Quicken Loans sister company In-House Realty acquires ForSaleByOwner.com | 2018-05-23

Rock Holdings, the parent company of Quicken Loans, is about to grow its real estate empire again. In-House Realty, which like Quicken Loans is a subsidiary of Rock Holdings, announced this week that it purchased ForSaleByOwner.com, a real estate site where homeowners can market their homes, from Tronc, the publishing giant that owns the Chicago Tribune, the…

The mixed property bag for Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk | 2018-05-15

There are eight Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in Connecticut and they align with its eight counties, stacked in two horizontal rows with what may be considered the prime spot going to the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metropolitan Statistical Area. That is because the Bridgeport MSA shares a state line with the New York-Newark-Jersey City MSA, America's largest metro.…

NAHB: Multifamily demand remains strong despite supply issues | 2018-05-24

According to the National Association of Home Builders, demand for multifamily product remains strong and builders/developers feel positive about the production conditions. Today, NAHB released its quarterly Multifamily Market Survey.  The survey yields two indices Multifamily Production Index and Multifamily Vacancy Index. Both are measured against quarterly U.S. Census data on multifamily starts and vacancies.…

Existing home sales take a 2.5% tumble | 2018-05-24

April’s existing home sales fell 2.5% month-over-month and 1.4% year-over-year, according to the National Association of Realtors' monthly report. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said this is due to the woeful lack of inventory. “The root cause of the underperforming sales activity in much of the country so far this year continues to be the utter…

20 Frugal & Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

Julie wrote in with this great question: I’m looking for advice on how to keep healthy snacks in stock for kids without breaking the bank? It’s so much easier to buy processed foods for them but I hate doing it. They love fruits and veggies but go through them so quickly that I am restocking…