Tag Archive: Housing prices

What Housing Market Stability Means for You

April 26, 2016 by Leave a comment

After three years of rising prices and increasing sales, will the nation’s housing markets quiet down and return to something resembling normalcy in 2016? Jonathan Smoke, chief economist at Realtor.com, thinks so. “This slowdown is not an indication of a problem—it’s just a return to normalcy,” says Smoke. “We’ve lived through 15 years of truly... View Article

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Tulsa, OK Mortgage Rates and Real Estate Overview

October 16, 2014 by Leave a comment

The name “Oklahoma” often conjures up images of dry dusty plains. Tulsa, however, is situated in what Oklahomans call the “green country” due to its profusion of hills, lakes and lush vegetation. As well as possessing the dubious distinction of being the city Chandler Bing didn’t want to relocate to in the sitcom Friends, Tulsa... View Article

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Over a 30-year period, is it generally cheaper to rent or to buy a house in expensive places like San Francisco or New York City?

October 9, 2014 by Leave a comment

Yes, housing prices can be astronomical in cities such as San Francisco. But monthly rents are also extremely high in these cities, especially in their more desirable neighborhoods. Here’s some good perspective: A recent study by Trulia of the country’s largest 100 metropolitan areas found that buying a home in these urban areas is 38... View Article

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Should you rent or buy? A new map helps answer this question

September 29, 2014 by Leave a comment

Whether it’s a challenging roommate, a long commute, or marriage (just to name a few reasons) at some point many of us decide to stop renting and take the plunge of purchasing a home. The housing market continues recovering from its 2008 crash and home prices are rising although they’re not quite back to normal.... View Article

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