Positive outlook for future of real estate appraisers

A critical component of the housing market, a home appraisal has widespread affects on the value of a property and what type of quality loan a borrower may receive.
A critical component of the housing market, a home appraisal has widespread affects on the value of a property and what type of quality loan a borrower may receive. [More]


Remodeler confidence up despite homebuilder stock dip

The housing sector is going strong - it is all facets of the market that are contributing to rising values and prices, and an overall uptick in sales - and homebuilders aren't excluded.
The housing sector is going strong - it is all facets of the market that are contributing to rising values and prices, and an overall uptick in sales - and homebuilders aren't excluded. [More]


Despite lower mortgage rates, buyers concerned about sellers' market

The strong sellers' market has some people looking for interesting ways to close a deal, and that may lead to some desperate measures.
The strong sellers' market has some people looking for interesting ways to close a deal, and that may lead to some desperate measures. [More]


Investors find ideal housing markets to spur recovery

Complex factors influence and direct the national housing market's recovery, and real estate investors are one element that has helped re-introduce more funds and quality properties.
Complex factors influence and direct the national housing market's recovery, and real estate investors are one element that has helped re-introduce more funds and quality properties. [More]


Home ownership quickly becoming more desirable than renting

More people are beginning to gravitate away from renting, instead opting for the increasingly more affordable home ownership route.
More people are beginning to gravitate away from renting, instead opting for the increasingly more affordable home ownership route. [More]


June home sales exceeded expectations

June property data showed that more people were buying over the previous month, and the warm summer weather might only add to the increasing statistics.
June property data showed that more people were buying over the previous month, and the warm summer weather might only add to the increasing statistics. [More]


More people wait before buying first home

The average age of first time home buyers is getting older, as more people are deciding to wait before jumping in to the real estate market.
The average age of first time home buyers is getting older, as more people are deciding to wait before jumping in to the real estate market. [More]


Home prices up, strong remainder of 2013 expected

New property data released by the FHFA reported that home prices in the U.S. are up slightly, as the recent House Price Index showed gains for May.
New property data released by the FHFA reported that home prices in the U.S. are up slightly, as the recent House Price Index showed gains for May. [More]


Home sales down despite market, economic gains

Despite reports of rising home values and builder earnings, existing-home sales decreased for June, according to recent property data from the National Association of Realtors.
Despite reports of rising home values and builder earnings, existing-home sales decreased for June, according to recent property data from the National Association of Realtors. [More]


Flipped homes revitalizing housing sector

More houses are being flipped over the first half of 2013 than in recent history. The new property data from RealtyTrac showed the number of homes across the U.S. that have been bought, renovated, and re-sold in a short amount of time.
More houses are being flipped over the first half of 2013 than in recent history. The new property data from RealtyTrac showed the number of homes across the U.S. that have been bought, renovated, and re-sold in a short amount of time. [More]