Housing News

energy efficient homes, energy efficiency, green homes
July 22, 2011

Earth Advantage Institute and the Passive House Institute U.S. will collaborate on developing an Energy Performance Score (EPS) label that can be issued for any home certified to the Passive House building energy standard.

real estate market, housing market, divorce
July 21, 2011

For some real estate agents, divorcing spouses comprise at least a third of their clients, as divorcing couples put their homes on the market and look for new places to live. Daily Finance provides tips on how to handle this niche market.

millennials, gen y, generation y, housing market, young housing market
July 21, 2011

Sixty-four percent of Generation Y wants to own homes, and surprisingly, most of them want to live in the suburbs, where the housing crisis is felt the most.

July 21, 2011

After a promising start to the year, the sluggish economy is slowing remodeling activity

real estate market, housing market, generation y, generation y market
July 20, 2011

Population growth and demographic shifts – particularly the ongoing maturation of a diverse, well-educated Gen Y – will drive improvements in the real estate market over the next 10 years, according to economists with the University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate.

merger, alliance, comstock, home builder, homebuilder
July 19, 2011

Comstock and SunBridge Capital Management formed a strategic alliance to facilitate the companies’ pursuit of home building and multi-family rental projects in the Capital.

new home construction, housing market, home building, homebuilding, new homes
July 19, 2011

June housing starts in the U.S. jumped more than forecast as better weather allowed the struggling industry to break ground on delayed projects.

new home credits, housing market, housing tax credits, home tax credits
July 19, 2011

A new paper found that the average listing of home prices rose about $8,000 the month after the first major tax credits for the same amount went into effect, and they fell by slightly less than $9,000 two months after they expired.

Builder confidence, NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, NAHB report, housing
July 18, 2011

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 15 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for July, released today. The gain largely offsets a three-point dip recorded in June, and marks the ninth time out of the past 10 months in which the index has held within the same three-point range.

foreclosures, housing market, delinquent homes, foreclosure filings
July 18, 2011

Four percent increase means a step toward clearing the housing market backlog


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