CoreLogic Home Price Index Jumps 10.5 Percent

CoreLogic’s Home Price Index has been on a tear the last year, and its findings for March 2013 were its strongest findings yet. The March CoreLogic Home Price Index put up its best numbers yet in the housing recovery,

How Do Houston’s Housing Costs Compare With Other Cities

Competitive home prices and low interest rates created record affordability levels, but a new study finds housing costs are still quite high for many. Competitive housing prices and falling interest rates pushed housing affordability to record levels in 2012,

What Home Remodeling Projects Are Best For Your Clients?

Home remodeling projects have a certain romanticism to them, and though some are worth the time and effort, others do not recoup their expenses. Who doesn’t love home remodeling? After all, remodeling is one of the defining reasons for

5 Reasons to Take M-commerce Seriously

M-commerce, or commerce via mobile devices, is the future of business in America, and a new eMarketer survey hammers home that fact. M-commerce, short hand for shopping via mobile devices, used to be a fledgling component of the American

Multifamily Construction Rolls Along in March ABI

Multifamily developments were, once again, the most in-demand for architectural services, as more and more builders capitalize on rental demand. Multifamily developments once again prevailed in the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI) from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), as

What Cities Do Foreign Homebuyers Want to Live in Most?

With the Internet, foreign homebuyers have never had it easier buying property in the U.S. But what cities do they favor the most? It was Thomas Friedman who famously stated that “the world was flat,” and his statement applies

Millennial Interest in Homeownership Surges

Millennials are widely expected to spearhead the housing recovery, and a new survey from PulteGroup has highlighted some of the demographic’s key attitudes towards housing. We’ve written quite a bit about millennials the last few months, and for good

20 Percent of Lenders Expect Standards to Relax

Lending standards remain a definite thorn in the side of the housing recovery, but the latest quarterly survey from FICO/PRMIA offered glimmers of hope. Earlier in the year, CoreLogic completed a study of the nation’s mortgage markets, and it

Are Americans Afraid To Move?

The rate at which Americans moved to new residents plummeted during the housing downturn, but a new survey from Mayflower suggest a turnaround. Bill Joel’s classic number “Movin’ Out” may date back to 1977, but the timeless tune serves

Real Estate in These Markets is a Home Run

What MLB baseball teams are surrounded by the most valuable real estate? And do their winning percentages influence the local real estate markets? It’s opening day for Major League Baseball, and Trulia, as it seems to do with just

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