NAR says contract signings fell 16% in March

The National Association of Realtors said that contract signings fell significantly in March as many housing markets paused due to the coronavirus pandemic. The new figures came in the NAR’s latest Pending Home Sales Index, which is a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings. It said the Index fell by 20.8% in March compared to

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4 long-term impacts the COVID-19 outbreak will have on housing

Everyone agrees that the COVID-19 outbreak is set to have a long lasting impact on the U.S. economy, and the housing market is no exception. In a new report this week, Apartment List has outlined some of the long-term changes it thinks will affect real estate. 1. Reduced mobility The report notes that people’s mobility

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Here’s how the coronavirus will impact U.S. real estate

Fears over the coronavirus have struck fear into investors and rattled financial markets across the world. And with 103 confirmed cases in the U.S. as of Tuesday, there are worries that the near-pandemic will likely impact housing markets too. So far, coronavirus fears have already resulted in mortgage rates falling, as investors are pulling money

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Housing markets will do just fine in a recession, economists say

Consumer fears of a recession are growing, and experts say it could cause some Americans to get skittish about possible knock-on effects on the housing market. One reason for that is many Americans remain haunted by memories of the Great Recession last decade, which caused thousands to lose their homes to foreclosure. But experts say

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The best neighborhoods ranked by their investment potential

Real estate investors looking for the best neighborhoods would do well to check out this new list from ATTOM Data Solutions.

RealtyTrac: 21% of Markets Could Be Developing Housing Bubble

One in five housing markets have exceeded their historical affordability norms and may be showing early signs of a housing bubble.

Americans Still Wary of Housing Markets

Attitudes toward the housing market remain mixed, with home price expectations moderating and concerns about the economy making them more cautious

Overseas Markets on Verge of Bubble, IMF Warns

The International Monetary Fund says that several global housing markets are overheating, even in the U.S. – which is still digging itself out of a housing bubble that popped in 2008.

RealtyTrac Reveals Top 10 Beach Housing Markets

What’s the best housing market for the beach-life? Hobe Sound, Fla., according to a new report by RealtyTrac, which tracked the top beach town housing markets based on home values for single-family homes and condos, weather, air quality, and crime rates.

Back On Track: 96% Of Markets Have Improved Since 2010

A new report by RealtyTrac shows that 96 percent of the counties that they track are better off than they were four years ago. But still, there’s a ways to go in the housing market, with only 8 percent of the 410 U.S. counties analyzed faring better than they did during the housing boom eight years ago.

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