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Over a Decade, How Does the Market Fare?

While home sales this year are lower than they have been over a 10-year average, prices and inventory are both beating the average, according to National Association of REALTORS®...

How the 2014 Housing Market Will Shape 2015

The real estate market has shown a build-up of housing momentum this year – “fueled by significant improvements in economic fundamentals, low mortgage rates, and compressed...

Stage Set to Revive First-Time Buyer Market

The move by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac this week to offer 3 percent down payment loans may reignite the first-time home buyer market. Prior to this week’s announcement, Fannie...

Ferguson Case Takes Toll on Housing Market

The unrest in Ferguson, Mo., stemming from the recent protests and riots over the acquittal of a police officer who shot an unarmed teenager, has dampened the real estate market in the...

Job Market Gains Likely to Lead to More Sales

With the uptick in employment, you can expect more home sales and increased commercial leasing activity next year, according to a recent post on the National Association of REALTORS®...

‘Zombies’ Terrorizing Housing Market Less

Zombie foreclosures — homes in the foreclosure process that are vacant — are lessening their trail of destruction on housing markets. They made up about 18 percent of all active...

Luxury Market Takes Larger Chunk of Sales

The share of home sales in the $200,000-and-below price range is down 9 percent from a year ago, while those above $200,000 have increased 10 percent in the same time period, according...

Freddie: Housing Market Stuck in a Rut

The housing market is struggling to maintain momentum as housing prices moderate and mortgage applications fall, Freddie Mac reports in its latest Multi-Indicator Market Index. In...

NAHB: Apartment, Condo Market Continues to Strengthen

Builders and developers are optimistic about the current conditions in the apartment and condominium market, which posted more gains in the second quarter. The Multifamily Production...

Spring Was Healthiest Market in 3 Years

July housing data shows that price appreciation and inventory increases during the peak home-buying season helped the market to post the largest spring gains in three years,...