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April 7, 2017


5 Ways You’ll Spend Money on Your New Construction Home After Closing

By the time you get the keys to your new construction home, you might feel stretched thin in the finance department. From earnest money, upgrades, to closing costs and moving expenses, buying a brand-new home is never cheap.

by Jennifer Lyons

April 4, 2017


The Four Keys to Selling Your Home Faster And Getting Top Dollar

The best thing to do is take action. Ask the people who’ve viewed your home what they thought. Ask your real estate agent to email surveys that prospects can complete anonymously, or keep surveys on-site at open houses.

by Paula Pant

March 23, 2017


New-Home Sales Roar to a 7-Month High 592,000 Annual Rate in February

Sales of newly constructed homes powered to the highest pace in seven months in February as firm demand for housing outweighed lean supply and slightly higher mortgage rates.

by Andrea Riquier

March 7, 2017


Gen X Buyers on the Mend, Greater Percentage Purchasing Homes in 2017

An improving U.S. economy, multiple years of strong job growth and the notable increase in home values in most markets fueled a greater share of purchases.

by WPJ Staff

February 27, 2017


What To Do When Your Market Has Low Or No Inventory

Once you’ve taken all the steps to prepare for buying a home, you’re ready to begin the house hunt. But what happens when you’re out scouting neighborhoods and you realize there’s not much to look at?

by Laura Agadoni

February 24, 2017


New-Home Sales Are Up—But Not Enough to Ease the Housing Crunch

Here’s the good news: Sales of newly constructed homes rose in the beginning of the year. The bad news? It wasn’t enough to ease the housing shortage that is frustrating would-be home buyers across the nation.

by Clare Trapasso

February 3, 2017


According To Freddie Mac, U.S. Mortgage Rates Remain Flat in Early February

The 10-year Treasury yield fell 5 basis points this week following a tepid advance estimate of fourth-quarter GDP and the Fed’s decision to leave rates unchanged. The 30-year mortgage rate remained flat at 4.19 percent

by WPJ Staff

January 26, 2017


Neighborhood Features To Look For If You’re Starting A New Family

An area geared to young professionals differs greatly from a family-friendly neighborhood. Read about: school district information, crime rates, strong community network, streets drivers use as shortcuts, sidewalks, and parks or playgrounds.

by Laura Agadoni

January 26, 2017

New-Home Sales Surged in 2016, but Slowed in December

Brand-spankin’-new homes sold like hotcakes last year, as buyers raced to close on the abodes of their dreams. Sales of new homes were up 12.2% in 2016 compared with a year earlier. That means new owners closed on about 563,000 properties last year

by Clare Trapasso