Recent studies show that oil and gas drilling in residential neighborhoods is having an impact on property values.
For the first time in more than two years, existing-home sales were below year ago levels. What's behind the drop in sales?
Home price growth was robust in 2013 compared to 2012 and is currently forecast by NAR Research to finish the year 11.3% stronger.
Aided by seasonal staging, sales in retirement communities often spike at the end of the year.