Tag Archive | real estate

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 […]

Walk Score ‘ChoiceMaps’ Shows Depth of Neighborhood Amenities

Amid growing interest in how access to amenities impacts neighborhood desirability and property values, Walk Score recently debuted a new feature that enables people to gauge the range of choice people in certain areas have over different conveniences, like restaurants and public transit. Drawing on historical data, the feature also provides analysts with a new […]

NAHB Calls on Congress to Support Housing Tax Incentives

The National Association of Home Builders called on Congress Thursday to maintain its support for vital housing incentives in order to meet the nation’s growing need for affordable rental housing and homeownership opportunities. The housing incentives include the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, the mortgage interest deduction and real estate tax deductions. “Homebuilding is an […]