How Baby Boomers will affect the housing market in the coming generations

By the 2030s, about 20 percent of the United States population will be retirement-aged, according to American Land Title Association. By 2035, it’s estimated there will be over 78 million Baby Boomers–those born post-World War II between 1946 and 1964–as compared with only 76 million young people under the age of 18. For the first […]

Why Blockchain Technologies Won’t Replace Title Companies

New emerging technologies are exciting when it means transactions between parties and agencies can be quicker, safer and more protected. But what about blockchain technology, a distributed ledger, is all the rave? Blockchain is a kind of database that constantly updates records of information, in sync, and is visible to all who have access. Access […]

Why More Single–Family Homes Are Becoming Rentals

According to a recent study from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Research Institute for Housing America, 6.5 percent of homes built before 2000 and 10.3 percent of homes built in the 1990s went from owner-occupied to rental status. Read more about the factors influencing this transition at http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2017/02/14/study-more-owner-occupied-homes-becoming-rentals

Zillow: Total Value of U.S. Housing Reaches All-Time High 

According to a new report from Zillow, the Housing Market in the United States has now regained all of the value it lost during and after the housing crisis.  The report says the total value of U.S. housing stock now totals $29.6 trillion (an all-time high). Read more about this report at: http://www.housingwire.com/articles/38852-zillow-total-value-of-us-housing-reaches-all-time-high

Builder Confidence Hits Highest Level Since November 2005

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in July hit a level of 60 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) while the June reading was revised upward one point to 60 as well. The last time the HMI reached this level was in November 2005. “The […]