Recent Articles by Kimberly Manning

Foreclosure inventory dips in August, says CoreLogic

Foreclosure inventory dips in August, says CoreLogic

Foreclosures are becoming less and less of a commonality throughout the nation, and according to CoreLogic's August 2016 National Foreclosure Report, foreclosure inventory and completed foreclosures both dipped in August compared with the previous ye...
By Kimberly Manning | Friday, October 14, 2016
Community spotlight: Orland Park, Illinois

Community spotlight: Orland Park, Illinois

Located less than an hour southwest of downtown Chicago, Orland Park is a shopper's paradise with plenty of outdoor activities for all ages.Development is booming in Orland Park, particularly around the 143rd Metra station where in recent years...
By Kimberly Manning | Wednesday, October 12, 2016
A turtle crawling slowly across the ground Baltimore, DC rank last in forecasted rent growth, report shows

Baltimore, DC rank last in forecasted rent growth, report shows

For renters, a slowdown in the market's growth is a welcome trend. While the drop was hardly noticeable, September saw its first monthly dip since November 2015 to $1,219, down just one dollar from August, according to a new report ......
By Kimberly Manning | Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Houston rent growth moderate as job market slows

Houston rent growth moderate as job market slows

For renters, a slowdown in the market's growth is a welcome trend. While the drop was hardly noticeable, September saw its first monthly dip since November 2015 to $1,219, down just one dollar from August, according to a new report. According to the...
By Kimberly Manning | Tuesday, October 11, 2016
San Francisco rent growth slows following new supply output

San Francisco rent growth slows following new supply output

For renters, a slowdown in the market's growth is a welcome trend. While the drop was hardly noticeable, September saw its first monthly dip since November 2015 to $1,219, down just one dollar from August, according to a new report. According to the...
By Kimberly Manning | Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Affordable housing project breaks ground in Ivy City

Affordable housing project breaks ground in Ivy City

October 11 marks the groundbreaking of a new affordable housing project in the Washington D.C. neighborhood of Ivy City, a joint project between Habitat for Humanity and Level 2 Development ......
By Kimberly Manning | Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Home search disconnect: Where buyers aren’t finding what they seek

Home search disconnect: Where buyers aren’t finding what they seek

In certain pockets of the housing market, demand for specific price ranges are causing a disconnect in available inventory and prices, according to a new report. Trulia's MarketMatch report shows 10.4 percent of home searches at a certain price point...
By Kimberly Manning | Tuesday, October 11, 2016
DisclosureSave launches app to gauge natural disaster risk

DisclosureSave launches app to gauge natural disaster risk

For homebuyers in California, it's especially important to understand a home's risk factor against natural disasters such as earthquakes, landslides, floods and fires. DisclosureSave has been a Natural Hazard Disclosure (NHD) provider since 1999, and...
By Kimberly Manning | Monday, October 10, 2016
Chicago rent growth stalls amid slow job growth, report shows

Chicago rent growth stalls amid slow job growth, report shows

For renters, a slowdown in the market's growth is a welcome trend. While the drop was hardly noticeable, September saw its first monthly dip since November 2015 to $1,219, down just one dollar from August, according to a new report. According to the...
By Kimberly Manning | Monday, October 10, 2016
Miami rent growth slows in all asset classes, says Yardi

Miami rent growth slows in all asset classes, says Yardi

For renters, a slowdown in the market's growth is a welcome trend. While the drop was hardly noticeable, September saw its first monthly dip since November 2015 to $1,219, down just one dollar from August ......
By Kimberly Manning | Monday, October 10, 2016
Millennial student debt hurting the housing market, study shows

Millennial student debt hurting the housing market, study shows

Student debt is no joke to the economy. A new report shows 46.5 percent of millennials currently own money on student loans, and more than 60 percent of millennial respondents say their monthly student loan bills impact their spending habits "very mu...
By Kimberly Manning | Monday, October 10, 2016
Bay Area home equity reaches $3.9 billion in 2016

Bay Area home equity reaches $3.9 billion in 2016

With the high prices in the nine-county Bay Area, more homeowners are taking advantage of available credit, according to a new report. On a year-over-year basis in June, there was a 16 percent increase in loans to $33 billion from the 71 credit union...
By Kimberly Manning | Friday, October 7, 2016
Los Angeles rent growth slowing for lifestyle renters, says Yardi

Los Angeles rent growth slowing for lifestyle renters, says Yardi

For renters, a slowdown in the market's growth is a welcome trend. While the drop was hardly noticeable, September saw its first monthly dip since November 2015 to $1,219, down just one dollar from August ......
By Kimberly Manning | Thursday, October 6, 2016
Chicago construction climbs for residential buildings in September

Chicago construction climbs for residential buildings in September

Chicago metro area construction activity has been on the rise so far this year, most notably in the residential sector. The entire statistical area of the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet metro area, which includes Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Jasper, Ka...
By Kimberly Manning | Thursday, October 6, 2016
A sky-high view of San Francisco with binoculars in the foreground San Francisco housing and condo market conditions by neighborhood

San Francisco housing and condo market conditions by neighborhood

San Francisco neighborhoods that still offer a glimmer of affordability are seeing home sales rising above the area's pricier neighborhoods, according to the most recent Paragon Real Estate Report ......
By Kimberly Manning | Thursday, October 6, 2016
Chicagoland real estate market sees prices, sales rise in August

Chicagoland real estate market sees prices, sales rise in August

The Chicago real estate market is cooling with the weather, but it's still headed in a positive direction. According to the August Re/Max report using MRED data, home sales in the entire metro area have chilled since July by 7 percent, but are up 8 p...
By Kimberly Manning | Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Guilds and gamers unite: Trulia ranks the best cities for video gaming

Guilds and gamers unite: Trulia ranks the best cities for video gaming

Look outside a Target or Best Buy after Thanksgiving, and you'll see America's obsession with electronics -- and for many, that passion extends to gaming. Whether you're a Playstation or Xbox loyalist, Trulia ranked the ten best metros for gamers, ba...
By Kimberly Manning | Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Florida foreclosure program offers free assistance to homeowners

Florida foreclosure program offers free assistance to homeowners

Despite dropping rates, Florida remains one of the worst afflicted states with home foreclosure. To combat the issue, the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) is offering a free service for struggling homeowners faced with foreclosur...
By Kimberly Manning | Monday, October 3, 2016