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Home Offers/Tour Requests Skyrocket in Redfin Real-Time Demand Pulse

Homebuyer demand has started out the year incredibly strong, according to Redfin’s February Real-Time Demand Pulse, a measure of both home tours and signing offers with Redfin

Consumer Confidence Continues to Climb in National Housing Survey

Consumer confidence in the housing market continued to climb in Fannie Mae’s January National Housing Survey, as more and more consumers approved in the direction of the housing recovery. Most notably, the percentage of survey respondents who thought that

Home Prices Rise 8.3 Percent in CoreLogic Home Price Index

Home prices rose a robust 8.3 percent year-over-year in December according to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Index. That’s the biggest increase since May 2006 and the 10th consecutive monthly increase for the Home Price Index; additionally, prices increased

Housing’s Positives to Strengthen, Spread to Other Industries

A number of prominent economic analysts are anticipating good things for the housing market in the coming months, with home prices, mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures all moving in positive territories and further strengthening the already recovering industry. The end

Asking Prices Up 5.9 Percent in Trulia Price Monitor

Asking prices increased 5.9 percent year-over-year in January in the latest Trulia Price Monitor, an assessment of all the asking prices on the website’s

Prudential: Homeownership Remains Important to Young Americans

By Peter Ricci It was just last week that we reported on a rather spectacular analysis of the U.S. rental markets, which found that rental demand would rise by 6.6 million units in the next three years. Fresh off

CoreLogic: Foreclosure Inventory Down Nearly 20 Percent in 2012

Foreclosure inventory fell in 2012 from 1.5 million homes to 1.2 million, a 19.5 percent decline that further demonstrates the progress the U.S. real estate made last year, according to the latest National Foreclosure Report from

Nation’s Homebuilders Report Very Strong Q4 Earnings

The nation’s largest homebuilders, including D.R. Horton, Ryland Group and PulteGroup, reported a very promising fourth quarter, offering the strongest confirmation yet that the U.S. housing construction sector has turned the

FHA Announces Big Changes to Mortgage Insurance Premiums

In an effort to shore up its troubled finances, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has announced several changes to how it manages its loans, including increasing the mortgage insurance premiums for new

Rental Demand Expected to Grow by 6.6 Million Through 2016

Another day, another hugely optimistic analysis for rental demand in the U.S. real estate market. FirstService Residential Realty, the nation’s largest residential single-family property management company according to HousingWire, is the latest to throw its hat in the ring,

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