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May 1, 2019

Home Vacancy Rates are Back to the 90s

Home vacancy data released by the Census Bureau, shows that we’re back to the 90s.  The rate of vacant homes dropped to 1.4%, the lowest level […]
April 12, 2019

74% of Millennials Make Financial Sacrifices for Housing

Despite slowing home price growth, 74% of millennials make financial concessions to afford housing.  By comparison, only 40% of older generations make these sacrifices, according to CoreLogic. Overvalue […]
April 9, 2019

Tappable Equity Declines

The collective amount of equity available for homeowners to tap reached a record high last year, climbing above $6 trillion as home prices continued to appreciate […]
March 22, 2019

Homeowners Gain $9,700 in Equity in 2018

The average U.S. homeowner gained $9,700 in equity from the fourth quarter of 2017 to the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the latest report from […]
March 12, 2019

Negative Equity Spikes in 4Q 2018

U.S. homeowners with mortgages increased their equity by an average $9,700 between the fourth quarter of 2017 and one year later.  Data from CoreLogic reveals that […]
March 5, 2019

Mortgage Fraud Risk Jumps 4.6%

In January, declining mortgage rates mixed with higher loan applications led to more risk of fraud and other errors in the home loan applications, according to […]
January 4, 2019

HELOC Volume Down 11% from 2017

After soaring to a near 10-year high, HELOC originations took an unexpected tumble in the third quarter, falling 14% from the previous quarter and 11% from […]
October 26, 2018

Student Debt Crushes Homeownership Dreams

Student loan debt has racked up a collective $1.5 trillion bill for 44 million Americans, and its crushing people’s homeownership dreams.  According to a recent survey […]
October 18, 2018

Hurricane Aftermath: The Impact on the Real Estate Market

Hurricane Michael made landfall Wednesday, ravaging the Florida panhandle and leaving significant devastation in its wake as wind gusts surpassed 150 mph.  The storm, which was just […]