Housing recovery? Not likely this year, or the next



Housing activity likely will continue to pull back this year, mostly due to a sluggish job market, but a modest recovery will likely resume in 2015, according to the results of Fannie Mae’s August 2014 National Housing Survey.

Atlanta Metro Home Sales Down Drastically Year Over Year



While there are always some areas that do better than others across a large metro area like Atlanta, Georgia, the fact is the vast majority of metro Atlanta has witnessed a double-digit drop in sales compared to the same period in 2013, according to Realty Trac.

Top 7 Cities Where Home Prices Are Recovering Fast



It’s now been a full two years since residential real estate prices stopped slipping backward and began a recovery. The most recent Case-Shiller index of 20 cities shows home prices rising at the fastest rate in nine years. However, by and far most remain at levels below what they were before the recession. The fact […]

What Do Rising Prices Have To Do With A Housing Recovery? Nothing.



In the wake of the housing market crash of 2008, those with a direct interest in the housing industry are bound and determined to to create a housing recovery, even if they have to make it up. I have in front of me at this moment, exhibit “A”: A classic example of manufactured “evidence” that […]

New Mortgage Rules to Stall Housing Recovery?



Mortgage credit could be greatly restricted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new Qualified Mortgage rule, throwing a major obstacle in the way of the housing recovery, warned lawmakers and mortgage industry leaders during a House Financial Service Committee hearing on Tuesday.

Four Factors Driving The Housing Recovery Today



Last week, The Wall Street Journal published a detailed report on the current state of housing in the US, noting that existing home sales rose by just 0.6% in April, compared to the month before. This statistic seems unremarkable, yet it understates just how solid things are looking at the moment.

Here’s Three Reasons Why We Should Still Be Worried About Housing



By all accounts it looks as if housing markets are well on the road to recovery, growing stronger by the day in tandem with a slowly improving economy. We’ve seen home prices and sales rise after bottoming out back in 2010, while the number of mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures has also tailed off.

Stocks Jump on Biggest US Home Price Rise In Six Years



A surge in US home prices helped the stock market bounce back yesterday, following a two day slump which had seen indexes take a nosedive over rising fears in the European economy.

Will the “Housing Renaissance” Lead to Economic Recovery?



The national housing market looks to be in the best shape it’s been for years, with rising prices, increased sales and decreased inventories becoming common all over the US. Few would argue that a recovery isn’t under way, and now some commentators are predicting that housing could well pave the way for a broader economic recovery.

Housing Recovery To Pick Up Speed in 2013



The next twelve months should see yet more improvements in the nation’s housing markets, propelled by record-breaking low mortgage rates and improving unemployment statistics, according to several real estate experts.

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