Why Millennial Renters Choose to Buy

So what motivates millennial renters to take the plunge and buy a home?    The folks over at Keeping Current Matters took data from NerdWallet and laid out the top 5 reasons millennials are choosing to buy.  The top reason?  Control over their living space (93%) followed by followed...
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Top 10 Places Where Americans Live the Longest

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the median lifespan of Americans is 79 years old.  However, as Realtor.com reports, there are many places in the U.S. where people regularly blow right past 80, are healthy and active, and seem to just keep on going.” ...
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Harvard’s 2018 State of the Nation’s Housing Report

Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies recently released their annual State of the Housing Report – released annually since 1988.  They report that over 40 million housing units have been built over the past 30 years, accommodating 27 million new households, replacing older homes, and improving the quality...
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Four Renovations for Max ROI

You don’t need to watch Tarek & Christina to know that it’s what you put into that flip that maximizes your ROI (return on investment).  Along those lines, the folks over at Keeping Current Matters looked at data from HGTV to come up with the top 4 renovations...
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New Home Sales Up 6.7% in May

The U.S. government is reporting that sales of new single-family houses in May, 2018, were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 689k, which is 6.7% higher than April’s revised rate and 14.1% higher than May, 2017.  The median sales price of new houses sold in May was...
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Home Buyer & Seller Generation Trends for 2018

For over 5 years the National Association of Realtors has issued their annual Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report.  This report provides insights into differences and similarities across generations of home buyers and sellers. It’s good data…these are your customers!  Happy Friday!!! “One consistent finding for the...
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Housing Starts Up 5% in May

The U.S. Government is reporting that privately owned housing starts in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,350,000.  This figure is 5% higher than April’s revised estimate and is 20% higher than May, 2017.  Single-family housing starts in May were at a rate of 936k,...
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