Builders are feeling more confident about new-home sales, sales expectations for the next six months, and prospective buyer traffic, according to the May reading on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.
The index—which gauges builders’ sentiment on those three…Continue
The luxury home market is gaining momentum, with prices rising and many areas where upscale housing once struggled now turning into a seller’s market, according to the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.
“Prices have been trending up fairly strongly since the beginning of the year,” Laurie Moore-Moore,…Continue
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About 96,000 borrowers will receive an additional check to correct errors made in initial payments sent to compensate them for foreclosure mishandlings. The payments are part of a nationwide settlement. Some borrowers were issued amounts that were too low, the Federal Reserve announced, and the new checks will make up…Continue
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is reportedly going to be releasing more of its homes to the market, which could be welcome news to buyers who have faced slim pickings in for-sale inventories.
Over the next two years, experts predict that HUD homes on the market will increase significantly…Continue
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Where do luxury homes tend to sell the most? Coldwell Banker’s Luxury Market Report recently revealed the top U.S. cities with the highest number of luxury home sales in the $1 million-plus category. The cities in the top 10, along with the number of sales in the $1 million-plus tier for 2012 :
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Some cities are posting big drops in population, due to unemployment, crime, or even Mother Nature. CNNMoney recently highlighted Census Bureau data that shows the U.S. cities that are seeing the most rapid declines in residents.
The five fastest shrinking cities in the U.S.…Continue
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Home owners who faced a wrongful foreclosure will receive compensation from lenders in amounts ranging from a few hundred dollars up to $125,000 beginning in April, federal bank regulators said this week. The average payment represents about $850 per eligible loan.
The review was designed to determine…Continue
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The data is used extensively by public and private sector organizations to evaluate the need for new housing programs and initiatives, according to the U.S.…Continue
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Inventories of for-sale homes have fallen to record lows in many areas, but some markets are still reporting plenty of choices for home buyers. Plus, in some areas home prices haven’t experienced large increases as in other places this past year.
Realtor.com reports the following five best locales for…Continue
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Billionaire B. Wayne Hughes, a sharecropper’s son who became a billionaire pioneering warehouses for Americans needing storage space, is buying thousands of houses to rent as more people find homeownership out of reach.
Hughes, 79, has purchased about 10,000 properties through his American Homes 4…Continue
For the average home in the U.S., the gap between the listing price and closing price is narrowing with sellers able to get more than 98 percent of their home’s listing price back. Also,…Continue
The wealthy tend to stay near major population centers, according to the study. For example, the region with the highest concentration of wealthy households in the nation is…Continue
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But in the years preceding the housing crash, prices in 2002 started soaring 7 percent a year, then 8 percent in 2004, and 12 percent by 2005, CNBC.com reports.
A “new bubble” may be forming, CNBC columnist…Continue
About 85 percent of online listings include photos, but the type of photo really can make a big difference, says Ken H. Johnson, an associate professor of finance at Florida International University’s Hollo School of Real Estate and co-author of a 2011 study on photos in real estate.
“When people first look…Continue
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Real estate is the best industry to work in nationwide, according to the 2013 Top National Workplaces rankings by WorkplaceDynamics. Founded in 2006, WorkplaceDynamics is the fastest-growing employee survey provider in the United States.
Despite real estate professionals facing a “down market for the…Continue