POSTED: Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Tsunami in the sky. Headwinds. Storm clouds.

Pending Home Sales Slip Again

Pending Home Sales decline in November. First time buyers to face headwinds of affordability
as mortgage rates creep higher and supply remains limited. Continue reading

POSTED: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Bicycle race crash. Keep the Rubber Side Down.

November Existing-Home Sales Slowest Since April 2014

Existing-Home Sales fail to keep the rubber side downin November. NAR cites “Know Before You Owe,” not diminished demand. Continue reading

POSTED: Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Old Time Radio: Real Estate Radio Today

Real Estate Radio: “The Year Ahead”

Podcast. Real Estate Today Radio. This week’s show, “The Year Ahead.” Whatever your reasons to move – 2016 could be THE year to buy or sell your home! Continue reading

POSTED: Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Home Price Index. U.S. House Prices Rise 1.3 Percent in Third Quarter.

House Prices Still On the Rise in Third Quarter 2015

U.S. house prices rose 1.3% third quarter of 2015 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI). That’s the 17th consecutive quarterly price increase in the purchase-only, seasonally adjusted index. Continue reading

POSTED: Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Dog in autumn leaves.

November 2015 RE/MAX National Housing Report

Following the hot summer selling season, October home sales cooled 7.7% below September’s sales, and 0.8% lower than October 2014. Continue reading

POSTED: Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

House on screws.

Bought a Home During These Years? You May Be Screwed.

Homes bought during these years are equity challenged, and these homeowners are reluctant to put them on the market, adding to existing-home inventory shortages in many cities. Continue reading

POSTED: Friday, November 13th, 2015

Rising Rents Redirect Homeownership

Rising Rents Redirect Homeownership

Although paying for a mortgage is still more affordable than renting in the U.S., rising rental rates are making it increasingly difficult for first-time buyers to save enough money for a down payment, especially in markets where home values are rising rapidly as well. Continue reading

POSTED: Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Old Time Radio: Real Estate Radio Today

Real Estate Today Radio: “Scary Things”

Real Estate Today Radio. Happy Halloween! Tune in to this week’s show, “Scary Things!” Continue reading

POSTED: Sunday, November 1st, 2015

October 2015 Housing Trends eNewsletter

October 2015 Housing Trends eNewsletter

October 2015 Newsletter Trends eNewsletter; with national, regional, and local housing indicators, economic indicators; market updates; sales statistics; and more. Continue reading

POSTED: Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

REALTOR with sold sign. Existing-home sales.

Existing-Home Sales Find Strength in September

Existing–home sales found its strength again in September following a weak August showing according to the National Association of Realtors®. All four major regions experienced sales gains in September. Continue reading