Briefs

Homeownership Is Affordable for First-Time Buyers, If They Can Clear Hurdles December 9, 2014

 Lower incomes, smaller down payments, mortgage insurance and a relative lack of lower-priced homes make buying for first-timers...

‘What’s Up? Nothin’ But the Rent.’ Rental Affordability Continues to Suffer in Q3 December 8, 2014

Nationwide, buying a home remains more affordable than renting, even for first-time buyers putting less money down and earning...

Self-Employment: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems December 4, 2014

Self-employed mortgage shoppers earn roughly 80 percent more than non-self-employed shoppers and seek more expensive homes. But...

2015: A Big Year for Buyers December 2, 2014

For a host of reasons, 2015 is shaping up to be a good year for homebuyers—particularly younger and first-time buyers. More...

Where Millennials are Making Homeownership Happen December 1, 2014

Young adults seem to be most successful at buying homes in the middle of the country, in markets including Omaha, Minneapolis...

Takeaways from October New Home Sales Report November 26, 2014

New Home Sales totaled 458,000 units (SAAR) in October, up 0.7 percent from September’s revised numbers. Zillow predicted...

Where to Hunt for Bargain Homes on Black Friday November 26, 2014

This Thanksgiving, after the feast is over, forget the crowds looking for cheap knick-knacks at the mall and go bargain-hunting...

Oct. 2014 Case-Shiller Prediction: Expect the Slowdown to Continue November 25, 2014

The September S&P/Case-Shiller (SPCS) data out this morning showed more slowing in the housing market, with annual growth...

Sept. Case-Shiller Slows to More Sedate, Sustainable Pace November 25, 2014

Today, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices showed that the non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) September 10- and 20-City...

A House for the Birds: The Best Places to Find Real Estate with Turkeys November 24, 2014

Missouri has the most for-sale home listings that make specific mention of “turkey” in the description. Alaska features...