Survey: Most buyers would halt home search during recession

Most homebuyers would stop looking for a new residence during an economic recession, according to a recent survey by However, many real estate economists have also suggested that the housing market would not be hit as hard by an...

Favorable mortgage rates buoy home purchase sentiment in Fannie Mae survey

Fannie Mae's Home Purchase Sentiment Index inched up 0.1 points to reach a new high point in August. Falling mortgage rates were primarily responsible for the month's trend, as more people expected that it would be easy to qualify for a mortgage.

Condo vs. house: How to choose the right home for you

If you're just starting to dive into the type of home options available to you, here are some considerations when weighing the purchase of a single-family home versus a condo.

The benefits of fall planting

Several factors make autumn an advantageous time to establish new plants, shrubs, and trees as part of your landscaping. As long as you don't complete this work too close to the season's first hard frost, it can help encourage stronger growth for...

Property Transactions September 13, 2019

Property Transactions September 13, 2019

Bathroom design mistakes can ruin a remodel

Reviewing these common bathroom design errors can help you plan out your own work and ensure that you'll be happy with the end result.

Pros and cons of getting a mortgage online

Online services promise prospective buyers a quick, easy way to acquire a loan for their home purchase. While buyers can realize a number of benefits from online mortgage applications, they should also be cautious about the pitfalls these services...

Staging steps when your household includes young children

Small children can make the staging process more challenging. However, it's not impossible to corral your little one's belongings and give your home a more organized look when it's on the market.

Pending home sales fall 2.5 percent in July

Pending home sales dropped in July after posting stronger figures in the previous month, according to the National Association of Realtors. The organization said the trend likely reflects economic uncertainty as well as continuing affordability...

Property Transactions September 6, 2019

Property Transactions September 6, 2019

What to expect in a "move-in ready" home

For buyers who aren't keen on renovating the home they purchase, the phrase "move-in ready" will be more refreshing. While the phrase seems to suggest that you can simply unpack your belongings and settle in, it can often take on a flexible meaning.

Existing home sales see 2.5 percent midsummer boost

The rate of existing home sales rose significantly in July and snapped a long streak of annual declines, according to the National Association of Realtors.

First-time homebuyers go for larger homes, less likely to be married

People purchasing their first home have been making a stronger impression on the housing market in recent years but have not yet returned to pre-recession levels, according to a recent analysis by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard...

Buying a second home before you buy your first home

For some people, purchasing an investment property or vacation home while renting their primary residence makes sense.

Savvy homebuyers investigate interior zoning

In the hustle and bustle of house hunting, some buyers neglect to take the time to discover whether or not a home has a practical floor plan.

Property Transactions August 30, 2019

Property Transactions August 30, 2019


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