What Is Gentrification?

Gentrification is a long-term process where a neighborhood undergoes urban development, involving an influx of higher-income residents to an otherwise abandoned or rundown area. Gentrification is a controversial political and social topic. A rise in new businesses opening and an increase in affluent residents leads to higher housing and living costs, which can force some original...

What Is Freddie Mac?

Freddie Mac, like Fannie Mae, is a home mortgage company created by the U.S. Congress. Neither institution originates or services mortgages—instead, they buy and guarantee mortgages through the secondary mortgage market. These companies keep the mortgage market liquid, stable, and affordable by providing liquidity to thousands of U.S. banks and mortgage companies. Freddie Mac is the...

HAFA – Making Home Affordable Program

We have received many questions regarding the recent updates to the HAFA (Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives) program from real estate professionals and the news media. This page may serve as a basic resource for those seeking more information.  Please feel free to blog or include this information in your news stories with appropriate attribution to HomeFlux.com and...

Should You Fix Up Your House Before Listing Or Sell It As A Fixer-Upper?

JAYMI NACIRIPOSTED If you're thinking of selling your home, this is probably a question you've been asking yourself - and your real estate agent. There is no hard and fast answer; the route you go will depend on numerous factors, the most important of which are: the condition of your home, the strength of the market in your area, and the potential profit to be made both with and without updates....

50 Cities With the Most Overpriced Homes

These homes are selling for far more than they're worth. By Chris Jennings December 16, 2020, Real Estate Investing 101View as Galler The U.S. is currently experiencing its longest economic expansion on record. Over the past decade, gross domestic product rose, unemployment rates fell and thoughts of the Great Recession faded into the abyss of time. While all of that was happening,...

Your Home

Exterior Renovation – Wondering how you can turn your home into the most attractive property on the block? Give your home some undeniable curb appeal with these three great exterior renovation projects. 1. Improve Your Landscaping Your landscaping has a huge impact on your home’s overall curb appeal, which is why giving your yard a quick refresher adds beauty for years to come. Start your yard...

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