By Jessica Lautz, Research Economist Realtor.org came out with this interesting article about single women becoming a significant factor in today’s homebuying process. In the summer of 2009, NAR Research surveyed recent home buyers about their experience with the home search process, and the use of real estate professionals in purchasing a home. The results […]

Saw this great article mentioned on Twitter from Erate and wanted to share…. by Broderick Perkins DeadlineNews.Com (03/22/2010) Buying a home is perhaps the most arduous, expensive and, ultimately, valuable acquisition you’ll ever complete Just one mistake could mean disaster — perhaps the worst mistake you’ll ever make. In order to avoid titanic trip ups during […]

What could be more exciting than taking the leap from renter to first-time homeowner? You can turn the key in a lock that no landlord has access to, read in a hammock in your own backyard and paint your dining room bright red. Some first-time homeowners get swept up in all the excitement and make […]

The Housing Market seems to be bouncing back slowly accousing to this recent news from the Housing Sector. ·        October Pending Home Sales + 31.8% y/y and +3.7% vs Sept / Now 42% above the low set in Jan 09 / At highest level since 3/06.   ·        Price Declines, low mortgage rates, $8,000 buyer […]

The US housing market welcomes a larger share of first-time homebuyers and single women this past year, while a majority of sellers resorted to dropping prices in order to sell their homes. First-time homebuyers accounted for 47% of US home sales between July 2008 and June 2009, up from 41% in the prior year period, […]

With cheaper home prices, lower mortgage rates and big discounts on foreclosures, buyers have lots of incentives to get into the real estate market. Anyone considering buying a home should still be cautious because the recent financial crisis has created a number of financial pitfalls. To help buyers navigate into this uncertain market, here’s a […]