Economist says home values are higher than long-term trends but nothing like they were before 2007 – and price-rise slowdowns may be bumpy but not catastrophic.
Five years ago, "This home has smart technology," impressed homebuyers. But today they expect it as the cost to make a home "smart" continues to come down.
What's the next wave in tech, social media or best practices? Find out at the 2018 Next Wave Conference sponsored by the Florida YPN Committee in Atlantic Beach, Fla. (Link underlined to: https://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/The-Next-Wave.cfm
Fair-housing advocates had asked a U.S. court to force HUD to implement the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule – but the judge turned them down.
While info aggregators generally aren't responsible for postings submitted by outside sources, HUD says Facebook loses that type of legal protection because it allows marketers to select the audience that will see their ads.
While the "relocation-specialist" marketing niche still exists, it contains fewer potential buyers. Just 11% of job seekers relocated for work over the last decade compared to nearly 19% who relocated in the previous decade.
Airbnb plans to turn at least 14 apartment buildings into home-sharing units soon, and some tenants aren't happy about their upcoming "hotel-like" atmosphere.
It's a familiar pattern: Activists uncover fair housing violations, conduct tests and tell HUD. HUD then investigates further and, if appropriate, levels charges.
Analysts blame unemployment and subprime loans for recession-era foreclosures, but new research suggests many owners overextended to help kids go to college.
Real estate QandA: An archway connecting townhomes has a bee problem. Who fixes it? The HOA says it's the owners' problem; owners say it's the HOA's.