Market Trends

July 9, 2012 - 10:18 AM
LA property values on the rise
The heat wave continues. Last week, using ZipRealty’s data, we looked at major metro areas showing signs of positive growth. In the Northwest, specifically,Portland and Seattle. the number of homes sold for below asking price has dropped dramatically. And it's down all over the country. Today, we look at Read More
July 5, 2012 - 10:38 AM
On Monday, we read about the housing markets in Portland and Seattle, and how fewer and fewer homes are selling for below their asking price. The same trend is happening with homes for sale in San Francisco, and the change has been dramatic. According to ZipRealty’s data, the rate of home selling below Read More
July 2, 2012 - 11:20 AM
  The Northwest is heating up, and we aren’t just talking about the weather. According to ZipRealty’s own data, two major metro areas in this part of the country show strong signs of positive growth: specifically, Portland and Seattle. In both locations, the number of homes sold for below their asking price Read More
June 29, 2012 - 10:34 AM
As we all know in the real estate world predicting the absolute best time to buy or sell is not quite that easy… If only we had that magic crystal ball! We may not have the crystal ball at our disposal, but we do have market data that we can compile to determine cyclical patterns. With that said, real Read More

Home Prices Are On The Rebound… Is It True?

As we all know in the real estate world predicting the absolute best time to buy or sell is not quite that easy… If only we had that magic crystal ball! We may not have the crystal ball at our disposal, but we do have market data that we can compile to determine cyclical patterns.

June 26, 2012 - 10:30 AM
Battered by one of its worst metaphoric storms—that of the plunging economy—Florida has struggled. The Sunshine State has been on national top ten lists of declining property values and foreclosures for months, if not years. But finally, with happier statistics in places like Miami and Orlando, we’re seeing Read More

Foreign Buyers Helping Florida Real Estate Turn Around

Battered by one of its worst metaphoric storms—that of the plunging economy—Florida has struggled. The Sunshine State has been on national top ten lists of declining property values and foreclosures for months, if not years. But finally, with happier statistics in places like Miami and Orlando, we’re seeing sunny skies return to Florida real estate.

June 26, 2012 - 10:13 AM
Real estate experts have noticed that tech booms link up nicely with property value booms, particularly in neighborhoods that give easy access to the offices where these start-up companies are flourishing.  San Francisco made news this year for this phenomenon. Now it’s LA’s turn. The LA Times recently Read More

Can Silicon Beach Boost LA's Property Values?

Real estate experts have noticed that tech booms link up nicely with property value booms, particularly in neighborhoods that give easy access to the offices where these start-up companies are flourishing.  San Francisco made news this year for this phenomenon. Now it’s LA’s turn.

June 18, 2012 - 10:18 AM
    Beware the shadow inventory. It sounds like B-reel for a Harry Potter movie, but it’s a very well documented, very unpredictable issue facing national real estate’s recovery. As we’ve reported before, shadow inventory refers to bank held properties. It’s difficult to predict how many of these properties Read More
June 12, 2012 - 10:33 AM
In May of 2012, the rather battered Chicago real estate market continued to record an increase in month-over-month home sales. In fact, the metro posted over an over 12% increase from April and an over 13% increase from May of 2011 in homes sold. Also positive, Chicago shows an increase in the median sold Read More

Chicago Looking Toward Sunny Summer Sales

In May of 2012, the rather battered Chicago real estate market continued to record an increase in month-over-month home sales. In fact, the metro posted over an over 12% increase from April and an over 13% increase from May of 2011 in homes sold.

June 4, 2012 - 11:22 AM
The state of American real estate is, right now, basically an entirely new state. The conditions making this market are so extremely opposite, and have such opposing ramifications, experts find themselves without firm precedence to make predictions. Industry professionals, struggling to define the current Read More

The Nations's Summer Sales Outlook: Expect the Unexpected

Summer Sales Outlook

The state of American real estate is, right now, basically an entirely new state. The conditions making this market are so extremely opposite, and have such opposing ramifications, experts find themselves without firm precedence to make predictions.

May 31, 2012 - 10:27 AM
May brought a mix of real estate news: median prices are up in more than half of US metros for the first quarter and builder confidence is at its highest point in five years; on the other hand, the shadow inventory of foreclosures still looms in the background and home prices are still at post-housing bust Read More

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