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Weekly Round Up - Real Estate Links We Love - July 8

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Jul 8, 2018 11:07:21 AM

Here’s our weekly roundup of real estate links we love…


Mortgage Rates Down for 5th Time in 6 Weeks

This year’s run-up in mortgage rates may be done for now, with rates falling this week fo the fifth time in the last six weeks. And there may even be room for rates to drop lower...read full story here

U.S Home Prices at Least Affordable Level Since Q3 2008

ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its Q2 2018 U.S. Home Affordability Report, which shows that the U.S. home prices in the second quarter were at the least affordable level since Q3 2008...read full story here

Young Adults Don’t Like to Live Alone

realtor magazine young adults don't like to live alone map

Having a roommate is a growing trend among young adults, according to new research from the National Association of Home Builders. About 7.5 percent of young adults aged 25 to 34 years old shared a house with roommates, housemates, or other nonrelatives in 2016—up from only 4 percent in 1990. In addition, more young adults nowadays are living with their relatives (other than parents)—3 percent in 1990 compared to 5 percent in 2016. More are living with their parents as well...read full story here


Five Emerging Markets for Luxury Real Estate in North America

For homebuyers today, luxury doesn’t necessarily equate to price point — often it is actually quite personal. Luxury can be more time at home with family, proximity to friends and loved ones, or convenience in terms of amenities and features. What does this mean for real estate professionals? Read full story here

Forbes Says Asheville Real Estate Market Just Entering Boom Phase

Some might say we've been there for awhile, but a new Forbes.com article says Asheville's real estate boom is actually just beginning...read full story here

It’s Time to Buy Back The Block, Millennials: Housing Experts Explain How

Millennial homeowners, Aèkeam Right and Jeff Badu, both saw becoming homeowners as an important way to take control of their own lives and build wealth early. According to an article from AARP, only 18 percent of men and women from ages 18 to 34 say owning their own home is one of the most important things to achieve in their life. Right, 29, purchased his first property at the age of 23 and today has five properties...read full story here


8 Home Repairs You Should Never Put Off

Hate to break it to you, but ignoring that ugly water spot on the ceiling is the wrong move. Lingering issues around the house can get worse — much worse — if you don't address them ASAP. Here's how to identify and fix seemingly small problems before they morph into expensive repairs...read full story here

[ READ MORE: Which Renovations Should You Handle Yourself and Which to Leave to the Pros ]

Report: The Buyers and the Design Trending in 2018

Whether you’re selling your own home or staging a home for your seller, paying attention to industry trends can go a long way toward ensuring a fast and successful sale...read full story here

Staging Your Home: How to Make Buyers Fall in Love

With these tips and tricks, your house will be swoon-worthy in no time...read full story here


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