Real Estate Trends

Student loans will be more difficult to qualify for a mortgage after June 29th.

Student loans will be more difficult to qualify for a mortgage after June 29th.

If you have student loans, or you know someone with student loans, this is for you. It will be more difficult for those with student loans to qualify for a mortgage after June 29th. In short, low or deferred payments on an income-adjusted payback plan are currently not counted against you. After June 29th, that’s not the case anymore. […]

Not for sale? Not necessarily a problem.

May Buying Advice: Choked by a weak housing inventory, some agents are coaxing homeowners to the market with a different approach. Frustrated with the lack of housing inventory, homebuyers in many markets are taking matters into their own hands by sending letters to homeowners and asking them to sell. In this month’s Buying Advice, we’ll […]

Housing Giving Off Mixed Signals: Are we recovering or not?

Housing has been a tremendous drag on the overall economy, and while the ink is not yet dry on the history books, fingers are still pointing in every which direction, and there is not a consensus regarding when the sector will be recovered, but the emerging consensus is that the recovery process has begun. We […]

Homeownership Rate Lowest Since 1995

The U.S. homeownership rate declined in the first quarter, hitting its lowest value since 1995, signaling that buyers face substantial challenges in the current market, according to data released Tuesday. The homeownership rate declined to 65% in the first quarter, down from 65.4% during the same period in the prior year, according to a report […]

Renting vs. Owning: How Do You Know Which Is Right for You?

At this time, when housing prices are starting to rebound and interest rates are still very low, a lot of people are saying that you should buy a house in 2013. But is homeownership the right choice for your finances? The answer, of course, is “it depends.” However, for many of us there is a […]