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Companies say it's the first of its kind Multiple listing service Bright MLS and home search portal Homesnap announced the launch of a multichannel digital marketing product for members of Bright MLS. Agents who use the product are able to create advertising campaigns simultaneously for Google, Facebook, Waze, and Instagram from within the listings themselves.  The tool...
In July, home-sale prices in car-dependent housing markets increased 4.3% year over year For many Americans, the causal stroll around the neighborhood is an important part of day to day life. But as homebuyers continue to grapple with rising home prices, a new report from Redfin suggests that many are now prioritizing affordability over walkability.
The Category 4 hurricane is expected to hit Florida this weekend Hurricane Dorian is forecasted to slam the Florida coast this weekend as a Category 4 hurricane.  As Florida prepares for Hurricane Dorian's wrath, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development are offering relief services for those affected by...
Builder sentiment rises one point to 66 in August Although homebuilder confidence rose one point to 66 in August, market affordability continues to threaten future growth, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. “Even as builders report a firm demand for single-family homes, they continue to struggle with rising construction costs stemming...
New tax breaks are aimed at spurring improvement in low-income Opportunity Zone areas of the United States; almost half have median home prices below $150,000 IRVINE, Calif. – August 29, 2019 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database and first property data provider of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), today released a special report...
Rule changes would make it more difficult to prove housing discrimination The Department of Housing and Urban Development on Friday proposed making changes to the nation’s fair housing rules, a move that fair housing advocates claim is part of a Trump administration effort to “gut” federal protections against housing discrimination. HUD announced Friday...
Number of Gen Z mortgage borrowers doubled in one year Despite the general narrative surrounding the Millennial generation and home buying (that they would rather rent because they don’t want to be tied down by a mortgage), Millennials have officially entered the housing market, with recent data showing that Millennials were responsible for more new...
Minneapolis actually got cheaper Mortgage rates, rental costs, property taxes, maintenance, utilities, household products and furnishings were factors included in a survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This survey was done by analyzing the 2016 and 2017 U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey.  A recent report from Rent.com shows that living in a big city while on a tight budget may...
Introduces "Keller Offers powered by Offerpad" Keller Offers, the iBuying arm of real estate giant Keller Williams, is partnering with Arizona-based iBuyer Offerpad, the company announced Wednesday, introducing “Keller Offers powered by Offerpad.” Under what Keller described as a mutually beneficial agreement, KW agents will undergo certification to become an iBuyer agent,...
New purchase taxes has buyers "camping out" in rentals, says Douglas Elliman The median rent for a Manhattan apartment rose to $3,595 in July, a 5.7% gain from a year earlier, and reached a new high of $3,000 in Brooklyn, up 1.7%, as potential homebuyers waited to see what effect the state’s “mansion...
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