RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

OCT 2018

Real Estate magazine is the industry's leading source for real estate news and information since 1980. Published monthly by RISMedia, Real Estate magazine offers timely and relevant real estate news to the industry's top brokers and agents.

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12 October 2018 RISMedia's REAL ESTATE {Did You Know?} #REalityCheck Consumer confidence rose in August, posting a 133.4 reading in the Consumer Confidence Index® from The Conference Board. July's reading was 127.9. According to new research by Trulia, 36 percent of Americans have "neighborhood regret," or would have moved to another neighborhood than the one they reside in today. According to a recent analysis by RealEstate.com, these are the top five markets where it's easiest to save for a down payment: 1. Chicago, Ill. 2. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas 3. Detroit, Mich. 4. Baltimore, Md. 5. Indianapolis, Ind. Twenty years ago, $1 bought 2.09 square inches; in 2008, it bought 1.23 square inches. Today, $1 buys 1.07 square inches —about two times the size of a stamp. Source: Zillow

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