Apartment landlords can expect solid rent increases as 2019 unfolds. But the pace of gains is likely to slow a touch because of ample new supply that will hit the market over the course of the year. Thus, many hot local markets that saw rents rise more than 5% last year stand to cool off [...]
Sales of new homes should grow by a modest 2% as builders react to slowing home demand. However, sales of existing homes figure to dip... rising prices and mortgage rates are bad news for would-be buyers, who are finding themselves increasingly priced out of market.Expect inventories to stay lean and home prices to rise 3%, [...]
Home Is Where the Dog Is; Special Mortgage Programs for Medical Professionals
Good credit is one of the most critical concerns when planning your financial future, but the rules for maintaining and increasing credit scores aren’t always clear. Use the following tips to help keep your scores looking their best. 1. Stay Current - Making payments on time is easily the best thing you can do for [...]
From the Kiplinger letter... The housing market will get even tighter over the course of 2018. More folks are eager to buy, but the supply of homes for sale just isn’t big enough. Competition for listings figures to be fierce. But signs of relief are starting to appear. The market is still plagued by too [...]
from Kiplinger... Consumers will have more disposable income to purchase a home, driving up demand. Home builders, especially large ones, will benefit from the lower corporate tax rate, leading to fatter profits that will likely help spur increased residential construction. but housing markets in high-cost, high-tax states face new challenges, since the level of new [...]
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