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The American Dream Home

64% of Americans say they'll be able to own or rent their dream home within their lifetime. Click the image to see what people desire in their dream home and what they are willing to pay.

The Connected Kitchen

Are you considering a kitchen renovation? Consider adding high-tech features to make the space timeless. Click the image to see what cool new technology is available!

The Latest Market Trends: 

    N.A.R.® Pending Sales Index Declines 2.1% Year-Over-Year in April: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RELATORS® released its pending sales index for April 2018, down 1.3% after two months of previous gains. No region saw gains in contracts, while the western index lost .4% from last month and is down 4.6% below last year.

    Home Prices Show Little Signs of Slowing: The Case-Shiller Index shows that home prices rose by 6.5% in March, continuing robust growth from increasing demand and limited supply. Seattle (13.0%), Vegas (12.4%) and San Francisco (11.3%) had the highest year-over-year growth, but both the 10-city and 20-city indices rose by similar proportions to the overall series. The downside to this growth is that affordability will continue to deteriorate as prices consistently outpace growth in take-home pay.

    Construction Spending Rises Strongly in April: Census Bureau reports that construction spending in April 2018 increased 7.6% at an annualized rate of $1.31 billion. Month over month growth increased by 1.8% from revisited March estimates as well. Overall, growth was driven by strong private residential single-family construction (+9.6% year-over-year, 4.5% month-over-month). New multi-family was up from last month (+3.6%), but down from last year (-4.0%).

HOAs: Protecting Home Values?

69 million Americans live in 342,000 common-interest communities and the majority of owners say Homeowners Associations protect home values. Click the image to find out why!

Homebuying Mistakes by Generation

No matter the age or life stage, everyone makes mistakes when it comes to homebuying. From picking the wrong location to buying more house than you can afford. Click the image to see the top mistakes home buyers make at every age.

Are the Stereotypes About Millennial Spending Habits True?

Despite Stereotypes that millennials are foolish with money, not long term planners, or dependent on their parents, in truth, this generation is actually as good, or better, than other generations when is comes to money management. Click the image to learn where millennials are doing with their money!

California Dreamin!

After hitting a 10-year low in Q3 2017,slightly lower home prices and steady mortgage rates allowed more Californians to realize the dream o home ownership and purchase a home in the fourth quarter of 2017. Have you realized your California Dream? 

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Surviving a Remodel!

More than half of couples who complete a remodel project with a spouse or domestic partner admit to arguing during the process, and 3% even consider separation or divorce! Click the image to see what couples argued most about and how to remodel-proof your relationship. 

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