Market Trends

August 20, 2012 - 10:08 AM
Median home sale price gains
We’ve highlighted pricey markets getting pricier. And though such news can be both interesting and insightful for those studying the country’s real estate, it can also be a touch depressing for middle-class buyers priced out. But fortunately, though home prices are up all over the nation, mid-range buyers Read More

Lower Priced Markets Gaining Value this June

We’ve highlighted pricey markets getting pricier. And though such news can be both interesting and insightful for those studying the country’s real estate, it can also be a touch depressing for middle-class buyers priced out. But fortunately, though home prices are up all over the nation, mid-range buyers can still find many affordable markets.

August 14, 2012 - 10:23 AM
With inventory and interest rates so low, we shouldn’t be surprised when low-priced property markets suddenly gain value. More people can suddenly afford to borrow money and buy a home, and when the number of buyers exceeds the number of available homes for sale, prices naturally inflate. But what might Read More

3 Pricey Markets Getting Pricier

With inventory and interest rates so low, we shouldn’t be surprised when low-priced property markets suddenly gain value. More people can suddenly afford to borrow money and buy a home, and when the number of buyers exceeds the number of available homes for sale, prices naturally inflate. But what might surprise us is that high priced markets—those already well above the national average in terms of median prices—are also on the rise, showing decisively that in some parts of the country, wealth and high demand for property can keep real estate expensive, even in a sluggish economy.

August 8, 2012 - 10:34 AM
Last week, Sarah Green reported on the national uptick in median home prices. Today we look closer at that trend—specifically at the three markets showing the greatest improvement year-over-year: Phoenix, AZ; the San Francisco Bay Area’s East Bay in CA; and Denver, CO. The data we draw on here charts home Read More
August 2, 2012 - 9:44 AM
We hope you’re all enjoying the fervor of the summer games in London! We’re so proud to watch our athletes winning medals at the Olympics and anticipate each day’s results – but today, gold medals aren’t the only good news going for the USA. You may have missed it watching the Men’s 100m Freestyle race, but Read More

Summer Report Card: Home Prices Up All Over the USA

We hope you’re all enjoying the fervor of the summer games in London! We’re so proud to watch our athletes winning medals at the Olympics and anticipate each day’s results – but today, gold medals aren’t the only good news going for the USA.

July 26, 2012 - 12:08 PM
When we first got to Portland, we thought we wanted to buy a short sale or a foreclosure. So cheap, we thought. What could be easier? Well, as anyone knows who's taken even one step toward buying a foreclosed property beyond just dreaming about it, a lot of things are easier. Short sales and foreclosures are Read More

Portland, Oregon's Foreclosure Rate Drops Again

When we first got to Portland, we thought we wanted to buy a short sale or a foreclosure. So cheap, we thought. What could be easier? Well, as anyone knows who's taken even one step toward buying a foreclosed property beyond just dreaming about it, a lot of things are easier. Short sales and foreclosures are complicated processes.

July 19, 2012 - 10:05 AM
For the past few weeks, we’ve been taking you through May’s market data on where the most home are selling for below asking, and where they’re not. We’ve taken you through markets where home values and competition are heating up—Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Tucson, Phoenix—as Read More
July 18, 2012 - 11:02 AM
Cities where buyers can still under bid
Inventory down, demand up, bidding wars and rising prices: That’s been the thrust of national news for real estate in the U.S. this summer. But that doesn’t mean buyer’s markets have ceased to exist on the local level, or that the chance to get a good price on a home while interest rates are so low has Read More

3 Buyer's (or at Least Buyer Friendly) Markets

Inventory down, demand up, bidding wars and rising prices: That’s been the thrust of national news for real estate in the U.S. this summer. But that doesn’t mean buyer’s markets have ceased to exist on the local level, or that the chance to get a good price on a home while interest rates are so low has passed you by.

July 12, 2012 - 10:31 AM
In keeping with yesterday’s post on buyer’s markets, today we’re going to dive a little deeper into some pockets of the country where a good deal is still possible. Well, a relative good deal. In a recent report, Chicago, Milwaukee, Cleveland, and New York topped the list of national markets that still Read More
July 11, 2012 - 12:15 PM
Chicago BMR
We’ve seen the hot seller markets, heating up competitive bidding all over the country. We've heard how low inventory is pushing national demand way over national supply. But does that mean the days of the buyer market are over? Hardly.  Even in those exciting metros where below market transactions are Read More
July 10, 2012 - 10:11 AM
After covering the trend toward hotter markets in the Pacific Northwest and California, we're taking a trip to the desert- and we're taking you with us. Pack your sunscreen! Because the weather isn't the only thing heating up in Nevada and Arizona. Property values too, after a deep thaw, and warming up for a Read More

The Heat Is on in the Desert: Nevada and Arizona Real Estate Warms Up for a Comeback

After covering the trend toward hotter markets in the Pacific Northwest and California, we're taking a trip to the desert- and we're taking you with us. Pack your sunscreen! Because the weather isn't the only thing heating up in Nevada and Arizona. Property values too, after a deep thaw, and warming up for a turn around. Today we'll study this national trends toward fewer homes sold for less than asking price as it applies to Las Vegas, NV, Phoenix, AZ and Tucson, AZ.

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