Residential

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is a dominant figure in the U.S. housing market, and now the company is setting its eyes on our northern neighbor
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is a dominant figure in the U.S. housing market, and now the company is setting its eyes on our northern neighbor.   According to a Bloomberg report, Berkshire Hathaway is buying a 38 percent stake in Home Capital Group Inc., a Toronto-based mortgage lender, for... Keep Reading....
The California legislature passed bills yesterday designed to ratchet up construction to ease the state’s affordable housing shortage
The California legislature passed bills yesterday designed to ratchet up construction to ease the state’s affordable housing shortage.   According to an Associated Press report, the Senate voted 23-12 to pass SB35, which removes some development restrictions in cities that fall behind on their... more
Trump Issues National Homeownership Month Declaration
President Trump may be going in a very different direction from his predecessor with his withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, but he is following the presidential tradition of recognizing June as National Homeownership Month.   In a declaration issued by the White House, the President... more
If you’re selling your home and you have a blue bathroom, you can expect to see a lot more green in the sales transaction
If you’re selling your home and you have a blue bathroom, you can expect to see a lot more green in the sales transaction.   According to new data from Zillow, homes with blue bathrooms—preferably, powder blue or light periwinkle—sold for $5,440 more than expected. Walls sporting what Zillow... more
Four federal regulatory agencies have issued a joint advisory with two temporary options designed to help depository institutions and bank holding companies operating in areas with a limited availability of state-certified and -licensed appraisers.   The first option in the advisory allows... more