housing market

Hot Housing Market Hasn’t Produced Home Flipping Boom

Quick home flips may be more challenging to accomplish in a heated housing market. The number of homes flipped by investors decreased in 2020 for the first time since 2014 as profit margins slipped, according to a new report from ATTOM Data Solutions, a real estate data firm. ATTOM defines a home flip as a…

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Buyers Rush to Lock in Low Interest Rates

The spring homebuying market is typically marked by higher sales and a greater number of house hunters, but many real estate professionals feel a spring-like market has been in full swing since the pandemic began a year ago. “There will be no spring homebuying season in 2021, as we’ve been in it the entire time,”…

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How To Become a Homeowner

Becoming a homeowner is a major step to take towards financial freedom that’s why it should be carefully planned, starting with setting a budget that best suits your price range. By the time the search for the right home is initiated it is important to take into consideration how will the funding of the new…

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Homeowners Are on a Home Improvement Spending Spree

As homeowners spend more time at home, they’re tackling household projects. The top reason for the increase in home improvement spending last year was to make a home better fit “lifestyle needs,” according to “The State of Home Spending: 2020,” a report produced by HomeAdvisor. Eighty-five percent of Americans surveyed reported spending more time at…

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New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Spike 54 Percent in U.S.

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Builder Application Survey for June 2020 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases in the U.S. increased 54.1 percent compared from a year ago. Compared to May 2020, applications increased by 20 percent. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns. “The new home purchase market continues to recover…

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