Real Estate

Dec. 10, 2019

How tech will impact the real estate process

Tech developments have a major impact on every industry. From streamlining processes to eliminating certain tasks entirely, tech can be a great addition to any field. This is especially true for real estate.

To better understand how technology might influence real estate transaction processes, we asked a panel of Forbes ...

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Dec. 9, 2019

Renting a single-family house just got more expensive

Anyone out shopping for an entry-level home knows the prices are high and the pickings are slim. Now, the same is holding true for rentals. As more Americans find it harder to afford a home, rental demand is soaring, especially for single-family homes.

The supply of rental homes is shrinking ...

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Nov. 1, 2019

Fall real estate may bring big opening for Seattle

Opportunity is the buzz word for many Washington real estate experts at the moment.

While supply problems hamstrung most of the market during the end of summer — what's normally known as the peak real estate season — September was a different beast entirely, more like a "roller coaster ...

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Oct. 8, 2019

Home sales to Chinese buyers drop to an eight-year low

U.S. home sales to Chinese buyers are likely to drop to an eight-year low in the year ending next March as a prolonged Sino-U.S. trade war hits demand, according to estimates from Chinese real estate website Juwai.com.

Analogous to U.S. portals like Realtor.com and Trulia ...

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Oct. 7, 2019

National home prices may begin to rise again

Home price gains have been shrinking since March 2018, but now signs point to reheating in the housing market.

The much-watched S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index rose 3.2% annually in July, the same gain reported in June. Prices are still cooling in the largest cities ...

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Sept. 23, 2019

Calculating how much you can afford on a house

If you've been thinking of buying a house, you probably know that you should start saving up toward a down payment. However, if you've ever asked yourself how much you should be saving, you're not alone. I've broken down the math for you below. Use these ...

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Sept. 22, 2019

How few cities are planning to revive neighborhood

The crumbling neighborhoods of English Avenue and Vine City stand in stark contrast to the bustling downtown area less than two miles away that has become a tourist magnet with such attractions as CNN Center and World of Coca-Cola.

But the neighborhoods — longtime home to a stable population of ...

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Sept. 21, 2019

King County set to bring in tax-free housing funding

King County will begin receiving millions of dollars this biennium to help fund affordable housing from a source that was created by the Washington state Legislature during the 2019 session.

The funds stem from the state’s HB 1406, which passed in April. It allows cities and counties to receive a ...

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Sept. 18, 2019

Housing forecast calls for rising prices

Thanks to rising family incomes, low mortgage rates and older millennials, home prices in the U.S. are projected to rise through July 2020.

That's according to a report released Wednesday by the real-estate data firm CoreLogic. The property information provider forecasts annual price growth of 5.4% by ...

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Sept. 4, 2019

New construction fell, but permits are up in July

Construction on new houses fell 4% in July to the second-lowest rate this year, but builders applied for more permits in a positive sign for the housing market.

Housing starts dropped to an annual rate of 1.191 million in July from a revised 1.241 million in June, according ...

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