Real Estate News

Johnny Cash’s Old Home – Listing Photos!

by Allison Underhill ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images; realtor.com The house once owned by the Man in Black is back! We first took a peek at the lakeside pad of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash when it officially hit the market in 2017. Since then, the historic home has attracted plenty of buzz, but no serious buyers. But now the current …

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Home Tips & Ideas

Protect Your Home From the Extreme Cold

Many parts of the U.S. have been struck with a snap of subzero temperatures. While keeping themselves warm during the bitter cold, homeowners also need to take precautions to keep their home safe, too. In Wisconsin’s capital, the Madison Water Utility posted a photo on Twitter to show homeowners how a burst pipe can damage a home. …

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Home Ownership

American Homeownership Tenure is Climbing

Americans are remaining in their homes longer than ever before, consequently tightening the lid on housing supply.   First American data indicates that homeownership tenure has risen 10% just from 2017 and has significantly climbed since the market crashed in 2008. “Tenure jumped to seven years during the aftermath of the crash between 2008 and 2016, …

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Home Buying

Buying a Home Young is the Key to Building Wealth

Homeowners who purchase their homes before the age of 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60, according to a new Urban Institute study. The organization surveyed adults who turned 60 or 61 between 2003 and 2015 for their data set. “Today’s older adults became homeowners at a younger age than today’s young adults. Half the …

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Home Buying

Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a …

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Mortgage and Financing

MBA: Mortgage applications jump more than 20%

Increase 23.5% from the previous week January 9, 2019 Alcynna Lloyd Mortgage applications reversed course, rising 23.5% for the week ending Jan 4, 2019, according to the newest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association‘s weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. Notably, this week’s reading includes adjustments to account for the New Year’s holiday. “Mortgage rates fell across the board last …

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Market Update

Plainfield, Illinois Market Update – December 2018

Here is the December 2018 residential real estate market update. December Plainfield, Illinois Property sales were 93, down -14.7% from 109 in December of 2017 and -35.0% lower than the 143 sales last month. The Average Sales Price in December was $269,457, up 14.8% from $234,820 in December of 2017 and up 2.2% from $263,722 …

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