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NAR: Existing-Home Sales Inch Up While Housing Inventory Falls

In what has become a recurring pattern for the housing market, existing-home sales inched up in January while housing inventory declined, according to the latest analysis from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Nationally, existing-home sales were up 0.4

Freddie Mac Dishes the Optimism in New Market Report

“Optimism” was somewhat of a taboo term during the darkest days of the housing downturn, with any encouraging reports on the housing market earning skeptic glances and caustic asides. Now, though, the situation is a little different. Housing starts,

Fading Foreclosure Discounts Complement Rising Home Prices

An interesting thing has been happening in the housing market. Home prices, as we’ve reported on numerous occasions, have been rising steadily after bottoming in 2012’s first quarter, but a recent FNC report found a corresponding trend – discounts

Census Bureau: Building Permits Up 35.2 Percent in January

January was another strong month of residential construction activity, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau, with building permits increasing 35.2 percent year-over-year. With a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 925,000, building permits also increased 1.8 percent

RealtyTrac Market Report Shows Decrease in Foreclosure Filings

Foreclosure filings were down 28 percent year-over-year in January and 7 percent from December, according to the latest Foreclosure Market Report from research firm RealtyTrac. In addition, U.S. foreclosure starts hit a 79-month low, decreasing 11 percent from last month and decreasing

NAHB: Builder Confidence Holds Firm in February Housing Market Index

Builder confidence held firm in February’s Housing Market Index, falling just one point from January to a rating of 46, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Despite the decline, the Housing Market Index has risen strong

What Were the Top 10 Real Estate Sites in January?

The real estate wing of the World Wide Web is an increasingly competitive slice of cyberspace, with some of the Internet’s most popular websites fighting for agents, brokers and, of course, Internet home shoppers. But of the many real

Lending Tree: American Dream of Homeownership Still Alive

A new survey from Lending Tree of more than 1,000 homeowners found consumer confidence on the housing market continues to improve, with sentiments towards buying, selling, financing and the overall concept of homeownership now at very encouraging levels. Doug

Top Five Highest Closed Properties in Miami-Dade County

What were the top five highest closed properties in Miami-Dade County? And how much did the highest prices increase from the highest closed prices in

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