Tag Archives: housing

New Sign of Housing Recovery’s Hold?

Out of 350 metros across the country, 52 have returned to or exceeded their pre-recession levels, according to a new index debuted by the National Association of Home Builders and...

Survey: Gov’t Shutdown Deflating Housing Optimism

Though Americans have expressed optimism about the housing recovery over the last few months, their feel-good attitudes took a turn for the worse in the run-up to the government...

Will Hottest Housing Markets Cool in 2014?

The housing markets that have seen some of the biggest rises in home prices will finish the year strong — then the home-appreciation rates will likely start to cool in 2014, one...

New Evidence of a Housing Bubble?

The National Association of REALTORS®’ home price affordability index dropped below a long-term trend line, once again igniting fears of a housing bubble. But some experts say...

Can Investors Make Good on Housing Bets?

Investors have placed high bets on housing in recent years, purchasing distressed homes in bulk. Now it may be time for them to prove that their bets are going to pay off. Investors...

Can Housing Save a Sluggish Economy?

“Good news in the housing sector bodes well for future economic growth,” according to Freddie Mac’s August 2013 U.S. economic and Housing Market Outlook report. Four years into...

Housing Problems Among Top Consumer Gripes

Six of the top 10 consumer complaints revolve around the housing sector, from home improvement issues to mortgage and landlord/tenant issues, according to the recently released 2012...

Improving Housing Market List Drops 11 Metros

A housing index that tracks improving housing markets showed signs of cooling this month, following consistent climbs in recent months. The National Association of Home Builders/First...

Top Housing Markets for the Next 5 Years

Business Insider recently ranked 15 cities by their projected annualize change in home prices between the fourth quarter of 2012 and the fourth quarter of 2017. Many of these cities...

Tight Housing Supplies Plague Spring Market

Home sales are “stuck” this spring due to the limited number of homes available to buy, says Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of REALTORS®. The supply of...