Housing News

housing market, renters, homeowners, mortgages
September 07, 2011

The recent housing crisis has made many Americans more conscious of the gap between homeowners and rents. The nation's housing market has been split into three distinct segments: homeowners with mortgages or loans on their property; renters; and people who own their home outright.

foreclosures, market conditions, market demand, housing market
September 06, 2011

Despite the recent flood of foreclosures on residential mortgages, little is known about what happens to borrowers and their households after their mortgage has been foreclosed. A new study looks at the post-foreclosure experience of U.S. households.

NAHB Improving Markets Index, IMI, new monthly economic index
September 01, 2011

A new monthly economic index from NAHB will track improving housing markets across the country by evaluating three key economic indicators: employment growth numbers, house price growth data, and single-family housing permit growth data.

home builders, market, housing market
September 01, 2011

Five years into a housing meltdown, questions are coming up about how long some publicly held home builders can survive without significant improvement in the market.

foreclosures, delinquent mortgages, housing market, home-builders
September 01, 2011

If the Obama administration really wants to save the housing market, it should speed up the foreclosure process – not prolong the inevitable.

August 31, 2011

House prices increased in July, but at slower pace than earlier this year

August 31, 2011

Historically low mortgage rates aren't enough to make up for a struggling economy as potential home buyers continue to sit on the sidelines. And those who already own a home aren't trying to refinance, either.

August 30, 2011

Home prices made a slight recovery in the second quarter from this year's earlier lows, but are still well below year-ago levels, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index.

forbes, neighborhood, top ten, u.s. neighborhoods, desirable neighborhoods
August 29, 2011

With help from the American Planning Association, Forbes hand-picked 10 neighborhoods once down on their luck where money, politics, and time have successfully transformed the areas into bona fide hot spots.

National Association of Realtors, Pending Home Sales Index, pending home sales,
August 29, 2011

The National Association of Realtors’ Pending Home Sales Index declined 1.3 percent to 89.7 in July, but is 14.4 percent above the July 2010 index, according to data released this morning.


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