Commercial real estate conditions improving, index finds

The most recent Architecture Billings Index indicates that business conditions in the commercial real estate market are now improving, the American Institute of Architect reports.
The most recent Architecture Billings Index indicates that business conditions in the commercial real estate market are now improving, the American Institute of Architect reports. [More]


Freddie Mac: Quick recovery not likely in 2012

While Freddie Mac acknowledged that the U.S. economy has grown substantially in the last year, it says there are still too many obstacles deterring a speedy recovery nationwide, including the stalled housing and mortgage markets.
While Freddie Mac acknowledged that the U.S. economy has grown substantially in the last year, it says there are still too many obstacles deterring a speedy recovery nationwide, including the stalled housing and mortgage markets. [More]


Fitch: Modest housing recovery expected this year

Based on recent economic and real estate data, Fitch Ratings states the U.S. housing market is poised for a minor recovery in 2012, led by a spike in new home sales and housing starts.
Based on recent economic and real estate data, Fitch Ratings states the U.S. housing market is poised for a minor recovery in 2012, led by a spike in new home sales and housing starts. [More]


Houston housing market improved during 2011

The Houston Association of Realtors has released a report determining that the city's real estate market had a successful year during 2011.
The Houston Association of Realtors has released a report determining that the city's real estate market had a successful year during 2011. [More]


CRE prices rise for seventh straight month in November

Though only by a small margin, commercial real estate prices increased once again in November, marking the seventh consecutive month of gains and continuing to lead to steady interest in properties nationwide, CoStar Group reports.
Though only by a small margin, commercial real estate prices increased once again in November, marking the seventh consecutive month of gains and continuing to lead to steady interest in properties nationwide, CoStar Group reports. [More]


Appraisal group: Don't blame us for low appraisals, home values

Feeling as if they are receiving the brunt of the blame for the housing crisis, due to low home appraisals that have led to declining residential property values nationwide, the Appraisal Institute is speaking out against critics.
Feeling as if they are receiving the brunt of the blame for the housing crisis, due to low home appraisals that have led to declining residential property values nationwide, the Appraisal Institute is speaking out against critics. [More]


Orlando house market improved in December

A major spike in home prices during December was enough to push overall property values in Orlando into positive territory for 2011, says the Orlando Regional Realtor Association.
A major spike in home prices during December was enough to push overall property values in Orlando into positive territory for 2011, says the Orlando Regional Realtor Association. [More]


Report: Home sales higher than projected for December

Home sales ended last year strong, according to a report by RE/MAX, which indicates a substantially higher number of homes came off the nation's market in December than the month before.
Home sales ended last year strong, according to a report by RE/MAX, which indicates a substantially higher number of homes came off the nation's market in December than the month before. [More]


Population growth could be key to Texas housing market success

Positive trends in the Texas real estate market could be heavily rooted in the state's population growth during recent years, the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University reports.
Positive trends in the Texas real estate market could be heavily rooted in the state's population growth during recent years, the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University reports. [More]


Housing market outlook more positive in 2012

A growing number of industry experts anticipate the housing market to reach its bottom in 2012, USA Today reports.
A growing number of industry experts anticipate the housing market to reach its bottom in 2012, USA Today reports. [More]