Simple Changes for a Greener Home

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If the phrase “sustainable home” intimidates you, don’t let it. Incorporating green practices in your home is simpler than you might think. We’re not talking installing solar panels or adding car-charging stations in your garage (at least, not yet).

You can have an eco-conscious home without building one from the ground up. From switching to LED light bulbs to instal…

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If the phrase “sustainable home” intimidates you, don’t let it. Incorporating green practices in your home is simpler than you might think. We’re not talking installing solar panels or adding car-charging stations in your garage (at least, not yet).

You can have an eco-conscious home without building one from the ground up. From switching to LED light bulbs to instal…

Slight rate gain causes weekly mortgage applications to drop 4.1%

Posted from: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/27/slight-rate-gain-causes-weekly-mortgage-applications-to-drop-41.html

just a small gain in interest rates having an outsized effect on mortgage applications….

Posted from: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/27/slight-rate-gain-causes-weekly-mortgage-applications-to-drop-41.html

just a small gain in interest rates having an outsized effect on mortgage applications….

Pending home sales up 1.4%, highest pace in nearly a year

Posted from: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/27/pending-home-sales-up-14-in-march-highest-pace-in-nearly-a-year.html

Homebuyers stepped up their purchases in March, signing contracts to buy existing homes at the highest pace in nearly a year….

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Homebuyers stepped up their purchases in March, signing contracts to buy existing homes at the highest pace in nearly a year….

Homeownership near its lowest in history

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The homeownership rate is now just one-tenth of 1 basis point higher than its all-time low in the second quarter of 2015….

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The homeownership rate is now just one-tenth of 1 basis point higher than its all-time low in the second quarter of 2015….

Split Decision: Buying Real Estate After Your Divorce

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By Stephanie Reid

One can be the loneliest number. Unless, of course, it’s the number of offers it takes to land that perfect new post-divorce bachelor/bachelorette pad. Few things are positive about the divorce experience, but coming out the other side with a fresh perspective – and a new address – can be just what the doctor ordered.

However, if you’re a newly single person navigating the real estate market, a number of factors merit consideration before you make an o…

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By Stephanie Reid

One can be the loneliest number. Unless, of course, it’s the number of offers it takes to land that perfect new post-divorce bachelor/bachelorette pad. Few things are positive about the divorce experience, but coming out the other side with a fresh perspective – and a new address – can be just what the doctor ordered.

However, if you’re a newly single person navigating the real estate market, a number of factors merit consideration before you make an o…

6 Critical Questions to Ask When Buying New Construction

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If you’re in the market for a brand-new home, you’ve got a ton of options. Sales of new homes surged to an eight-year high in 2015, according to data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, and…

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If you’re in the market for a brand-new home, you’ve got a ton of options. Sales of new homes surged to an eight-year high in 2015, according to data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, and…

Millennials want to buy houses but can't get mortgages

Posted from: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/02/millennials-are-moving-but-mortgages-dont-follow.html

It is the No. 1 barrier to entry for young, would-be homebuyers: credit….

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It is the No. 1 barrier to entry for young, would-be homebuyers: credit….

Mortgage applications down 3.4% on another slight rate gain

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A small tick higher for interest rates last week was enough again to hold borrowers back from applying for a mortgage….

Posted from: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/04/mortgage-applications-down-on-another-slight-rate-gain.html

A small tick higher for interest rates last week was enough again to hold borrowers back from applying for a mortgage….

Listing Your Home? How to Avoid Seller's Remorse

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In many real estate markets around the country, inventory is low and sellers are in the driver’s seat again.

In some cases, homes are selling for more than asking price. After years of a sluggish buyers’ market, many real estate agents are trying to get would-be sellers to list their homes now.

It seems like a great time to sell. But how can you know for sure if it’s a great time for you to sell?

If you ex…

Posted from: http://www.zillow.com/blog/avoiding-sellers-remorse-123175/

In many real estate markets around the country, inventory is low and sellers are in the driver’s seat again.

In some cases, homes are selling for more than asking price. After years of a sluggish buyers’ market, many real estate agents are trying to get would-be sellers to list their homes now.

It seems like a great time to sell. But how can you know for sure if it’s a great time for you to sell?

If you ex…

House of the Week: An Austin Estate That Tech Built

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In the hills west of Austin sits this luxury estate with enough housing – and parking spaces – for the extended family, plus views to spare.

The 3.5-acre property backs up to a 400-acre protected canyon, on the edge of which is a perfectly flat backyard built to order for tech entrepreneur Ross Garber so he could play catch with his son on a level surface. Below it was a terrac…

Posted from: http://www.zillow.com/blog/hill-country-estate-tech-built-197264/

In the hills west of Austin sits this luxury estate with enough housing – and parking spaces – for the extended family, plus views to spare.

The 3.5-acre property backs up to a 400-acre protected canyon, on the edge of which is a perfectly flat backyard built to order for tech entrepreneur Ross Garber so he could play catch with his son on a level surface. Below it was a terrac…