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Redfin Report: West Coast Buyers are Now More Likely to Win the 1st Home They Bid On

San Jose, Seattle and San Diego Saw Big Year-Over-Year Gains in the Share of Homebuyers Winning the First Home They Make an Offer on Seatle, WA – April 16, 2019 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) Fifty-six percent of buyers nationwide who purchased a home in the first quarter closed on the very first home they made an offer on, according to a report from Redfin, (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. This is up from 52 percent a year earlier, and is the highest first-of...
Tags: Washington, Austin, Radio, Canada, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, National, West Coast, Seattle, Baltimore, San Antonio, Redfin, Charlotte, Chicago Il, Phoenix


Going Green: Homes with Solar Panels Sell for 4.1% More

Zillow helps homeowners understand the solar energy potential of their homes by providing a Sun Number for more than 84 million homes Seattle, WA – April 16, 2019 (PRNewswire) More than 80 percent of home buyers say energy-efficient features are important[i], a truth that’s reflected by data showing homes with solar energy systems fetch higher prices. A new Zillow® analysis shows homes with solar-energy systems sold for 4.1 percent more on average than others nationwide in the past...
Tags: Energy, Real Estate, New York, California, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Radio, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, Seattle, Cleveland, Zillow, Baltimore


Majority of Consumers Are Planning a Home Improvement Project in the Next Year, Yet Only a Quarter Have Saved the Full Amount

Riverwoods, IL (BUSINESS WIRE) Consumers recognize the financial significance of their home and want to improve it, however, they appear to underestimate the costs involved and differ on preferred ways to pay for it. The findings are part of a new survey from Discover Home Equity Loans. Nearly all consumers agree on their home’s financial significance 82 percent of respondents agree that the home they own is a financial asset, with 47 percent saying the top reason they purchased th...
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LendingTree Survey: 61% of First-Time Homebuyers Struggling to Find Affordable Homes

Nearly 1 in 4 millennials want a mortgage before a marriage , yet low income, low credit scores and lack of savings create barriers to homeownership Charlotte, NC – April 16, 2019 (PRNewswire) The biggest stressor for many of today’s first-time homebuyers is home affordability, according to a new survey by LendingTree®, the nation’s leading online loan marketplace. LendingTree asked Americans who plan to purchase a home within the next two years a wide-ranging series of questio...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Radio, Lendingtree, Charlotte NC, Real Estate News, Lendingtree Inc, LendingTree LLC


Century Market Update – March 2019

Homeownership has always been considered the gateway to the middle class and a part of the American dream. That’s why C21 is putting a laser-like focus on the emotional and experiential aspects of real estate, personalizing every part of the journey for home buyers and sellers, and elevating everything that we do to support both consumers and industry professionals.
Tags: News, Radio, Real Estate News, C21, Century 21, 2019


Spring Home Buyers Eye Homes in Need of Renovation

Nearly 60 percent of 2019 home buyers are considering a home that needs renovations; 95 percent expect a little TLC will result in a positive return on their investment Santa Clara, CA – April 15, 2019 (PRNewswire) Nearly 60 percent of all spring home shoppers are considering a home that needs renovating, as rising home prices and limited entry-level inventory continue to be a hurdle, according to realtor.com®‘s spring home buyer survey announced today. Just over half of home buyers consid...
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CoreLogic Reports U.S. Overall Delinquency and Foreclosure Rates Lowest for January in at Least 20 Years

Delinquency rates remain elevated in some regions impacted by natural disastersJanuary U.S. serious delinquency rate was the lowest for the month in 18 yearsNo state logged an annual gain in its serious delinquency or foreclosure rate in January Irvine, CA (BUSINESS WIRE) CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information , analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released its monthly Loan Performance Insights Report. The report shows, nationally, 4 percent of mortg...
Tags: Radio, Asia Pacific, Corelogic Inc, Irvine Calif, Real Estate News, CoreLogic, Alyson, Frank Nothaft, North America Western Europe, Frank Martell, Alyson Austin, Allyse Sanchez, CoreLogic Reports U S Overall Delinquency, Irvine CA BUSINESS WIRE


Florida Keys Housing Crisis Continues Eighteen Months After Hurricane Irma

Florida Keys Community Land Trust Featured as a Solution on PBS Segment Big Pine Key, FL – April 15, 2019 (PRNewswire) Eighteen months after Hurricane Irma devastated Florida and The Keys, the area still faces an acute shortage of affordable workforce housing.  PBS News Hour’s segment on the Florida Keys housing crisis featured the work of Maggie Whitcomb, founder of The Florida Keys Community Land Trust (FKCLT) as a solution. The segment can be found here. After the storm, teache...
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, News, Radio, Fema, Irma, Florida Keys, Monroe County, Monroe County Florida, Miami Dade, Real Estate News, Whitcomb, PBS News Hour, Hurricane Irma, Florida Keys Community Land Trust Featured, Maggie Whitcomb


All About Sellers – car.org Infographic

Source: car.org
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Inside A $3M Doomsday Condo

Survival Condo Project offers $3 million doomsday-proof condos. The condos are built in a converted missile silo. The project is one example of success within the emergency preparation market. During the Cold War, the US government built numerous missile silos in secret locations across the country. Many sit empty and useless today. But there’s one in an undisclosed location north of Wichita, Kansas, that has taken on a new purpose. Welcome to the $3 million doomsday-proof condos. ...
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Home Value Forecast: Gains in Inventory Slowing Down Housing Market

Waltham, MA – April 11, 2019 (PRNewswire) This month, Home Value Forecast examines the recent speculation about a slowing of the housing market nationwide. Recent data and our monthly market report appear to support this conclusion. Last year, 12.6% of markets had Months of Remaining Inventory (MRI) below three months, but that has reduced to 3.1% of the markets today.  Another dramatic indicator is that two-thirds of the metros we track now have Months of Remaining Inventory between ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Radio, Waltham, Real Estate News, Home Values, Teck Valuation Services HVF


Get Cozy: Walls Are Closing in on Today’s Renters

Renters could have afforded a unit 225 square feet larger for the same monthly rent just five years ago – about the size of two more bedrooms Seattle, WA – April 11, 2019 (PRNewswire) It’s not just your imagination; renters are getting less bang for their buck these days. U.S. renters have to squeeze into homes 15 percent smaller than they would have five years ago to keep their monthly payment the same, according to a  . That’s 225 square feet less space – equivalent to losing a 1...
Tags: Boston, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Chicago, Radio, United States, Washington Dc, Portland, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Houston, Kansas City, Zillow, Baltimore, Denver, San Antonio


Redfin Report: Detroit, Indianapolis and Buffalo Among the Least Disaster-Prone and Most Affordable Places to Live

Redfin Analysis Uses “Natural Disaster Hazard Score” to Rate the 50 Biggest U.S. Metro Areas by Frequency of Earthquakes, Fires, Floods, Tornadoes and Hurricanes Seattle, WA – April 11, 2019 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — Providence, Rhode Island, Detroit, Michigan and Hartford, Connecticut are the least disaster-prone metro areas in the country, according to Redfin, (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. In a new report, Redfin rated the 50 biggest metro areas accord...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Radio, Canada, Portland, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Baltimore, San Antonio, Redfin, Oklahoma City, Chicago Il, Birmingham Al


Owner Perception of Home Values Dropped 50% in March, According to Quicken Loans Study

Quicken Loans’ National HPPI shows appraised values 0.78% lower than homeowners estimated in March Home values dipped 0.20% nationally in March, but posted a 3.37% year-over-year increase, according to the Quicken Loans HVI Detroit, MI – April 9, 2019 (PRNewswire) Homeowners’ average estimate of their home’s value stayed consistent in March, while appraised values dipped – widening the gap between the two more than 50 percent since February. In March, the average appraisal was 0.78 percent...
Tags: Boston, Chicago, Radio, West, San Diego, Detroit, Baltimore, South, Chicago Il, Seattle Wa, New York Ny, Houston TX, San Francisco CA, San Jose CA, Washington D C, Atlanta Ga


American Dream of Homeownership More Expensive Than Ever

A new study published by PropertyClub shows that homeownership is getting more expensive nationwide, with real estate prices in most major US cities surpassing those seen during the 2007-2008 housing bubble. New York, NY – April 4, 2019 (PRNewswire) The American dream of homeownership is becoming more expensive than ever according to a new study published by  PropertyClub . The study, which examines real estate prices in the 50 largest US cities over the past 20 years as well as the income r...
Tags: News, Homeownership, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Radio, Washington Dc, Oakland, Cleveland, Real Estate News, Andrew Weinberger, NEW YORK NY APRIL, PropertyClub, PropertyClub Inc, Wichita Oklahoma City


Realtors® Applaud Senate Confirmation of Mark Calabria to Lead FHFA

Washington, D.C. – April 4, 2019 ( nar .realtor) NAR President John Smaby issued the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Dr. Mark Calabria as the next FHFA Director this afternoon. “The National Association of Realtors® applauds the U.S. Senate for today confirming Dr. Mark Calabria as the next Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency,” said Smaby, a second-generation Realtor® from Edina, Minnesota. “Dr. Calabria has decades of experience in the housing indu...
Tags: Congress, Washington, Senate, America, Radio, U S Senate, Calabria, NAR, FHFA, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Mark Calabria, Edina Minnesota, John Smaby, Smaby


Award-Winning Real Estate Broker John Giffen Publishes ‘Do You Have a Minute?’ Revealing Keys to Success in Real Estate Industry

‘Do You Have a Minute?’ is the go-to resource for the real estate professional Franklin, TN – April 5, 2019 (PRNewswire) John Giffen, a real estate broker, multi-million-dollar REALTOR®, educator and author, published “Do You Have a Minute? An Award-Winning Real Estate Managing Broker Reveals Keys for Industry Success” in November 2018. “Do You Have a Minute?” is a resource guide for both the new and experienced real estate professional. Readers will find indispensable insight and advice fro...
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U.S. Median Home List Price Hits $300,000 For the First Time Ever

Affordability will continue to be a major hurdle for this spring’s entry-level homebuyers Santa Clara, CA – April 4, 2019 (PRNewswire) The U.S. median home listing price crossed into uncharted territory in March, increasing 7 percent year-over-year and reaching $300,000 for the first time ever, according to realtor.com®‘s March 2019 monthly housing trend report released today. Although housing inventory continued to increase nationally, the pace slowed, as fewer new listings hit the market. ...
Tags: News, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Radio, Rochester, West Coast, Kansas City, Seattle, News Corp, Santa Clara, Oklahoma City, SAN JOSE Calif, COLUMBUS Ohio, Hartford Conn, Raleigh N C, Richmond VA


WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: Senators, Industry Leaders Comment on GSE Reform

Desire for utility, national market and Congressional action repeatedly stressed to Senate Banking Committee Washington, D.C. – April 3, 2019 (nar.realtor) As the Senate Banking Committee solicited feedback on Chairman Mike Crapo’s plan to restructure America’s housing finance system at multiple hearings last week, industry consensus surrounding the principles of reform began to emerge. Between hearings on March 26 and 27, when NAR President-Elect Vince Malta testified before the committee, ...
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U.S. Median Home List Price Hits $300,000 For the First Time Ever

Affordability will continue to be a major hurdle for this spring’s entry-level homebuyers Santa Clara, CA – April 4, 2019 (PRNewswire) The U.S. median home listing price crossed into uncharted territory in March, increasing 7 percent year-over-year and reaching $300,000 for the first time ever, according to realtor.com®‘s March 2019 monthly housing trend report released today. Although housing inventory continued to increase nationally, the pace slowed, as fewer new listings hit the market. ...
Tags: Real Estate, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Radio, Rochester, West Coast, Kansas City, Seattle, News Corp, Santa Clara, Oklahoma City, SAN JOSE Calif, COLUMBUS Ohio, Hartford Conn, Raleigh N C, Richmond VA


U.S. Property Taxes Levied On Single Family Homes In 2018 Increased 4 Percent To More Than $304 Billion

Average Property Tax Was $3,498, Up 3 Percent and Effective Tax Rate of 1.16 Percent; Highest Effective Tax Rates in New Jersey, Illinois, Texas, Vermont, Connecticut Irvine, CA – April 4, 2019 (PRNewswire) ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database and first property data provider of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), today released its 2018 property tax analysis for more than 87 million U.S. single family homes, which shows that property taxes levied on single family h...
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Redfin: Average 2019 Homebuyer Spends 3 Fewer Days Searching, Tours 1 Less Home Than Last Year

In Philadelphia, buyers this winter found homes 4 weeks faster than 2018, 2 weeks faster in Washington, D.C. Buyers in Atlanta toured 7 fewer homes than a year ago; in Phoenix they saw 4 fewer homes Seattle, WA – April 1, 2019 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — It took the typical homebuyer this winter 73 days to find and close on their new home after their first home tour, down from 76 days last year and from a peak of 84 days in winter 2016, according to a report by Redfin, (www.redfin.com), ...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Radio, Portland, Miami, San Jose, Philadelphia, Houston, West Coast, East Coast, Baltimore, Redfin


Gen Xers’ Adult Children Influence Their Buying Decisions, Younger Millennials Become Buying Force According to Realtor® Report

WASHINGTON (April 1, 2019) – One in six Gen Xers purchased a multi-generational home, overtaking younger boomers as the generation most likely to do so; with 52 percent of those Gen X buyers indicating that they did so because their adult children have either moved back or never left home. This is according to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2019 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, which evaluates the generational differences1 of recent homebuyers and sellers. The ...
Tags: Washington, America, Radio, Millenials, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Gen Xers, Yun, Real Estate News, Lawrence Yun, Edina Realty, Edina Minnesota, John Smaby


Redfin and Rover Name the 20 Most Dog-Friendly Cities of 2019

Seattle, Chicago and Denver are the Best Cities for Dog Lovers, Labs and Mixes are the Most Popular Breeds Seattle, WA – April 3, 2019 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — Seattle, Chicago  and  Denver are this year’s top cities for dog lovers, according to a new ranking from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the tech-powered real estate brokerage, and Rover (www.rover.com), the largest network of five-star pet sitters and dog walkers in the country. Rover ran the numbers on over 14,000 cities ...
Tags: Amazon, Real Estate, Minneapolis, Dogs, Washington, Virginia, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Radio, Canada, Dallas, Rover, Philadelphia, Seattle, Denver


Celebrating 75 Years of the VA Loan: Realtor.com® and Veterans United Home Loans Launch $75K Veteran Homebuyer Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive $75,000 toward the purchase of a dream home Santa Clara, CA – April 2, 2019 (PRNewswire) Realtor.com®, The Home of Home Search , and Veterans United Home Loans announced today the Celebrating 75 Years of the VA Loan $75,000 Veteran Homebuyer Giveaway. The sweepstakes is the fourth giveaway on which realtor.com® and Veterans United have collaborated to give back to Veterans and members of the U.S. military. “For three quarters of a century, the VA l...
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Zillow Group launches Zillow Home Loans to Support Zillow Offers

Home shoppers can now use Zillow Home Loans – formerly Mortgage Lenders of America – to get financing directly from Zillow Seattle, WA and Overland Park, VERLANDKA – April 2, 2019 (PRNewswire) Zillow Group, which houses the largest portfolio of real estate brands on mobile and Web, today launched Zillow Home Loans to deliver an easier and streamlined mortgage experience to consumers. Home shoppers who visit Zillow to shop for a mortgage can now get financing directly from Zillow Home Loans. ...
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NAR Economist Yun – Contract Signings Dip in February

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun explains the difference between existing-home sales and pending home sales, discusses regional variations in pending contracts, and talks about what’s ahead for mortgage rates.
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Thursday is the Best Day to List Your Home, Says Redfin

Homes Listed on Thursday Sell for $3,015 More Than Those Listed on Monday and Go Under Contract in 5 Fewer Days Than Those Listed on Sunday, on Average Seattle, WA – March 28, 2019 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — Homes listed on Thursday tend to sell for more money and in less time than homes listed on other days of the week, according to a report from Redfin, (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. Homes listed on Thursday sold for an average of $3,015 more...
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Median-Priced Homes Not Affordable For Average Wage Earners In 71 Percent Of U.S. Housing Markets

Home Prices Less Affordable Than Historic Average in 49 Percent of Local Markets; 65 Percent of Markets Less Affordable Than a Year Ago Irvine, CA – March 28, 2019 (PRNewswire) ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database and first property data provider of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), today released its Q1 2019 U.S. Home Affordability Report, which shows that median home prices in the first quarter of 2019 were not affordable for average wage earners in 335 of 473 U...
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Realtor.com® Launches New ‘Price Perfect’ Tool to Help Buyers Find Specific Homes That Match Their Needs

First solution to help people understand their buying power by adding or subtracting home features SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 27, 2019  /PRNewswire/ — Realtor.com®, the Home of Home Search℠, today announced a new feature that equips this spring’s home buyers with a deeper understanding of their buying power by providing a tool that allows them to add or subtract the cost of specific home features. Price Perfect helps home buyers to configure their ideal home, within a desired price ra...
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