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Real Estate Trends Archive


Custom Home Building Declines Slightly during the First Quarter of 2015

NAHB’s analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicates that the number of custom home building starts (homes built on an owner’s land, with either the owner or a builder ...


Existing-Home Sales Lose Momentum in April

Despite properties typically selling faster than at any time since July 2013, existing-home sales slowed in April but remained above an annual sales pace of five million for the second straight month, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All major regions except for the Midwest experienced sales declines in April. ...


“Facebook-geddon”: New Algorithm Changes That Affect Your Pages

While many real estate agents panicked over the mobile updates brought about by Google’s Mobilegeddon, another less-expected algorithm update may have been overlooked, and its changes may be even more significant. With over 728 million daily users, Facebook is still the top ...


Homeowners Voice a Shifting Sense of Home Value in New Study

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Berkshire Hathaway New England Properties recently released results of its first quarterly Homeowner Sentiment Survey showing that people’s perception of home value in the post-crash era runs much deeper than ...


RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum: Leading by Example

“Part of our role as real estate professionals is to get out there and network and find other thought leaders with whom we can share and learn from,” said John Featherston during RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum in Washington, D.C., last week. “And then we have to repeat that process over ...


Housing Starts Explode to New Heights

After a slugging winter, housing starts have jumped a whopping 20.2 percent in April, restoring themselves to what some are calling “recovery highs,” levels similar to November 2007. Housing start landed at a 1.14 ...


DANGER Report Released by NAR

NAR PULSE—The DANGER Report documents the threats and challenges that brokers, agents, associations and multiple listing services may confront in the next 3 to 5 years. Commissioned by the Strategic Thinking Advisory Committee and researched and compiled by Stefan Swanepoel, the DANGER Report ...


Seven Local Markets—Up from Four—Are Overvalued

Based on data through February 2015, CoreLogic Market Condition Indicators identified seven of the top 100 markets in the U.S. as currently overvalued. In October 2014, Market Conditions Indicators put that number at four. Then, as is the case now, at ...


ABA to Congress: TRID Transition Period Needed to Protect Consumers

Enforcement of the Truth in Lending and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosures—or TRID—should be delayed to provide for a transition period and minimize negative consequences for consumers, according to testimony from the American Bankers Association before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance. ...


How Much Would Your Favorite TV Homes Cost in Real Life?

From Roseanne Conner's home in the fictional Lanford, Ill. to the Dunphy's gorgeous space in West Los Angeles, Calif., it's fun to imagine what the real-life homes of our favorite families from television history would've cost. (There's no question Phil Dunphy found himself ...


March Home Prices Continue to Rise

According to FNC’s Residential Price Index™ (RPI), U.S. home prices continued to rise at a brisk pace in March and up 0.9 percent nationwide. ...


Walkable Urban Places are the Future of Real Estate Development

REALTORS®from across the country gathered last week to learn about the importance and benefits of walkable urban communities in real estate development during a panel organized by the REALTOR®University Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies during the REALTORS®Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. ...


Gap Closing Between Home Sales and Market Capacity

On Thursday, May 21, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) will be releasing its freshest batch of existing-home sales numbers. According to the data, market capacity for existing-home sales increased 1.3 percent in April, and improvements in the labor market and a spring ...


5 Home Upgrades to Consider This Season

When it comes to home improvement, the options are endless. While many homeowners have their sights set on a huge overhaul (hello five-star kitchen complete with the latest and greatest appliances and gadgets), simple home ...


Existing-Home Sales on the Rebound despite Some Affordability Concerns

Existing-home sales are expected to finish the year at their highest pace since 2006, but accelerating price growth and rising mortgage rates have the potential to slow sales, according to an economic forecast forum here at the 2015 Realtors® Legislative Meetings & ...


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