A record 25% of home searchers looked to move to a different U.S. metro in January, many in search of relatively affordable housing, said Redfin, Seattle. And Bankrate.com, New York, said Austin, Texas ranked highest for first-time home buyers.
Revvin, Chicago, released a set of HELOC-specific workflows that make it easier for lenders to attract home equity line of credit applicants and gather the required information for delivery to the lender’s LOS.
Homebuyers—particularly first-time buyers squeezed by competition and soaring home prices—are considering many options, including relocating to other parts of the country, said Bankrate, New York. And according to a similar report from Redfin, Seattle, migrating could be their best option.
Although an increasing number of U.S. adults have been vaccinated and look forward to resuming pre-pandemic activities, a new Bankrate.com survey indicates that nearly two in five (39%) individuals have delayed a financial milestone because of the pandemic.