Is it a good time to buy or sell? Economists say no need to fear rate hike

While some may be concerned about rising mortgage rates, First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming says there’s no need for alarm. According to the latest Potential Home Sales Model report, the housing market could handle a 30-year, fixed-mortgage ra…

The city with the highest percentage of vacation and investment homes is …

On Monday, LendingTree released its list of cities with the highest share of non-owner occupied mortgages, and the results are surprising.

Average days on market drops to lowest level in 8 years: Trulia

Temperatures aren’t the only thing heating up this summer. List-to-sale times are blazing, much like they have been for the past few years — on average, homes are being sold within 64 days, down from 77 days in April 2017.

Existing-home sales drop 1.4%, the second straight month of declines

Existing-home sales decreased 2.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 5.46 million in April — down from 5.60 million in March, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported today.

Buyers are giving up the search for that perfect starter home

According to Trulia’s latest market analysis, homebuyers and sellers are finally seeing eye-to-eye when it comes to the sales price. Market mismatch — the measurement of the price gap between search interest and available listings — has dropped 15 percentage points quarter-over-quarter to an average score of 11.1.

5 best cities for first-time homebuyers looking to save

In the current housing market, first-time homebuyers often get the short end of the stick — they’re more likely to be on the hunt for lower-priced starter homes, which have already been snatched up for use as single-family rentals or are occupied by homeowners unwilling to enter a volatile housing market.

Buyers will bear the brunt of rising homebuilding costs in 2018

Houzz today released its 2018 State of the Industry report, which reviews the 2017 performance for seven residential renovation and design business categories, including architects, homebuilders and interior designers and provides predictions for the y…

New home sales up 4 percent in March, reversing recent declines

New home sales are finally on an upward path, after three months of month-over-month declines. According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)…

New home sales up 4% in March, reversing recent declines

New home sales are finally on an upward path, after three months of month-over-month declines. According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)…

Homeowners delay selling during prolonged winter: Redfin

Redfin’s Housing Demand Index, which is based on Redfin customers requesting home tours and writing offers across 15 major metro areas, fell 6.5 percentage points to 105 in March — the second consecutive month of declines this year.