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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

How Did the Realtor Party Perform in 2012?

The Realtor Party was something new from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Though the famously democratic group was already one of the most active lobbying groups in the U.S., the Realtor Party made the association’s political influence official,

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

2012 Zillow Home Value Index Increases 5.9 Percent Over 2011

The latest Home Value Index from Zillow had nothing but good things to share about the housing market, with U.S. home values increasing 5.9 percent in 2012 over 2011. Furthermore, the Home Value Index also increased in 2012’s fourth quarter,

Google Real Estate Part 5: The Appeal of Homeownership

So far, our “Google Real Estate” series has covered a wide range of topics within the real estate tech sphere. From Internet video, to mobile users, to the broad applications of marketing strategies, our emphasis has been on the

Are Price Reductions Becoming More Infrequent?

Heavy price reductions were one of the ugliest side effects of the housing downturn, but a new study by Trulia suggest that price reductions may be happening with fewer frequency as the housing market

Will Added Competition Threaten First-Time Homebuyers?

First-time homebuyers, as any agent knows, are one of the most important demographics to a healthy real estate market, and the increasing market share of first-time homebuyers has been one of the many positive developments of the housing recovery

When Renting Became More Expensive Than Owning

Proponents of renting have often argued that renting is less expensive that owning, and admittedly, the argument makes sense; after all, renters do not have to worry about repairs, insurance or property taxes, among the other additional costs owners

Asking Prices Increase 5.1 Percent in December Trulia Price Monitor

Asking prices increased 0.7 percent from November to December and 5.1 percent year-over-year in the latest Trulia Price Monitor, which studied the asking prices of for-sale homes listed on Trulia in

How Does Geography Influence Building Materials?

Have you ever wondered by chrome seems so common in New England homes? Or why the shiny, shimmering textures of bronze always pop up in Texas dwellings? The NAHB Research Center just combed through 15 years-worth of construction materials

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