Appreciation at Quicker Pace, Up 5.7 Percent

Appreciation grew quicker in the first quarter of 2018, up 5.7 percent year-over-year, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). “The worsening inventory crunch through the first three months of the year inflicted even more upward pressure on home prices in a majority of markets,” says Lawrence Yun, chief […]

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Home Prices Still on an Upturn

Home prices are still on an upturn, up 5.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). “A majority of the country saw an upswing in buyer interest at the end of last year, which ultimately ended up putting even more strain on […]

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Home Prices Keep Rolling, up 5.3 Percent in Q3

Home prices keep rolling, up 5.3 percent in third quarter of 2017, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). “The stock market’s climb to new record highs, the continued stretch of outstanding job growth and mortgage rates under 4 percent kept homebuyer demand at a very robust level throughout […]

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WalletHub: 10 Best Housing Markets

What makes for an attractive housing market? Analysts at WalletHub recently identified several indicators of desirability, using a 100-point scoring system in 300 markets to rank the top 10 in the nation: Frisco, Texas McKinney, Texas Allen, Texas Cary, N.C. Richardson, Texas Seattle, Wash. Bellevue, Wash. Carrollton, Texas Nashville, Tenn. Denver, Colo. The indicators applied […]

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Home Prices Surge on Strong Buying Season

Home prices continue on at a clip, surging 6.2 percent in the second quarter of 2017, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The pace outdoes the previous peak observed in the third quarter of 2016. “The 2.2 million net new jobs created over the past year generated significant […]

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Home Prices Charge Upward, Stoked by Strong Sales Pace

Home prices continue to escalate, charging upward 6.9 percent in the first quarter of 2017, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The increase, stoked by the strongest quarterly sales pace in a decade, marks three straight quarters of growth. “Prospective buyers poured into the market to start the […]

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5 good reasons not to freak out over higher interest rates

One of strongest drivers of demand in today’s housing markets is buyers’ fear that interest rates will rise, and they will never again see rates as low as they are today. That’s one reason the first-time buyer volume of government-guaranteed mortgages, low down payment loans such as FHA and Freddie Mac’s Home Possible Advantage program surged 18 percent in April, according to the American Enterprise Institute …

City-by-city rankings and investment performance indicators analyzed in new book

“Urban Real Estate Investment: A New Era of Opportunity,” a new book by former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros published by the Urban Land Institute, mashes up performance indicators based on local economic and demographic trends with city-by-city ran…

Listings scarce in many markets as spring buying season kicks off

On the eve of the spring buying season, the number of homes listed for sale on realtor.com was down 11 percent in February compared to the same time a year ago. Only 30 out of 200 markets tracked in the …

Shrinking inventories could end up pricing more buyers out of the market

The number of homes on the market fell for the first time in 16 months in December, hinting at a potential acceleration in home prices in the months ahead. That might be good news for sellers, but not for buyers …