Now 291 U.S. housing markets are listed as "improving," but that may be partially explained by a change in the method used to calculate the measure.
According to this new report, most real estate firms are small, independent businesses that specialize in residential brokerage, with 69 percent of all firms expecting profitability to increase over the next year.
Borrowing costs for home buyers and refinancers just got more expensive this week.
Find out which markets have experienced the largest changes in homeownership rates since 2004.
Vacancy rates generally are tightening in commercial real estate sectors with modest rent growth.
Builders are facing rising lot prices, likely to be passed on to buyers of new homes.
Home price appreciation remains strong but may show some signs of slowing in the coming months, according to two housing reports released Tuesday.
Home ownership among households with children dropped 15 percent from 2005 to 2011, the Census Bureau reports
More Americans are opting to live alone, with single buyers making up a quarter of all home purchases last year. Being a single buyer can pose challenges, such as qualifying for a mortgage with just one income.
Foreclosure inventories nationwide fell 32 percent in July compared to a year ago, another sign that the foreclosure crisis may finally be over, according to CoreLogic's latest foreclosure report released Thursday.