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Daily (120315) Hot Sheet of Top Real Estate News Trending Now
Daily Hot Sheet of Top Real Estate News Trending Now
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Fed chair ready to raise rates at own paceIt appears all but certain that the Fed will raise interest rates on Dec. 16 for the first time in eight years. But additional rate hikes are no longer a sure thing. Read more.
Realtor.com 2016 housing forecast: Best since '06New construction and moderate existing-home gains will deliver a one-two punch that pushes 2016 sales to the highest level in 10 years, realtor.com predicts. Read more.
Green home features increase value and marketabilityOut of the 100 largest U.S. cities, 79 MLSs now include green features. The next question: What are brokers doing to make sure green information is included? Read more.
Some home renovations can raise tax billsIf a renovation increases a home's assessed value, it may raise property taxes too. A kitchen redo may be OK, for example, but it depends on the work being done. Read more.
High-end homebuyers seek perfection over equityAccording to broker Michael Saunders, "discerning buyers" in SW Fla. are starting to focus less on a home's cost and more on the value it brings to their lives. Read more.
Renters miss the real value of homeownershipProperty ownership builds equity ... more
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