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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Buying Real Estate as an Investment vs. as a Home | Millionacres

Buying Real Estate as an Investment vs. as a Home | Millionacres: Unlike purchasing a home to live in, an investment property should make you money. Here’s how to find out if it will.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

How to Save Money and Avoid Debt This Christmas | ksdk.com

How to Save Money and Avoid Debt This Christmas | ksdk.com: Consumers are expected to spend more this season and we have you covered with tips to avoid going into debt this holiday season. Buzz60's Taisha Henry has the story.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Enjoy Waterfront Living at a Price You'll Love - Sponsored Content | Post and Courier - Charleston, SC

Enjoy Waterfront Living at a Price You'll Love - Sponsored Content | Post and Courier - Charleston, SC: Charleston is iconic as a place to enjoy waterside living - fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, exploring or just taking in the sunset. At Estuary in Bowen Village, you can get all of the advantages of life by the water in a new home that’s both close to Charleston and within your budget. You’ll love the amazing lifestyle, stylish architecture and old-fashioned charm that makes this neighborhood of gorgeous new single-family homes the perfect place to come home to.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

'Who is buying Seattle?': New report issues warnings on Seattle's luxury housing boom - seattlepi.com

'Who is buying Seattle?': New report issues warnings on Seattle's luxury housing boom - seattlepi.com: Seattle 's luxury housing boom will worsen inequality and affordability in the city, according to a new report, which calls for officials to require more transparency on who is actually buying luxury real estate in the area.
The report -- "Who is Buying Seattle? The Perils of the Luxury Real Estate Boom for Seattle," from the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies -- studied eight luxury condominium buildings with units that have an average taxable property value of $2 million.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Fall’s real estate market in Greenwich thins out

Fall’s real estate market in Greenwich thins out: Last week’s five real estate closings totaling $6.7 million reported to our local MLS showed us that the summer sales are pretty much over. Now’s the time that value buyers will enter the market and perhaps scoop up some bargains from disappointed or frustrated sellers. Properties sold last week included only three single-family homes and two multi-families. My “sale of the week” selection is a two-family Byram home that was bought by a local...

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

For Landlords, a New Tax Break Comes With Strings Attached - WSJ

For Landlords, a New Tax Break Comes With Strings Attached - WSJ: Property owners who want to claim a recently added 20% tax break for 2019 should be planning now, because they may need to send 1099 forms early next year.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

What property buyers should know about land loans

What property buyers should know about land loans: The best type of loan depends on the property and what you plan to do with it.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Tipp City booms with housing projects - Dayton Business Journal

Tipp City booms with housing projects - Dayton Business Journal: Last year, Tipp City added 51 new homes to its city. More growth is planned, with three projects set to continue and one new project making its debut this fall.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Lower mortgage rates are causing an epic housing shortage

Lower mortgage rates are causing an epic housing shortage: A lull in home sales earlier this year helped build much-needed supply, but a sharp drop in rates this summer brought demand back and has dramatically depleted that inventory.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Cut Your Housing Expenses to Boost Savings - Barron's

Cut Your Housing Expenses to Boost Savings - Barron's: Research shows that more than four in 10 people who are saving a ton for retirement are slashing this essential expense.

Friday, October 11, 2019

New California laws aim to speed housing construction - Houston Chronicle

New California laws aim to speed housing construction - Houston Chronicle: SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A new California law aims to stop communities from delaying construction of new housing projects.
It's one of 18 housing bills signed Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
California is in the midst of a housing crisis with far fewer homes and apartments than necessary to house its nearly 40 million people. Lawmakers have passed dozens of bills aimed at boosting funding for affordable housing, easing development restrictions and helping renters facing rising costs.
The bill by Sen. Nancy Skinner of Berkeley caps the number of public hearings on new projects, bans local governments from increasing fees on projects once an initial application is submitted and stops urban areas from freezing new construction. The measures are aimed at stopping cities and counties from delaying building when they have already zoned for new housing units.
Residential building permits fell 20% in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2018, Skinner's office said.
"Scarcity drives up cost, whether you are paying rent or trying to buy a home," Skinner said in a statement. "And the skyrocketing cost of housing hurts all of us, whether it's our neighbors who

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Recession coming? Don't blame housing

Recession coming? Don't blame housing: Builder confidence in September was the most optimistic it has been in the past year, and August housing starts rose to their highest level since May 2007.

Sunday, October 06, 2019

5 Major Cities in the U.S. With the Hottest Real Estate Markets - RealtyBizNews: Real Estate News

5 Major Cities in the U.S. With the Hottest Real Estate Markets - RealtyBizNews: Real Estate News: New home sales in the U.S. surged to 18 percent as of August 2019 compared to the same period last year. According to the latest report by the U.S.

Friday, October 04, 2019

Hipsturbia, Co-Living And More Emerging Trends That Will Shape Real Estate In 2020

Hipsturbia, Co-Living And More Emerging Trends That Will Shape Real Estate In 2020: The Urban Land Institute's latest Real Estate Economic Forecast sees continued growth for the economy and housing industry.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Important mortgage rate eases for Tuesday

Important mortgage rate eases for Tuesday: Mortgage rates showed no clear direction today, but one key rate tapered off. If you’re shopping for a mortgage, see what that means for you.

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Beneath The Surface We Believe Something Long-Term Is Not Right

Beneath The Surface We Believe Something Long-Term Is Not Right: That said, beneath the surface we believe something long-term is not right. Two of the larger train wrecks in market history have involved the tech and housing bubbles bursting. In common with both of those disasters: amazingly persuasive narratives.