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Buyer Demand Growing in Every Region

Buyers are out in full force this fall, increasing the demand for homebuying in all four regions of the country. According to the latest ShowingTime Showing Index, “Home showing activity was up again nationwide with a 4.6 percent rise in traffic, as the traditionally slow fall season began with a marked boost in buyer interest.” […]

Real Estate

Homeownership Rate Remains on the Rise

In the third quarter of 2019, the U.S. homeownership rate rose again, signaling another strong indicator of the current housing market. The U.S. Census Bureau announced, “The homeownership rate of 64.8 percent was not statistically different from the rate in the third quarter 2018 (64.4 percent), but was 0.7 percentage points higher than the rate […]

Real Estate

75 Years of VA Home Loan Benefits

Today, on Veterans Day, we salute those who have served our country in war or peace, and we thank them for their sacrifice. This year marks the 75th anniversary of VA Home Loan Benefit offerings through the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, also known as the GI Bill. Since 1944, this law has created opportunities for those […]

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VA Home Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The Veterans Administration (VA) Home Loan is a benefit that is available to more than 22 million veterans and 2 million active duty service members to help them achieve the dream of homeownership. In 2018, $161 billion was loaned to veterans and their families through the program. In the same year, the average […]

Real Estate

Does This House Have Good Water Pressure?

A common question that clients ask during home inspections is: “Does this house have good water pressure?” When you’re searching the housing market and touring homes, it’s important to look for a few key indicators of the home’s water pressure and how those systems are functioning. What you usually want to know is whether the […]

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Los Angeles, Orange & Santa Clara Counties Are at Risk of Losing More Than $2 Trillion Worth of Housing Value Due to Wildfires

California Redfin agents say this year’s relentless wildfires, along with sky-high insurance premiums and mandatory electricity shutdowns, are causing residents to move away from fire-prone areas and buyers to question purchasing homes in dangerous parts of the state.  Four counties in California top the list of places at risk of losing the most housing value […]