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Investment Home Sales Dominate Second Home Market in 2016

April 11th, 2017
Investment home sales dominated the second home market in 2016, off the charts by 4.5 percent to total 1.14 million, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently released 2017 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey—but vacation home purchases...

Home Values Edge Above Pre-Downturn Peak

May 30th, 2017
Home values have edged above their pre-downturn peak, with the current national median value, $198,000, 1 percent higher than in 2007, according to the April Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. Values have risen 7.3 percent year-over-year, with values in Seattle,...

Then Comes Marriage…or a House

February 8th, 2017
More young homebuyers today are unmarried couples—in fact, according to a recent analysis by Zillow, 15 percent of homebuyers aged 24-35 are unmarried couples, up 4 percent from 2005. The trend, says Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Svenja Gudell, is taking...

Invisible No More

February 12th, 2017
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) occupy a unique place in American society. Unlike other minorities, there’s no overarching language, religion or culture that unifies or identifies the group as a whole. This is because the dozens of countries of...

Over Half of Housing Markets Hit Price Peaks

February 12th, 2017
More than half of housing markets saw home sale prices peak at the end of 2016, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) recently released quarterly report, contributing to the best quarterly sales pace of the year. Eighty-nine percent...

Home Prices Climb in Unseasonable Winter

February 15th, 2017
It has been an unseasonably hot winter in housing as home prices hike higher, according to Clear Capital’s recently released Home Data Index (HDI) report, showing national quarterly home price growth at 0.9 percent. Regional quarterly price growth, per the...

Hispanic Homeownership Rate Rises for Second Straight Year

March 28th, 2017
Momentum Could Be Cut Short If Trump Carries Out Mass Deportation, Wall Hispanics are an overriding force in homeownership, flouting national figures as they establish owner households at a rising rate for the second straight year. According to the National...

Prepare for a Real Estate Rush This Spring

March 29th, 2017
Homebuyers this spring will meet out-of-this-world prices and unsparing competition—a real estate rush. According to Clear Capital’s recently released Home Data Index (HDI) Market Report, the national median days on market is 43 days, down from an 85-day stretch seen...

Pending Home Sales Warm Up in February

March 29th, 2017
Pending home sales warmed in February to their highest level in almost a year, rallying 5.5 percent in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently released Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI). The PHSI posted 112.3 in February, up from 106.4...

Case-Shiller: Home Prices on a 31-Month Hot Streak

April 1st, 2017
Home prices are on a hot streak, reaching a 31-month high in January in the recently released S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices. Prices fired up 5.9 percent year-over-year in the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, an increase...
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