New Homeowners Can Spend Nearly $30K on Unexpected but Common Projects

For most homeowners, buying a home involves more than a mortgage. Research from Thumbtack, San Francisco, and Zillow, Seattle, said a typical for-sale home could need as much as $30,000 in work—which, for some buyers, particularly millennials—might result in unexpected expense.

Record-Low Inventories Drive Record-Low Contract Periods

With record-low housing inventories and sharply increasing home prices, what else could happen? How about record-low contract periods, according to both Redfin, Seattle, and Zillow, Seattle.