Housing Shortages Abound Here

Housing Shortages Abound Here

Housing Shortages Abound Here In many markets, there are just not enough homes for sale to meet buyer demand. “More than two-thirds of the markets are seeing less inventory now compared to a year ago,” says Jonathan Smoke, realtor.com®’s chief economist. “Tight credit...
Even High Earners Struggle to Save

Even High Earners Struggle to Save

Even High Earners Struggle to Save A considerable percentage of Americans lack the savings needed to cushion against a surprise expense, even with enough income to save, according to a recent report by Bankrate.com. Approximately 60 percent of those surveyed do not...
Friday the 13th and Other Superstitions

Friday the 13th and Other Superstitions

Friday the 13th and Other Superstitions Friday the 13th is generally considered one of the unluckiest days in western culture. In fact, the stress Management Center and Phobia Institute estimates that $700 million to $800 million is lost in business revenue as so many...
Where Land Surpasses Property Values

Where Land Surpasses Property Values

Where Land Surpasses Property Values In some markets, the land is more valuable than the home that stands on it. Case in point, in San Francisco’s Sunset District, a fire destroyed a home for sale leaving it inhabitable. Despite that, last February, the home sold...
5 Home Design Needs for Your Boomer Clients

5 Home Design Needs for Your Boomer Clients

5 Home Design Needs for Your Boomer Clients The number of home buyers ages 55 and older is expected to grow over the next decade, and builders across the country are ramping up to serve them. At the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla., this week, the...
As Commutes Worsen, Cities Get Innovative

As Commutes Worsen, Cities Get Innovative

As Commutes Worsen, Cities Get Innovative Traffic is getting worse across the country. The average American commute time is at a record high: 26 minutes. And more of the public has become “megacommuters,” spending up to 90 minutes in the car each way. Some cities are...
Builders to Press Entry-Level Market in 2017

Builders to Press Entry-Level Market in 2017

Builders to Press Entry-Level Market in 2017 The call for a greater number of entry-level homes may finally get answered in 2017. Inventories for entry-level homes has remained stubbornly low, greatly limiting the number of affordable homes to first-time home buyer....
Smart Home Products You Haven’t Heard of Yet

Smart Home Products You Haven’t Heard of Yet

Smart Home Products You Haven’t Heard of Yet Smart home technology has become increasingly popular with homeowners since the advent of the smartphone. In fact,  according to the National Association of REALTOR®‘s 2016 Smart Homes and REALTORS® report, REALTORS® expect...
5 Home Design Fads That Are Out in 2017

5 Home Design Fads That Are Out in 2017

5 Home Design Fads That Are Out in 2017 Shiplap and white-on-white kitchens may finally be falling out of favor. The two trends have dominated home design in recent years, but realtor.com® says they’ll be fading fast in 2017. Here are some of the home design...