Here is How Many Posts it Takes an Influencer with 1 Million Instagram Followers to Buy a Home

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Photographers, beauty bloggers, and yes, dogs can all buy a home sooner than the average person if they command a serious social following.   If Nashville-based influencer @itsdougthepug posted one sponsored post a day, every day, to his Instagram feed, he could buy a median-priced home, in cash, in about 10 days.  That’s right, a dog brings in more income … Read More

We Ranked the Most and Least Affordable Metros Based on These 4 Unexpected Costs When Moving to a New City

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From local taxes to transportation and utilities, relocating to find a cheaper address isn’t always straightforward. San Jose hits high on most, while Florida proves affordable across the board. As coastal markets like San Francisco , New York and Los Angeles have grown increasingly unaffordable, people and businesses are relocating to smaller, more affordable cities like Tampa , Providence and … Read More

Survey: More Than Half of Homebuyers and Sellers Oppose Housing Density, Only a Quarter Support It.

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African American respondents and those under age 25 were the most likely to support policies that encourage dense housing to be built in their neighborhood. Homebuyers and sellers are nearly twice as likely to oppose the building of dense housing in their neighborhood than they are to support it. Fifty-three percent of them support zoning policies that limit housing density … Read More

Race Gaps in Homeownership Rates and Home Equity Have Widened During the Decade-Long Economic Expansion

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Since the end of the Great Recession, the homeownership rate for black Americans has fallen 5 percentage points to 40.6%. And while majority-black neighborhoods have seen an average of $121,000 in home-equity gains, it’s $191,000 for majority-white neighborhoods. Black Americans haven’t benefited from the prosperous U.S. housing market as much as white Americans in the past decade’s economic expansion, during … Read More

Home Prices up 3.4 Percent in June as Supply Flattens

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The typical home sold in June went under contract in just 35 days, matching last year’s record-fast pace, as falling mortgage rates lured more buyers to the market. U.S. home-sale prices rose for the third consecutive month in June, growing 3.4 percent year over year to a median of $321,200 across the metros Redfin tracks. The growth rate of home … Read More

One in 10 Millennial Homebuyers Say They’ll Rely on Parents for Mortgage Help, Down From 17% Last Year

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Millennials this year are less likely to be taking creative measures like co-ownership or renting out rooms to afford a mortgage, according to a Redfin survey. Millennial homebuyers in 2019 are less likely to take extraordinary measures to afford their mortgage payments, such as getting help from their parents or co-ownership with someone other than a spouse or partner, than … Read More

Tyra Banks Lists Beverly Hills Mansion for $7.75 Million! And Yes, the Closet is HUGE!

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Tyra Banks listed her Beverly Hills mansion this week for $7.75 million… and it’s just as fashionable as the former model herself! The Spanish colonial-style home was built in 1926, and it’s full of character and detail. While the TV personality has done quite a bit of work on the 6,000-square-foot home, it still maintains that old world charm. Arched … Read More

7 Easy Fixes for Common Lawn Problems

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Image via Cavale Doom/Flickr With fall right around the corner, it’s a great time to start thinking about fixing any of the lawn problems that sprouted up during the summer months. The National Association of Landscape Professionals shows that 71 percent of homeowners think their neighbor should have a well-kept yard. Don’t be THAT neighbor! Get your lawn looking lush … Read More