Study: Home Ownership Key in Retirement

Study: Home Ownership Key in Retirement

Study: Home Ownership Key in Retirement Older home owners who leverage the equity in their home may be better off in funding their retirement, according to a new study by the Urban Institute. However, the recession may have hampered many retirees’ abilities to do so....
Why Veterans Make Some of the Best Clients

Why Veterans Make Some of the Best Clients

Why Veterans Make Some of the Best Clients There are 18.8 million veterans and veteran families in the U.S. That’s a huge pool of potential buyers and sellers. Traditionally, the home ownership rate for veterans of the U.S. military has outpaced non-veterans. In 2006,...
Affordability Issues Strike Rural Areas

Affordability Issues Strike Rural Areas

Affordability Issues Strike Rural Areas Rural housing is facing an affordability crisis that’s only getting worse. Large cuts in government funding for rural housing support is creating a serious problem for both renters and home owners, according to a draft...
‘I Voted’ Stickers Have Real Estate Connection

‘I Voted’ Stickers Have Real Estate Connection

‘I Voted’ Stickers Have Real Estate Connection Those white “I voted” stickers people received at the polls Tuesday have an apparent tie to real estate. The Phoenix Association of REALTORS® claims that they originally came up with the idea for...
A Perk for Owners Near Football Stadiums

A Perk for Owners Near Football Stadiums

A Perk for Owners Near Football Stadiums For home owners who live near popular college football towns, they may be able to recoup up to 70 percent of their monthly home ownership costs by renting out their home on game days for just one night, shows a new analysis....
Homes For Sale: Ghosts Included

Homes For Sale: Ghosts Included

Homes For Sale: Ghosts Included Some home sellers and real estate professionals are using Halloween to market the “haunted home” reputation of their listing. And for fodder, here are some of the spookiest listings for sale across the country, according to...
Cities, States Pull Back on Infrastructure Spending

Cities, States Pull Back on Infrastructure Spending

Cities, States Pull Back on Infrastructure Spending U.S. cities and states are decreasing their spending on everything from highways and police stations, to sewage systems, which could have widespread effects on the economies of communities, The Wall Street Journal...
Fewer New Home Choices for First-Timers

Fewer New Home Choices for First-Timers

Fewer New Home Choices for First-Timers First-time buyers are struggling to find affordable options in the new-home market. Sales of low-priced new homes dropped in September, with just 2 percent of all new home sales at $150,000, the U.S. Commerce Department reports....
Help Your Clients Avoid a Plumbing Nightmare

Help Your Clients Avoid a Plumbing Nightmare

Help Your Clients Avoid a Plumbing Nightmare Plumbing problems can become a disaster if they’re not spotted early enough. A small leak, for instance, can grow quickly, with water leaking all over the hardwood floors. And the cleanup can be expensive. You can...