CoreLogic: Homeowner Equity Up 12.2% Year-Over-Year

According to the latest CoreLogic Homeowner Equity Report, U.S. homeowners with mortgages (approximately 63% of all properties) have seen their equity increase by a total of $ 908.4 billion since the fourth quarter 2016, representing an increase of 12.2%, year over year.  As for Q4 2017, the total...
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St. Patrick’s Day by the Numbers

Each year millions of Americans (roughly 84% of the population) will don the color green on March 17 to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick.  The folks over at the History Channel have put together this useful graphic to help us all understand “St. Patrick’s Day...
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Five Years Worth of Home Price Appreciation

The folks over at Keeping Current Matters crunched the numbers, using data from CoreLogic, to focus on home price appreciation from December 2012 through December 2017.   The data show that nationwide, cumulative appreciation over the five-year period was 37.4%, with Nevada experiencing the largest high of 66% and...
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Spring Means Lawn Fertilization

Spring is just around the corner (March 20th) which means now is a great time to start thinking about your property’s landscaping – whether it’s a rental or that flip you’re about to finish up, a nice lawn certainly adds value.  The folks over at The Home Depot...
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Reasons People Are Not Moving

We’ve  had several posts about where people are moving across this great country of ours.  However, a recent poll conducted by the National Association of Home Builders asked people living in their homes for 10 + years why they have chosen to stay put for so long and...
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America’s Smartphone Addiction

Smart phones….they’ve become one of our tools of the trade and an indispensable appendage of our daily lives.  How could we ever live without them, you might ask?  Have you ever left the house without your phone and had that “kicked in the gut” feeling?  What about good...
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S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: Home Prices Continue their Rise

According to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices,  home prices continue to rise across the country, reporting a 6.3% increase in December, 2017.  Their 10-City Composite annual increase came in at 6.0% and their 20-City Composite posted a 6.3% year-over-year gain.  Seattle, Las Vegas, and San Francisco reported the highest...
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