2023 Was a tough year for housing affordability

Someone making the $78,642 median U.S. income in 2023 would’ve had to spend 41.4% of their earnings on monthly housing costs if they bought the $408,806 median-priced U.S. home. That’s the highest share on record and is up from 38.7% in 2022. That’s according to a Redfin analysis that estimates monthly housing payments for the […]

Homebuyers Under 25 Are Flocking To The Midwest

The newest generation of homebuyers are flocking to the Midwest. Cities with the most homebuyers under the age of 25 are located in this more affordable part of the country, a new study released by Construction Coverage found. The study used data from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s 2022 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, and […]

Home Buyers Loving the South:

Housing more affordable in the South

If you look at where $250,000 in household income buys you the most house, all of the top ten cities are in the South. The purchasing power of a $250,000 salary, for instance, depends largely on a city’s cost of living and overall tax environment. High earners might be able to maximize their earnings and […]

Which Home Improvements Actually Increase your Home’s Value?

The answers might surprise you, as the classic home improvement projects homeowners are most interested in, such as sparkling new kitchens and baths, rarely deliver the return on investment they expect. Actually, the top projects with the greatest returns in resale value are more often related to a home’s curb appeal. Homeowners can expect a 100% […]

New Homes Seeing Strong Demand:

The Mortgage Bankers Association said that Mortgage applications for home purchases increased in April as demand for newly built homes grows amid the housing supply shortage. Data from MBA’s Builder Application Survey showed that purchase applications for new homes in April rose 4.1% year over year but were down 11% month over month. Despite the monthly decline, […]