RealtyHop – In the Press

2020 Candidates Are Highlighting Housing Affordability Issues. Here Are The Least Affordable Housing Markets

July 7, 2019 | Newsweek
The housing affordability crisis is particularly exacerbated in certain cities, like Los Angeles, where the average household pays more than 91.4 percent of their annual income to own a home, according to RealtyHop. Miami, New York, San Francisco and Oakland, where those seeking to buy a house would still have to pay 68.1 percent percent of their annual income, comprise the top five most expensive markets.”

These 5 NYC neighborhoods saw real estate prices drop in May

June 6, 2019 | New York Business Journal
RealtyHop crunched data and put together an interactive map to illustrate which neighborhoods saw the steepest fluctuations.”

Report: San Francisco is fourth least affordable place to own a home

June 3, 2019 | Curbed San Francisco
Many understand that San Francisco has some of the most punishing housing prices in the country—common knowledge even among those who don’t live here. But for anyone in search of more grim details on the topic, New York-based real estate site Realty Hop offers its monthly “affordability index.” Among its conclusions: SF is the fourth-least-affordable U.S. city in which to own a home, based on estimates of average monthly mortgage versus the median household income.”

Boston Has One of the Least Affordable Housing Markets in the Country

May 29, 2019 | Boston Magazine
As you might have heard, real estate in Boston is expensive. And when stacked up against cities around the country, it turns out the Hub has one of the least affordable housing markets out there, according to RealtyHop. The real estate website’s June report shows that Boston is the eighth most expensive place to own a home in the U.S.”

How affordable is buying a home in Philly versus the rest of the country?

April 1, 2019 | Curbed Philadelphia
A study examining the least and most affordable cities in terms of home buying puts Philly squarely in the middle. The report, which was put together by housing data site RealtyHop, compiled data on average house prices, property taxes, and median household income, and compared various major U.S. cities based on the data.”

Homeownership in Dallas requires 47% of a household’s annual income, report says

March 5, 2019 | Dallas Business Journal
Out of the 100 most populous cities around the nation, Dallas came in 84th place in a list that ranked the most affordable cities for homeownership.”

The 5 Most Expensive U.S. Cities for Homeowners

February 5, 2019 | Apartment Therapy
RealtyHop, a real estate search engine, just released their first-ever Housing Affordability Index, ranking the top 100 metropolitan areas in the U.S. by each city’s cost burden for homeowners. If you live in one of the nation’s costly urban hubs, you won’t be surprised to read, that according to the analysis, homeowners in the most expensive cities need to shell out around half of their income on housing—or more.”

Millennials should move to one of these 20 smaller cities

October 31, 2018 | Inman
Where should Millennials looking to buy a home move to? RealtyHop, a startup sale and rental listings portal that attempts to predict what a property will rent for, crunched U.S. Census data and figured out the best metropolitan areas for millennials.”

Atlanta scores B- as landing spot for millennials in 2018

October 31, 2018 | Curbed Atlanta
Three years ago, MONEY magazine raised eyebrows and stoked some modicum of local pride by declaring Atlanta the second best U.S. city for millennials, slotting the Big Peach between rival Austin (No. 1) and Columbus, Ohio. Now, according to an analysis by national home sales and data site RealtyHop, Atlanta is merely a B- option for younger Americans looking to put down roots.”

San Francisco dubbed ‘doo-doo capital’ of US thanks to out-of-control bum crisis

October 10, 2018 | NY Post
One of the most beautiful cities in the country has turned into a dumping ground for Bay Area bowel movements — and things have gotten so bad, the California city is now dubbed the “Doo-Doo Capital in the US.””

13 Ways To Make Moving Less Stressful

August 9, 2018 | Bustle
When it comes to getting ready to move, looking around at all your belongings, from furniture to knickknacks, can be overwhelming. However, if you focus on one room at a time, it’ll reduce your stress and you’ll be able to cut your big goal — packing up your entire place — into smaller ones. “Pack one room at a time,” Shane Lee, corporate communications analyst at RealtyHop, tells Bustle. “This helps you keep things organized and saves you lots of time later when you unpack.”

Tour Taylor Swift’s Home This Sunday? Here’s Where to Go—and Why You Can

May 2, 2018 | Realtor
Taylor Swift is clearly done with Beverly Hills. News has surfaced that the pop star has recently sold one of her homes there for $4 million, and just listed another one nearby. Even stranger? These two homes—and her approach to selling them—couldn’t be more different. Let’s compare!

Top 25 Tips for Selling a Rental Property From the Pros

April 30, 2018 | FitSmallBusiness
There are many reasons why long-term real estate investors sell a rental property. Unfortunately, selling a rental property can be just as challenging as managing it, such as knowing the tax on sale of rental property. To help, we spoke with the industry experts on the best ways to sell a rental property for a profit.

How Much Below the Asking Price Should You Offer on a House? Answers Here!

Apr 23, 2018 | Realtor
How much below asking price should you offer on a house? Or is it something you shouldn’t try at all? The not-so-simple answer: It all depends on the market you’re in and other factors you should weigh before you lowball with abandon.

What Happened To A Trump Apartment In New York After The Election?

April 18, 2018 | Investing Channel
In the 2016 elections, Hillary Clinton won New York City with 79% of the vote. In Manhattan, that number was 86.6%. On the island where Donald Trump first made a name for himself as a real estate developer, fewer than 1 in 5 residents voted for him. We decided to look at this situation through the lens of a single Manhattan apartment complex. Who would want to live in a Trump-brand building in a strongly anti-Trump borough?

20 Tips for Selling a Home in Today’s Market

Feb 05, 2018 | Cheapism
Nothing is more attractive to prospective buyers than a nicely designed yard, says Shane Lee, of “Spend some time and money mowing the lawn, growing plants and adding colorful flowers,” said Lee. “That will make your house look incredibly valuable.”