When it comes to what an individual homeowner can expect when they add their own property to the listings, the most reliable predictive clues come from the comps: how the local market has treated comparable offerings.
For homeowners who were treated to a share in the past year’s record rise in the book value of their homes’ equity, it was at least one saving grace in a year that had more financial potholes than high points.
As December began, at least one Washington Post report—the one from award-winning real estate reporter Michele Lerner—didn’t spare the superlatives.
The New York Times recently published an article under a headline that sounded like a do-it-yourselfers’ instruction manual.
It's not even a joke—more like a wry observation. It’s heard after someone complains about how a turn of good fortune has created an onslaught of new worries. The retort is something like, "Now, that's the kind of problem I'll take any day!"
Last week, residents couldn’t escape the new word, “Omicron”—the latest permutation of the COVID-19 virus. The Greek alphabet doesn’t usually work its way into daily conversations, but in, “Omicron” was one Greek letter that made its way into discussions...
It’s a life-altering milestone if ever there was one: the decision to move away from the family home. There have always been a variety of reasons why retirees and near-retirees choose to make the leap—with today’s head-spinning social changes certainly doing...
For the trend-spotters whose job it is to keep on top of the U.S. real estate market, it’s been a rough couple of years. The big miss for most came with the pandemic, which threw all the normal market rhythms seriously askew.
One puzzle for homeowners deciding whether now is the time to put their homes up for sale is whether rising mortgage rates will measurably slow the response.
Among today’s modern bounties is the mixed blessing of the Internet—providing a cornucopia of Thanksgiving trivia.