West Coast foreclosure rate sees improvement

The number of foreclosure starts on the West Coast saw a notable decline during December, ForeclosureRadar reports.
The number of foreclosure starts on the West Coast saw a notable decline during December, ForeclosureRadar reports. [More]


Homeowners still value homeownership, poll finds

A recent poll reveals that a majority of households support the government's role in the mortgage industry as long as it continues to make homeownership affordable for more Americans, the National Association of Home Builders reports.
A recent poll reveals that a majority of households support the government's role in the mortgage industry as long as it continues to make homeownership affordable for more Americans, the National Association of Home Builders reports. [More]


Report: Major cities focal point for commercial investment in 2012

Major U.S. metros including New York, Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. are likely to remain the hot spots for international investors to purchase commercial real estate this year, according to a report.
Major U.S. metros including New York, Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. are likely to remain the hot spots for international investors to purchase commercial real estate this year, according to a report. [More]


Zillow: Home values stable in November

Though home prices experienced another year-over-year decrease in November, Zillow reports residential property values remained mostly unchanged from a month earlier, indicating some stabilization.
Though home prices experienced another year-over-year decrease in November, Zillow reports residential property values remained mostly unchanged from a month earlier, indicating some stabilization. [More]


Office market forecast indicates strong recovery possible again in 2012

After the national office real estate market recovered considerably last year from 2010's performance, a continued rejuvenation in the sector is projected for this year, a report by Jones Lang LaSalle states.
After the national office real estate market recovered considerably last year from 2010's performance, a continued rejuvenation in the sector is projected for this year, a report by Jones Lang LaSalle states. [More]


Home price gains expected in 2012

National home prices fell over the course of last year, but a recent report from Clear Capital indicates that the housing market could start to see stability during 2012.
National home prices fell over the course of last year, but a recent report from Clear Capital indicates that the housing market could start to see stability during 2012. [More]


Pilot government REO program in the works

With rumors of a real estate-owned property program being formed, through which the federal government would sell of its many of the homes it owns to investors for conversion into rental properties, CNBC reports the final touches are being made to the initiative by the White House.
With rumors of a real estate-owned property program being formed, through which the federal government would sell of its many of the homes it owns to investors for conversion into rental properties, CNBC reports the final touches are being made to the initiative by the White House. [More]


Report: Stabilization, modest growth projected for home prices in 2012

The housing market will slowly pull itself up during 2012 due in part to improvements in home prices, according to a quarterly report by real estate data firm Veros Real Estate Solutions.
The housing market will slowly pull itself up during 2012 due in part to improvements in home prices, according to a quarterly report by real estate data firm Veros Real Estate Solutions. [More]


Texas economy, housing market continues to improve

The local economy in Texas is expected to yet again outpace national averages during the new year, says the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.
The local economy in Texas is expected to yet again outpace national averages during the new year, says the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. [More]


Fed says more help needed for housing market recovery

The Federal Reserve has sent a 26-page white paper to Congress, which states several ways in which the government can help advance the recovery of the real estate market and overall economy.
The Federal Reserve has sent a 26-page white paper to Congress, which states several ways in which the government can help advance the recovery of the real estate market and overall economy. [More]