Colorado Springs has topped the list of markets where homebuyers are most likely to move in the final three months of 2017.The area is predicted to show strong Q4 sales activity based on an analysis of purchase loan applications by ATTOM Data Solutions for its Pre Mover Index. Source: The […]

The most in demand markets as 2017 ends

The majority of US housing markets are on the mend according to a new report from Pro Teck Valuation Services.Its Home Value Forecast analyzes market trends and says that most core based statistical areas (CBSAs) have transitioned from ‘weak’ to ‘hot’ over the three years to October 2017. Source: Most […]

Most home markets are improving says report

Homeowners should not rely on appreciation in home values to build their wealth according to a new academic study.The analysis by Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, and University of Wyoming, found that households have more control of their overall wealth from their actions, than uncontrollable market forces such as […]

Why we’ve got real estate investment all wrong

The fastest-growing segment of the housing market today is single-family rentals – specifically detached homes or townhomes, according the Urban Institute. The shift to single-family rentals is being driven by a number of factors, notably tight mortgage credit and millennials’ lifestyle choices, which differ from earlier generations’.Single-family rentals (one-unit, attached […]

The rapid rise of single-family renting

America’s seniors are increasingly opting to stay in their own homes as they get older, creating opportunity for refinancing loans and HELOCs.A survey by HomeAdvisor found that aging homeowners are taking steps such as installing smart thermostats and replacing appliances to make their homes more efficient and easier to live […]

We’re staying put say aging homeowners

Federal Reserve officials voted unanimously to leave interest rates unchanged while signaling they remain on track to hike once more this year, a day before President Donald Trump plans to unveil his choice to lead the U.S. central bank.Recent data indicate that “the labor market has continued to strengthen and […]

Fed makes interest rate decision