Texas housing market healthy during final months of 2011

An encouraging sign for the state's housing market entering 2012, Texas experienced a rise in sales and steady prices for homes during the final quarter of last year, the Texas Association of Realtors reports.
An encouraging sign for the state's housing market entering 2012, Texas experienced a rise in sales and steady prices for homes during the final quarter of last year, the Texas Association of Realtors reports. [More]


NAR: Commercial real estate sales, prices dip in Q4

From the same period a year earlier, commercial real estate sales and prices decreased during the fourth quarter, a survey by the National Association of Realtors indicates.
From the same period a year earlier, commercial real estate sales and prices decreased during the fourth quarter, a survey by the National Association of Realtors indicates. [More]


Construction spending finishes 2011 on positive note

In a report released by the Department of Commerce, the annual rate of construction spending increased in December.
In a report released by the Department of Commerce, the annual rate of construction spending increased in December. [More]


New-home sales drop from month, year earlier in December

Sales of new single-family homes fell in December from levels recorded the month and year before, the Commerce Department reports - a statistic that goes against the recent trend of positive residential sales data.
Sales of new single-family homes fell in December from levels recorded the month and year before, the Commerce Department reports - a statistic that goes against the recent trend of positive residential sales data. [More]


Florida housing market appealing to foreign buyers

As more international cash buyers flood the housing market looking to capitalize on affordable home prices and a weak dollar, Point2Home reports that many of them are interested in property available in Florida.
As more international cash buyers flood the housing market looking to capitalize on affordable home prices and a weak dollar, Point2Home reports that many of them are interested in property available in Florida. [More]


Home prices continue to fall, report finds

Home prices continued to fall in November, according to the latest Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller Home Price Index.
Home prices continued to fall in November, according to the latest Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. [More]


Market conditions ripe for buyers

Multiple reports and forecasts suggest than buying a home in 2012 might be a good idea, as market conditions have made the investment the most affordable it has been in over a decade, according to MarketWatch.
Multiple reports and forecasts suggest than buying a home in 2012 might be a good idea, as market conditions have made the investment the most affordable it has been in over a decade, according to MarketWatch. [More]


Firm anticipates rise in field services demand

A recent report from Field Asset Services anticipates 2012 to be a very busy year for the field services industry.
A recent report from Field Asset Services anticipates 2012 to be a very busy year for the field services industry. [More]


Reports indicate improvements in commercial real estate

Real Capital Analytics recently released a report indicating that commercial property sales increased 57 percent in 2011, as activity spiked in the retail property and garden apartment sectors, reports Bloomberg.
Real Capital Analytics recently released a report indicating that commercial property sales increased 57 percent in 2011, as activity spiked in the retail property and garden apartment sectors, reports Bloomberg. [More]


Industry experts gain confidence in housing market

A growing number of real estate experts are gaining confidence in how capable properties are able to sell in the current housing market, reports the National Association of Realtors.
A growing number of real estate experts are gaining confidence in how capable properties are able to sell in the current housing market, reports the National Association of Realtors. [More]