Current Market Data

Is the U.S. Mortgage Marketplace Improving?

It’s been a wild ride for the U.S. mortgage marketplace in recent years, but things are on the mend according to the latest report from LPS. To say the least, the post-housing boom marketplace has been an eventful one

Foreign Homebuyers Total $68.2 Billion in Sales in 2013

Foreign homebuyers contributed $68.2 billion in sales in 2013, a number that, though certainly big, actually represents a step back from 2012. Are foreign homebuyers losing their appetite for U.S. real estate, or are international economic forces prohibiting them

Pending Home Sales Hit Six-Year High in May

Pending Home Sales had a smashing May, according to the National Association of Realtors, hitting a six-year high as more homes went under contract. The month of may was a very good month for pending home sales, with the Pending

FNC Index Shows Home Prices Rise in April, Housing Recovery Continuing

The housing market is moving towards recovery with U.S. home prices increasing, found FNC in its latest study of the market. U.S. home prices are continuing to climb in April, as stated by the most recent FNC Residential Price

Are Texas’ City Home Prices Outpacing the Suburbs?

Housing prices have been uniformly increasing the last year, but a new Trulia study finds that city markets have the edge on their suburban competitors. City or suburbs? It’s one of the prevailing questions in real estate today, whether

New Home Sales Rise Strongly in May, Up 29 Percent

New residential home sales were nothing but positive in May, with sales posting both monthly and yearly increases. The new construction market continued its recovery in May, with sales of new single-family homes rising 2.1 percent from April to

And the Nation’s Top 10 New Construction Markets Are…

No industry was more affected by the housing slump than construction, but 10 markets in the U.S. have robust construction markets; is Houston one of them? Though nearly every industry in the U.S. was impacted by the economic downturn,

Texas Home Prices Strong and Steady in April Case-Shiller

Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Home Price Indices put up smashing numbers in April, and here in Texas, the situation was similarly promising. Texas home prices retained their strong, steady increases in the latest Case-Shiller Home Price Indices from Standard &

4 Things We Learned From Last Week’s Existing-Home Sales Report

NAR’s existing-home sales report for May, which came out last week, offered a very interesting glimpse at where housing is right now in its recovery. Last week’s existing-home sales report from the National Association of Realtors was a smorgasbord

How Many Foreign Homebuyers are Searching for Houston Properties?

International homebuyers represent a huge opportunity for real estate agents today, though some cities appeal to foreigners more than others. It’s no mystery that foreign homebuyers make up a hefty chunk of business for many real estate professionals today.

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