Show Me The Money: More Home Buyers Bringing All Cash To The Table



An increasing number of home buyers are upping the ante with all-cash deals — a trend that started when the housing market took a turn south — according to the National Association of Realtors. Research unveiled at an industry conference last week also found the amount of time it takes to sell a house is […]

NAR: Fewer Single Buyers Make Up The Housing Market



An increasing number of married couples are making up the housing market, according to a study released last week by the National Association of Realtors. The 2012 National Association of Realtors® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers reveals that 65 percent of all buyers are married couples. Two years ago, just 58 percent of buyers […]

10 Ways a Private Equity Firm Can Tap the Power of Social Media



For those in the private equity fund sector, the idea of tapping the power of social media might feel like a better fit for other industries. But social media can’t be ignored. It’s just too powerful.

Survey: Generations X and Y are Responsible, Savvy Homebuyers



More than three-quarters of Gen X and Y Americans surveyed believe that increased media coverage about the housing crisis has resulted in them becoming more knowledgeable homebuyers, according to a national Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate survey of 18-35-year-old Americans.

NAR: Home Sales Down in September, But Prices On The Rise



The total sales of single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums decreased by 1.7 percent to 4.75 million in September from 4.83 million in August. The increase from September 2011 to September this year was 11 percent. Foreclosures and short sales accounted for 24 percent of the sales in September.

More Than A Third Of Empty Nesters Making Room for Grown Children, Aging Parents



While many Baby Boomers may look forward to (or perhaps dread) the empty nest that comes when all the kids are out of the house, an increasing number of adults are welcoming their homes to grown children returning home and aging parents.

Department of Justice Files Huge Foreclosure Scams Case



If you’ve been facing foreclosure on your home, and thought you had found a company that can help, only to find out that you’ve been duped and are out of a substantial amount of money or end up losing your house anyway, you’re not alone.

Poor Appraisals Causing Home Sale Problems, Realtors Group Says



While the U.S. real estate market is showing signs of improvement, one of the biggest obstacles standing in the way of furthering recovery is bad appraisals, according to a survey released Thursday by the National Association of Realtors.

California Home Sales Predicted to Continue Gradual Climb in 2013, State Realtors Group Says



Home sales in California are expected to continue their ascent into 2013, according to the California Association of Realtors. The increase from 2011 to 2012 is expected to be 5.1 percent. The state association expects sales to jump about 1.3 percent in 2013 to approach 530,000 units. Some 523,300 units are projected to be sold by the end of this year.

Number of Improving Housing Markets Tops 100, New Report Finds



More than 100 housing markets made the list for the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index for October, according to the report released earlier this week.