GSEs Try to Boost Affordable Housing Efforts

GSEs Try to Boost Affordable Housing Efforts Courtesy of Luke Wasem Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, March 22, 2018 Under an umbrella of higher home prices, mortgage financing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have recently taken several efforts to try to open up...

Fed Hikes Rates—How Many More Are to Come?

Fed Hikes Rates—How Many More Are to Come? Preview Photo courtesy of 401k Calculator The Federal Reserve carried out its first hike of 2018 on Wednesday, increasing interest rates one-quarter percentage point and leaving open the possibility of more raises this year....

9 Ways to Save for a Down Payment

9 Ways to Save for a Down Payment Image Courtesy of 401 Calculator (TNS)—You’ve found the perfect house. Interest rates are still low. There’s just one thing standing between you and your dream home: a down payment. Don’t abandon your home ownership dreams just yet....

railroad quiet zone

Railroad Quiet Zone Council Direction for a Railroad Quiet Zone On March 9, 2015, the City Council directed staff to pursue a Eugene railroad quiet zone approval with the Federal Railroad Administration using one-way streets and possible crossing closures as alternate...
Why Staging With Plants Draws More Buyers

Why Staging With Plants Draws More Buyers

Why Staging With Plants Draws More Buyers https://www.flickr.com/photos/47768002@N08/ Wellness-minded millennials are filling their homes with clean-air houseplants, and real estate developers are realizing that a love for greenery can be used as an amenity to attract...

Student Housing Just Got a Jolt

Student Housing Just Got a Jolt Investors are once again being lured to student housing properties. Purchases of student housing properties slowed considerably in 2017 after a record high in 2016, but the sector is showing another rebound in 2018. “Now, we are busy...

Trump Budget Proposal Slashes $8.8B From HUD

Trump Budget Would Slash HUD Funds by $8.8 Billion, Ask Assistance Recipients to ‘Shoulder’ More Housing Costs By Grace Guarnieri On 2/12/18 at 4:56 PM   Share U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson housing President Donald...

Industry Praises House Passage of TRID Improvement Bill

Industry Praises House Passage of TRID Improvement Bill By Suzanne De Vita The housing industry is applauding the House passage of the TRID (TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure) Improvement Act of 2017 (H.R. 3978) that aims to correct the disclosure of title insurance...

Stock Market Plunge: Is Real Estate Safe?

Stock Market Plunge: Is Real Estate Safe? By Liz Dominguez Is the stock market crashing? The short answer: no—the Dow is just a little bumpy right now. Monday’s Wall Street frenzy had people from all over the world fearing that a U.S. real estate bubble might be the...