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Housing’s new normal: Low interest rates, shifting demand, coming wave of new homebuyers

Speaking before a packed house gathered Wednesday on the 7th floor of the Newseum in Washington, D.C., CoreLogic’s chief economist, Frank Nothaft, told the crowd of housing insiders that anyone waiting for any dramatic shifts in housing, interest rates, or otherwise is likely to be left waiting. Nothaft, speaking at the “Data, Demand, and Demographics: […]

Snapchat Spectacles Take Video, Covers Mortgage

Snapchat’s video-recording glasses have become the must-have gadget, thanks in part to how hard it is to buy them. WSJ’s Joanna Stern put on a pair of Snapchat Spectacles to capture the new pop-up store in New York City. Photo: Peter Foley for The Wall Street Journal Hair unbrushed and breakfast uneaten, John Reuter grabbed […]

Prepare Now to Get the Best Deal on a Mortgage

According to Consumer Reports, For some, a great mortgage may mean getting a low interest rate. For others, a lower down payment may be attractive, even if it means an incrementally higher interest rate. No matter what a good mortgage means to you, to boost your chances of getting the kind of mortgage you need, […]

California Ranks 8th in US Healthiest Housing Market

According to a report by mortgage resource site HSH.com, an annual salary of $115,510 is needed to purchase a house in San Francisco where the median home price is $682,410. The report included 25 of the nations largest metropolitan cities with Cleveland, Ohio being the cheapest with a needed salary of $19,435 to purchase a […]

Buying In 2017? Steps You Must Take Now

You can’t just plunk down your credit card to buy a house. Here’s how to prepare for the purchase. If you’re thinking about buying a home in 2017, October to December is the perfect time to “warm up” for the house hunt so you can hit the ground running in the new year. And whether […]

Real estate adds diversification, but how should you invest?

By all measures, the real estate sector, along with the rest of the economy, is roaring again. Just look at median home prices of existing homes. In July they were $244,100, a 5.3 percent rise from the same period a year before, according to the National Association of Realtors. That, plus historically low interest rates, […]

5 Tips for Buyers to Have a Successful Home Inspection

          Throughout the homebuying process, you will encounter a number of expenses including, but certainly not limited to, an appraisal, transaction fees and a survey – but none is more important than the home inspection. Dollar for dollar, there is no better use of your money, as a home inspection will […]