Don’t blame baby boomers for surging home prices: Trulia

Baby boomers have no sway on the affordability of housing in major markets like San Francisco and New York City, according to a new study.

Home values continued to rise in July, but at slower rate: Zillow

Median home values increased 8 percent year-over-year, to $218,000 in July, but in 20 of the 35 largest markets growth slowed modestly, according to Zillow.

Home prices are so high, pending sales have dropped for 7 months in a row

Pending home sales dropped 0.7 percent month-over-month and 2.3 percent year-over-year to 106.2 — the seventh consecutive month of annualized declines.

Is the inventory crisis over?

The inventory crisis is coming to an end. Like rolled up skinny jeans, a for-sale housing shortage is becoming old news. Buyers have more choices.

Permitting slowdown has cost the US 6.3M new homes

From 1985-2000 there were 3.9 single-family home permits issued annually per 1,000 residents, but that number has declined significantly in the past decade. Since 2008, there have been just 1.8 single-family home permits issued every year per 1,000 res…

Permitting slowdown has cost the US 6.3M new homes

From 1985-2000 there were 3.9 single-family home permits issued annually per 1,000 residents, but that number has declined significantly in the past decade. Since 2008, there have been just 1.8 single-family home permits issued every year per 1,000 res…

New home sales slump 5.3%, but inventory is up

The sale of new single-family homes declined by 5.3 percent from May to June, according to the latest data released from the Census Bureau and HUD.

Pending home sales decline 0.5% from April to May

Pending home sales were down 0.5 percent month-over-month and down on an annualized basis for the fifth straight month, according to NAR.

Existing home prices hit new record high as sales slump

Existing homes sales fell 0.4 percent month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.43 million after declining last month too.

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…