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Realtor nearly arrested after entering recently foreclosed home

A neighbor called the police after seeing Alabama Realtor Cheryl Piccinini attempting to enter home for a showing When Century 21 Regency Realty Realtor Cheryl Piccinini entered an empty home for an upcoming showing, she had no idea she was facing a potential breaking and entering charge. Despite a for-sale sign displayed in the front yard, a […]

Landlord Raising the Rent? Here Are Your Options

Your lease is coming to an end, and you’re faced with the choice to stay put and renew with your landlord or start searching for a new place. But when your landlord or property manager notifies you that your rent will be going up if you stick around, that higher rent may be making the decision for […]

Housing tipping back to a buyer’s market as sellers cut prices

After several years of rich home price gains, the market appears to have found a limit to what people can afford. Sellers are finally responding by lowering prices more often. Approximately 14 percent of all listings in June saw a price cut, that’s up from a recent low of 11.7 percent at the end of […]

When Do Interest Rates Hurt Real Estate Investing?

The days of super-cheap mortgages are likely over. After years of near zero interest rates, the Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark rate, currently at 1.9 percent. Like a ripple across a still pond, as the Fed rate goes so do other important interest rates. And several more increases are expected. Arguably the most important interest rate […]

The Rise of the Single Female Homeowner

Many women aren’t waiting for a man or a marriage before they buy a home nowadays. Single women may not have as much buying power as single men, but they aren’t letting that stop them from achieving homeownership. While a 2018 Zillow study indicates single women can only afford to purchase 39 percent of U.S. homes […]

Two Presidents Died on the Same July 4: Coincidence or Something More?

  On July 4, 1826, America celebrated 50 years of independence as, just a few hours apart, two of its Presidents took their final breaths. At the time of his death, Thomas Jefferson was 83, while John Adams had turned 90 the year before. Though both were unwell, their deaths came as a surprise to many—particularly as they coincided with […]

November’s Ballot will ask…. “Hey, how do you feel about splitting into three states?”

A proposal to divide California into three states — Northern California, California, and Southern California — qualified last week to appear on the ballot in November’s general election. It received over 458,000 valid signatures, more than the number required by state law to get on the ballot, thanks to an ambitious campaign called Cal 3 and financial […]

Home values are up — despite millions of Americans underwater

In the first quarter of 2018, homeowners with mortgages saw their equity grow 13.3 percent, or $1.01 trillion, according to the new CoreLogic Home Equity Report   While homeowners are rapidly regaining equity after a few tumultuous years, millions of Americans remain tethered to mortgages on properties that have fallen in value, according to a […]

Where America’s Graying Population Lives

The U.S. population has changed substantially in the last half century, growing by nearly 63 percent. Perhaps the two most prominent demographic changes over the past 50 years relate to age. In 1968, the baby boom had just ended, and the oldest members of its cohort were only 22 years old. As baby boomers age, the […]

Hot housing market: home buyers are spending more than expected

Home buyers are busting budgets — and in some cases selling things they love — to snag their dream houses. A third of home buyers blew through the upper limit of what they planned to spend, topping that cap by an average $16,510, according to a Owners.com survey of 1,214 Americans who purchased a house within the […]