Citizens, the state-owned property insurer, is expected to have 1M policies by 2022. It’s looking at new tactics that could force covered owners to get private coverage.
It means a neighborhood is changing from low-income to trendy. It’s good for early buyers, but it’s bad for lower-income owners who can no longer afford to live there.
While overall home sales show signs of cooling as prices rise and buyers step back, NAR Economist Yun doesn’t see that reflected in sales of vacation homes.
Here’s one: “Sorry,” often used as “Sorry to bother you, but …” If you often offer an unnecessary apology, it makes you sound somewhat timid.
Low interest rates and a severe shortage of homes for sale are contributing to rising costs for renters and would-be homebuyers, even as more rental homes are sold.
Homeowners have read bidding-war stories and heard about homes selling for thousands of dollars more than asking price. Now they’re becoming sellers and think they can overprice their property, but the market is seeing more price reductions – 9.4% in Aug., says Zillow, up from 8.6% in July.