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Following seven consecutive months of gains, the list of improving U.S. housing markets remained virtually unchanged in April, with 273 metros on the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI),
Results from NAHB’s What Home Buyers Really Want
survey and a combination of Census Bureau/HUD data show that new homes generally do a good job of satisfying the typical buyer’s desire for living space, especially when compared to existing homes on the market.
A simple way to get an idea of how new and existing homes match up with buyer preferences is to look at the share of homes above a particular size threshold. For example, 62 percent of the recent and prospective home buyers in NAHB’s survey want a home that’s at least 2,000 square feet—exactly the same as the share of new single-family homes started in 2011.
During New Homes Month in April, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is showing home buyers why they can afford a higher-priced home—if it’s new construction. Using data from the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2011 American Housing Survey, NAHB found that buyers can purchase a more expensive newer home and achieve the same annual operating costs as an older, existing home.
“Home buyers need to look beyond the initial sales price when considering whether to buy new construction or an existing home,” says NAHB Chairman Rick Judson, a home builder from Charlotte, N.C.
While there is still plenty of room for improvement in our current economic and housing climate, Power Brokers are advancing full speed ahead toward recovery. The door to the downturn has been shut and there’s nowhere to go but up.
And based on the record-setting response to our 25th Annual Power Broker Survey, brokers are eager to report their respective tales of recovery. This year’s 1,000 respondents collectively amassed $767,983,687,087 in sales volume for 2012 and 2,985,668 in closed transactions. This represents a more than $158 billion increase in sales volume over 2011.
Last month the Search Marketing Expo (SMX West) was held in San Jose, California and brought together folks from varying industries and job duties to discuss all topics related
Realtor.com®, a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc., is celebrating 17 years of helping people find their dream home. Since 1996, realtor.com®
has grown active users
Women in Relocation, a group of relocation professionals founded with the hope of supporting our nation’s housing needs one community at a time, is pleased to announce they are now accepting new members. ...
Michi Olson, Senior Global Mobility Specialist (SMGS)® and Vice President of Relocation and Business Development of Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) is the recipient of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Hall of Fame Award, the top individual honor that was presented at the network’s Annual Conference at The ...
April is here, and the Nationwide Open House Weekend is right around the corner. And in the spirit of open house season, we’re sharing a story about real estate agent Eric Christiansen from
Look out 90210; a new ZIP code in Aspen, Colo., is making California-sized waves. Recently, Coldwell Banker Previews International®
, the Coldwell Banker brand’s luxury real estate marketing program,
I asked an interesting question on facebook recently that generated a lot of response. My question was, “What is something that you will do today that your future self will thank you for?”
CoreLogic®, a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, has released its February CoreLogic HPI® report. Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased 10.2 percent on a year-over-year basis
Vacation home sales improved in 2012, while investment purchases remained elevated for a second consecutive year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.
NAR’s 2013 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey,
Clear Capital, a provider of data and solutions for real estate asset valuation and collateral risk assessment, recently released its Home Data Index(TM) (HDI) Market Report with data through March 2013.