Top 10 Cities with the Highest Rent Increases in 2019 In a recent studied done by Apartment Guide, researchers broke down the numbers by the price trends in the country’s 100 most populated metro-cities. The data revealed an increase in rent for all three quarters of...

Top Cities for Millennial Veterans Homebuyers  While there is plenty of talk about the challenges Millennials face with affordable homeownership, there is one sub demographic that may have an advantage: the Millennial Veteran. Because a Millennial Veteran has access to a VA loan, they are able to...

Target Remodels Are Paying Off  In 2017 Target announced a $7 billion investment in their stores and this week they opened the 100th small-front location and have finished remodeling 500 store locations across the U.S. Target’s earnings have blown past analysts’ predictions and sent Target shares...

Luxury Home Health and Wellness Trends  Affluent home buyers want the luxury lifestyle, but now with a demand focused on feeling healthy both physically and mentally. In a recent study of properties with wellness-focused amenities, homes with these features sold for ten to twenty-five percent more...

Construction Financing Options  If you are considering a loan for your next construction project, here are five tips to help you with financing options. Have a well-planned project: each lender has its own parameters of what is an acceptable loan-to-cost ratio, but they will take into consideration several...

Move Over Millennials: Introducing Gen Z  The newest group of buyers to hit the market is Generation Z, and even though they are the first generation to who doesn’t know the world without technology, their buying trends are taking the market by surprise – and nine...

Where are America’s Hottest Markets?  The numbers for July 2019 are in and the hottest markets in America are not the big named cities that most might expect to find. According to realtor.com data these unsuspecting smaller metro-areas offer affordability for homeowners. Many of those that made...

In Construction, Time Equals Money  In construction, time equals money and at Knipp Contracting, we recognize that the successful completion of your construction project is critical. The Knipp Contracting team has over forty years of construction experience and after completing more than 20,000+ construction projects across the...

 Update on the US Market: Substantial Progress Post-Recession  June marked the longest period of economic expansion for the U.S. market, reaching 121 months. According to a recent report by CoreLogic, the housing flip rate, home prices and rents are up. One of the biggest evidence of...