With home prices trending upward this year, are we in for still higher prices in the future? Many analysts think so. According to analysis by Fiserv, the market watcher sees a big boost to home prices on the horizon, projecting that home prices will rise nearly 4 percent per year for the next five years.The real estate markets expected to see the biggest increases in home prices will likely b...
About a month ago the custom home builder Fisher Homes placed this video on YouTube of a site at the corner of Judiway and Oak Forest titled simply " Fisher Estates at Oak Forest". There are no details given as they show the site from different angles to upbeat instrumental music, which has lead to speculation this may be another development like their current Morrison Heights midrise currently un...
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My early analysis of available data from The Houston Association of
REALTORS® (HAR) indicates that the number of single family homes sold in
February will show an increase compared to February 2013. I expect the
increase will be less than 10%. This will make February the 33rd
consecutive month with increased home sales when compared to the same
month last year.
While many, pro...
Mayor announces plan to keep traffic flowing during March 7-15 and March 17-23:
With hundreds of thousands of people flocking to the numerous attractions Houston has to offer during Spring Break, the area experiences higher traffic volume. The mayor Tuesday announced a plan to combat the traffic congestion.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Museum District, the H...
If you get a letter asking you to pay for a copy of your property deed, it’s likely a rip-off. Call your local property records clerk before you respond.
A company called Property Transfer Services is sending letters to homeowners across the country encouraging them to get a copy of their property deed for only $83. Don’t bite at that offer. It’s a rip-off, and Property Tr...
Hi everyone!This is it - the last post in the First Time Homebuyers FAQ series! It's a little bittersweet, but I know you are ready to cross the finish line. It's time to move, y'all! Let's be honest. Moving isn't really all that fun (unless you get "paid" with food and beverage, right?) but it's necessary, so make the best of it. There are so many things to think abo...
The percentage of young adults ages 18 to 34 living with parents or
parents-in-law has risen sharply since the late 2000s, according to the
most recent American Community Survey. One in three young adults – or
more than 24 million – lived in homes of their parents or their
parents-in-law in 2012. In 1990 and 2000, only one in four young adults
lived with parents.
“Young adults aged 25 t...
Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, testifying in front of a Senate panel
this week, said it was too soon to tell just how much of the
disappointing data of late were due to winter storms. She added that it
would take a "significant change" in the outlook for the economy before
the Fed would consider changing course on the dialing back of its
monthly purchase of bonds.New-home sal...
Aging Baby Boomers and their “Echo Boomer” children will significantly impact trends in the nation’s housing market over the next 20 years. In a report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center, “Demographic Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Housing Markets,” researchers at the National Association of REALTORS®, The Urban Institute, and the University of Southern California analyze key dem...
Welcome to the AskinsOnline current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general.The Housing Trends eNewsletter contains the latest information from the National Associat...
What is a HUD home? A HUD home is a defaulted FHA loan. Most HUD home sells faster than another foreclosure. The properties are mostly price below market value to sell quicker. Investors have to be very knowledgeable on how to play the winning of a HUD bid. Investors have to wait 30 days of HUDs listing date (not the locate MLS) to bid and do not get a 15 day option to ba...
Existing-home sales and prices are up, but government officials
caution the economy is still fragile in the Obama Administration’s
recent Housing Scorecard, an overall look at the nation’s housing
The report showed progress among several key indicators. “In 2013,
home sales had their strongest performance in several years; foreclosure
starts were at their lowest annual level sin...
A survey by American Lives, a consumer research firm in California, conducted a study for the trade magazine Builder to answer that question. Here are their conclusions:· They are young. Most are under 45. Half said they had annual household incomes of $75,000 or less. Two-thirds are married.· They are frugal. They consistently told surveyors they were eager to live a simple lifestyle.· They are c...