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Homes Are Selling Faster

October 22, 2012: 

As inventories of for-sale homes drop, the amount of time homes are staying on the market is dropping too, according to the latest Realtor.com data.

September Existing-Home Sales Down but Prices Continue to Improve

October 19, 2012: 

September existing-home sales declined modestly, but inventory continued to tighten and the national median home price recorded its seventh back-to-back monthly increase from a year earlier, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Mortgage Rates Hover Near Record Lows

October 12, 2012: 

Mortgage rates held steady for the most part this week, remaining near all-time record lows set last week.

9 States Where Foreclosures Are Dropping the Most

October 12, 2012: 

Find out which states saw foreclosure activity fall by 20 percent or more in the third quarter.

Low Valuation in Home Appraisals Causing Steady Level of Contract Glitches

October 10, 2012: 

The real estate market is recovering but still faces hurdles, notably from tight mortgage credit, but problems with a sizeable share of real estate appraisals also are holding back home sales, according to NAR survey findings.

More Americans Say Walking Out on Mortgage OK

October 9, 2012: 

"If Americans carry on with that mindset, it will continue to cause problems as the economy undergoes a slow recovery," says a senior analyst at JZ Analytics about alarming results from a recent poll on strategic default.

Appraisal Institute to Study Value of 'Green'

October 9, 2012: 

The Appraisal Institute is teaming with an energy agency to asses energy efficiency and green features on the value of existing homes.

Shadow Inventory Drops 10%

October 9, 2012: 

Predictions that the nation's shadow inventory would rapidly rise have yet to materialize, as the shadow inventory continues to show signs of dropping.

Survey: Americans Upbeat About Housing

October 9, 2012: 

The number of Americans expecting home prices to decline reached an all-time low, according to Fannie Mae's monthly housing survey.

NAR: Appraisals Continue to Hamper Sales

October 9, 2012: 

Problems with real estate appraisals are still delaying and even derailing home sales, a recent survey of REALTORS® shows.

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