Yun calls on city officials to exploit the affordability gap

Lawrence Yun, the National Association of Realtor’s Chief Economist, has warned of an unusually large gap between high-priced and low-priced housing markets

Housing Affordability Takes Another Tumble

Housing affordability continued to fall across the country as the median price of single-family homes rose due to a continued lack of housing inventory, according to the latest National Association of REALTORS® Housing Affordability Index

Teachers Being Priced Out Of The California Market

Housing affordability for teachers is in particularly dire straits in the Golden State, according to a new study by real estate brokerage Redfin that found that 83 percent of homes in California are unaffordable on a teacher’s salary.

Top 10 Cities for Raising Children

What do you look for when raising a family? A 2014 study based on data from Census Bureau, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, National Association of Home Builders, FBI, and Greatschools.org., looked at the following criteria:

NAHB Reveals Top Five Most/Least Affordable Major Housing Markets

Housing affordability in the US remained close to its all-time record highs in the first quarter of 2013, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index.

Optimism Grows Among California Home Buyers

California home buyers are more optimistic about the housing market than they were three years ago, according to a new study from the California Association of Realtors.

Spring Affordability Puts Bounce in Buyers’ Steps

As interest rates hover around record low levels and home prices bounce along the bottom, incomes are also cooperating to make housing more affordable than ever, not that it makes much difference when lenders remain so tight-fisted with their mortgage money

Emerging Trends in Housing this Summer

What can we expect from the housing markets as this year’s selling season kicks off? With housing markets across the nation showing signs of improvement, we’re faced with quite a different picture to what we’ve become accustomed to. What follows are a few unfamiliar trends that we’ve seen emerge over the spring.

Looking Forward to the Spring Sales

Traditionally in real estate, the spring season is the time of year that things begin to hot up, with big increases in the number of homes being bought and sold. Experts are hopeful that this year’s spring could well be one of the best we have seen in quite a while.

Looking ahead to 2012

What’s in store for housing markets in 2012? Well, the good news is that we may finally be over the worst. Following five long, often painful years of price declines, which saw median home prices drop by almost 40%, housing is finally showing signs of a rebound – although we still have some way to go.

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