Mortgage & Finance

Buying a Home More Affordable Than Renting in 54 Percent of U.S. Markets

Buying a Home More Affordable Than Renting in 54 Percent of U.S. Markets

But 64 Percent of Population Live in Markets More Affordable to Rent Than Buy; Least Affordable Rental Markets Led by Counties in Northern California, DC, Brooklyn; Most Affordable Rental Markets in Alabama, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee IRVINE, Calif. – Jan. 11, 2018 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database, today released… Read More »

Which Local Housing Markets Would Be Most Impacted by the GOP Tax Plan?

Which Local Housing Markets Would Be Most Impacted by the GOP Tax Plan?

This post was updated Dec. 18, 2017, to reflect final updates to the bill, most notably the change in the cap for the mortgage interest rate deduction from $500,000 to $750,000. The Republican tax proposal unveiled last week includes two changes to the income tax structure that could potentially have significant impacts on homeowners, and… Read More »

Median Down Payment for U.S. Homes Purchased in Q3 2017 Increases to a New High of $20,000

Median Down Payment for U.S. Homes Purchased in Q3 2017 Increases to a New High of $20,000

Average Down Payment of $76,645 Also at New High Median Down Payment 7.6 Percent of Median Home Price, a 4-Year High; Purchase Loans Up 7 Percent, HELOCs Up 12 Percent, Refis Down 19 Percent from Year Ago IRVINE, Calif. – Dec. 14, 2017 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database,… Read More »

Markets in Colorado, New Hampshire, Illinois, DC, and Tennessee Top List of Where Homebuyers are Most Likely to Move in Q4 2017

Top Pre-Mover Markets Post Lower Unemployment Rates, Slightly Weaker Wage Growth Hottest Second Home Pre-Mover Markets Myrtle Beach, Asheville, Daytona Beach IRVINE, Calif. – Nov. 30, 2017 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database, today released its Q3 2017 Pre-Mover Housing Index, which shows that the markets with the highest… Read More »

Alternative Assets Find a Home in Self-Directed Retirement Accounts

Alternative Assets Find a Home in Self-Directed Retirement Accounts

With​ ​the​ ​stock​ ​market​ ​soaring, ​​it​ ​might​ ​just​ ​be​ ​the​ ​time​ ​to​ ​look​ ​for​ ​alternative​ ​assets​ ​before​ ​a market​ ​shift.​ ​​ ​That’s​ ​exactly​ ​what’s​ ​happening​ ​in​ ​the​ ​world​ ​of​ self-directed​ ​IRAs.​ ​​ Taking​ ​the reins​ ​of​ ​your​ ​own​ ​financial​ ​future,​ ​investment​ ​performance,​ ​lifestyle​ ​in​ ​retirement,​ ​and​ ​legacy can​ ​be​ ​far​ ​easier​ ​than​ ​many​ ​realize. Alternative​… Read More »

Shared Equity: Starter Homes for the Next Generation

Shared Equity: Starter Homes for the Next Generation

The following is an excerpt from an article that first appeared in the August 2017 Housing News Report, an award-winning monthly newsletter published by ATTOM Data Solutions. It might seem like a strange idea but buried in an old piece of legislation designed to help coal miners is a magical key which can potentially open the… Read More »

U.S. Home Flipping Rate Plateaus in Q2 2017 as Average Flipping Returns Decline for Third Consecutive Quarter

U.S. Home Flipping Rate Plateaus in Q2 2017 as Average Flipping Returns Decline for Third Consecutive Quarter

Rate Up in 53 Percent of Local Markets Led by Metros in Louisiana, New York, Alabama; Dollar Volume of Flipper Financing Rises to Nearly 10-Year High of $4.4 Billion IRVINE, Calif. – Sept. 14, 2017 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database, today released its Q2 2017 U.S. Home Flipping… Read More »

Co-Borrowers Account For 23 Percent of Single Family Home Purchase Loans in Q2 2017

Co-Borrowers Account For 23 Percent of Single Family Home Purchase Loans in Q2 2017

Median Down Payment Percentage Rises to Nearly Three-Year High; Highest Co-Borrower Share in San Jose, Miami, Seattle, Southern California and Portland; Purchase Loan Dollar Volume at 10-Year High, Refinance Dollar Volume Down 32 Percent; IRVINE, Calif. – Sept. 7, 2017 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database, today released its… Read More »

The Trump Housing Bump: Built to Last or Purely Bombast?

The Trump Housing Bump: Built to Last or Purely Bombast?

The following is an excerpt from an article that first appeared in the July 2017 Housing News Report, an award-winning monthly newsletter published by ATTOM Data Solutions. Nearly six months into the tumultuous presidency of Donald J. Trump, an already red-hot real estate market is burning even hotter despite the lack of any major housing… Read More »

Solid Neighborhoods with Stellar Real Estate Returns

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 A rating in the first-ever ATTOM Data Solutions Neighborhood Housing Index, the median home sales… Read More »