Higher degrees generally come with higher incomes, but it turns out they’re not a requirement for buying a home. In fact, according to a new analysis, a high school degree offers enough income to afford a home in nearly three-quarters of the country’s biggest cities.
Housing might be looking up, but that doesn’t mean today’s homebuyers have it easy — especially not first-timers. In fact, according to new data, more than half of first-time homebuyers have been searching for six months or more to find that dream house.
Nearly one in two homeowners is planning to renovate in the next two years. Though HELOCs offer a good source of funding for these projects, according to a new survey, many homeowners don’t even know what these financial products are.
The number of bidding wars just keeps slipping — but those days might be numbered. According to new data, just 12 percent of buyers faced a bidding war last month — marking a 52 percent drop from a year earlier. But will the trend continue? Experts don’t expect so.