Real Estate News

The 'middle' could dictate future of U.S. housing

Published: 31 Mar 2017

Different sizes of apartment buildings can be what drives the residential market in the near future, according to one recent article. Bloomberg argued that the "missing middle" of the housing market is going unnoticed because developers are instead focusing on large-scale projects, leaving the more affordable rental units underserved.

Home sales could mean happy times ahead for buyers and sellers

Published: 31 Mar 2017

At the end of March, new the National Association of Realtors released new details about the pending home sales figures from February. This information could show important trends on the horizon as the housing market enters its second quarter for 2017. It meshes with the NAR's previous assertions about the possible optimism of the current housing market.

Could residential real estate stand out against commercial?

Published: 30 Mar 2017

When other types of property become more expensive, housing gains could become continually apparent. The online real estate business Ten-X reported that apartment pricing was stronger than other comparative markets recently.

Jumbo mortgage rates decrease in latest assessments

Published: 30 Mar 2017

New data has shown a decline for 30-year fixed jumbo mortgage loan rates, according to information culled by The Motley Fool. As of March 24, the source said these rates, which account for loans in excess of $417,000, are .14 percent lower than they were in February.

The pros and cons of ARMs for home buyers

Published: 30 Mar 2017

For those in the market for a new home, an Adjustable Rate Mortgage could seem like the perfect answer. Recent statistics seem to show that these are both attractive options and an alternative to other mortgages which may not fit buyer needs. 

3 possible results of the Federal Reserve rate increase

Published: 28 Mar 2017

After speculation and hints, the Federal Reserve did finally raise rates on March 15, 2017. Although there was much written about this hike before it even happened, now there's a greater opportunity to see what exactly will play out for mortgages, especially if further rate changes are on the way.

EnTitle Direct discovers lost title insurance savings in Pennsylvania market

Published: 27 Mar 2017

In 2015, Pennsylvania homeowners may have paid more for title insurance than they needed to, according to a newly published EnTitle Direct Insurance pricing study. While some residents may turn to the Title Insurance Rating Bureau of Pennsylvania for policies, EnTitle had rates that were 35 percent less expensive. 

Property company without title fails to evict tenant

Published: 24 Mar 2017

Title insurance showed itself to be essential once again in a Wisconsin story about a property company evicting tenants. While this would seem obvious in most cases, this one is notable in that the company trying to evict its tenant, Kaja Holdings 2 LLC, does not currently have title, and is still trying to pursue the suit. In light of this, tenants will likely see the necessity for insurance, given how complicated legal property cases can get.

NAR says access to mortgages is increasing

Published: 22 Mar 2017

Though there may be challenges for securing a home, the National Association of Realtors said that the market could favor those looking for a new mortgage, according to a recent post.

Despite concerns, New York City may still hold housing promise

Published: 20 Mar 2017

With the influx of residents around cities a recognized problem, it's understandable that some may want to escape this trend. However, the New York Times recently reported that the suburban areas around New York City still seem to have a fair amount of buying activity.

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