Why a Career in Real Estate is the Perfect Fit for Many Millenials

The world has changed. The technological innovations of the last twenty years have led to the exchange of information with an ease and volume that was virtually unimaginable just a generation ago. Social media platforms keep us connected with family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances on a daily basis. Economic crises, environmental disasters and the threat […]

Amazon Quietly Reveals Possible Expansion into Real Estate

As shoppers scoured Amazon’s website recently for its annual “Prime Day” deals, the online shopping giant quietly disclosed a new service coming soon to its users, which would embark into the world of real estate and turn it into a competitor with Zillow and Redfin. Tucked into the website’s Home and Business Services section, where users can receive quotes […]

The Science of Homebuying Psychology: A Study

A recent survey of approximately 3,350 U.S. residents in 11 different metro areas who have either bought a home, sold a home, or plan to do so was conducted in the hopes of uncovering new perspectives and trends amongst recent homebuyers. It didn’t disappoint! The survey—which began back in May 2017 and has since asked […]

Credit Unions Gain Mortgage Market Share

As the quarterly volume of residential loan production sank, credit unions successfully captured a bigger piece of the U.S. mortgage market. Single-family loan originations during the period that began on Jan. 1, 2017, and concluded on March 31 amounted to an estimated $353 billion. The volume of mortgages made included activity from federally insured banks, […]

NAR: Here are 5 reasons for low homeownership rate

The job market continues to show improvement, and interest rates remain historically low, yet the homeownership rate in the U.S. remains near a 50-year low. The National Association of Realtors recently released a new white paper titled, “Hurdles to Homeownership: Understanding the Barriers” which lays out five reasons for the low homeownership rate. NAR released its paper in recognition of National […]

NAHB Releases Remodeling by Zip Cost Estimates for 2017

The National Association of Home Builders (“NAHB”) recently released its latest projections of spending on improvements to owner-occupied housing by zip code. The projections show total spending on improvements, the number of owner-occupied homes, as well as average spending per improvement, in each of over 26,000 zip codes for calendar year 2017. The estimates are […]