What’s the House Size? No One Is Really Sure

What’s the House Size? No One Is Really Sure

What’s the House Size? No One Is Really Sure Just how large a house really is may depend on whom you ask, The Wall Street Journal reports. That’s because appraisers, developers, builders, real estate professionals, tax assessors, and architects all measure...
Americans More Confident In Housing Then Ever Before

Americans More Confident In Housing Then Ever Before

Americans More Confident In Housing Then Ever Before Americans are more confident about their housing prospects than ever before, with more believing now is “a good time” to buy or sell a home, according to the just-released Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index®...
Luxury Owners Go to Extreme for Safety

Luxury Owners Go to Extreme for Safety

Luxury Owners Go to Extreme for Safety From high-resolution security cameras to concrete walls and even safe rooms, some luxury homeowners are taking the idea of home security to a new level. The Wall Street Journal says high-end homeowners are adopting “James...
“Could You Amortize My Escrow?”

“Could You Amortize My Escrow?”

“Could You Amortize My Escrow?” A Translation Guide for the First-Time Homeowner How are you supposed to make informed decisions if you can’t make sense of the information being presented to you? It’s a tall task to get up to speed with all of the potential...
All-Cash Sales Falling Nationwide

All-Cash Sales Falling Nationwide

All-Cash Sales Falling Nationwide All-cash sales are on the decline, accounting for 32.4 percent of total home sales in November 2016, down 4.5 percentage points year over year, according to CoreLogic’s most recent housing data. That’s a significant drop...
Parents May Need a New Mortgage Perspective

Parents May Need a New Mortgage Perspective

Parents May Need a New Mortgage Perspective Parents are having a tough time saving money. Fifty-one percent of parents recently surveyed say their mortgage was having a “major impact” on their ability to save, according to Bankrate’s Money Pulse survey for February....
Minimum Salaries Needed to Buy in 27 Cities

Minimum Salaries Needed to Buy in 27 Cities

Minimum Salaries Needed to Buy in 27 Cities An increase in interest rates means home shoppers likely will need a higher salary in order to afford a median-priced home in 27 of the largest metro areas, according to mortgage data provider HSH.com’s fourth-quarter...
These Cities Boast the Cleanest Air

These Cities Boast the Cleanest Air

These Cities Boast the Cleanest Air Some of the cleanest cities in the U.S. are usually in agricultural communities that have a natural forest or natural reserve nearby, according to realtor.com®’s data team. On the other hand, the most polluted cities tend to be...