Pending Home Sales Index Leaps To Multi-Year High

November 30, 2012 by John · Leave a Comment 

According the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the Pending Home Sales Index rose 5.2 percent in October, crossing the benchmark 100 reading, and moving to 104.8.

New Home Sales Remain Elevated Into Q4 2012

November 29, 2012 by John · Leave a Comment 

According to the Commerce Department, New Home Sales slipped 1,000 units last month, falling to 368,000 units on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis.

Case-Shiller Index Verifies Home Value Gains Through Q3 2012

November 28, 2012 by John · Leave a Comment 

According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Index, which was released earlier this week, U.S. home prices rose in September for the sixth straight month, climbing 0.3% as compared to the month prior.

Which Is Better : 15-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage Or 30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage?

November 27, 2012 by John · Leave a Comment 

Which suits you best? The 15-year fixed rate mortgage or the 30-year one? These tips may help you decide.

Simple, Inexpensive Ways To Prep Your Home For Sale

November 26, 2012 by John · Leave a Comment 

Here are four inexpensive, yet highly effective, ways to prepare your home for sale.

More Bullish Data : Housing Starts Climb 3.6%

November 23, 2012 by John · Leave a Comment 

According to a joint release from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Housing Starts rose 3.6% in October 2012, climbing to a seasonally-adjusted, annualized rate of 894,000 units.

Existing Home Sales Move Higher In October

November 21, 2012 by John · Leave a Comment 

After a small decline in September, Existing Home Sales rebounded in October, increasing a modest 2.1%.

Homebuilder Confidence Spikes To 6-Year High

November 20, 2012 by John · Leave a Comment 

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released its Housing Market Index (HMI) Tuesday, which showed sharp, 5-point increase to 46 for November 2012,

Federal Reserve : New Economic Stimulus May Be Warranted

November 19, 2012 by John · Leave a Comment 

The Federal Reserve released its October Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes last week.

Bank Repossessions Slip For 24th Consecutive Month

November 16, 2012 by John · Leave a Comment 

According to data from RealtyTrac, a national foreclosure-tracking firm, the number of foreclosure filings increased 3 percent in October as compared to September 2012, climbing to 186,455 U.S. properties.

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