Inventory Is Low. So What?
If you’ve ever met a farmer, particularly one from a dry part of the world, you know they always keep at least one eye on the sky. They are constantly watching the weather, divining from even the slightest change in wind direction or temperature what the chances of rain might be. Farmers like these get […]
Study Reveals Americans’ Home-Buying Deal-Breakers
The housing market has surged in the past year or so, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Homes are disappearing off the market faster than they have in years, and they are selling for more than before. According to a recent Realtor.com study, October 2021’s median listing price was $380,000. That’s a 22% […]
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Built-to-Rent Homes Expected to Hit All-Time High in 2022
As renters look for a lifestyle change that offers more space and privacy, communities of single-family houses built for the purpose of renting have become the hottest trend in housing. 2021 was a record year for single-family rental home construction, with 6,740 new built-to-rent homes completed. And the trend is growing rapidly: twice as many […]
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Examine Colleges’ In-House Lending Practices
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced last week that it will begin examining the operations of post-secondary schools, such as for-profit colleges, that extend private loans directly to students. The CFPB is issuing an update to its exam procedures including a new section on institutional student loans, the organization reported. As the CFPB begins […]
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Most Popular Reasons Why Homeowners Are Considering Home Equity Loans and HELOCs
On average, 48.59% of people seeking a home equity loan or HELOC across the nation’s 50 largest metros cited making home improvements as their primary reason. This is according to a new report by LendingTree that analyzed home equity loan (HELOC) offers made by lenders to LendingTree users through the entirety of 2021. When a […]
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How to Succeed in 2022 as the ‘Raging Hot Market’
By now, you’ve probably heard a bunch of predictions for the 2022 housing market, but a question burning in many real estate professionals’ minds is: what is going to help you win this year? Buffini & Company founder & chairman, Brian Buffini, had a few thoughts on the matter when he joined RISMedia president, founder […]
Christie’s International Real Estate Finalizing Sale of New York City Brokerage Office to Brown Harris Stevens
Christie’s International Real Estate is finalizing the sale of its company-owned Manhattan brokerage office to Brown Harris Stevens, the company has announced. The global luxury network also announced that it is severing ties with two affiliates, terminating its agreement with Harry Norman Realtors of Atlanta, and electing not to renew its agreement with Virginia-based Long […]
Important Findings Revealed in 2022 Millennial Home Buyer Report
The 2021 housing market was the most lucrative—and competitive—ever recorded in U.S. history. Fierce demand driven by historically low interest rates combined with limited inventory made conditions ripe for a boom. Home values swelled at a record-setting pace, spiking nearly 20% from September 2020 to September 2021. The historic rise exceeded the former highest yearly […]
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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Enters South Dakota Market
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate has announced the affiliation of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Beyond based in Sioux Falls, S.D. The company becomes the first BHGRE affiliate in the state. The firm, started with a market-leading team, is led by owner Brandon Martens and managing broker Breck Miller. The company serves the […]
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Agents Named Among 2022 Real Estate All-Stars
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties has announced 107 of its highly accomplished agents and teams have been named among the Los Angeles Magazine and Orange Coast Magazine list of 2022 Real Estate All-Stars. This exclusive list represents outstanding real estate agents with an annual sales volume in the top 1% of all agents in each county. The Los Angeles Magazine editors noted […]
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