Student Housing Gets an Upgrade

Student Housing Gets an Upgrade

Student Housing Gets an Upgrade   Luxury student housing is popping up around colleges and universities across the country. Residential developers are adding fancier amenities to student housing options as enrollments in higher education continue to rise. About...
The Impact of Student Loan Debt on Housing

The Impact of Student Loan Debt on Housing

The Impact of Student Loan Debt on Housing Over the past year, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has become increasingly concerned about the impact of student debt on homeownership and the overall economy. The U.S. currently has a student debt load of $1.3...
5 Top Housing Markets for Jobs, Sales Growth

5 Top Housing Markets for Jobs, Sales Growth

5 Top Housing Markets for Jobs, Sales Growth   The creation of new jobs spurs household formation and leads to new construction and helps to boost consumer confidence. “When employment is strong and growing, consumers are more confident about their present and...
10 Beach Towns With Housing Bargains

10 Beach Towns With Housing Bargains

10 Beach Towns With Housing Bargains     Beach towns don’t tend to be cheap. However, a few places offer opportunities for more buyers to live in the beach town they always dreamed of. RealtyTrac recently identified the beach towns with fewer than 50,000...
Home Owners Using Airbnb Face Refi Snags

Home Owners Using Airbnb Face Refi Snags

Home Owners Using Airbnb Face Refi Snags     Home owners who are renting out rooms using services like Airbnb are facing difficulties refinancing their mortgages, The Wall Street Journal reports. Bank giants like Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo &...
Home Owners Tackle Garage Messes

Home Owners Tackle Garage Messes

Home Owners Tackle Garage Messes     The garage is hardly a showpiece of the home. Instead, it can be a sore spot of mounting clutter, storing the lawn mower, sports equipment, storage bins, old paint cans, and more. For many owners, the clutter may be...
The Best Time to Invest Is Now?

The Best Time to Invest Is Now?

The Best Time to Invest Is Now?   Columnist Jeff Reeves with MarketWatch says right now is the best time ever to invest in real estate. He discounts fears by some about another housing crisis brewing – the uptick in “liar loans” or “Alt-A mortgages” and return of...
Pros and Cons: Buying a Property for a College Student

Pros and Cons: Buying a Property for a College Student

Pros and Cons: Buying a Property for a College Student     There’s no way around it, supporting a college student can be very expensive. Food, books, and most importantly, housing — all add a hefty expense on top of tuition. That’s why the idea of purchasing...