expensive

If you’re thinking the silver lining to the economic meltdown that negative interest rates could cause might be that your property loans could get less expensive, think again. According to a commercial lobbying group called the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, sub-zero interest rates will actually hurt real estate companies with adjustable-rate loans. According to […]

May 9, 2016 | More