Existing-home sales rise for 3rd straight month in November, hit 9-year high



The Northeast saw a big surge in existing-home sales this November, while smaller gains in the South also helped to push existing-home sales up nationwide for the third consecutive month

Pending home sales rise boosts housing market optimism



Pending home sales, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, reached a new seven-month high at the end of February, thanks to a big boost of sales activity in the Midwest, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

New Homes Cost 30-40% More Than Existing Homes



Buyers who purchase new homes are paying much more than those who buy existing homes

Americans Want New Homes, But Few Can Afford One



Forty-one percent of Americans say they prefer a new home compared to 21 percent who say they prefer an existing home, according to a new survey of more than 2,000 adults conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Trulia.

Existing-Homes Sales Up in October, NAR Says



Despite the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, sales of existing homes increased in October and prices continue their climb, according to the National Association of Realtors.

On the Rocky Road to Housing Recovery



The housing market is nearing bottom, but getting there remains dicey. Home sales are steady, more sellers are lowering their prices and the inventory of homes for sale is dropping.

Growth In Demand For Outdoor Living Space



Recent trends towards buying smaller homes seem to be tapering off, with more consumers seeking to refurbish their existing homes, says the new Home Design Trends Survey by the American Institute of Architects.   The biggest increase since the previous survey of its kind is in the trend for outdoor living space, closely followed by […]

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