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topStories Saturday, January 14, 2017
Square Footage Shrinks in Response to First-Time Homebuyers
The average home built in 2016 was 2,634 square feet, smaller than homes built the year prior, per recent data by the U.S. Census Bureau. The downsize, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), is in response to first-time homebuyers. "The data on new home characteristics show a pattern...
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Apartment Rents Fall in December

Apartment rents, on average, fell by $4 in December to $1,210, according to data compiled from 123 markets recently released in a report by Yardi® Matrix. "As we have stressed in recent...
MBA: Mortgage Apps Rise, Refis Fall

Mortgage applications rose 5.8 percent over the week, according to data gathered in the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. The MBA's Refinance Index...
Bob Hope's UFO Home Sells for $13 Million

Bob Hope's house sold for $13 million. Having gone through a couple of price cuts over the last three years, the most recent cut lowered the ask to $25 million. But with no comps available, how does...
Maximize Mortgage Applications with Women Clients

Home prices are the highest they've been since July 2006, appreciating 5.5 percent annually in September 2016, according to the recently released S&P Case-Shiller...
Even High Earners Struggle to Save
A considerable percentage of Americans lack the savings needed to cushion against a surprise expense, even with enough income to save, according to a recent report by Approximately 60 percent of those surveyed do not have enough savings for a $1,000 emergency...
Is the Bubble Out West about to Burst?

Sales in the Snow: 5 Home Staging Tips for Wintertime

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