2016 North Dakota Real Estate Market Predictions

North Dakota is the 39th state added to the United States in 1889. The state is 70,698 square miles, 19th largest in the country, and located along the United States and Canadian border. North Dakota’s nicknames include the Peace Garden State, the Roughrider State, and the Flickertail State. The landscape is a diverse mixture of prairies, buttes, and grasslands covering such regions as the Great Plains, the Badlands, and the Missouri Plateau. … [Read more...]

2016 South Dakota Real Estate Market Predictions

The 40th state is South Dakota which joined the United States in 1889. Known as The Mount Rushmore State, it is the 17th largest state at 77,116 square miles. But, does the South Dakota real estate market mirror the grand size of the state. The population is 814,180 making it 46th in the nation. The population has seen growth of 4 percent in the past five years (since 2011). South Dakota’s geography mostly consists the Great Plains, Badlands, and … [Read more...]

2016 Oklahoma Real Estate Market Predictions

Oklahoma became the 46th state in the United States in 1907. Known as the Sooner State, it is 20th in size at 69,899 square miles and 28th in population at 3,911,338. The terrain consists of small mountain ranges, prairies, mesas, and forests. The primary industries are natural gas, oil agricultural products, aviation, energy, telecommunications, and biotechnology. In turn, the Oklahom real estate certainly experienced ups and down based on the … [Read more...]

2016 Texas Housing Market and Real Estate Predictions

Texas, the Lone Star State, became the 28th state added to the United Stated in 1845. Centrally located on the country’s southern border, it is the second largest state at 268,581 square miles. These miles are covered by a wide variety of environments ranging from prairies, grasslands, and piney wood forests to mountains and coastline and coastal swamps. Less than 10 percent of the state is desert. … [Read more...]

2016 New Mexico Real Estate Market Predictions

The state of New Mexico, known as the “Land of Enchantment” was the 47th state added to the United States. It is the fifth largest state by size measuring 121,593 square miles. Despite its size, the population of 2,085,583 is only 36th in the country. Three American Indian reservations and 19 pueblos can be found in the state. New Mexico is the third leading producer of crude oil and natural gas in the United States which contributes to … [Read more...]

2016 Arizona Housing Market and Real Estate Predictions

Arizona, the Grand Canyon State, is the 48th state to become part of the United States. A size of 113,990 square miles makes it the sixth largest state by size. A population of 6,410,979 places Arizona 14th in population in the United States. Arizona is known for warm, sunny weather throughout the year. The state’s top employer is the state government followed by the healthcare and transportation industries. The current unemployment rate is 6.20% … [Read more...]

2016 Colorado Housing Market and Real Estate Predictions

Home prices in the Colorado Housing Market are surging. On virtually every real estate website such as Zillow and Trulia Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs real estate ranks high among the hottest housing markets in the country. After the first quarter of 2016, Denver real estate (always a top market in sales and price appreciation) ranked 3rd, Colorado Springs 11th, and Boulder 18th. Colorado has more cities in the top 20, second only to … [Read more...]

2016 Utah Real Estate and Housing Market Predictions

States in the West are expecting some of the strongest 2016 Housing Market activity in the country, and Utah real estate is near the head of the pack. The government-backed mortgage loan company Freddie Mack has named Northern Utah in particular as one of the top housing markets in their 2015 year-end Multi-indicator Market Index. “Housing markets such as Salt Lake City, Provo, and Ogden have strong buyer demand and they’re also still largely … [Read more...]

2016 Wyoming Real Estate and Housing Market Forecast

In May of 2012 the median home value in Wyoming was $78,500. Four years later that value has increased by $35,000 and is currently $113,500. Although the statewide median home value is one of the lowest in the country, the rate in which the value margin has increased in a relatively short time span is a big positive for the Wyoming’s real estate market. But like other energy-producing states, the oil industry continues to be a major factor for … [Read more...]

Find Out How Much House Can I Afford With my Salary

Now that winter is almost over thousands of people will begin actively searching for a home. If you’re one of these people the first thing you want to ask yourself is, How much house can I afford with my salary This is important so that you don’t set your expectations too high and find the right home that can reasonably fit in your budget. This can be done fairly easily by plugging your personal income numbers into a mortgage affordability … [Read more...]