Home Ownership

New-home sales rise again in November

New single-family home sales increased for the second month in a row in November, rising 5.8% month over month to an annual rate of 640,000, while the median price of a new home sold during the month fell from an all-time high set in October, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing…

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How the Chicagoland market is balancing out

As suburban inventory remains low, detached and attached homes are moving at different paces, according to new data from the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®. In October 2022, the time on market for detached homes in the Chicago suburbs rose 20% to 42. Meanwhile, for attached homes, the time on the market decreased 3% year over…

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Monthly Home Maintenance Checklist

Maintenance performed regularly and on schedule provides optimum longevity and helps prevent potential breakdowns or malfunctions. Beyond maintenance procedures for operational sake, the primary (and most important) reason for checking, inspecting, and constantly tuning up your home is to ensure maximum safety for you and your family. Make these tasks part of your monthly home…

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We’ve partnered with Ribbon expansion in Illinois

Power buyer Ribbon is expanding its presence in Arkansas, Colorado and Illinois — three states where the company has been in business for less than a year. The New York-based power buyer has entered 10 new states this year, bringing the total number of states where Ribbon has a presence to 17. Ribbon announced its entry into…

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What Does a Recession Do To The Housing Market?

A major concern plaguing the country right now is around the possibility of a recession. We haven’t seen a recession since the 2008 financial crisis, and now we could be headed for one. For real estate investors, we answer a pertinent question, what does a recession do to the housing market? While the US housing market took…

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House Hacking 101

What Is House Hacking? House hacking is a term used to describe renting out a portion of your primary residence, either as a long-term or short-term rental. It’s a great way to make passive income, unlock financial freedom, and live in your dream home while still being able to afford it. House Hacking a Single-family Home…

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Why Is Inflation So High? Why Was 2008 Different?

This is a reprint of a Bigger Pocket Article J Scott J Scott (he goes by “J”) is an entrepreneur, investor, advisor, and author. There’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding the economy, real estate market, and the role of inflation in the economic environment. When it comes to inflation, it’s important to identify how we…

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FHFA Says Home Prices Up 18.7% from One Year Ago

According to the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI), U.S. house prices rose 18.7% from Q1 2021 to the first Q2 2022. The seasonally adjusted monthly index for March was up 1.5% from February. The FHFA produces the nation’s only public, freely available house price indexes (HPIs) that measure changes in…

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