Real Estate News


  • The Cost of Renting vs. Buying in the US [INFOGRAPHIC]
    by simplify on June 23, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (29.2%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15.8%), the choice becomes obvious. Every market is different. Before you renew your lease again, find out if you can put your housing costs to work by buying this year! […]

  • The Importance of Home Equity in Retirement Planning
    by simplify on June 22, 2017 at 10:00 am

    We often discuss the difference in family wealth between homeowner households and renter households. Much of that difference is the result of the equity buildup that homeowners experience over the time that they own their home. In a report recently released by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), they reveal how valuable equity can […]

  • The Supply & Demand Problem Plaguing New Construction
    by simplify on June 21, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Many real estate economists have called on new home builders to ramp up production to help relieve the shortage of inventory of homes for sale throughout the United States. The added inventory would no doubt aid buyers in their search to secure their dream home, while also helping to ease price increases throughout the country. […]

  • Do You Know How Much Equity You Have in Your Home?
    by simplify on June 20, 2017 at 10:00 am

    CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 91,000 properties regained equity in the first quarter of 2017. This is great news for the country, as 48.2 million of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation. Price Appreciation = Good News for Homeowners Frank Nothaft, CoreLogic’s Chief Economist, explains: “One million borrowers achieved positive equity over the last year, […]

  • Buying Is Now 33.1% Cheaper Than Renting in the US
    by simplify on June 19, 2017 at 10:00 am

    The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is an average of 3.5% less expensive in San Jose (CA), all […]

Bill Robbins – Realtor at RE/MAX Bryan-College Station