Home sales are slowing, but falling no faster than the 2005 housing meltdown

Ask any agent about sky-high house prices over the past two years and you’ll hear a slowdown in the second half of 2022. But is “slowly” becoming a “no go” for the country’s residential real estate market? There is no doubt that US house prices are in retreat, at least on a month-to-month basis. Existing … Read more

Real estate: is it better to buy or rent a house?

For the vast majority of Americans, owning a home is the biggest purchase you will ever make. That’s scary in a normal economy, but one where the housing market has been on the up (although it seems to be slowing in some markets) and mortgage rates have been terribly high in a long time. Buying … Read more

Real estate titan Zillow sees tough times ahead in homebuilding

After booming in the first 18 months of the Covid pandemic, the housing market has now collapsed. Home prices and mortgage rates have soared, depressing demand and sending sales down. On the price front, the median selling price for existing homes hit $416,000 in June, up 13.4% year over year, according to the National Association … Read more

Do US investors prefer stocks or real estate?

With housing prices skyrocketing and stocks falling, it’s understandable that Americans are choosing real estate over stocks as their long-term investment vehicle of choice. The fact is, for years, US adults have favored residential real estate over a bushel of stocks as a long-term investment, even when stocks outperform real estate. A new Bankrate.com study … Read more

Is the real estate boom over?

Finding a place to live used to be so much easier. For years, buyers looking for a new home have been buoyed by low interest rates, a range of flexible mortgage options and a wide range of housing options. All of these factors were created by regulators and local authorities in hopes of spurring a … Read more

Inside Reese Witherspoon’s Traditional-Leaning Real Estate Portfolio

Reese Witherspoon has been on the silver screen for more than 30 years, starring in classics like The Man in the Moon, Pleasantville, Election, Legally Blonde, walk the lineand Wild. The prolific actress has made her mark in television as well, performing in and executive producing hit series like HBO’s Big Little Lies, Hulu’s Little … Read more

These cities are the worst for first-time home buyers

First-time homebuyers will not benefit from the country’s unbalanced housing market. While sky-high home prices and rising mortgage rates are a threat to every homebuyer these days, it’s far worse for younger homebuyers who literally can’t get their foot in the door. The scenario is so toxic to first-time homebuyers that it’s affecting their mental … Read more

How to Buy a Home in a Hot Real Estate Market

Buying a home has become incredibly difficult because most of the country has become a seller’s market. Selling prices have escalated, pushing some people out of the market and pushing others to spend more than they wanted. It’s a grim situation for anyone buying a home, and it’s a market that captivates people who might … Read more