Real estate news in Atlanta
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is raising awareness for fair housing to celebrate the 44th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, which was introduced in 1968. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion,
An interesting nugget of information on contract failures, was tucked away in the National Association of Realtor’s latest press release on existing-home sales. Amidst the details on sales (which were down 0.9 percent monthly but up 8.8 percent year, in case
All week, we’ve been reporting on the different dimensions of the housing recovery. From housing’s relationship with the greater economic progression of 2012, to positive projections from Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, to the continually high interest from Americans
Baird & Warner has unveiled an unconventional ad campaign that addresses theresidential sales market head-on and encourages consumers to see the possibilities of how homeownership can lead to a more fulfilling
How did existing-home sales look in January? Is Quicken Loans preparing to take the stand in the nation’s highest court? And could Illinois become even more smoke free? We look at the week’s top news (Feb. 20 – Feb.
How affordable have homes become? How did residential construction begin the year? And how will foreclosures react to the mortgage settlement? We survey the week’s top news in real estate (Feb. 13 to Feb. 17) by the
By Bill McBride Construction employment increased by 17 thousand jobs in December, and is now down 2.18 million jobs from the peak in April 2006. Total construction employment increased by 46 thousand jobs in 2011. This was the first
What were the results of CoreLogic’s latest HPI? Is the government finally unveiling a plan for its REO inventory? And how many Keller Williams offices did Coldwell Banker acquire? Here’s a quick rundown of stats from this week’s news (Jan. 9 –
Is the National Association of Realtors (NAR) finally revising its existing home sales data? What’s going on with appraisals? And how do student loans affect housing? Here’s a quick rundown of stats from this week’s news (Dec. 12 – Dec.
Affordable housing is now within reach for thousands of very low-income senior citizens and people with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Wednesday it will grant more than $749 million to housing assistance programs
A lawsuit filed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan against mega-bank Wells Fargo got the green light today from a state court judge. The suit, which was originally filed in the summer of 2009, alleges that Wells Fargo engaged
A quick rundown of stats from our real estate news for the week of Oct. 17 – Oct. 21, by the numbers: 13.3 – the percentage that home sales in the nine-county Chicagoland area increased in September from last year.
A quick rundown of stats from our real estate news from the week of Oct. 10 – Oct. 14, by the numbers: 35.7 – the percentage that third quarter home sales increased in Lakeview from 2010. Rosie O’Donnell is not
The Market Composite Index shows that the measure of mortgage loan application volume has increased 7.1 percent this week, while similar numbers have moved up and down. According to Mortgage Bankers Association’s weekly applications survey for the week ending