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

Are the Foreclosure Markets Improving?

RealtyTrac’s latest analysis of the U.S. foreclosure markets found many positive developments, though there still remains work to be done. The foreclosure markets continued their slow, steady improvement in the latest U.S. Foreclosure Market Report from RealtyTrac, though foreclosure

Houston No. 3 in ‘Flash Sales’ Market in U.S.

“Flash sales,” homes that sell in 24 hours or less, have taken serious hold in a select number of markets throughout the U.S. – Houston among them! According to new research from Redfin, a most unusual phenomenon is currently

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

With Housing Inventory Plummeting, Are We in a Seller’s Market?

There was much to like in last week’s existing-home sales report from the National Association of Realtors. Existing-home sales were up 9.1 percent from last year, median existing-home price was up 12.3 percent yearly, and most encouraging of all, distressed

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