Housing market expectations continue to improve, GSE finds

A recent survey indicates that a majority of Americans do not expect to see any significant changes to mortgage rates during the next 12 months.
A recent survey indicates that a majority of Americans do not expect to see any significant changes to mortgage rates during the next 12 months. [More]


Real estate groups say commercial market forecast positive

The National Association of Realtors, Deloitte and Real Estate Research Corporation released a joint report that details how strong the commercial market has been in recent years, and how it will likely be the foundation for the overall real estate market for the foreseeable future.
The National Association of Realtors, Deloitte and Real Estate Research Corporation released a joint report that details how strong the commercial market has been in recent years, and how it will likely be the foundation for the overall real estate market for the foreseeable future. [More]


Home prices ease up in quarter ending in January, report finds

Based on real estate records and other property data compiled by Clear Capital, the firm's Home Data Index Market Report for the quarter ending in January shows home prices fell markedly.
Based on real estate records and other property data compiled by Clear Capital, the firm's Home Data Index Market Report for the quarter ending in January shows home prices fell markedly. [More]


CRE prices expected to hike considerably in first half of 2012

Between January and June 2012, commercial real estate prices are forecast to rise significantly, according to a market outlook from Green Street Advisors.
Between January and June 2012, commercial real estate prices are forecast to rise significantly, according to a market outlook from Green Street Advisors. [More]


Orlando housing market reports improvements

As the the Orlando housing market continues to see home prices decline and the property the inventory thin, industry experts say it could be enough to prompt a real estate rebound.
As the the Orlando housing market continues to see home prices decline and the property the inventory thin, industry experts say it could be enough to prompt a real estate rebound. [More]


NAHB Improving Markets Index continues to grow

Although activity in many real estate markets across the U.S. is relativly flat, the National Association of Home Builders has announced that there continues to be a number of improving local markets.
Although activity in many real estate markets across the U.S. is relativly flat, the National Association of Home Builders has announced that there continues to be a number of improving local markets. [More]


Unemployment continued to fall in January

The national unemployment rate fell in January, as the job market continued to create more employment opportunities for American households.
The national unemployment rate fell in January, as the job market continued to create more employment opportunities for American households. [More]


Report: One-third of home searches crossed state lines in Q4

The Metro Movers report from Trulia shows one in three U.S residents who searched for a home to rent or buy in the final three months 2011 did so by looking at homes not in their own state.
The Metro Movers report from Trulia shows one in three U.S residents who searched for a home to rent or buy in the final three months 2011 did so by looking at homes not in their own state. [More]


Some housing analysts opposed to government REO program

While a number of real estate experts and government officials believe the sale of real estate-owned properties to investors for conversion to rentals will substantially aid the market, CNBC reports some analysts disagree.
While a number of real estate experts and government officials believe the sale of real estate-owned properties to investors for conversion to rentals will substantially aid the market, CNBC reports some analysts disagree. [More]


Bernanke: Tight lending regulation, vacant properties preventing housing recovery

In testimony to the House of Representatives' Committee on the Budget, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke noted that several economic factors are keeping the overall market down, but specifically noted instability in the job market is encumbering the housing sector.
In testimony to the House of Representatives' Committee on the Budget, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke noted that several economic factors are keeping the overall market down, but specifically noted instability in the job market is encumbering the housing sector. [More]