The activity is "one of the many indicators showing that the worst of the recession is probably over and we're starting to inch back," says a demographer on the increase in moves between counties.
With 11 months of data reported, 2012 will clearly go down as a record year for favorable housing affordability conditions, and a great year for buyers who could get a mortgage, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
The U.S. Census Bureau and HUD recently released their biennual comprehensive national housing survey, which provides data on housing inventories, demographics, home improvements, mortgages, and more.
Wealthy home owners who were trying to beat the fiscal cliff helped send luxury home sales soaring at the end of 2012.
NAR and Google have released a joint report that examines the connection between consumer Internet use and online home search and shopping patterns. The study leverages NAR's custom research and Google's proprietary and third-party research.
Based on responses to the November 2012 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, all states are expected to see home price increases in the next 12 months.
Pending home sales increased in November for the third straight month and reached the highest level in two-and-a-half years.
Pending home sales increased in November for the third straight month and reached the highest level in two-and-a-half years, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
U.S. home prices in October were up 4.3 percent from a year ago, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index.
NAR is working on developing a national index to measure the number of visits to houses for sale from prospective buyers.