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Instagram, Facebook photos spur Millennials to become homeowners

They’re landing better jobs and higher salaries. They’re getting married and having kids. And they’re tired of living in their parents’ basements.<p>Now, here’s another reason Millennials are itching to buy a house: They see photos of homes on Instagram and Facebook that their friends bought, and …

Social Media

How to Calculate Your Home Equity—and Why It Matters

WE’VE ALL DONE IT—that mental calculation where you try to figure out how much you’d clear if you were to sell your house and pay off your mortgage. But it can be more than just an idle exercise. Even if you never sell your home, the equity you have in it can help you pursue important personal …

Personal Finance

We Asked The Pros: Which Home Improvements Have the Best ROI in 2018

Every homeowner wants to get the biggest impact possible out of their home improvements. Whether you’re looking to make a move in the near future or …

Nearly One in Four Homes Sold for More Than Their Asking Price in 2017

The numbers reveal an increasingly competitive market.<p>If offering the asking price on a home last year wasn’t enough for you to secure the sale, …

How to shop for a home in this challenging market

<b>In September 2017, sales of new homes in the U.S. shot up to the highest level in nearly a decade.</b><p>The Commerce Department reported an 18.9% increase …

Don't fall for the staging: Real estate expert on how to avoid rookie buyer mistakes

Toronto real estate agent and industry expert Karyn Filiatrault joined CTV’s Your Morning on Tuesday to warn against some of the biggest mistakes she …

Real Estate

75 percent of LA residents can’t afford to buy in LA

It takes a six-figure income to afford a typical home<p>Home prices in Los Angeles are quickly getting out of reach for many residents, according to a new report from the California Association of Realtors. It finds that just one in four residents of LA County make enough to afford a median-priced …

Real Estate

Are ultra-low mortgage rates going away? What higher interest rates could mean for homebuyers

Mortgage rates hit a four-year high late last week, and it’s looking like the years of ultra-low-cost home loans are coming to an end, experts …

The Top 10 Risk Factors In Flipping Houses (And What To Do About Them)

Unlike home builders who have a fairly controlled process from the ground up, “flippers” don’t always know what problems are lurking behind walls or in the crawl spaces of older homes. Years of experience and hundreds of properties have taught me where the risks are in the house flipping business …

Real Estate

10 hard truths no one tells you about buying a house

Being a homeowner is part of the American dream, but that white picket fence comes with a side of unexpected realities.<p>While buying and owning a home can be fun and rewarding, it's not all HGTV makes it out be. From hidden expenses to housekeeping demands, it involves a lot more mental and monetary …

Real Estate

5 Years Ago

REAL ESTATE in 2012<p>In 2012, as shown below, you needed patience when it came to selling your home. The average listing took well over 2 months to go …

Santa Clarita Advisor

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TripAdvisor

Don't sign a mortgage until you can answer these 6 questions

Are you getting ready to take out a mortgage? Before you commit to a loan you'll pay for the next three decades or so, make sure you know exactly …

Now Could Be the Best Time to Buy a Home in 2017

Mortgage rates have dropped, and seasonal trends favor lower prices.<p>The end of the year can be a smart time to buy a home, as prices tend to cool off …

The 7 biggest mortgage mistakes to avoid

A mortgage is the biggest debt most of us will ever carry, and a home is the most expensive purchase we will ever make.<p>That's why it's so important …

Personal Finance

Home Sales Soar in Santa Clarita, San Fernando Valleys | San Fernando Valley Business Journal

The number of home and condo sales in the San Fernando Valley spiked higher during the month of August, the Southland Regional Association of …

Condominiums

Supply and demand: Here's why house hunting is so frustrating right now

Finding a house to buy these days is only a little easier than finding a needle in a haystack.<p>Existing home sales rose modestly in September despite the hurricanes in the Houston area and Florida, but the pace was still 1.5% below the year-ago level, the National Association of Realtors said Friday.<p>…

Real Estate

How America’s McMansion addiction is wrecking our mental health

Size matters.<p>Just not when it comes to your yard. Indeed, “the size of new homes has been growing for decades now, but it’s coming at the expense of …

Another look at millennials and mortgage payments

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>I got some legitimate pushback on my post yesterday about housing prices. After all, …

What Tax Breaks Can I Get as a First-Time Homebuyer?

In 2008, the U.S. housing market was already cratering as the Great Recession took hold. To try and stop the bleeding, Congress passed a series of …

Personal Finance

Most livable: America’s 50 best cities to live in

As the land of opportunity, the United States has attracted people from around the world for centuries. Yet not all parts of the country are equally desirable, and some cities are far more livable than others.<p>On an individual level, subjective measures often override other, more objective, …

Demographics

Millennials' New Weapon in Bidding Wars: A Parent's Home Equity

Call it the mortgage merry-go-round: Parents refinance their home to fund the full cost of their son or daughter’s desired home. This allows the …

Here’s How Much People Spend on Kitchen Renovations

<i>Originally published by Real Simple.</i><p>If you’re thinking about taking on a kitchen renovation project this year, you might want to look at these …

Everything a first-time home buyer needs to buy a house

Buying a house for the first time can be incredibly time-consuming. There's so much information out there that it can be hard to know where to start. …

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Real Estate

What are all of these special contingencies in the offer?

<b>Understanding the Real Estate Process from A – Z – A Seller’s Guide to Real Estate – Part 8</b><p>This is the eighth post of a series in an FAQ format that …

Why It's Now An Empty Nesters' Housing Market

There’s a mismatch in the housing market. Demand is rising, yet homebuilders don’t have the capacity to create the supply the way they did in the …

8 home improvement projects that are a waste of money

When most people think of home improvement projects, they think of all the ways they're going to benefit their home. There's a widely-held idea that any home improvement you make to your house is ultimately going to raise its value.<p>While on the occasion this may serve to be true, there are …

Home Improvement