Retirees shun condos, apartments for single-family homes
Tom Kelly | September 7, 2015 8:18 amSeventy percent of respondents say they are most interested in a master-planned community.
Zillow finds 12 percent of Seattle homes ‘underwater’
Tom Kelly | September 3, 2015 9:01 amThe percentage of homes that had been in a negative equity position was reduced by 34.2 percent from last year.
What to do when no comparable sales surface
Tom Kelly | September 2, 2015 10:09 amOld carpets, an old chest-type freezer, collectables from decades of a pack-rat existence packed the home to an almost overwhelming level.
Older and single make up greater first-time buyer group
Tom Kelly | August 31, 2015 8:31 amThe average first-time homebuyer is about 33 with a median income near $54,340,
Poor credit brings higher insurance rates, study reveals
Tom Kelly | August 25, 2015 12:39 pmOwners who have a fair credit score were found to pay 32 percent more for home insurance on average than someone with stellar credit, the…
Owners who lost homes set for strong return
Tom Kelly | August 24, 2015 9:27 amThe market will see an influx of buyers with past credit problems who are looking for mortgages.
Buy a vacation rental with a self-directed IRA
Tom Kelly | August 20, 2015 10:14 amSome banks are discovering the real estate IRA niche and granting a "non-recourse loan" to the trustee for specific properties.
No personal use: Investor eyes high-end vacation rental
Tom Kelly | August 12, 2015 12:07 pm'The buyer probably has his homework and has a good idea of who would pay fifty grand a month for a rental.'
‘Prices rising just too fast’ – Realtor economist
Tom Kelly | August 11, 2015 11:17 amChallenges center on a skilled labor shortage in the building industry as well as a shortage in the number of lots to build on.
Big on buying: Millennials shake ‘just renting’ perception
Tom Kelly | August 10, 2015 9:27 amMillennials, those aged between 25 and 34, already make up the largest share of homebuyers at 32 percent, according to the National Association of Realtors.