Home Prices Still Growing – Just at a More Normal Pace

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If you’re feeling a bit muddy on what’s happening with home prices, that’s no surprise. Some people are still saying prices are falling, even though data proves otherwise. Part of that misconception is because people are getting their information from unreliable sources. But it’s also coming from some media coverage misrepresenting what the data really shows. So, to keep things simple, here’s what you really need to know using real data …


VESTAPLUS™ Names Santanu Barua as Chief Technology Officer, Fueling the Future of Real Estate

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Seasoned Technologist Takes the Lead in Driving Innovation at VESTAPLUS™ Beverly Hills, November 21, 2023 – VESTAPLUS™, a leading provider of MLS software offering cutting-edge tech solutions to MLSs nationwide, proudly announces the promotion of Santanu Barua to the position of Chief Technology Officer. With a career spanning almost two decades at VESTAPLUS™, Barua has played a pivotal role in driving innovation and spearheading the development of many groundbreaking solutions, including …


Foreclosures and Bankruptcies Won’t Crash the Housing Market

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If you’ve been following the news recently, you might have seen articles about an increase in foreclosures and bankruptcies. That could be making you feel uneasy, especially if you’re thinking about buying or selling a house. But the truth is, even though the numbers are going up, the data shows the housing market isn’t headed for a crisis. Foreclosure Activity Rising, but Less Than Headlines Suggest In recent years, the number …


Invest in Yourself by Owning a Home

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Are you wondering if it makes sense to buy a home right now? While today’s mortgage rates might seem a bit intimidating, here are two compelling reasons why it still may be a good time to become a homeowner. Home Values Appreciate over Time There’s been a lot of confusion around what’s happened with home prices over the past two years. While they did dip ever so slightly in late 2022, …


Why Home Prices Keep Going Up

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If you’ve ever dreamed of buying your own place, or selling your current house to upgrade, you’re no stranger to the rollercoaster of emotions changing home prices can stir up. It’s a tale of financial goals, doubts, and a dash of anxiety that many have been through. But if you put off moving because you’re worried home prices might drop, make no mistake, they’re not going down. In fact, it’s just …


The Fate of the Fall Housing Market: Our Bold Predictions for Mortgage Rates, Home Prices, and More

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The housing market is stuck—and isn’t likely to unstick itself this fall. Pinned down by high mortgage rates, nearing 8%, the market has slowed to a crawl. Buyers can’t afford to buy, sellers are reluctant to sell, and the number of available homes remains dangerously low. That shortage has led to rising home prices again, forcing many would-be buyers to put their American dream on hold. The housing market “is weak …


VESTAPLUS™ MLS Software Solutions Announces Strategic Partnership with Central Wisconsin MLS to License Checkmate Listing Violation Detection™ Software

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Los Angeles, CA – VESTAPLUS LLC, a pioneering boutique organization known for its intuitive, powerful, and agent-driven MLS solutions, is thrilled to announce its new partnership with Central Wisconsin MLS Corporation (CWMLS). This partnership marks a significant milestone in the real estate technology sector, as VESTAPLUS LLC licenses its innovative Checkmate Listing Violation Detection™ software, with customization tailored to meet the unique needs of CWMLS. CWMLS, a wholly owned subsidiary of …


Home Prices Are Not Falling

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During the fourth quarter of last year, some housing experts projected home prices were going to crash in 2023. The media ran with those forecasts and put out headlines calling for doom and gloom in the housing market. All of this negative news coverage made a lot of people have doubts about the strength of the residential real estate market. If it made you question if you should delay your own  …


Why Today’s Housing Inventory Shows a Crash Isn’t on the Horizon

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You might remember the housing crash in 2008, even if you didn’t own a home at the time. If you’re worried there’s going to be a repeat of what happened back then, there’s good news – the housing market now is different from 2008. One important reason is there aren’t enough homes for sale. That means there’s an undersupply, not an oversupply like the last time. For the market to crash, …


The Many Non-Financial Benefits of Homeownership

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Buying and owning your own home can have a big impact on your life. While there are financial reasons to become a homeowner, it’s essential to think about the non-financial benefits that make a home more than just a place to live. Here are some of the top non-financial reasons to buy a home. According to Fannie Mae, 94% of survey respondents say “Having Control Over What You Do with Your Living …