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More Couples are Using Wedding Registries for Help Buying First Home - Real Estate Investing Today

More Couples are Using Wedding Registries for Help Buying First Home

According to a recent analysis from Zillow, more couples are using wedding registries to seek financial assistance in purchasing their first home. The data reveals that the number of couples including “home funds” in their wedding registry has increased by 55%. Approximately 20% of couples registered on The Knot, a popular bridal registry site, are […]

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Zombie Foreclosures Rise in Q4 - Real Estate Investing Today

The fourth quarter sees an increase in zombie foreclosures

According to ATTOM Data’s Q4 2023 Vacant Property and Zombie Foreclosure Report, there were approximately 1.3 million vacant residential properties in the United States. This accounts for 1.27% of homes nationwide, or one in every 78 homes. The vacancy rate remained virtually unchanged from the previous quarter. The report also revealed that there were around

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U.S. Homeownership & Rental Vacancy Rates for Q3 2023 - Real Estate Investing Today

Original: U.S. Homeownership & Rental Vacancy Rates for Q3 2023 – Real Estate Investing TodayRewritten: Homeownership and Rental Vacancy Rates in the United States for Q3 2023 – Real Estate Investment News

The U.S. government has released data on national vacancy rates for Q3, 2023. The vacancy rates for rental housing were reported at 6.6%, while for homeowner housing, the rates were 0.8%. The homeownership rate for Q3, 2023 was 66%. Out of all housing units in the United States during this period, approximately 89.6% were occupied

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NAR Found Liable for Inflating Commissions; Jury Awards $1.78 Billion in Damages - Real Estate Investing Today

NAR Held Responsible for Inflating Commissions; Jury Grants $1.78 Billion in Compensation – Real Estate Investment News Today

According to a report from Reuters, a federal court in Kansas City, Missouri has ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the National Association of Realtors (NAR), awarding them $1.78 billion in damages. The lawsuit represented sellers of over 260,000 homes in Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois between 2015 and 2022

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Pending Home Sales Up 1.1% in September - Real Estate Investing Today

September saw a 1.1% increase in pending home sales – Real Estate Investing Today

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), pending home sales increased by 1.1% in September 2023. The NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index, which is based on contract signings, recorded a value of 72.6 for September. However, the NAR reports that all four regions in the United States experienced a decline in transactions compared to

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New Home Sales Up 12.3% in September

In September, there was a notable increase of 12.3% in new home sales.

According to the U.S. Government, sales of new single-family houses in September 2023 reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 759,000, marking a 12.3% increase from the revised rate in August and a 33.9% increase from the same period last year. The median sales price for these new houses was $418,800, while the average sales

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Foreclosure Activity Up 28% in Q3 2023

Foreclosure Activity Rises by 28% in the Third Quarter of 2023

According to the ATTOM Data’s Q3 2023 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, the number of U.S. properties with foreclosure filings (default notices, scheduled auctions, or bank repossessions) has increased by 28% from Q2 and 34% from the previous year. In September alone, there were 37,679 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings, which is an 11% increase from

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The Mortgage Rate Surge

The Rise in Mortgage Rates

There have been multiple discussions about interest rates in the past few years. According to a graphic from Visual Capitalist, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has reached its highest level since 2002. This, coupled with rising home prices and limited inventory, has led to affordability being at its lowest point in history. Stay safe and have

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Local Market Monitor’s National Economic Outlook for October ’23 is a comprehensive analysis of the current state of the national economy.

National Economic OutlookBy Ingo WInzer October, 2023 Although the national economy is experiencing a job growth rate of 2 percent, a closer look reveals some concerning trends. In sectors such as manufacturing, finance, and retail stores, job growth is below 1 percent. The restaurant industry is an exception with a high job growth rate of

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