Weekly Digs – Fannie & Freddie

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are allowing investors to borrow over $500k now. We are not really sure what that means for the government, about-to-turn-private lender. In other news, Mortgage rates are rising again. And how to get financially independent using 3 house-hacks. This and more below the fold! Get the latest Real Estate news …

Weekly Digs – Negotiating

In this special Wednesday edition of the weekly digs, we see a lot of interesting things happening. Apparently housing sales in October weren’t as rosy as previously reported, mostly because buyers couldn’t find homes. And we take a look at negotiating with contractors. This and more below the fold! Sign up now for insights, news, …

Weekly Digs – Awesome October

October of 2019 was a great month for Real Estate. Home sales rebounded 1.9% to boost the overall sales for the year. And new home construction permits hit a pre-recession high in October. Also, can you take out a HELOC on an investment property? This and more below the fold. Sign up for the hottest …

Weekly Digs – Cyber Monday

We hope everyone had an amazing thanksgiving. We also hope you’re all crushing the cyber Monday deals happening right now — we know we are. Believe it or not, there is still real-estate news to report on, and here’s what we’ve got: Home lots are becoming more expensive for developers to buy, how much money …

Weekly Digs — Third times a charm

It looks as though the Fed is cutting interests rates for the third time this year. However, they are signaling that they may pause, ending this amazing run of rate cuts. In other news, Fannie and Freddie are becoming private, and are promising to not leave any borrowers behind. We won’t hold our breath on …

Weekly Digs – On the rebound

Average national home prices moved up 3.2% in year ending in August, giving some hope to a potential rebound. Hopefully this isn’t just another rebound, and it really lasts this time. Also, which home renovations get you the most ROI, and when should landlords charge a holding deposit for new lease agreements? This and more, …

Weekly Digs — When I dip, you dip, we dip

Across the board, home sales have dropped in September. New home sales dropped 1% in September, while existing-home sales dipped 2.2% in the same month. High prices and slim inventory appear to be weighing in on the housing market. We also explore buying your first rental property with no money down, renting to college students, …