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Zillow bringing its direct homebuying program to Denver

For the second time in less than a month, Zillow is expanding its direct homebuying program. Last month, the online real estate giant announced that it is planning to bring its direct buyer program to Atlanta. Now, the company is expanding again, announcing Wednesday that it is also planning to begin directly buying houses from […]

Can you afford to finance a tiny home?

As more people buckle under the weight of mortgage and rental rates, alternative housing has become a liable option. Specifically, tiny homes have piqued the interest of those wanting to ditch the picket fence and fat loan. But how affordable is a tiny home? Not very. Source: HousingWire

Massachusetts approves short-term rental tax

Massachusetts’ legislature just approved a bill to tax and register all short-term rental activity in the state. Nationally, the temperature is rising in the short-term rental industry as more and more entities seek to regulate its growth. Source: HousingWire

ADP: Employment increases 219,000 in July

U.S. employment rates continue to rise, increasing in almost every sector in July, according to the ADP and Moody’s Analytics National Employment Report. ADP Research Institute Vice President and Co-Head Ahu Yildirmaz said the labor market is on a roll with no signs of a slowdown in sight. Source: HousingWire

Zillow makes big move into rental services

Zillow is at it again, aiming to take more ground in the rental market. This week, the online real estate giant rolled out new online tools that allow renters to apply for multiple rentals with one application that includes a background check, eviction history, and a credit report. Plus renters can pay their rent through […]

Need cash? Take an equity partner

As housing becomes less affordable, the definition of homeownership just might become more flexible. Homeownership investment companies are popping up around the country, offering cash to homeowners for the opportunity to share in the appreciation of their property. Source: HousingWire

Buying Is Now 26.3% Cheaper Than Renting in the US

Buying Is Now 26.3% Cheaper Than Renting in the US

The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting, with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage, in 98 of the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. In the six years that Trulia has conducted this study, this is the first time that it was cheaper to rent […]

2018 Women of Influence: Sarah Valentini

Sarah Valentini’s energy propelled radius from a crazy idea into an award-winning brand that has been recognized as one a top place to work in Boston and honored for diversity within its workplace. Valentini initiated the Next Generation Independent Mortgage Banker program at radius to bring more young talent to the mortgage industry. Source: HousingWire