RealtyTrac: Foreclosure sales continue to decline

A high number of foreclosed houses can be indicative of a struggling housing market. Thankfully for all those involved, this doesn't appear to be the case any more. While foreclosure sales were prominent only a few years ago, this key metric has continued to decline in recent memory.
A high number of foreclosed houses can be indicative of a struggling housing market. Thankfully for all those involved, this doesn't appear to be the case any more. While foreclosure sales were prominent only a few years ago, this key metric has continued to decline in recent memory. [More]


NAR: Pending home sales climb above year-ago levels

For the first time in months, pending home sales are above year-over-year levels, according to a recent report from the National Association Realtors. Current conditions appear favorable for homebuyers, as inventory is on the way up and home prices climb at a slow rate.
For the first time in months, pending home sales are above year-over-year levels, according to a recent report from the National Association Realtors. Current conditions appear favorable for homebuyers, as inventory is on the way up and home prices climb at a slow rate. [More]


Home sales, equity show positive signs

The fall and winter are usually when home sales start to decrease, while the other seasons are both the hottest in terms of temperature and housing market activity. However, a recent report from the National Association of Realtors has shown that existing-home sales are on the rise, a sign that there is still life in this segment before the end of 2014.
The fall and winter are usually when home sales start to decrease, while the other seasons are both the hottest in terms of temperature and housing market activity. However, a recent report from the National Association of Realtors has shown that existing-home sales are on the rise, a sign that there is still life in this segment before the end of 2014. [More]


Homeowners find more affordable conditions in US housing market

Do you have an insect infestation? Is it more expensive to rent or to own? These are just a few of the questions asked by the U.S. Department of Housing and Census Bureau's 2013 American Housing Survey, an annual poll that covers the myriad of details affecting today's homeowners.
Do you have an insect infestation? Is it more expensive to rent or to own? These are just a few of the questions asked by the U.S. Department of Housing and Census Bureau's 2013 American Housing Survey, an annual poll that covers the myriad of details affecting today's homeowners. [More]


Join us at the NAR Conference & Expo this November!

Are looking for a fantastic opportunity to network with some of the best of the real estate industry? If so, make sure you come out to the upcoming National Association of Realtors Conference & Expo!
Are looking for a fantastic opportunity to network with some of the best of the real estate industry? If so, make sure you come out to the upcoming National Association of Realtors Conference & Expo! [More]


As foreclosures increase, experts say no need for concern

A high number of foreclosed houses across the country can be indicative of a struggling housing market, similar to what was seen only a few years ago. However, since that time, the number of U.S. foreclosures has been steadily declining - a sign that the worst of the real estate sector is behind us.
A high number of foreclosed houses across the country can be indicative of a struggling housing market, similar to what was seen only a few years ago. However, since that time, the number of U.S. foreclosures has been steadily declining - a sign that the worst of the real estate sector is behind us. [More]


Real estate industry could change as housing discrimination ruling nears

As a member of the real estate industry, you are well aware of the rights you have and the rights your clients have - especially when it relates to discrimination. How you approach each professional relationship must be in a fair and equal manner, or else you may find yourself the subject of a discrimination claim.
As a member of the real estate industry, you are well aware of the rights you have and the rights your clients have - especially when it relates to discrimination. How you approach each professional relationship must be in a fair and equal manner, or else you may find yourself the subject of a discrimination claim. [More]


Student loan debt remains impediment to housing market recovery

One of the biggest driving forces behind strong housing market growth is the first-time buyer segment. This group often includes young adults and individuals fresh out of college, looking to buy real estate and pay off student loan debt at the same time.
One of the biggest driving forces behind strong housing market growth is the first-time buyer segment. This group often includes young adults and individuals fresh out of college, looking to buy real estate and pay off student loan debt at the same time. [More]


NAR: Existing-home sales struggle to maintain strength

Contrary to the past few months, the pace of existing-home sales has begun to slow - fewer homebuyers are flooding the market, with the decline lead by waning investor activity across the country.
Contrary to the past few months, the pace of existing-home sales has begun to slow - fewer homebuyers are flooding the market, with the decline lead by waning investor activity across the country. [More]


Housing recovery stumbles, but remains strong on yearly basis

This year has been a good one for the U.S. housing market, as conditions have steadily improved and more homebuyers and sellers are flooding the market. However, trends over the past several weeks have been less than ideal, even with the year-over-year-gains - but there appears to be no reason to worry just yet.
This year has been a good one for the U.S. housing market, as conditions have steadily improved and more homebuyers and sellers are flooding the market. However, trends over the past several weeks have been less than ideal, even with the year-over-year-gains - but there appears to be no reason to worry just yet. [More]