REALTORS® Survey: Rochester a great place to live and getting better

The results have helped show that, contrary to what some believed, not everyone wants to live in an apartment downtown. Instead, about half want to live downtown or in areas where shops are walkable.

July 26, 2016

Need to consult with a housing counselor in Virginia?

Give it a try, as the service is usually FREE! Virginia has many choices of nonprofits with counselors who help Virginia families with their housing budgets and preparations to move. Check out an office near you, and meet a housing counselor who may he …

July 26, 2016

Pending Home Sales Marginally Rise in June

Pending home sales moved slightly higher as supply and affordability prevented a bigger boost in activity from mortgage rates that lingered near all-time lows through most of the month.

July 26, 2016

Existing-Home Sales Boosted in June by First-Time Homebuyers

Boosted by a greater share of sales to first-time buyers not seen in nearly four years, existing-home sales climbed 1.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.57 million in June.

July 21, 2016

NAR-Backed Condo Legislation Passes U.S. Senate, Offers Relief for Homebuyers

The U.S. Senate has passed H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act,” by unanimous consent.

July 14, 2016

Everything You Need to Know About Saving For a Down Payment…

Saving for a down payment is the number one obstacle preventing First-time home buyers from achieving the dream of homeownership.

July 13, 2016

Infographic: International Activity in Residential Real Estate

This infographic looks at international activity in U.S. residential real estate taken from 2016 Profile of International Home Buying and Selling.

July 8, 2016

NY First Home – REALTORS Push for First-time Homebuyer Savings Plan

One of the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) top priorities during the 2016 legislative session was the NY First Home proposal. This legislation, sponsored by Senator Betty Little and Assemblyman Phil Ramos, will help first time homebuyer …

July 6, 2016

REALTORS Place Financial Advocacy Before Trendy Listing Techniques

The trend of the “ugly home” is a growing one, with many listings actually going so far as to advertise the home as the “worst in the neighborhood.”

July 5, 2016