Current Market Data

Freddie Mac Dishes the Optimism in New Market Report

“Optimism” was somewhat of a taboo term during the darkest days of the housing downturn, with any encouraging reports on the housing market earning skeptic glances and caustic asides. Now, though, the situation is a little different. Housing starts,

Fading Foreclosure Discounts Complement Rising Home Prices

An interesting thing has been happening in the housing market. Home prices, as we’ve reported on numerous occasions, have been rising steadily after bottoming in 2012’s first quarter, but a recent FNC report found a corresponding trend – discounts

Top 10 Highest Closed Properties in 2012

Houston’s market has remained stable and strong – so what were the highest closed properties last

Census Bureau: Building Permits Up 35.2 Percent in January

January was another strong month of residential construction activity, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau, with building permits increasing 35.2 percent year-over-year. With a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 925,000, building permits also increased 1.8 percent

RealtyTrac Market Report Shows Decrease in Foreclosure Filings

Foreclosure filings were down 28 percent year-over-year in January and 7 percent from December, according to the latest Foreclosure Market Report from research firm RealtyTrac. In addition, U.S. foreclosure starts hit a 79-month low, decreasing 11 percent from last month and decreasing

NAHB: Builder Confidence Holds Firm in February Housing Market Index

Builder confidence held firm in February’s Housing Market Index, falling just one point from January to a rating of 46, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Despite the decline, the Housing Market Index has risen strong

Houston Housing Inventory Drops to 13-Year Low as Jan. Sales Soar

Well, what do you know – more good real estate news for Houston! In a housing market that seems immune to bad news, Houston posted another stellar month of real estate in January, though some are beginning to worry

What Were the Top 10 Real Estate Sites in January?

The real estate wing of the World Wide Web is an increasingly competitive slice of cyberspace, with some of the Internet’s most popular websites fighting for agents, brokers and, of course, Internet home shoppers. But of the many real

Lending Tree: American Dream of Homeownership Still Alive

A new survey from Lending Tree of more than 1,000 homeowners found consumer confidence on the housing market continues to improve, with sentiments towards buying, selling, financing and the overall concept of homeownership now at very encouraging levels. Doug

National Mortgage Delinquency Rate Down 14 Percent in 2012

The national mortgage delinquency rate, which tracks how many of the nation’s borrowers are seriously delinquent on their mortgages, fell in 2012’s fourth quarter, declining from 5.41 percent in the third quarter to 5.19 percent in the fourth, according

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