Tag Archives: Real Estate Trends

Another Top-10 List — Best States for First-Time Homebuyers

In some states it is easy for first-timers to buy a home – both the underlying required jobs are there and housing affordability and availability meshes with the requisite earnings capacity. Not all states, however, are as hospitable to the new prospective Millennial homebuyers. Ease of homeownership, however, does not automatically correspond to the location …Read more

Another Top-10 List — America’s Healthiest Housing Markets

Yesterday Fannie Mae released the findings of their January 2017 Home Purchase Sentiment Index which reported that American’s have never felt better or more confident than ever regarding U.S. housing markets. That said, it’s once again time to invoke the TINSTAANREM axiom — There Is No Such Thing As A National Real Estate Market. Nor …Read more

Hottest Spring 2017 Suburb Housing Markets

Just as the flowers appear in the Spring, likewise sprout housing sales. Flowers appear earlier and grow faster in some areas compared to others. Ditto housing. So where are the hottest suburban markets this Spring? To answer that, Realtor.com analyzed suburban housing markets across the country. As urban housing prices exploded, one-half of home buyers …Read more

Forecast 2017 Residential Purchase and Refinance Lending Volumes

Each month Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the MBA forecast residential purchase and refinance lending volumes years in advance on a quarterly basis. While these forecasts typically do not initially agree, over time they converge to a consensus. These lending volumes impact any and sometimes all real estate related service providers in their incomes ranging …Read more