Proposal 4: Juneau voters will decide whether to repeal mandatory home price disclosure — KTOO | Wordy Zone

A sign marks a home that was recently sold on North Douglas Highway in Juneau June 30, 2022. City ordinances require the buyer to disclose the sale price to the city appraiser’s office, although a real estate industry-backed group wants to repeal the ordinances. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO) https://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/22DISCLOSURE-NPR-One.mp3 This question asks voters to reverse … Read more

As 30-year mortgage rates hit 6.7%, homebuyers face a ‘payment shock’. Here are ways to save – CNBC | Wordy Zone

Noel Hendrickson/Getty Images Despite signs of a slowdown in the housing market, homebuyers are still feeling the sting of elevated prices and higher interest rates. According to Mortgage News Daily, the average interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage on Friday is 6.7%, up from 3.3% at the start of 2022. Alongside this, home prices … Read more

Are layoffs at a small-cap tech company a poster child for real estate stocks? – MarketBeat | Wordy Zone

American Homes for Rent has a moderate buy rating for a few interesting reasons. Legacy Housing has an upside potential of 50.03% and is worth considering. Equity Residential is down but still profitable and has a key quality that institutional investors are looking for. Small cap Compass (NYSE: COMP)which operates an end-to-end platform for buying, … Read more

The New York Real Estate Market: Statistics and Trends for 2023 – The Philly Caller | Wordy Zone

NEW YORK – According to industry experts, the New York real estate market is expected to recover strongly in 2022. However, the recovery will be slow and the economy will take time to recover. Although COVID-19 policies have opened up different economic sectors at different speeds, New York still has a long recovery ahead of … Read more

The Austin Real Estate Market: Statistics and Trends for 2023 – The Philly Caller | Wordy Zone

TEXAS – The real estate market in Austin is in the midst of an upheaval. While Austin’s housing market is still a seller’s market, the trend is changing. More potential buyers are now renting thanks to a cooling market. In the next year the market will shift from a seller’s to a buyer’s market. … Read more

What are federal fair housing laws? – real estate | Wordy Zone

In many situations, states, counties, and individual cities are left to establish laws related to property, housing, and the process of moving people in and out. However, the federal government regulates housing with a focus on discrimination, aiming to protect groups who would otherwise face higher prices, lower valuations, or even denial of housing outright. … Read more

Atlanta real estate statistics and trends for 2022 – The Philly Caller | Wordy Zone

GEORGIA – Atlanta’s real estate market is in a tight spot. With one in three homes under foreclosure, inventories are low and prices are rising. Given the lack of homes for sale, buyers could be forced to rent instead. Due to growing demand for rental housing, prices will rise as more renters move to urban … Read more

Where Real Estate – Forbes | Wordy Zone

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Getty Images There can be little doubt that as long as the Federal Reserve (Fed) sticks to its tightening anti-inflationary policies, home construction – both sales and construction and pricing – will continue to suffer from rising mortgage rates. But that’s not the whole story. Cross currents will enter the … Read more

New bills could ease rules on buildings and college dormitories. What does this mean for SLO County? – San Luis Obispo Grandstand | Wordy Zone

A new housing law passed by the California Legislature could make it easier to build homes in San Luis Obispo County and other parts of the state, activists and policymakers say. Several Bills backed by housing-friendly growth group California Yes In My Back Yard (YIMBY) passed lawmakers Aug. 29. They aim to relax building restrictions … Read more

Colorado Public Radio to Vote on Whether to Increase Affordable Housing Funding This Fall — First Voting Action of Its Kind — Colorado Public Radio | Wordy Zone

For the first time ever, voters across Colorado will see an affordable housing question on their ballots this November. If the initiative is successful, the state will allocate approximately $300 million annually from existing government revenues to affordable housing, six times current funding levels. The measure would not increase taxes directly. It would instead set … Read more