- Man pleads guilty to hiding body in Arizona Realtor murder case February 21, 2018William Glen Sanders pleaded guilty to a concealment charge and has agreed to cooperate with the Mohave County, Ariz. attorney’s office and testify against Alfredo Blanco, who is charged with the first-degree murder of Realtor Sidney Cranston.
- Existing home sales see largest decline in more than three years February 21, 2018Existing home sales decreased in January, seeing the largest annual decline in more than three years. NAR's chief economist explained the utter lack of sufficient housing supply and its influence on higher home prices muted overall sales activity in much of the U.S. last month.
- HUD awards $35 million to promote housing independence February 20, 2018In order to help low-income residents earn housing independence, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced an award of $35 million. HUD claims the funding will help housing organizations hire or retain service coordinators who help residents find jobs, educational opportunities and help residents achieve economic and housing independence.
- Four Californians accused of running mortgage fraud scheme that targeted minorities February 19, 2018Four Californians face a total of 194 charges for allegedly operating a mortgage fraud scheme that preyed on distressed minority borrowers who were seeking help with paying off their mortgages. According to the indictment, between 2012 and 2017, they used a fake insurance company called SafeCare, claiming to offer mortgage aid to primarily minority families […]
- U.S. takes 4th place in renter population growth February 19, 2018The U.S. isn’t the only nation that’s seen an increase in renters and decrease in homeownership over a period of five years from 2010 to 2015. In fact, one country even saw a switch from a homeowner dominated population to a renter population during that time period.
- Do you make enough to buy a home in America’s most expensive cities? February 16, 2018As home prices rise across the U.S., and wage increases fail to keep up, affordability continues to slip. Using data from the National Association of Realtors, here are the top seven most expensive cities in the U.S., and how much homebuyers need to earn in annual income to afford to buy a home.
- New home construction sets strong pace for 2018 February 16, 2018Housing starts increased in January, starting 2018 off at a strong pace; however, it is unclear if that pace will continue. While some experts are predicting a booming year for housing starts, others say January’s pace could have been better.
- Builder confidence in future sales expectations reaches post-recession high February 15, 2018Builder confidence remained high in February, and their confidence in future sales expectations even reached a post-recession high. NAHB explained builders are excited about the pro-business political climate that will strengthen the housing market and support overall economic growth.
- ATTOM Data Solutions acquires Onboard Informatics February 15, 2018Data provider ATTOM Data Solutions has acquired Onboard Informatics, a neighborhood data and data-enabled turnkey product provider. Onboard’s neighborhood-focused data will be integrated into ATTOM’s Data Warehouse and the new, combined data will be available through ATTOM’s delivery solutions, including its bulk file licenses, APIs and customized reports.
- Blackstone shuffles leadership, names Jon Gray president and COO February 14, 2018Blackstone announced Tuesday that President and Chief Operating Officer Tony James will be handing over daily management of the firm to Jon Gray, global head of real estate. Taking over Gray's old job is Ken Caplan and Kathleen McCarthy, who will serve as global co-heads of the firm's real estate business.