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2017 Neighborhood Housing Index Heat Map

More than 5,000 neighborhoods nationwide are rated based on seven factors impacting quality of life and local housing market strength — school, crime, affordability, home price appreciation, property taxes, environmental hazards and unemployment — in this new 2017 Neighborhood Housing… Read More »

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Solid Neighborhoods with Stellar Real Estate Returns

Buying an investment property in a good neighborhood doesn’t have to mean sacrificing high investment returns — if you know where to look and are willing to look outside your backyard. Among more than 1,000 U.S. zip codes with an… Read More »

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Top Summer Vacation Home Markets for 2017

ATTOM Data Solutions combed through the nation’s most popular vacation home cities — where at least one in every 12 buyers is looking for a second home — to find those with the best combination of good air quality, comfortable… Read More »

Making America Unaffordable Again

Since bottoming out in the first quarter of 2012, U.S. median home prices have risen 69 percent while average weekly wages have risen just 9 percent during the same time period, pushing more and more local housing markets into a… Read More »

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The Home Flipping Pyramid

While some may think home flipping is the domain of high-powered, highly capitalized institutional investors, the data suggests otherwise. More than two-thirds (69 percent) of all single family homes and condos flipped in the first quarter of 2017 were by… Read More »

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U.S. Property Taxes Levied on Single Family Homes in 2016 Total More Than $277 Billion

Average Annual Property Tax was $3,296, an Effective Tax Rate of 1.15 Percent; Highest Effective Tax Rates in New Jersey, Illinois, Texas, New Hampshire, Vermont; Owner-Occupied Properties Register Higher Effective Tax Rates Than Investment Properties IRVINE, Calif. – April 6,… Read More »

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Top 5 NYC Developments to Watch in 2017

The Manhattan real estate market has long been the country’s hottest, and it shows no sign of slowing down in 2017. New York’s recent wave of luxury development will only cement the city’s status as home to the world’s most… Read More »

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Why February is the Best Month to Buy a Home

February is almost here, and homeowners willing to go against the grain and buy during a seasonally slow month for real estate, are likely to get the best deal of the year. ATTOM Data Solutions analyzed the numbers and found… Read More »

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Equity Rich Homes Heat Map

The ATTOM Data Solutions Q3 2016 Home Equity and Underwater Report released yesterday shows that the number of “equity rich” homeowners (those who have at least 50 percent equity in their homes) increased by 2.6 million compared to a year… Read More »

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A Post-Recession Resurgence in Creative Financing for Low-Value Homes

Following the subprime lending collapse in late 2008, there was a void in financing for low-credit borrowers with little or no down payments. Loans backed by FHA stepped in to fill some of that void, with FHA purchase loans jumping… Read More »

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