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Information we thought was worth sharing with you:  Market Trends, Buying or Selling a Home, What is Going on in the Nation and in Your Backyard.



10 Most Affordable Beach Towns in America: Palm Bay made the List!
For homebuyers looking at settling on the coast, these beach towns offer the best views at the cheapest prices. Which one topped the list? Hint: This town on the Gulf Coast has been on the mend.





How Low Can Foreclosure Rates Go?
Foreclosure rates have continued to dwindle in recent months, and May was no exception. Click through to learn what milestone the national foreclosure rate crossed last month, and whether there are any changes on the horizon.




Pending Home Sales Slip on ‘Unmet Expectations’
Despite rising demand, pending home sales fell for the fifth straight month year-over-year. Watch this video to learn the factors responsible for their lackluster performance.





Delinquency Rates Hit Pre-Crash Lows
Rates of delinquent mortgages have returned to levels seen before the housing market collapsed a decade ago. But don't forget, storm season is still ahead.





Are Rising Housing Starts Really Balancing Demand?
Single-family housing starts broke above the 900K mark for the fourth consecutive month, according to the latest Census Bureau data. Experts explain the trends behind these numbers and what they foretell about the ongoing housing supply challenges.





Are Brazen Seller Demands Affecting Homebuyers?
From waiving appraisals to demanding cash, home sellers are making unconventional demands, according to a survey. Could homebuyers be losing out on a purchase due to these “unrealistic demands?”



Appraisal Values vs. Homeowner Perceptions
A recent report found that the gap between homeowner perceptions of their home’s value and appraisal value was closing in. Here's why.







Is the Housing Market Overheating?
While home prices have risen across the country, some areas have had especially rapid appreciation and are setting new records. Watch this video to learn whether the housing market is on the verge of another valuation bubble.




Listed Homes This Summer: Now You See Them...
The peak homebuying season is hitting a high, marked by quick listing turnaround, according to a report. Click through to learn just how fast listed homes are flying off the market.

 



FHFA Credit Scoring and Competition
Does the FHFA’s credit-scoring model need an update? Critics of the current system argue that homeowner demographics are changing and that the FHFA needs to evolve to meet their needs.





New Homes for Sale Near Decade High
Despite slipping in April, sales of new homes remained well above the levels seen last year, as did the number of new homes for sale. Experts weigh in on what these numbers mean for the homebuying season.





The Impact of Supply Shortage in Luxury Housing

The housing market’s high-end segment saw the highest price appreciation in four years due to a shortage of inventory, a report found. How did it impact sales?




Home Advantage: Why Shopping for a Mortgage First Helps
A recent Fannie Mae study found that gaining knowledge and engaging with the mortgage market earlier in the homebuying process could benefit low- and moderate-income purchasers. Here’s why.





A Look Ahead at the 2018/2019 Housing Market
The economy is good and people are working. So why aren't more home sales happening, and how might the answer change over the next year? Click through to learn all the details.





How to Hire a Home Contractor: Tips and Best Practices
Looking for the best contractor for your home construction or renovation? Click through for tips and best practices when hiring a home contractor.






Roughly Balanced”: Federal Open Market Committee Examines Economic Outlook
The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged after the latest FOMC meeting, but what does this mean for the mortgage landscape as inflation creeps closer to the Fed’s target?




Remove Popcorn Ceilings & Create an Orange Peel Textured Wall!

By removing popcorn ceilings, you are increasing your homes value and ridding your home of the "outdated" look. One important note: If the popcorn was added before 1979, get it tested for asbestos. By adding an Orange Peel Texture, this provides a great updated look for your home.




Remodeling Survey Shines Light on Homeowner Sentiment
Discovering why homeowners choose to remodel can reveal unexpected insights into attitudes and expectations about the current housing market. Here’s what a recent survey reveals.






This Factor Is Keeping Many Homeowners From Moving: Resolution in Brevard County? Hire Lynn with Burley Properties!

May marks the start of moving season, with an estimated 35.7 million Americans relocating yearly, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But there would actually be many more if not for one thing, a study finds.




Following Home Price Trends
The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index will gauge the movement of home prices and how these changes affected the housing market.






Strong Homebuyer Demand Spurs Builder Confidence
Builders remained optimistic about the housing market in April despite supply-side constraints. What were the factors that strengthened their confidence?







A Focus on Millennial Housing Trends
On Wednesday, the latest installment the Millennial Tracker will delve into mortgage data and trends collected from millennial borrowers, such as loan type preferences and where their homebuying habits are most focused.





Credit Score Facelift
As the years go by, technology progresses. New computers and cellphones, more efficient ways of handling paperwork—but what about credit reporting? See what an industry source and concerned senator have to say about it.





The Hurdles of Housing Inventory

Housing inventory is historically low, and it’s driving up home prices—and demand—across the country. But what’s causing the shortage and how can the market overcome it? New data has some answers.
 




Celebrating the Female Leaders in Housing and Mortgage
This September, DS News’ sister publication, MReport, will honor housing’s top females in its Women of Impact list, which will be featured in a special Women in Housing issue. Read on to find out how to nominate a top female in your company.






Winning Their Game—Entice Millennials into the Market
Millennial homebuyers are the source of a significant debate concerning the future of homeownership. Do they want to get a foothold in the marketplace? If so, how can the industry usher and encourage this next generation to take the plunge?



How Much Are We Spending on New Construction?
May brought changes to the standard trend in construction
spending. How long might this new trend continue? See how it varied, and how it fared compared to a month ago, and this time last year.

 



Five Tips for Your Home Renovations
If you are going to remodel your home please read this article. The process can be daunting, so make sure you do all your due diligence.






Challenges Easing for Millenials and First-Time Buyers
The down payment has tradtionally been cited as the most common obstacle to homeownership.  But apparently, it may not be as big an obstacle as originally thought.







Cool New Tile Ideas for Your Kitchen, Bathroom, and Beyond
If your bathroom or kitchen is plastered in plain old tiles that don’t rock your world, why not shake things up with an update? Look no further than these mind-blowing new tile ideas you can pull off in your own home. Wherever you put them, that area is bound to become the crown jewel of your house.




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