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HomeAdvisor Survey Shows Strong Growth in Home Improvement Spending

Home Improvement Spending Rises Amid Political Anxiety Homeowners seeking to tackle home improvement projects are not deterred by political and economic uncertainties and are spending nearly 60 percent more than a year ago on home improvement according to HomeAdvisor’s 2017 True Cost Report*. The report, authored by HomeAdvisor’s Chief Economist Brad Hunter, provides insight into homeowner spending trends and the greater macro political and economic factors influencing home project decision-making, including interest rates, political party affiliation and consumer confidence.  “Home improvement activity is showing resilience in the face of political shifts,” said HomeAdvisor’s Chief Economist Brad Hunter. “While there...

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HomeUnion Acquires Four Multifamily Assets on Behalf of Investors in 1Q

Located in major investment markets, the properties have a combined 125 apartment units  HomeUnion, an online real estate investment management firm, has represented buyers in their acquisitions of four apartment buildings nationwide with a combined 125 units. “Unlike traditional multifamily brokerage firms, HomeUnion is an end-to-end real estate investment and management solution that enables hands-free investing,” explains Don Ganguly, CEO of HomeUnion. “Buyers can acquire properties remotely using HomeUnion’s exclusive platform, which provides them with all the due diligence and financial information they need before the closing. During the ownership cycle, we also make sure that our clients receive detailed...

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First CoreLogic Client Deploys Graphiq Data Visualizations

CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today announced that Information and Real Estate Services, LLC (IRES) is the first CoreLogic client to make Graphiq data visualizations available to U.S. homebuyers. Working together, CoreLogic and Graphiq provide responsive data visualizations that graphically illustrate property lot, tax and transaction information, as well as local real estate trends, school ratings, commute times, and demographic breakdowns. Using data from CoreLogic and a variety of other sources, these striking visual representations provide deep insights and valuable context about properties and communities. “The public has access to more...

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Zillow Launches New National Ad Campaign, “Finding Home”

Zillow Launches New National Ad Campaign, “Finding Home” Zillow®, the leading real estate information and home-related marketplace, today launches a new national advertising campaign, “Finding Home.” The campaign kicks off today with three national TV spots; several more will roll out over the spring and summer. The campaign features different stories that illustrate the diversity of home buyers today and their unique and varied challenges. All of the ads were inspired by real stories from Zillow users and employees. The first TV spots feature a young family making a fresh start, a millennial buying his first home, and a...

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Real Estate Economists Predict Moderate Growth for the Economy and Commercial Real Estate Industry Through 2019, Says New ULI Semi-Annual Market Survey

The U.S. economy and commercial real estate industry are, in general, expected to experience moderate growth through much of 2019, according to a new three-year economic forecast from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate. The latest ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast, a semi-annual outlook, is based on a survey of 53 of the industry’s top economists and analysts representing 39 of the country’s leading real estate investment, advisory, and research firms and organizations. The survey, conducted in March 2017, provides forecasts for broad economic indicators; real estate capital markets; property investment returns for...

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