The towns outsmarting Airbnb to make more homes available for residents

Reasons to be Cheerful reveals how U.S. communities are cracking down on the short-term housing market to make more homes available for residents.
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How to buy a home in a high interest rate environment
(BPT) - Following years of all-time low mortgage interest rates, 2023 saw rates fluctuate between 6% and 8%, complicating the plans of some homebuyers, particularly those looking to purchase their …
Hedge funds may soon be banned from owning single-family homes
Next City explains how the Edge Fund Control of American Homes Act seeks to keep private equity's influence out of single-family homes.
10 U.S. cities where living with a roommate can save you more than $700 a month
SmartAsset ranked 100 of the largest cities by calculating the amount saved when splitting rent on a two-bedroom apartment versus renting a one-bedroom apartment alone.
Is real estate actually a good investment?
Wealth Enhancement Group analyzed data from academic research, Standard and Poor's, and Nareit to compare real estate to stocks as investments.
Outdoor TVs, 'she sheds' and saltwater pools: 20 features that could boost a home's sale price and speed up offers
Money reports that despite high mortgage rates and home prices, there are still ways sellers can boost sale prices.
The 50 fastest and slowest sellers

The 50 places where homes are selling the fastest

Stacker compiled a list of counties where homes sold the fastest, using data from Redfin.

The 50 places where homes are taking the longest to sell

Stacker compiled a list of counties where homes sold the slowest, using data from Redfin.
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Thinking about investing in a duplex? Think bigger.
(BPT) - Investing in real estate can be a smart choice, but not all investments are created equal. There's no denying rental properties are a surging market. Mortgage interest rates have risen …
Banks boosting communities: How a behind-the-scenes partnership supports housing affordability and economic development
(BPT) - It’s a virtuous cycle: communities that are economically vibrant create good jobs that support homeownership, and homeownership builds generational wealth that supports entrepreneurship …
What to expect when buying a house in 2024
Experian analyzed housing market data to make some forward-thinking predictions about what you can expect from the housing market in 2024.
Survey Finds Americans Are Helping Neighbors – and Want to Do Even More
(BPT) - According to results from a national survey1 released by Wells Fargo and Ipsos, Americans helped their neighbors on average six times in the last year without expecting anything in return and …
57 US counties where homeownership has become unaffordable
MoneyGeek analyzed changes in homeownership costs, home price appreciation, and median incomes from 2021 to 2023 to reveal 57 counties in the U.S. where the housing market is no longer affordable.

Which regions in the US have the most people moving in?

SmartAsset examined trends behind where people are moving in the Northeast, South, West, and Midwest, using the latest Census Bureau data.

Five Home Improvement Projects that are Low Cost and High Impact

Adding a medicine cabinet and more mirrors to your bathroom are just two of the many ways you can easily and inexpensively enhance your house.

(NAPSI)—Housing prices may be as expensive as ever, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to put your plans for a dream home on hold. Rather than purchasing a new house, many homeowners are …

Insurance Tips for California High Risk Area

You can build up your home’s resistance to fire.

(NAPSI)—It’s a huge irony—those who live in the most wildfire prone areas are shunned by private insurance companies and relegated to rely on the state-subsidized California Fair Plan. This …

Debunking The Five Myths That Deter Homeownership

The dream of owning your own home may be easier to achieve than you realize.

(NAPSI)—Buying a home can seem daunting, especially for first-time homebuyers facing record housing prices, tight supply, and rising interest rates. Quite often, misconceptions about homeownership …

Tips To Prevent Wildfire Destruction

With a little forethought you can keep the home fires from burning.

(NAPSI)—In 2020, 58,950 wildfires burned 10.1 million acres, the second-most acreage impacted in a year since 1960. Nearly 40% of these acres were in California, where 30 people were killed, 8,500 …

Tips To Sell Your Home In Today’s Market

Amanda Zachman, founder and executive director of MV Realty, offers hints to help you sell your house.

(NAPSI)—The real estate market is cooling down: Home inventory rose 9.6% between May and June. Interest rates are up and inflation is still a problem. Consequently, potential buyers are delaying …