Holiday Housing Trends You Wouldn’t Expect

It's a short work week for many, as millions of U.S. workers take Thursday and Friday off to enjoy an extended Thanksgiving break. You might assume the long holiday weekend is a slow one for the housing market because people tend to suspend most activities to be with family and get in a little Black … [Read more...]

Home-Price Growth Slightly Accelerates in Fourth Quarter of 2014

The majority of metropolitan areas experienced steady but slightly stronger price growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, behind a decline in housing supply and an uptick in demand fueled by lower interest rates and a stronger job market, according to the latest quarterly report by the National … [Read more...]

Federal Housing Administration Fee Cuts Expected to Boost Home Sales

What type of impact will the Federal Housing Administration’s move to lower insurance premiums really have on the housing market? Housing experts are making predictions that the lower fees could translate into thousands of new home sales this year and next. The Federal Housing Administration … [Read more...]

Home Sales Only Going Up From Here

Existing-home sales will likely rise about 7 percent this year, as a strengthening economy and job growth leads to a healthier market, according to the National Association of REALTORS®' 2015 housing forecast. "Home prices have risen for the past three years cumulatively about 25 percent, which … [Read more...]

May Pending Home Sales Reach Highest Level in Over Six Years

Pending home sales rose in May to the highest level since late 2006, implying a possible spark as mortgage interest rates began to rise, according to the National Association of Realtors®.   The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, increased … [Read more...]