Current Market Data

What Homebuyers Want in Their New Home, Pt. 1

NAR’s 2013 Profile of Buyers’ Home Feature Preferences has detailed, with impressive specificity, what homebuyers want in their new homes. Understanding key real estate trends is important, and what amenities, preferences and features today’s homebuyers are pursuing in new

Okay, Really: How Affordable is Houston’s Housing Market?

Though today, many housing markets are considered “affordable,” how does our fine city compare to the nation’s most affordable housing markets? Housing affordability is a major selling point for any housing market. After all, if you’re going to succeed

Agents Feeling the Recovery with Confidence

News for the housing market has been uniformly positive since the dawn of the New Year, and an ActiveRain survey finds that optimism has spread to agents. Real estate agents have been a strangely absent component when it comes

The Insane Cost of International Real Estate

You may think real estate in your market is pricey, but new research from Knight Frank finds that with one exception, the U.S. has got nothing on the International real estate scene. The real estate market in New York

Is the Next Housing Crash Coming in 2020?

Though the housing market is finally hitting its recovery stride, a University of Utah researcher suggests another housing crash will take place in 2020, and from a most unlikely source – senior citizens. Early last year, the housing market

What Will Homebuyers Do in 2013?

The combination of low housing inventory and rising home prices is creating a big boost in activity among 2013’s potential homebuyers, Redfin finds. The current housing market is certainly an interesting one. Though numerous sectors of the housing market

5 Signs that Residential Construction is Back

Residential construction suffered a heavy blow when the housing market collapsed in 2008, but it’s showed definite signs of recovery in recent months. Few industries suffered more setbacks than residential construction during the housing downturn; the last couple months,

45 Percent of Consumers See Home Prices Rising in 2013

Americans’ price expectations have increased to a record high, according to Fannie Mae’s February 2013 National Housing Survey results, while views on their personal financial situation, household income and the direction of the economy fell or remained

Will Lending Standards Ease at All in 2013?

It’s become the eternal question in real estate – when oh when will lending standards ease up? Though the housing market has put up some of its strongest numbers since 2006, the mortgage markets, from the perspective of many

2.8 Million: Number of Foreign Homeowners Expected by 2020

The number of foreign-born homeowners in the U.S. is expected to rise more than 16 percent and hit 2.8 million by 2020, according to new research sponsored by the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Research Institute for Housing America. According to the

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