WHERE TO WATCH
Why Americans are Buying Homes in a Recession
May 20, 2020
Mitch Roschelle, Partner at PwC, joined Cheddar to discuss why Americans are buying homes in the middle of a recession
Sotheby's Holds Record Breaking Virtual Auction Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Jun 23, 2020
U.S. New Home Sales Rise Surprisingly Strong 16.6 Percent in May
Sales of new homes rose a surprisingly strong 16.6% in May suggesting that the reopening of major parts of the country were giving a boost to the housing market.
May 13, 2019
Redfin Rolls Out Feature to Bid on Property with a Click
Redfin is rolling out a new feature allowing homeowners to click to place a bid on a property. Daryl Fairweather, chief economist at Redfin, describes how it works.
Oct 20, 2017
What On Earth Is Escrow?
'Escrow' is a word that gets thrown around a lot when discussing buying a home. But do you know what it means? An escrow account is a protected bank account that mortgage lenders use to ensure you don't default on your home insurance or property taxes. Each month, you pay escrow in addition to your mortgage payment. Many mortgage lenders offer escrow as an additional service during the home buying experience. Some lenders like the Federal Housing Authority require escrow to take out a loan. It's a weird word, but escrow is an important safeguard for both you and your mortgage lender. While it's an additional monthly cost, paying for your property taxes and insurance in escrow ensures that you don't get hit with a surprisingly high annual tax bill.