U.S. Median Home Price Trends and Forecasts

The National Association of Realtors has issued their forecast for median home prices across the country. The median priced home in 2018 was $258,900 and is projected to be $274,000 in 2020 based on roughly 3% home price appreciation. That’s right, the average priced home will increase by $15,000 over the next two years. Depending upon where you sit, that’s either great news or it means it’s time

A House Hunter's Checklist for Keeping Track of Expenses

If the corporate relocation package being offered to you requires that you perform a house hunting expedition on your own, it’s likely your employer will reimburse you for many associated expenses – including travel, lodging, and meals to name the most common. Naturally, you’ll want to check with your employer to determine what expenses are covered and what exclusions there are. Here's a

Employer and Employee Benefits of House Hunting Trips

Whether you are a homeowner or renter, when relocating to a new, unfamiliar area, you certainly would appreciate assistance from your employer. Whether you're a senior executive or a new lower-level hire, all relocating employees can use employer help in finding a new residence. The best employee relocation policies contain this important feature. They can take various forms, all of which are

New Home Purchase Assistance

A major component of professional corporate relocation programs has always been – and remains – assistance with selling the transferee's current home and purchasing a new residence in an unfamiliar area. The recent recession and accompanying housing crash has made this relocation component even more vital to a successful executive move. The continuing uncertainty regarding a consistent economic

Who Are Home Buyers Today?

Each year, the National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey provides the latest demographics, preferences and experiences of recent home buyers and sellers. Highlights from the 2011 Characteristics of Home Buyers[1] can help you see the challenges your relocating employees face in the real estate market: First-time home buyers make up 37% of the market, a drop