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Canadians Buy Palm Springs Real Estate

If you ask most U.S. residents where they’re planning on moving when they retire, a large percentage of them will respond with “California”. This state is known to attract retirees due to the beautiful weather, beautiful homes and easy living. While many Americans might set their dreams to retire in California, they aren’t the only […]

Luxury Buyers Impacted By Wall Street Performance Rather Than Interest Rates

What really impacts these buyers’ bottom line, and their financial capacity and ability to buy property, is how Wall Street is performing. “Increasing mortgage rates are offset by the current strength of the stock market, which is at an all-time high,” Mr. Yun said. “This is really helping out people at upper tier income brackets.” […]

Factors Homeowners Should Consider Over Interest Rates

Here are six factors that may be more important than interest rates when deciding whether to buy a home this year. Length of time you’ll stay in that home. How long you have to live in a home to make it more economical than renting varies by locality and, in fact, by the individual home […]

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: […]

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 […]

How To Light Your Home

Christie’s posted a great article on lighting. Lighting is one of the most crucial elements of home design. The right fixtures and proper use of natural light make an enormous impact both functionally and atmospherically. Home buyers covet bright, well-lit spaces, so lighting can provide a powerful lift to your home without major construction or […]

Bye-Bye, Empty Nests: Multigenerational Living Is on the Rise

According to Realtor.com: the economy may have largely recovered from the depths of the downturn, but there’s a record number of grown children living with their folks. And with soaring housing prices, aging parents, and the changing ethnic makeup of the nation, the trend of multigenerational living looks like it’s just getting started. About 19% […]

Real estate buying habits linked to people’s Facebook behavior

Getty Images A Great Article by CNBC Call it fear of missing out — on housing investments. Our decisions about buying property are heavily influenced by our social media networks, according to new research from economists at New York University, Harvard and Facebook. They found that people whose Facebook friends experience increases in house prices […]

Why Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg Has A Mortgage

The Mega-Rich Have Mortgages, Too Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is worth $53 billion, according to Forbes. He did not pay cash for his home. Zuckerberg and other mega-rich Americans don’t need mortgages to buy homes — so why do they have them? Home loans come with advantages that can benefit rich people, poor people, and the rest in […]

What Is ‘Luxury’ in Today’s Real Estate Market?

In the world of luxury real estate, great curb appeal is just one of many buyer requirements. Builders of today’s luxury homes are tasked with making works of art that also cater to the future homeowner’s lifestyle. In the world of luxury real estate, great curb appeal is just one of many buyer requirements. Builders of today’s luxury […]