Home Prices Retreat in Nearly All Major Markets

According to the new Knock Sellers-Buyers Market Index, of the top-100 largest metropolitan markets, 98 of them reported home price declines in September, while 15 markets reported home prices falling by more than 10% from their highs set earlier this year.  So what does this mean? According to Knock, a confluence of events that led to the … Continued

Investment firms take aim at short-term rentals

Saluda Grade, WEG Capital picking up high-demand portfolios From left: Ryan Craft, chief executive officer, Saluda Grade; Sean Breuner, chief executive officer, AvantStay (Saluda Grade, AvantStay, iStock) Short-term rentals aren’t just for mom-and-pop owners anymore: Wall Street has taken notice of the market and are getting in on the game. New York-based investment firm Saluda … Continued

Manhattan’s luxury market, condos lead signed contracts

Contracts slipped overall from Jan. 2021, but more than double from pre-pandemic After an unprecedented year of sales, New York’s signed contracts across property types are beginning to slow, according to Douglas Elliman. The January report compiled by Miller Samuel one- to three-family homes, as well as condominiums and co-ops in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island, … Continued

Single-family rents soar in tight housing market

Florida saw the largest rent hikes during the pandemic You could buy a top-of-the-line laptop and a new cell phone to match, or you could pay one month’s rent for a single-family home in Los Angeles. It’s not much better for prospective single-family renters across California, a study by HouseCanary found. In Ventura or Carlsbad, median single-family … Continued

4 Ways Homeowners Can Use Their Equity

Your equity is a powerful tool that can help you achieve your goals as a homeowner. And chances are, your equity grew substantially over the past year. According to the latest Equity Insights Report from CoreLogic, homeowners gained an average of $51,500 in equity over the past year. If you’re looking for the best ways to use your growing equity, here … Continued

October saw mortgage apps rise for new homes by 6%

MBA’s report found that new home sales increased by 3% from September Mortgage applications for new home purchases dipped by 15.2% year-to-year in October, according to a monthly builder survey published by the Mortgage Bankers Association this week. However, on a month-to-month basis, activity was actually 6% higher in October than in the month prior. The strong … Continued

Mortgage rates decline to 3.09%

Rates dropped from 3.14% in the prior week, according to Freddie Mac’s PMMS The average 30-year-fixed rate mortgage dropped to 3.09% during the week ending Nov. 4, down from 3.14% the week prior, according to the latest Freddie Mac PMMS Mortgage Survey. A year ago, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.78%. Most economists believe mortgage rates will climb following as … Continued

Foreign buyers are avoiding American homes: NAR

Out-of-country buyers purchased only 107,000 properties in a 12-month span Foreign buyers purchased $54.4 billion worth of U.S. existing homes from April 2020 through March 2021, a 27% decrease from the previous 12-month period, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors. Though it’s undoubtedly COVID-related, the drop represents the fourth consecutive annual … Continued


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