“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”.
Traditional Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas
Decorate your home in a traditional style this year for a look that is warm, welcoming and timeless.
In Thanksgiving Day Cooking Fires, Texas Is Tops
Thanks to a taste for deep-fried turkeys, the Lone Star State leads the U.S. in Thanksgiving Day cooking- and grease-related fires, according to State Farm
Previews® 2015 Luxury Holiday Gift Guide
What do you give the person who has everything? From space adventures to personal submarines, Coldwell Banker Previews International®
Posh Party Spaces from Previews
‘Tis the season for holiday entertaining. In honor of all of the “merry and bright” we’ll be experiencing over the next two months, Previews® Inside Out scoured our latest luxury listings to find the most elaborate entertaining spaces currently marketed by Coldwell Banker Previews International®
Why It’s Harder to Sell Your Home in an Election Year
The uncertainty of a looming election can cause a dip in home sales, especially if the race is close.
2015 Home Buying Trend: Purchasing Larger Homes
Home buyer demographics change slightly from year to year due to macroeconomic forces from the health of the economy to inflation to the global trade on oil prices.
Previews® Luxury Market Report Fall 2015
Our bi-annual report on Luxury Real Estate in the US and Abroad.
U.S. Home Sales Expected to Uptick in 2016, But at Slower Pace
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is reporting at their annual conference this week that existing-home sales in the U.S. are expected to increase in 2016 at a moderate pace; although affordability pressures from inventory shortages and rising mortgage rates could slow the potential for even stronger sales momentum.
Millennials Investing in Rental Properties
For all the talk about millennials’ being slow to move toward homeownership, some young adults are drawn to real estate as an investment opportunity.
TRID: A Business Opportunity?
On October 3rd the new closing process and documents known as Know Before You Owe or “TRID” was implemented.
The Housing Market Has a Major Supply Problem
So even though home prices were rising, it wasn’t because Americans were actually rich enough to demand the construction of new housing stock.
Housing Starts Fall to Seven-Month Low
Housing starts in the United States fell to a seven-month low in October.
Portland’s housing authority received ‘unprecedented’ number of rent increases
New rules intended to protect renters in Portland’s red-hot housing market led to an unprecedented number of rent increases for low-income tenants, according to housing authority officials
Seattle law requires developers to pay for affordable housing
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed an ordinance into law on Tuesday he says will add 6,000 living units for low-income residents over the next decade to be paid for by fees on private developers.
Housing crisis lands on Oregon lawmakers’ growing 2016 agenda
The announcement closed a two-hour housing committee hearing that highlighted the plight of low-income renters across the state
Are we headed for a new housing bubble?
Some yardsticks show that housing has not only come back from the worst of the Great Recession but even getting into hot territory. Is it time to worry? Yes, but not about a new bubble.
What’s Different about the Latest Housing Boom?
After peaking in 2006, the median U.S. house price fell about 30%, finally hitting bottom in late 2011. Since then, house prices have rebounded strongly and are nearly back to the pre-recession peak
Millennials are making their move in the housing market
When it comes to the housing market, increasingly it’s all about the millennial.
Consumer Price Index: Higher Rates in Sight?
Inflation is nonexistent with no changes to the consumer price index from one year ago. Some components are, however, making marked changes. Gasoline prices are 27 percent below one year ago, rents are rising at near 4 percent, and medical care service prices are beginning to firm up after several years of slowing inflation.
Contract Settlement Issues: Financing and Appraisals are Major Issues
In reporting on their last contract that went into settlement or was terminated over the period July-September 2015, REALTORS® reported that 64 percent of contracts were settled on time, 30 percent had delayed settlement, and six percent were terminated,
3 Luxe Ski Homes in Austria’s Kitzbühel Area
Luxury homes on the market in the glamorous resort on the Austrian slopes.
Tupper Lake: An Under-the-Radar Ski Destination
Outdoorsy types make for Tupper Lake, the less-famous (and less crowded) version of Lake Placid. Here, low-key luxury lodges are equipped for year-round fun
Anatomy of a Ski Room: 8 Design Elements for Slope-Side Living
In Montana’s Yellowstone Club, Frank McCourt, former owner of the L.A. Dodgers, and his new bride have an area dedicated to ski-in, ski-out access
Architect Chad Oppenheim Goes Rustic With His Aspen Home
In the Colorado capital of luxury ski retreats, the architect clads his house in salvaged barn wood
Economic and Housing Outlook
These slides are from NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s economic and housing outlook presentation from the NAR Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, on November 13, 2015.
Sales to First-Time Buyers: 29 Percent of Sales in September 2015
The share of first-time home buyers has remained essentially unchanged for the last five years. First-time home buyers accounted for 29 percent of existing home sales in September 2015
Redfin founder calls his new Seattle real estate startup a ‘Zestimate killer’
Surefield, an online Seattle real estate company that helps homeowners sell their homes, on Wednesday rolled out a free home pricing tool called Pricepoint.
Most Prestigious Companies to Intern For
Vault asked thousands of current and former interns which employers have the most prestigious internships. Vault’s Most Prestigious Companies to Intern For represent the employers whose internships were rated highest in prestige.
Number of First-Time Home Buyers Falls to Lowest Levels in Three Decades
Figure represents third straight annual decline and lowest percentage since 1987
The MarketPulse provides monthly insight into the current and future health of the U.S. economic climate with particular focus on housing and mortgage metrics
CoreLogic Home Price Insights
The most geographically comprehensive and current home price index.
Housing Statistics offers 43 different sets of data, downloadable either as Excel or PDF files (updated weekly). Housing data and primary indicators of the industry are housed in one easy-to navigate location containing historical and current sets of statistics such as: Housing Starts (by Region & Structure Type), Homes Sold by Region, Producer Price Indexes (for Building Materials), Manufactured Homes, New Home Characteristics, Residential Vacancy & Absorption Rates, Units Under Construction, Value of New Construction, and many more.
Bureau of Economic Analysis
U.S. Economy at a Glance
U.S. Housing Market Tracker
The U.S. housing market has struggled to find equilibrium after the bubble of the past decade. Here’s a look at where various gauges of supply and demand stand today.
Mortgage Market Survey Archive
Compilation of Weekly Survey Data for 2015