Current Market Data

NAHB Improving Markets Index Hits 274 Markets in March

The NAHB’s Improving Markets Index improved yet again in March, as more and more metropolitan areas join in on the recovery. The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Improving Markets Index expanded to 274 metropolitan markets in March, as more and

How Many Homes are Still Underwater?

Negative equity remains a problem in the U.S. housing market, but as new research by CoreLogic shows, the situation is improving. Riding the wave of home-price increases, roughly 200,000 residential properties returned to a state of positive equity in

Multifamily Housing Isn’t Going Anywhere This Year

Surging demand for multifamily housing was arguably the top real estate story of 2012, and new data from the AIA suggests no slowing down in 2013. 2012 might as well have been the “Year of Multifamily Housing.” Bolstered by

NAR: Existing-Home Sales in Feb at Highest Level in 3 Years

The news was uniformly positive in NAR’s latest existing-sales report, with sales and prices rising but what about housing inventory? Existing-home sales rose 10.2 percent in February year-over-year, while median price was up 11.6 percent according to the latest report

Houston Real Estate Steady as Ever in February

Houston’s real estate market showed no signs of slowing down in February, with home sales, home prices and inventory remaining competitive as ever. Homebuyers remained an active bunch in the Houston real estate market in February, pushing home sales

Is Owning Really Cheaper than Renting in Houston?

Home prices may be rising at a rapid rate, but they’ve done little to minimize the financial appeal of homeownership, according to a new study from Trulia. Trulia released its Winter 2013 Rents vs. Buy Report earlier today, and

Homebuilder Growing Pains – Why Builder Confidence is Slowing Down

For the third straight month, builder confidence, as measured by the NAHB, has stalled; should we be worried about homebuilding in 2013? Builder confidence for the newly built, single-family home market waned yet again in March, with the National Association

The 3 Things Millennials Want in a Home

Millennials represent the new frontier for homeownership, and a new survey from BHG offers some key insights in what kinds of homes they’ll be looking for. Millennials, the current wing of the U.S. population that is roughly composed of

3 Great Things Going on in New Construction

The Census Bureau’s latest new construction stats for February were awash with positivity, with building permits, housing starts and completions all up. It’s that time of the month again, when the U.S. Census Bureau releases the latest stats on

When Will Housing Inventory Stop Falling?

Housing inventory has fallen at a precipitous rate, but could relief finally be approaching? New research from Zillow suggests it just might. There are currently two universally acknowledged truths about the U.S. housing market – one, that the market

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