Demand Growing for Disaster-Proof Home Designs

Demand Growing for Disaster-Proof Home Designs

The increasing number of “100-year storms” is causing homeowners to put a bigger emphasis on disaster-proof design. And, it’s not just new construction but existing homes too. However, homeowners in storm-prone areas are worried about damage from winds, rains,...
The Numbers Behind America’s Strong Home Equity

The Numbers Behind America’s Strong Home Equity

CoreLogic has released its Home Equity Report for the second quarter. The report shows that the average homeowner gained $4,900 in home equity between the second quarter of 2018 and the second quarter of 2019. States that saw the largest gains include:  – Idaho,...
New-Home Sales UP 7.1% in 3rd Quarter; Equity Builds

New-Home Sales UP 7.1% in 3rd Quarter; Equity Builds

Sales of new single‐family houses in August 2019 were at an annual rate of 713-thousand, according to estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau. The median sales price of new houses sold in August 2019 was $328,400, up to $23-thousand dollars from July. The average sales...