Lack of foreclosures, seller confidence contributing to thinning inventory, experts says

In the wake of a report from the National Association of Realtors stating that the housing market may have finally hit its bottom, a number of critics claim this is not the case.
In the wake of a report from the National Association of Realtors stating that the housing market may have finally hit its bottom, a number of critics claim this is not the case. [More]


Home sales start off strong in 2012, rise for seventh straight month

For the seventh consecutive month, home sale transactions improved from the year before in January, according to a report, indicating the housing market is slowly making up ground from issues persisting the past few years.
For the seventh consecutive month, home sale transactions improved from the year before in January, according to a report, indicating the housing market is slowly making up ground from issues persisting the past few years. [More]


Housing permits jump, starts slip in January

The first month of 2012 experienced an increase in building permits for privately owned and single-family homes, according to a report released by the Commerce Department, but construction start data differed between the two types of housing.
The first month of 2012 experienced an increase in building permits for privately owned and single-family homes, according to a report released by the Commerce Department, but construction start data differed between the two types of housing. [More]


Home affordability reaches record high

The National Association of Home Builders has said that housing affordability reached an all-time higher during the fourth quarter of last year.
The National Association of Home Builders has said that housing affordability reached an all-time higher during the fourth quarter of last year. [More]


Foreclosure activity inched higher in January

A recent report from RealtyTrac indicates that foreclosure activity increased in January after remaining relatively dormant during the course of 2011.
A recent report from RealtyTrac indicates that foreclosure activity increased in January after remaining relatively dormant during the course of 2011. [More]


Home remodeling activity increases at end of 2011

Property data compiled by BuildFax indicates there was a spike in home remodeling activity during December, as the firm's index not only reached its highest level of 2011, but also the highest point in the report's history.
Property data compiled by BuildFax indicates there was a spike in home remodeling activity during December, as the firm's index not only reached its highest level of 2011, but also the highest point in the report's history. [More]


Study: Green homebuilding to increase considerably in next few years

Results from a five-year forecast conducted by McGraw-Hill Construction and the National Association of Home Builders indicate the green home construction market will grow significantly in the coming years.
Results from a five-year forecast conducted by McGraw-Hill Construction and the National Association of Home Builders indicate the green home construction market will grow significantly in the coming years. [More]


Record-setting year for Miami housing market

The Miami real estate market broke multiple records in residential sales last year, a trend industry experts hope carries over into 2012.
The Miami real estate market broke multiple records in residential sales last year, a trend industry experts hope carries over into 2012. [More]


States lay foundation to allocate foreclosure settlement funds

The recent compensation deal struck between the nation's largest mortgage lenders and state attorneys general offices could help spur recovery in local housing markets, Bloomberg reports.
The recent compensation deal struck between the nation's largest mortgage lenders and state attorneys general offices could help spur recovery in local housing markets, Bloomberg reports. [More]


New housing trend sending waves through advertising world

A new trend is resulting in a growing number of underwater households using their property as advertising billboards, Reuters reports.
A new trend is resulting in a growing number of underwater households using their property as advertising billboards, Reuters reports. [More]