Posts by Emily Mack

Mortgage rates fall below 5% — for the first time since April

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.99% as of Aug. 4: down 0.8% from last week. The news marks the first time since April that mortgage rates have dipped below 5%....

The worst neighbor annoyances — ranked

Are your neighbors the worst? Whatever it is that grinds your gears, you can bet it comes in on this list of the top neighbor...

Federal Reserve raises interest rates by .75% — again

Matching June’s historic move, the Federal Reserve announced that interest rates are rising .75%. The target range for the federal funds rate now sits between 2.25% and...

Your own personal Alcatraz

Talk about a detached home. Floating out in the United Kingdom’s Humber Estuary is Bull Sands Fort: a military sanctuary designed during the first World...

Showing activity drifts toward 2020 levels

A new report from ShowingTime reveals a continued drop in home showings nationwide: During May, buyer traffic decreased 18.2% year over...

Hole up in your very own hobbit house

More than 1,000 square feet are tucked away inside this real-life, hillside Hobbit house! It looks straight out of Middle...

Rock out in a geological masterpiece

The Peterson Rock Garden and Museum, a beloved local attraction in central Oregon, is officially for sale. It's listed for...

10 markets where buyers retain an edge

Realor.com has compiled a list of the 10 markets where homes are lingering the longest — giving buyers a rare...

The Fed hikes interest rates 0.75% — what it means for real estate

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by .75% today: the sharpest increase since 1994. How will that affect real...

Compass and Redfin announce layoffs

Two major real estate firms are cutting their workforces amid a cooling housing market. Compass and Redfin are laying off 10% and 8% of their current staffs,...

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