Market Trends

December 2, 2011 - 1:33 PM
  More Homeowners Treading Water As we mentioned on Monday, foreclosures are up, but defaults are down. According to CoreLogic’s Q3 negative equity report, fewer borrowers are underwater (meaning they owe more than their home is worth) on their mortgage. The report shows that negative equity is highest in a Read More
November 28, 2011 - 2:33 PM
With Thanksgiving and Black Friday in the rear view mirror, we thought it would be a good time to look ahead at an important aspect of current American real estate: foreclosures. When it comes to foreclosed homes, are we coming out of the woods, or are we headed deeper in? The Good News As of mid-November Read More

Foreclosure this fall: the Good, the Bad, and Everything in between

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday in the rear view mirror, we thought it would be a good time to look ahead at an important aspect of current American real estate: foreclosures. When it comes to foreclosed homes, are we coming out of the woods, or are we headed deeper in?

The Good News

November 23, 2011 - 2:33 PM
Our study of the Millennial generation has established this group to be the largest in American history. We’ve explored the national data showing that people of this age group care more than ever about walkability, ecology, originality, honesty, and economy. They try to meet these goals and challenges even Read More

What Do Millennials Want From a Home? ZipRealty Agents Weigh

Our study of the Millennial generation has established this group to be the largest in American history. We’ve explored the national data showing that people of this age group care more than ever about walkability, ecology, originality, honesty, and economy. They try to meet these goals and challenges even in their first homes. Their priorities will have a direct effect on real estate as Millennial buyers take over the lion’s share of the market from the Baby Boomers they outnumber.

November 21, 2011 - 2:33 PM
Who has more power than the Baby Boomers? Their children, AKA the Millennials. In order to understand the potential impact of the Millennial generation, we must first understand the term “Millennial,” and then understand why this segment of American population wields so much power today. In the past, America Read More

Enter the Millennial: A New Generation of Homebuyers with Power to Change the Industry

Who has more power than the Baby Boomers? Their children, AKA the Millennials.

In order to understand the potential impact of the Millennial generation, we must first understand the term “Millennial,” and then understand why this segment of American population wields so much power today.

November 18, 2011 - 12:00 PM
DC Tops List of Healthiest Housing Markets Two weeks ago, we mentioned, Clear Capital’s Home Data Index™, which covers national real estate price trends. Washington, D.C., hovered near the top of the list of the highest-performing markets over the last few months. Today, we’re going to zoom in on the Read More
November 16, 2011 - 12:00 PM
Baby Boomers, like the rest of “the 99%” in this country, have to worry about money more today than ever. The decline in traditional pensions, high investment in recently volatile stocks, and the fact that 35% of Americans already over the age of 65 rely almost entirely on Social Security payments, all work Read More

What do Boomers Want from Real Estate?

Baby Boomers, like the rest of “the 99%” in this country, have to worry about money more today than ever.

November 14, 2011 - 12:00 PM
The most famous generation in American history, Baby Boomers also make up the most populous. The U.S. Census Bureau defines a Baby Boomer as one “born between January 1st, 1946 and December 31st, 1964,” reflecting the return of America’s World War II troops and their desire to settle in, return to normalcy, Read More

Baby Boomers: An impact on Real Estate Sure to Have a Big Boom Indeed

The most famous generation in American history, Baby Boomers also make up the most populous. The U.S. Census Bureau defines a Baby Boomer as one “born between January 1st, 1946 and December 31st, 1964,” reflecting the return of America’s World War II troops and their desire to settle in, return to normalcy, and start families— big families at that. BabyBoomer Magazine breaks down the birthrate of this group as follows:

November 4, 2011 - 11:00 AM
It would be far too easy to sum up the housing market by saying that it is still hobbling along, prices are still very depressed, foreclosures are still flooding the market and causing a backlog of inventory. While all those things are true, let’s take a look at some of the other real estate news from Read More

October Real Estate News Recap

It would be far too easy to sum up the housing market by saying that it is still hobbling along, prices are still very depressed, foreclosures are still flooding the market and causing a backlog of inventory. While all those things are true, let’s take a look at some of the other real estate news from October.

Here are five of the top stories for October 2011 to give you a survey of the housing market.

October 24, 2011 - 10:45 AM
In honor of Halloween, we’ll look at the horror that is the current economy, but take comfort from those real estate markets that are still strong- indeed, that defy economic malaise with an almost eerie strength. First, let’s create the scene for a good scare (don’t worry. There’s a happy ending. You can Read More

Happy Halloween: Scary-Strong Markets Defying the Scary-Weak Economy

In honor of Halloween, we’ll look at the horror that is the current economy, but take comfort from those real estate markets that are still strong- indeed, that defy economic malaise with an almost eerie strength.

First, let’s create the scene for a good scare (don’t worry. There’s a happy ending. You can uncover your eyes):

September 26, 2011 - 10:52 AM
Pricing a home can be a delicate situation. On the one hand, the price needs to make sense to the buyer: buyers and their agents have access to all the listing and selling prices for comparable properties in your neighborhood (statistics known as “comps”). They may also know what you bought your house for Read More

The Art of Home Pricing: Portland, Las Vegas and Orange County as Case Studies

Pricing a home can be a delicate situation. On the one hand, the price needs to make sense to the buyer: buyers and their agents have access to all the listing and selling prices for comparable properties in your neighborhood (statistics known as “comps”). They may also know what you bought your house for and when, via public record. They may have a very set idea of what your house is worth, based on the current market.

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