Market Trends

May 28, 2012 - 10:53 AM
In honor of Memorial Day, we post today on real estate news worth being thankful for. April’s report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows some positive—even promising—numbers. More People Can Afford to Buy in this Country NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun feels one of the biggest steps toward Read More
May 23, 2012 - 10:44 AM
Government support for green renovation
Homeowners hoping to make green improvements on their homes can get support from both local and federal governments. This support ranges from grants to low interest loans to tax breaks, and can help us do everything from install energy-efficient appliances and solar panels to completely remodel with Read More

Homeowners: Your Local and Federal Governments May Help You Pay for Green Renovation

Government support for green renovationHomeowners hoping to make green improvements on their homes can get support from both local and federal governments. This support ranges from grants to low interest loans to tax breaks, and can help us do everything from install energy-efficient appliances and solar panels to completely remodel with sustainable materials.

May 2, 2012 - 11:17 AM
Inventory driving up home prices
Buyers: Having trouble finding a lot of houses you want to go see? You are not alone. Though spring is traditionally a busier season for real estate sales, there appears to be a dearth of homes on offer when buyers confront their local MLS offerings. Indeed, nationally, figures for April of 2012 suggest that Read More

National Low Inventory: a Mixed Blessing, and Possibly a Temporary One

Buyers: Having trouble finding a lot of houses you want to go see? You are not alone. Though spring is traditionally a busier season for real estate sales, there appears to be a dearth of homes on offer when buyers confront their local MLS offerings. Indeed, nationally, figures for April of 2012 suggest that inventory is over 20% lower than it was in April of 2011.

April 18, 2012 - 10:54 AM
    Daffodils and baby bunnies aren’t the only sings of new life this spring. Nationally, real estate too is starting—tentatively-- to bloom. Consumer Confidence Blossoming For people to buy homes, they need to feel assured that a) they can pay for them and b) the homes won’t depreciate the moment they’re Read More
March 22, 2012 - 9:54 AM
We’ve been east (DC, Orlando), and we’ve been west (Phoenix, Denver). Today, we’re in an Empire State of mind and shining our real estate spotlight on the New York housing market. I chose New York, because I like to take a closer look at real estate markets that are bucking national trends or, at the very Read More
March 8, 2012 - 9:25 AM
Welcome to this month’s real estate news recap. On the whole, the housing market has been pretty flat for a while now, and February didn’t change that. Let’s take a closer look at some of the figures that experienced increases or drops last month. The changes may be small, but they indicate how the market is Read More

Real Estate Recap for February 2012

Welcome to this month’s real estate news recap. On the whole, the housing market has been pretty flat for a while now, and February didn’t change that. Let’s take a closer look at some of the figures that experienced increases or drops last month. The changes may be small, but they indicate how the market is slowly changing, what areas continue to suffer, and what areas are gaining steam.

February 23, 2012 - 10:22 AM
For the next installment in our Market Spotlight series, we turn to the scenic state of Colorado that sits at the boundary of the West and Midwest. Previously, we’ve looked at the regional housing markets in DC, Phoenix, and Orlando. Today we turn our attention to Denver, which has been a relatively stable Read More

Denver Real Estate Spotlight

For the next installment in our Market Spotlight series, we turn to the scenic state of Colorado that sits at the boundary of the West and Midwest. Previously, we’ve looked at the regional housing markets in DC, Phoenix, and Orlando.

February 10, 2012 - 2:19 PM
Everybody wants 2012 to be the year of the housing market turnaround. The optimists among us may see rising sales and stabilizing prices as hopeful signs of recovery whereas the pessimists point to prices that are still falling on the national scale, an overabundance of foreclosures, and a lousy economic Read More

Real Estate News Recap for January 2012

Everybody wants 2012 to be the year of the housing market turnaround. The optimists among us may see rising sales and stabilizing prices as hopeful signs of recovery whereas the pessimists point to prices that are still falling on the national scale, an overabundance of foreclosures, and a lousy economic outlook.

January 26, 2012 - 10:40 AM
Sunshine State is Heating Up Today, much of the country will have temperature highs in the 50s, 40s, 30s (and in a few places, 20s) while the home of our market spotlight will hit a top temp of 83 degrees. Hard to imagine, isn’t it? Orlando, one of the largest cities in the Sunshine State, depends on its Read More
January 13, 2012 - 10:44 AM
Here at ZipCode, we’ve started off the new year by diving into our buyer series. With mortgage rates at unbelievable lows and markets beginning to heat up, 2012 is a great time to consider leaving your renting days behind. We’ve already gone over some of the factors that make this year a great time, but let’ Read More

December 2011 Real Estate News Recap

Here at ZipCode, we’ve started off the new year by diving into our buyer series. With mortgage rates at unbelievable lows and markets beginning to heat up, 2012 is a great time to consider leaving your renting days behind. We’ve already gone over some of the factors that make this year a great time, but let’s take one final look at 2011 to get a better idea of where the housing market has been and where it is going.

 

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