Infograpic: What makes Millennials tick?

Millennials, those aged from 18 to 35 are the next big wave of home buyers beginning to move through the home buying market and real estate agents had better bone up and get to know what they want. They don’t want their parents home. A tech-equipped home is more important than curb appeal. And they expect agents to keep up with their mobile lifestyle.

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Apartment developers target Millennials

The apartment housing sector isn't about to be left out of the Millennial movement. A huge demographic group, 80 million strong and aged about 13 to 35, is now


Appraisers less confident about housing market

UNITED STATES APPRAISALS - Appraisers remain mildly encouraged, but less confident than a quarter ago, about the current state of the housing market according to a recently completed


Infographic: Getting to know the Millennials, the next generation of homebuyers

Millennials are more likely to brag to a friend about a home automation system then newly renovated kitchen. Also known as "Gen Yers" or "Generation Y", they want smart


Racial, ethnic minorities face covert housing discrimination

“To detect housing discrimination today, HUD and local fair housing organizations need to conduct proactive testing, especially in the sales market, where discrimination appears higher than in the


Is the residential real estate inventory shortgage real?

For the past few months there has been a steady stream of reports that the real estate marketplace somehow has an inventory shortage. This simply isn't possible when at


Housing discrimination against gays, transgenders, families, marital status alive, too well, legal in most states

“It’s high time to amend the Fair Housing Act to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity as well as source of income.” NATIONAL FAIR HOUSING ALLIANCE -


Infographic: Housing is back, baby!

The housing recovery is here to stay, according to a survey of some 330,000 ActiveRain members who say 2013 will prove them right. The surveyed real estate agents said: •


Many consumers not buying into housing recovery

Housing affordability is up! Interest rates are at record lows! It's cheaper to buy then rent! Home prices are rising! The housing recovery is on! Buy now! Conditions are


Housing recovery off the hook; existing home inventory up for first time in two years; sales highest since 2009

CAPITAL ECONOMICS - The increase in the number of existing home sales in February is more evidence that the housing recovery is continuing unabated. But the real news in


New home building recovery’s labor shortage makes new home inspection mandatory

You'll be asking to suffer through building defects if you plan to buy a new home from the current supply on the assembly line and don't also make


Sequestration to hit housing’s most needy residents

When legislators walked out without settling sequestration, they also walked out on hundreds of thousands of needy households and housing industry related jobs. Washington's failure to act likely won't


2013 housing starts to approach 1 million mark

"The possibility of one million starts in 2013 should not be dismissed as all 50 states will see increases in single family housing this year." PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION -


FitchRatings: Home prices overvalued by 10%

There's growing caution in the optimism about the real estate recovery and rising home prices. A second report reveals home prices aren't what they appear to be. Global ratings


Home price increases mask true, smaller home value increases

Today's home price increases often don't reflect true increases in home values. In fact, today's home price increases may be well off real home value increases in some metropolitan

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