Spring Home-Buying Season

Confidence in Housing Jumps at Spring’s Start

April 9th, 2018
Confidence in housing jumped in March in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), with the HPSI overall posting 88.3, 2.5 percentage points higher than one month prior and 3.8 percentage points higher than one year prior. The boost...

Buyers Flocking to ‘Harshest’ Market Yet

April 10th, 2018
The climate is gradually moving toward spring-like temperatures…but it is burning up in housing, with prices rising 8 percent year-over-year, according to a new realtor.com® report. The climb in March sent the median list price to $280,000—above the prior record...

Get Ready for the Rush: Homes Were Snapped Up in 2017

April 17th, 2018
If 2017 is any indication, buyers will be against an all-out frenzy this spring and summer. In 2017, the median listing was snatched up in 81 days—a record, according to data from Zillow. Competition was fiercest in June, with 73...

Spring Outlook: How Inflation Could Impact Housing

March 4th, 2017
Indicators from all sides affect the housing market. Increasing inflation, in fact, can drive up mortgage rates—but at what pace will it prove harmful? A recent Outlook from Freddie Mac projects three outcomes for inflation—higher, lower, or stable—and each outcome’s...

The Ideal Time to List a Home for Sale

March 6th, 2017
Numerous factors impact the sale of a home—including timing. The ideal time to list a home for sale this year is between May 1-15, according to a recent analysis by Zillow. Homes listed within the two-week window sell for 1...

Ahead of the Curve: Home Price Growth Outpaces Inflation

March 7th, 2017
Home prices continue to chart growth, rising on an annual basis to outpace inflation, according to CoreLogic’s recently released Home Price Index (HPI) for January 2017. Prices increased 0.7 percent month-over-month and 6.9 percent year-over-year. A combination of factors is...

In Like a Lion: Spring Gets Roaring Start With High Values, Low Supply

March 26th, 2017
The spring home-buying season is off to a roaring start, with home values up 7 percent and supply down 3 percent year-over-year, according to Zillow’s Real Estate Market Reports for February. Competition is expected to be fierce as homebuyers chase...

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