Time to Buy or Rent Housing

By David Wilkening Conventional wisdom has it that rental housing is throwing money away. But is it really in these times? Not necessarily. It depends in part on where you are located, but in many areas of the U.S. rents are being held down by the dramatic overbuilding of homes and condominiums. In hyper overbuilt… Continue reading Time to Buy or Rent Housing

Housing Market Home Values, Mortgage Rates, Real Estate News

Independent Forecasts Housing Predictor provides independent housing market forecasts on home values and mortgage rates for more than 230 cities in all 50 U.S. states, plus real estate news and analysis. Subscribe to Our Feed Housing Predictor constantly publishes new articles, updates home prices and adds new features. Add the feed to your RSS reader… Continue reading Housing Market Home Values, Mortgage Rates, Real Estate News

Is Now the Right Time to Buy a Condo?

Is it Really Time to Buy a Condo? By Robert Jones Inventories are rising, prices are falling, investors are bailing out, and developers are getting desperate. For someone with a little extra cash, this may look like the perfect time to buy a new-construction condo. After all, you’re getting a brand-new building with slick finishes… Continue reading Is Now the Right Time to Buy a Condo?

Overwhelming Majority Favor Homeownership

By Mike Colpitts An overwhelming majority favor homeownership over renting despite the housing downturn, according to a new study. The results were found as part of a Fannie Mae survey that asked a variety of questions revolving homeownership and the economy. An astonishing 85% of respondants said they favor homeownership over renting based on the… Continue reading Overwhelming Majority Favor Homeownership

Top 10 Real Estate College Towns

Investors and parents shopping for rentals for college students might realize a sharp increase in rents when students go off to college this fall. Rents on homes and apartments rose an average of 4% in the U.S. in the last year, and higher rents are expected. Realtor.com released its second annual round-up of the top… Continue reading Top 10 Real Estate College Towns

Rental Boom Will Lead to Homeownership Rebound

By Ryan Jackson The boom in new apartment rental construction will lead to a rebound in homeownership, according to UCLA real estate economist David Shulman. The researcher made the prediction in the university’s Ziman Center real estate economist letter. “After an agonizing six year decline where nearly $7-trillion of wealth was destroyed, the housing economy… Continue reading Rental Boom Will Lead to Homeownership Rebound