Current Market Data

CoreLogic: Foreclosure Inventory Down Nearly 20 Percent in 2012

Foreclosure inventory fell in 2012 from 1.5 million homes to 1.2 million, a 19.5 percent decline that further demonstrates the progress the U.S. real estate made last year, according to the latest National Foreclosure Report from

Nation's Homebuilders Report Very Strong Q4 Earnings

The nation’s largest homebuilders, including D.R. Horton, Ryland Group and PulteGroup, reported a very promising fourth quarter, offering the strongest confirmation yet that the U.S. housing construction sector has turned the

FHA Announces Big Changes to Mortgage Insurance Premiums

In an effort to shore up its troubled finances, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has announced several changes to how it manages its loans, including increasing the mortgage insurance premiums for new

Rental Demand Expected to Grow by 6.6 Million Through 2016

Another day, another hugely optimistic analysis for rental demand in the U.S. real estate market. FirstService Residential Realty, the nation’s largest residential single-family property management company according to HousingWire, is the latest to throw its hat in the ring,

"Spillover Effect" Potent As Ever As Housing Market Recovers

The housing market’s effect on the general economy – or, the “spillover effect,” as its called by some – is often the trump card among housing analysts when debating the merit of real estate, the fact that though a

Sellers Continue to Hang Tight in Redfin Real-Time Seller Survey

Home sellers, though increasingly confident with the real estate market, are continuing to hang tight and wait for further improvements to the real estate market before listing their properties, according to the latest Real-Time Seller Survey from

New Single-Family Home Sales Increased 19.9 Percent in 2012

New single-family home sales in 2012 increased 19.9 percent over 2011, as the homebuilding market concluded its most productive year of business in some time. According to the latest Census Bureau figures, new single-family home sales were also up

Purchase Activity Back to 2010 Levels in MBA Mortgage Survey

The Purchase Index of the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest Mortgage Applications Survey, which measures purchase activity in the nation’s mortgage markets, increased 3 percent last week from the week before and 26 percent year-over-year, hitting its highest level

American Housing Survey Provides Fascinating Glimpse at New-Home Shoppers

The American Housing Survey is conducted every two years by the U.S. Census Bureau, and every time the agency releases it they unleash a bevy of fascinating statistics regarding how the buyers of newly-built single-family homes differ from the

What Will Happen with Housing Inventory in 2013?

Yesterday’s existing-home sales report from the National Association of Realtors’ made two points perfectly clear: one, that existing-home sales are showing promising trends for 2013; and two, that housing inventory has fallen just about as low as it possibly

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