RealtyTrac data shows home loan originations up 23 percent

The real estate market is showing signs of life with the news that home loan applications are up by a massive 23 percent in the last quarter

The Contradictory World of Real Estate Market Reports

If you’re like most real estate professionals, you’ve been confused at one time or another by real estate market reports that seem contradictory or that just make no sense when compared to what you’re experiencing in your market.

Altos: Ignore the Critics, Housing is Ready to Boom in 2015

The housing market is going to surge in 2015, despite the bearish predictions from many critics in the housing industry recently, according to a report to be released today by Altos Research, a housing data provider.

Why The Housing Market Is No Longer A Good Investment

The wealth-building potential of the US housing market was reliable and predictable for many decades following the end of World War II. But today, it’s becoming clear that this “wealth-building potential” has been hijacked.

Realtors Property Resource Signs On More Believers

News from the Motor City, Michigan’s leading MLS, Realcomp II Ltd., has partnered with nationwide property service Realtors Property Resource (RPR) to further enable REALTOR® subscribers.

Why The “Experts” Can’t Figure Out The Housing Market

We’re seeing a lot of media reports questioning what is happening with the housing market. The data seems to be confusing, and often looks good one month, then ends up being revised downward the next. So what is REALLY going on out there?

The Real Reason Why Home Prices Have Fallen And Can’t Get Up

There are a litany of factors that have aggravated the housing crisis since it’s early beginnings in 2006 – 2007. Among the many issues cited for the ongoing crisis are the high rates of foreclosure, the resulting excess of vacant properties on the market, and the impact this has had by lowering appraised values. While all of these have definitely aggravated the problem, the data indicate that these are more the results than the fundamental cause of the housing crisis.

Latest Housing Data – 73% of Surveyed Markets Show Price Decreases

According to the latest housing data for the second quarter of 2011, from the National Association of Realtors, housing prices on average continue to edge lower in almost 3/4 of the markets surveyed. While 27% of markets showed a very small increase in average selling prices, overall the data still indicates that housing will continue

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