Redfin reports 30% of 25-year olds owned their home in 2022, higher than the 27% rate for Gen Xers when they were the same age Nearly one-third (30%) of 25-year-olds owned their home in 2022, according to a new report from Redfin (, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. That’s slightly higher than homeownership rates for millennials (28%) and Gen Xers (27%) when they were 25, and slightly lower than the rate for baby boomers (32%) when they were 25. Some Gen Zers were able to take advantage of record-low mortgage rates in 2020 and 2021 to buy homes, putting the generation on a slightly better homeownership trajectory than their parents. But those who didn’t buy homes during that period may struggle to break into the market now that housing costs have shot up, and the economy is showing signs of slowing.
Gen Zers tracking along with their parents’…
Posted On Sunday, 23 April 2023 08:50 Written by
Investors are selling at a loss as elevated mortgage rates curtail homebuyer demand Roughly one of every seven (13.5%) U.S. homes sold by an investor in March sold for less than the investor bought it for, according to a new report from Redfin (, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. That’s comparable with February’s 14.5% rate—the highest since 2016. It’s also nearly triple the share of a year earlier and compares with a record low of 2.8% in May. By comparison, 4.8% of overall U.S. homes that sold in March sold at a loss. This is according to a Redfin analysis of county records and MLS data across 40 of the most populous U.S. metropolitan areas. Redfin defines an investor as any institution or business that purchases residential real estate, including both large companies and mom-and-pop investors.
While most housing investors still reaped gains, those gains have shrunk. The…
Posted On Friday, 21 April 2023 05:37 Written by
Existing-home sales edged lower in March, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Month-over-month sales declined in three out of four major U.S. regions, while sales in the Northeast remained steady. All regions posted year-over-year decreases. Total existing-home sales,[i] – completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops – fell 2.4% from February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.44 million in March. Year-over-year, sales waned 22.0% (down from 5.69 million in March 2022). “Home sales are trying to recover and are highly sensitive to changes in mortgage rates,” said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. “Yet, at the same time, multiple offers on starter homes are quite common, implying more supply is needed to fully satisfy demand. It’s a unique housing market.”
Total housing inventory[ii] registered at the end of March was 980,000 units, up 1.0% from February and 5.4% from one year ago…
Posted On Thursday, 20 April 2023 08:08 Written by
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If you are a US citizen or resident planning to visit Canada, you are most likely wondering what documents you need for this trip. In addition to your ID, driver's license (if applicable) and passport, you will also need a visa. To make it easier for you, we have prepared an article with the most important things you need to know about visas. Traveling to Canada as a US citizen or resident can be a great opportunity to explore a new country, meet new people, and experience a different culture. However, it's important to make sure you have the necessary documents and visas to enter the country legally. In this article, we'll provide you with information on the Canada visitor visa from USA, including who needs one, how to apply, and what requirements you need to fulfill. What is a Canada Visitor Visa? A Canada visitor visa is a type of…
Posted On Tuesday, 18 April 2023 08:28 Written by
In my experience as a strategic advisor to business leaders as well as being a serial entrepreneur myself, I find that many people believe that they cannot become entrepreneurs because it is “too late” for them or perhaps the sun has set on their chance to make a massive change in an industry or the world. Whether it is the way entrepreneurship is marketed to the world these days or some other reason, these individuals feel there is a hard deadline on starting a successful business. I have found that there are three common reasons that people believe they cannot become an entrepreneur:  They believe entrepreneurship requires specific training or credentials like other fields of work  They believe success in entrepreneurship comes before a certain age They believe they need to live in a certain area of the world   The great news that I bring to many individuals is…
Posted On Tuesday, 18 April 2023 00:00 Written by
As we spoke about last week, the bond market really wants to improve. All the data on Tuesday and Wednesday, along with a lack luster 10yr auction still couldn’t keep the 30yr 5.5% coupon from fighting hard to retake it’s 200 day moving average once again. Make no mistake about it, I’m not saying we are going to see a robust move, not by any means, but I do see that the trend is for prices to improve and rates to go lower. Maybe the phrase will have to be, “Lower, slower” or something like that, but until we clear all of the old data from the first half of last year, even though the signs are all there, the year over year comparisons will still look worse than they really are! It will be June and July before we start running into where the market began to turn for…
Posted On Monday, 17 April 2023 00:00 Written by
As the Shelby County Criminal Court Clerk, I understand that public service has never faced as stern a test as it does today. People are watching our government, and with this challenge comes opportunity. They want to be reminded of that distinctly American feeling that theirs is a government of the people, by the people and for the people, a government that works for them and it is my goal to serve the public by standing up for them and making the Criminal Court Clerk’s Office stand out by being effective and efficient in our service.” Heidi Kuhn started her career with Shelby County Government in January 2001 as the Executive Director of the Crime Victims Center, advocating for victims and fighting for their rights. She was then appointed as the Deputy Director of Community Services, where she was responsible for all victim and offender services, as well community support…
Posted On Friday, 14 April 2023 00:00 Written by
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