New Home Sales Up 6.2% in October 12/1/17

New Home Sales Up 6.2% in October 12/1/17

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently reported that sales of new single-family houses in October, 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 685k.  This number is 6.2% above September’s revised rate and is 18.7% higher than one year ago.

FHFA Says House Prices Rise 1.4% in Q3

According to the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI) U.S. house prices rose 1.4% in Q3 of 2017.  Year over year, prices rose 6.5% from Q3 2016 to the third quarter of 2017.

Facebook Marketplace Now Lists Apartments for Rent

Mashable is reporting that Facebook is working with Zumper and Apartment List to help people find an apartment through the online social media platform.

Changes in Household Structure 1987-2017

A recent Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) chart of the week took a look at the change in single-family homes for owner-occupied versus renters during the period of 1987-2017.

Two Different Ways To Wholesale Real Estate

On a recent issue of The Real Estate Investing Playbook, Jeff Watson and John Cochran are talking about wholesaling and how some investors may have been taught it flat out WRONG and it may be a felony in your state if you wholesale the wrong way.

Cold War Missile Silo Listed on Airbnb

Okay, this is one of the coolest things we’ve seen in a while (well, maybe a close 2nd to the secret room post).  According to a recent report from Fox News, a former ICBM silo near Topeka, Kansas has been listed on short-term rentals site Airbnb as a place to stay.

The Drunkest Cities in Every State

Here’s a city list that might be good or bad depending on your propensity to consume adult beverages.  Financial news & opinion site 24/Wall St. recently reviewed data from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) to identify the metropolitan areas with the highest levels of binge & heavy drinking within each state.

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: Home Prices Up 6.2% in September

According to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, over the last 12 months home prices continued rising across the country.  The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, covering all nine U.S. census divisions, reported a 6.2% annual gain in September, up from 5.9% in August.

Best Cities for Cat Lovers

According to the Humane Society over 43 million households that have at least one cat…..That’s a lot of purring!  With that in mind, the folks over at Realtor.com crunched the catnip (we meant numbers) to come up with America’s Best Cities for Cat Lovers.

How Many Christmas Lights Do You Need?

Infographic:  Now that December is well underway Christmas will be here before you know it!  Our friends at The Home Depot out together this handy Christmas lights reference guide so you’ll know how many Christmas lights to purchase.

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