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Buyers are making concessions to nab a home. Here’s what they’re doing

Westend61 | Westend61 | Getty Images In this competitive housing market, buyers are willing to make some concessions to either cut costs or land their dream home. Some 58% of U.S. adults would be willing to take action to find housing that is more affordable, with Gen Z and millennials more likely to do so […]

Existing home sales fell in April to lowest level since start of pandemic

A sale pending sign is posted in front of a home for sale on March 18, 2022 in San Anselmo, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Sales of previously owned homes in April fell to the lowest pace since the Covid pandemic started, according to the National Association of Retailers. Existing-home sales declined 2.4% compared […]

UK new home registrations hits 45,991 in Q1: NHBC

The data found that 45,991 new homes were registered to be built in Q1, compared to 36,665 in Q1 last year. NHBC said the increase demonstrates the house-building sector’s commitment to respond to demand.  Meanwhile, private sector registrations were a key driver of growth with an increase of 31% to 35,134 from Q1 2021 as […]

Buying a Home? Avoid These Three Common Pitfalls!

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or you’ve done this before, we can all agree that purchasing a home is daunting. All that paperwork, all that money and the mountains of uncertainty that come with it are enough to make buyers want to rent forever. What if you were confident that you could afford a home? […]

Almost 45% of homeowners are now equity rich Latest trend on home equity is good news for homeowners, challenging for first time buyers

Soaring home prices continue to serve existing homeowners, with nearly 45% of all property owners now considered equity rich, a year-over-year jump that boosted 13% more homeowners into the prime position. A homeowner is considered equity rich when they have at least 50% equity in their home, a feat more easily accomplished when skyrocketing home […]

Advice on home buying during hot housing market in Florida

Homebuyers aren’t just dealing with limited inventory, they’re also up against competitive offers and rising interest rates. But one family hasn’t been discouraged. source Florida real estate forecast

Preparing To Purchase a Home: The Financial Edit

What is the best way to prepare for a home purchase? You could make a “wish list” of the features you want in a house. You can also browse available listings online. While these are important (and fun!), t.’s one task that precedes them: getting your finances in order. Bracing yourself for the mortgage application […]

US home values – they could drop, president says

Although she noted that t. was currently no demand for rate and term refinance, she said that “now is the time to act on refinancing or securing the best interest rate for home purchases before (rates) go higher”. She revealed that NMB was on a recruitment drive, having hired 100 new staff in May alone, […]

MyState Bank lifts interest rates for home loan borrowers

Following the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) decision to lift OCR for the first time in more than 11 years, from a record low 0.1% to 0.35%, MyState Bank has announced that it will increase interest rates for home loan customers by 25 basis points, effective the May 19 for new loans and existing loans. […]