December becomes first month to feel impact of rising interest rates Affordability dips, still well below housing boom by Kelsey Ramírez

Affordability dropped in December after the market finally felt the increasing mortgage rates for the first full month, according to First American Financial Corp., a provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions. First American’s Real House Price Index rose 6.2% from November to December and 8% from December 2015. The … Continue reading December becomes first month to feel impact of rising interest rates Affordability dips, still well below housing boom by Kelsey Ramírez

Sales Rise Despite Market Headwinds by

New home sales ticked up to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 555,000 in January, promising a better year for the housing market despite increasing mortgage-interest rates and a slack in housing inventory. The Census Bureau released its findings jointly with HUD on Friday. The numbers represent a 5.5-percent hike from those seen in the … Continue reading Sales Rise Despite Market Headwinds by

New Construction Keeps Chugging Along, Especially in the Suburbs by Clare Trapasso

Buyers hoping to move into a house of their own should take heart: More newly constructed single-family homes are on the way. Permits to build new homes, an indication of future construction, fell by just 0.2% in December from a month earlier, according to the seasonally adjusted numbers in the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. … Continue reading New Construction Keeps Chugging Along, Especially in the Suburbs by Clare Trapasso

Real Estate Crowdfunding: 3 Trends to Watch in 2017 by Nav Athwal , Contributor FORBES

Real estate crowdfunding continues to be a dynamic and ever-evolving industry, growing to an estimated $3.5 billion in 2016.  By 2025, the crowdfunding industry as a whole is anticipated to be valued at more than 300 billion and online real estate marketplaces are primed to capitalize on that explosive growth. As we look ahead to the … Continue reading Real Estate Crowdfunding: 3 Trends to Watch in 2017 by Nav Athwal , Contributor FORBES