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Detroit, Santa Barbara and Reno Lead Turnaround

Detroit, Santa Barbara, Calif. and Reno, Nev. markets are currently leading the nation in recovery according to realtor.com®’s third quarter ranking of America’s top turnaround markets. ...


September Bay State Foreclosure Activity Remains Slow

Regional Spotlight—Foreclosure activity statewide in Massachusetts declined in September, marking the 16th consecutive month of year-over-year completed foreclosure declines, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. ...


REALTORS® Advocate Housing Finance System Overhaul That Protects Taxpayers and Access to Credit

As lawmakers debate how best to reform the secondary mortgage finance market, they must ensure that any new system retains access to safe, secure and affordable sources of mortgage capital for creditworthy consumers in all market conditions or risk a major disruption ...


Pricier Properties Lead the Recovery

More than 11 percent of homes sold over the past 12 months had a sales price over $500,000, sales growth was highest among homes in above-median-priced categories not entry level starter homes according to a new analysis by an economist at the ...


How Regional Real Estate Leaders are Capturing Business in the Recovery

Nationally speaking, the real estate recovery has taken a firm hold, to the point of inventory shortages and bidding wars in many locations across the country. However, regional scenarios vary greatly, demonstrating unique market trends that must be tapped in order to ...


September Demand Was Strong despite Rate Hikes

Despite fears that higher mortgage rates could cripple a recovering housing market, the vital signs for housing remained remarkably good in September, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. ...


Remodeling Market Index Climbs for Second Quarter in a Row

The Remodeling Market Index (RMI) continued to climb at a modest pace in the third quarter of 2013 rising two points to 57, the highest reading since the first quarter of 2004, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). ...


Homes.com Local Market Index and Rebound Reports Show Even Hardest Hit Areas Recovering

Homes.com, a leading online real estate destination and a division of Dominion Enterprises, has released its August Local Market Index, a price performance summary on repeat sales of properties in the U.S. ...


As More New Households Form, Demand for Housing Will Grow

The economy has seen a lot of bright spots this year, and housing has definitely been one of them. As markets around the country continue to stabilize and prices recover, there’s more good news on the horizon: Household formation is on the ...


Visual Storytelling: Illustrious Tactics to Engage Your Audience on Facebook

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so imagine the possibilities that an entire visual narrative can express. That’s why a real estate broker who engages in visual storytelling—especially when on Facebook—will see the impact that imagery has on alluring ...


Housing Prices Slow but Do Not Signal a Cooling Market

September housing numbers revealed home prices are still slowly rising, which is great news for housing. However, existing-home sales fell 1.9 percent, and many in the industry are worried that this could be signaling a potential turn for the housing market and ...


Existing-Home Sales Down in September but Prices Rise

After hitting the highest level in nearly four years, existing-home sales declined in September, but limited inventory conditions continued to pressure home prices in much of the country, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Bay State September Home Sales Reach Eight Year High

Regional Spotlight—Last month marked the best September for Massachusetts single-family homes sales since 2005, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. ...


NAR Uses Big Data to Make a Big Difference for REALTORS®

Today’s ever-evolving technology world is transforming the real estate industry, not only with new applications and tools, but also in generating volumes of information about how people approach and conduct real estate transactions. To help REALTORS® understand and interpret these trends, the National Association of REALTORS® has hired Todd Carpenter ...


Stabilizing September Prices and Inventories Build Market Equilibrium

In September, inventories have returned to levels of a year ago and the buying season ended with the greatest price gains seen in years, according to realtor.com®’s September trend report. ...


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