What Housing Prices Are Doing Now

Real Estate SuburbsToday’s article discusses the growth of housing prices and how more recently it has slowed down. Here’s what the author had to say, “the S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index says home prices in the U.S. grew 6.2 percent in the 12 months ending June. The recovery from the March 2012 low is more than 27 percent. Since April, though, average home prices have grown month to month at a pace of 1.1 percent or less.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

Making You First-Time Home Purchase Less Stressful

StressedBuying your first home is an exciting life event. But it can also be the most stressful event in your life. Today’s article features several different loan options for the first time home buyer. Here’s one, “If you don’t have much to put down on a home, a Federal Housing Authority (FHA) insured loan could be the way to go. Insured by the U.S. government, they are available for first-time buyers and allow you to put as little as 3.5 percent down, according to the Housing and Urban Development FHA website.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

What Happens When Two Bubbles Collide

Two BubblesThere has been nothing but negativity in the news lately, including talks of another “bursting bubble.” Today’s article discusses the event where both the real estate and stock market bubbles collide. Here’s a quote from the article, “if the stock bubble bursts, the exit strategy is most probably not going to be reinvesting in real estate. By monitoring the housing starts in the U.S., a sad realization surfaces. They’re disappointing. The real-estate market isn’t recovering at the pace expected. Many of the millennial generation, burdened by their heavy student debts, cannot even afford renting apartments on their own, let alone invest in the still overheated real estate. ” CLICK HERE.

Good News For Commercial Real Estate

SkyscraperIn a time where there isn’t a whole lot of good news to go around we bring you today’s article. The article discusses a 96 page report about commercial real estate growing. Here’s a quote from the article, “The good news is that the commercial real estate industry grew at the strongest pace yet over the past year since the economic recovery began in 2011, according to a report recently released by NAIOP, the national commercial real estate development association.” To read more, CLICK HERE.