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Weekly Round Up - Real Estate Links We Love - Sept 23

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Sep 23, 2018 9:12:00 AM

Our weekly round up of real estate links we love…


Homes in Highest Risk Natural Disaster Cities Appreciated 170 Percent More Than the U.S. Market

According to ATTOM Data Solutions 2018 U.S. Natural Hazard Housing Risk Index, the median home prices in cities with the top 80th percentile for natural hazard housing risk have appreciated 40 percent on average over the last 10 years - 1.7 times the 24 percent home price appreciation in the overall U.S. housing market during the same time period...read full story here

The Best Places to Live in America, 2018: Revenge of the Burbs!

Home is where the heart is, home is where you make it—but given the option, wouldn't you want to make your home and store your heart in a place with a great sense of community, excellent schools to set your kids up for success, and affordable homes so you can set yourself up for financial stability? Read full story here

Average US mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 4.65 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up for the fourth consecutive week, with the key 30-year rate reaching its highest level since May...read full story here


Four Ways Real Estate Can Boost Retirement Income

Even if you manage to sock away a fair amount in your 401(k) every year, it’s not unusual to worry that inflation may eat away at the value of your retirement portfolio. To reduce the likelihood of that happening, you can boost retirement income by investing in real estate...read full story here

My Top 3 Picks for Up-and-Coming U.S. Real Estate Markets

When looking at real estate, you want places in growth whenever possible. I like to look at three things to measure this: the state economy, job market diversification, and population growth. If a city is in decline in any of these areas, it’s easy to expect decline in other areas as well...read full story here

Why millennials are flocking to Rust Belt real estate

As real estate prices in major U.S. cities continue to soar, some young buyers and renters have decided to take their business elsewhere. They're investing in homes in such states as Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin, experts say, in search of more affordable living and new places to plant down roots...read full story here


Find Out the New, Hot Home Color for 2019

The paint company Behr has named a rich, bluish hue it’s 2019 Color of the Year. Blueprint is a mid-tone blue that is described as warmer than denim but softer than navy...read full story here

Why a New Roof is a Good Investment

If you’re thinking of renovating your home with the intention of adding more to its market value, then upgrading the roof might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Some people may prefer to improve their home’s curb appeal, which is usually done by adding beautiful landscaping, to achieve that goal. But do you know that a roof can also do just that and a whole lot more? Read full story here

8 “Upgrades” that are NOT Upgrades

A homes upgrades can play a big role when it comes to selling, but what is considered an upgrade can be subjective. However, whether or not certain upgrades add value is pretty black and white especially when it comes to a real estate appraisal...read full story here

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