Current Market Data

Foreign Purchases of U.S. Real Estate Soars in 2014

Foreign consumers regained their appetite for U.S. housing in a major way in the 12-month period ending March 2014. #185761563 / International sales – aka, home purchases in the U.S. by foreign consumers – soared an incredible 35

The 4 Big Challenges Housing Faces in the Coming Years

Housing has made definite progress the last couple of years, but what hurdles remain for the industry? #488933561 / There’s little doubt that the U.S. housing market has made notable improvements in recent years. For instance, delinquent mortgages

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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / We’re now at the halfway mark for 2014, and unsurprisingly, the year has brought many new surprises and

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