‘A bad idea’: More new mortgages are risky ones

Delinquencies on FHA-backed mortgages ticked up recently.

Source: ‘A bad idea’: More new mortgages are risky ones

5 Things I Learned to Expect When Buying a Home | realtor.com®

Before I embark on the complex, yet hopefully rewarding home-buying process, I asked my esteemed colleagues for anecdotes of surprises they encountered.

Source: 5 Things I Learned to Expect When Buying a Home | realtor.com®

November Cash Home Sales Highest in New York, Alabama, Michigan – 24/7 Wall St.

Cash home sales declined again in November 2016 for the 47th consecutive month. At the current rate of decline, cash sales will reach their historical level of around 25% in the middle of this year.

Source: November Cash Home Sales Highest in New York, Alabama, Michigan – 24/7 Wall St.

16 design trends from Gensler’s 2017 Design Forecast | Building Design + Construction

The process of anticipating what the future will hold and then designing and developing methods to minimize the effects of future events is known as future-proofing. Gensler’s 2017 Design Forecast deals with this concept and how the firm is implementing design strategies to create functional spaces for the future.

Source: 16 design trends from Gensler’s 2017 Design Forecast | Building Design + Construction

January home sales: Highest rate growth in nearly 10 years

NAR’s Lawrence Yun: ‘Market challenges remain, but the housing market is off to a prosperous start’

Source: January home sales: Highest rate growth in nearly 10 years

5 tiny house designs perfect for couples – Curbed

In honor of Valentine’s Day, let’s celebrate the tiny houses with lots of room for love. These designs offer storage, privacy, and even a bit of breathing room.

Source: 5 tiny house designs perfect for couples – Curbed