Current Market Data

BMO Harris’ Housing Confidence Report Shows Heightened Optimism Despite Potential Purchasing Setbacks

BMO Harris Bank recently released its Bank Housing Confidence Report with results proving heightened certainty in today’s housing market. The study reported that 53 percent of Illinois residents plan to purchase a home in the next five years and

REO Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back?

REO listings have been on a steady decline for some time, but have they reverse course in 2014? #101057102 / gettyimages.com The decline of distressed home sales has been one of the great success stories of the housing recovery.

Vast Majority of Millennials Still Aspire to Homeownership

Millennials have been missing in action thus far in the housing recovery, but a new survey suggests that the future holds good things. #163372008 / gettyimages.com The housing market may have shown an encouraging blast of activity in 2013,

The 4 Big Things That Will Shape Housing in the Coming Years

The post-bubble housing market have many moving parts, but what components will have a lasting impact on its future? #178684401 / gettyimages.com Many things go into a housing market – so many, in fact, that it can prove dizzying

Bubble Watch: Trulia’s “Housing Barometer” Heralds Good News

The market continues its ascent to a full recovery, but one thing in particular is standing it its way, according to Trulia’s latest Housing Barometer. #85739476 / gettyimages.com For more than two years now, Trulia has charted the recovery

Don’t Believe the Hype – Baby Boomers Ain’t Downsizing Yet

We keep anticipating a wave of downsizings from the nation’s Baby Boomers, but the data does not bare out such a shift. #182110608 / gettyimages.com Baby Boomers are the grand representatives of single-family suburban homes, and analysts and real estate

NAR Report: What Pending Home Sales Can Tell Us About the Market

Pending home sales increased for the month of May, but many first-time buyers are looking for more incentive to enter the market, according to NAR. #154455910 / gettyimages.com In May, pending home sales and inventory levels rose as mortgage rates

4 Key Housing Trends at 2014’s Halfway Point

We’re just about at the halfway point for 2014 – how has the housing market fared, thus far? #172290866 / gettyimages.com We’re now at the halfway mark for 2014, and unsurprisingly, the year has brought many new surprises and

5 Takeaways From the Latest New Home Sales Report

The Census Bureau came out with its latest report on new home sales this week; what were its main findings? #152392688 / gettyimages.com The U.S. Census Bureau released its latest findings on new construction housing this week with a

New Home Sizes in the U.S. Just Keep Growing and Growing and Growing

It’s no mystery that newly built single-family homes are pretty big nowadays, but the latest data still surprises. #173750263 / gettyimages.com The last couple of years, we’ve been steadily tracking the return of large new construction homes, but even we

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