Posts Tagged: home sales

Marc Lange – Gay Palm Springs Real Estate Agent

Marc Lange - Gay Palm Springs Realtor

Marc LangePeriodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: Marc listens closely to his clients to learn what their real estate needs are, and then works hard to finding the home that best meets those needs. It’s… Read more »

Jim Sutton – Gay Albuquerque Real Estate Agent

Jim Sutton - Gay Albuquerque Realtor

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: My goal is to make the transaction as easy and stress free as possible. You work with me, not an assistant agent. I have lived in Albuquerque for over… Read more »

Best Date to List a Home for Sale, By Market

Spring selling season is ready to bloom–in just over a week for some of the nation’s markets according to Zillow, which last week reported the best time frame to list a home for sale in specific major metros across the nation. The Hanley Wood Data Studio picked up on the Zillow report and created the… Read more »

Half of US Metros Likely to See Eight Year Home Sale High in 2015

RealtyTrac, the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, today released its August 2015 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows single family home and condo sales through August were on pace for an eight-year high nationwide and in 110 out of 204 (54 percent) metropolitan statistical areas with sufficient sales data. A total of 1,947,028… Read more »

California Home Sales At 9-Year High

Sales of California homes remained robust in July, with the number of houses and condos sold hitting a nine-year high for the second month in a row, a research firm reported Wednesday. CoreLogic Inc. reported an estimated 46,065 new and existing single-family homes sold in California in July. That’s up 14.4 percent from last July,… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Jeff Blacker, Palm Springs, California

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Jeff is an Architectural Specialist at HOM Sotheby’s International Realty and will lead you through the array of incredible choices in desert properties in the Palm Springs real estate… Read more »

Home Prices: A 5-Year Outlook

With inventory presently below historically normal levels, current & future home prices have been the topic of many real estate conversations. The most recent Home Price Expectation Survey was just released; giving insight into where experts believe prices will be leading up to 2019. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over 100 economists, real estate… Read more »

2014 Shattered the Record for Home Sales Over $50M

Every few weeks an unreasonably expensive home pops up on the market, and real estate-watchers are dumbfounded all over again. Top blockbuster honors currently go to the 25-acre Beverly Hills compound Palazzo di Amore, listed last November for $195M, the same month a Georgian Revival mansion on 11 acres in the Hamptons debuted for $140M…. Read more »

Why Have Interest Rates Dropped?

The headlines agree mortgage interest rates have dropped substantially below initial projections. Many who are considering purchasing a home, or moving up to their dream home, might think that they should wait to buy, because rates may continue to fall. A recent article on the Economists’ Outlook blog by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)… Read more »

3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home

If you are thinking about purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in real estate. Let’s look at whether or not now is actually… Read more »

10 Easy Tips to Get Your House Ready to Sell

Most people know the basics about getting their home ready to sell: remove any clutter and excess furniture, fix what’s broken and set your rooms to look like a model home would. But buyers have more and more inventory to choose from in this market and the details matter. Here are 10 enhanced Staging Tips 1…. Read more »

Home Value Increase P.1

When preparing to sell their home, a common question pops up. Homeowners want to know what they can do to get the maximum selling price on their home. Of course, the answer to “What can I do to increase my home’s value or get a better selling price?” is difficult to answer because each home… Read more »

Staging Your Home to Sell

When a buyer walks into your home you need to grab their attention. Sadly it is rare to find a buyer that will give a home a second chance when deciding if they should make an offer or not, first impressions last a life time. We all have different styles that fit our personalities and… Read more »

NAR Reports Reveal Two Reasons to Sell Now

NAR Reports Reveal Two Reasons to Sell Now We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand is high and the supply of that item is limited. The last two major reports issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed information that suggests that now may be the best time… Read more »

Boston-Area Home Sales Picking Up Steam

As the spring market kicks in, homes and condos across Greater Boston are selling faster than last year, new stats show. The time on market for homes and condos in the Boston area stood at just under two months, or 55 days, Realtor.com reports. That’s 8 percent faster than last year, when it was up… Read more »

Mortgage Monday: How to Speed Up the Mortgage Process

Mortgage Monday: Do you want to speed up the mortgage process? Do you want to speed up your mortgage process? The length of your mortgage process depends on the loan type, the property and several other considerations. Furthermore, consumers looking to make their mortgage move faster must have patience and preparation because you are at… Read more »

42% of All December Home Sales Were in Cash

Julia Zhu notes that in December, “all-cash purchases accounted for 42.1 percent of all U.S. residential sales, according to the latest report from RealtyTrac, a company that collects and analyzes housing data”: There are a few things driving this. Last summer, interest rates on mortgages jumped sharply. And though rates are still low by historic… Read more »

Seattle Home Sales Showed Surprising Decline in November

Seattle home sales surprisingly declined in November for the first time in 29 consecutive months. Peoples Home Equity finds that the Seattle real estate may be showing an opportunity for the high number of employed first-time home buyers to enter the market on recent weakness. According to DQNews.com, on January 2nd, total Seattle home sales… Read more »

Today’s Real Estate Report – Indiana

At Gay Realty Watch, we look for news to share with you about the gay real estate market – both lgbt real estate news and news specific to gay and lesbian real estate meccas. If you have a gay real estate story that you’d like to share with us, contact us at info@2016.gayrealtynetwork.com. Today, in… Read more »

Selling Your Home This Spring

Planning to put your house on the market this spring? Sammy Dweck at the The Washington Blade has some tips for you: …your house may be worth more than you think. The days of bidding wars and escalation clauses are back. The key to selling your home for the most it’s worth right now is… Read more »

Considering a Remodel to Help Sell Your Home?

In today’s hottest housing markets, springing for a kitchen or bathroom remodel is a surefire way to score a return on your investment, often returning 100 percent of the cost. According to a recent study, San Diego, Chicago, Atlanta and San Francisco are just a few of the cities that offer triple-digit returns on a… Read more »

Omaha Home Sales Up 17% in 2012 Over 2011

Home sales in 2012 in the metro area were up 17 percent over the year before. That’s good news for anyone planning on selling or even buying a home this next year. More than 11,000 new and existing homes sold in the Omaha area last year. That’s the second highest number ever, second only to… Read more »

New Jersey Year-Over-Year Home Prices Were Down in November

Real estate analysts are cautiously optimistic about an improved housing market this year. But it’s been a long wait for a bounce-back. Year-over-year housing prices in New Jersey through November were down 0.7 percent, to $258,000, according to the zillow.com website. Only five of the state’s 21 counties showed increases, led by Hudson (up 8.9… Read more »

New Hampshire Home Sales Up 21% in 2012

Single-family home sales in New Hampshire increased by more than a fifth in 2012 from the previous year, a sign that buyers were taking advantage of flat prices and historically low interest rates, according to a new report on the New England housing market. The RE/MAX of New England 2013 Housing Forecast found that in… Read more »

Vermont Home Sales Up, Prices Down in 2012

Vermont housing sales were up in 2012, but prices were down. That was the capsule report heard by representatives of a number of housing interests who met last week at the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The number of single-family houses sold in calendar 2012 increased in every Vermont county, according to data compiled by… Read more »

Flagstaff Home Sales Grew 15% in 2012

The number of single-family homes sold in the greater Flagstaff area during 2012 was up by 15 percent when compared with 2011. The Arizona Daily Sun reports that the 886 single-family homes sold in 2012 marked the highest number of homes sold in the last six years. The median home price in 2012 was down… Read more »

Connecticut Home Sales Jumped 30% in November

Connecticut home sales surged along with the rest of New England in November compared with a year ago, RE/MAX of New England reported Thursday. Connecticut unit sales were up 30.2 percent to 2,937 from 2,256 in November 2011. Rhode Island had the biggest percentage increase at 58.5 percent although it was the only one of… Read more »

Anchorage Home Inventory Low, Prices Rising

Players in Alaska’s construction and real estate industries have positive outlooks for 2013 despite some funding and regulatory uncertainty. … Single-family home sales were up 12 percent in November and the prices of those sales were up 5 percent, Droege said. While they may not continue at that rate, he said he expects those trends… Read more »

Preparing Your Home for Sale

Make sure the kitchen of the house you’re selling is clean, spare, updated and free of clutter. It will pay off exponentially when the house sells. (Photo by Pbroks13 via wikimedia commons) With the Washington Metro area housing remaining hot and competitive and the national housing recovery underway, maybe it’s time to put your house… Read more »

Philadelphia Home Sales Reach Three Year High

It’s a city that’s chock full of history — specifically, it’s where the Declaration of Independence was signed back in 1776. It’s a city where people have a lot of passion — for their city, their sports teams, and for their fellow Philadelphians. After all, they don’t call it the “City of Brotherly Love” for… Read more »

Toronto Home Sales Drop, Prices Inch Up

The latest data for Toronto’s housing market isn’t pretty, but it’s still not bad enough to call a hard landing just yet. Home sales in Canada’s biggest city plummeted by more than 19% in the first two weeks of December, compared to the previous month, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board. Sales were down… Read more »

Indiana Home Sales Up Across The State in November

From various sources: Northwestern: According to the latest housing data compiled by RE/MAX of Indiana, Northwest Indiana’s real estate market recorded strong year-over-year growth during the month of November. The 12-county area experienced a 28 percent increase in homes sold in November with 676 homes, compared to the same time last year with 528 homes…. Read more »

Florida Home Sales Up 25% in November Over 2011

Florida’s housing market continued to rebound in November, with existing home sales and median prices making double-digit increases over last year. Existing home sales closed during the month were 24.4 percent higher than a year ago. Pending sales, those signed but not closed, were even stronger. Sales expected to close within 90 days catapulted 45.8… Read more »

Boise Home Sales to Continue Growth in 2013

Trey Langford talks to Boise home builders and prospective home buyers on a regular basis and continues to hear that optimism is growing. For five years builders have waited for the market to return and 2012 indicates that the demand for living in Boise is back. In 2011 nine thousand people moved to Boise but… Read more »

Albuquerque Home Sales Up in November

November was another good month for home sales in Albuquerque, but it’s not necessarily a sign that New Mexico’s economy is actually recovering from the recession. The state’s economy is still not creating many jobs, and the work force has shrunk, but more people are buying and selling houses, and that is a positive sign… Read more »

Delaware Home Prices, Sales Up in November

Delaware’s residential real estate market is showing continued strength as the winter doldrums approach, posting solid increases in sales and prices in all three counties for the month of November. Real estate officials say market-ready homes are selling quickly, buyers are gaining some confidence, and the increasing reliability of low interest rates continues to sustain… Read more »

Orange County Homes Hit Seven Year High in November

Orange County home sales hit their highest level for a November in seven years, soaring 25.3 percent over last year’s sales pace. Home prices, meanwhile, hit a five-year high for a November, rising 12.5 percent from 2011, housing market tracker DataQuick Information Systems reported Wednesday. The median home price, however, dipped slightly last month –… Read more »

San Francisco Home Sales and Prices Up in November

California home prices posted a ninth straight annual increase in November as buyers competed for a limited number of available properties, a research firm reported Thursday. The median price for new and existing houses and condominiums was $291,000, up 19.3 percent from $244,000 in the same period last year, DataQuick said. The median price jumped… Read more »

Home Sales and Prices Up in Iowa in November

A new report shows home sales and prices are up in Iowa. The Iowa Association of Realtors says more than 2,600 homes in the state were sold and closed in November. That’s about 200 sales more than the same period last year. Home prices also are up. The median sale price in November was $125,000…. Read more »

Wichita Home Sales Slipped in November

November home sales in the Wichita area fell compared with last month but were higher than in November 2011, according to a monthly sales report released Friday by the South Central Kansas Multiple Listing Service. The November report said both existing and new home sales were lower than October by 11 percent and 13 percent,… Read more »

Milwaukee Home Sales Up 24% in November Over 2011

Wisconsin’s largest metro area had another big increase in home sales last month. The Milwaukee area’s Multiple Listing Service reports a 24 percent increase in sales of existing houses in November, compared to a year ago. Realtors sold just over 1,200 homes last month in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, and Ozaukee counties. That’s 234 more than… Read more »

New England Home Sales Surged in October

Home sales in Connecticut and every other state in New England rose strongly in October compared with a year earlier, RE/MAX of New England reported this week. Connecticut unit sales rose 16.8 percent while median sale price climbed 6.4 percent. The percentage price increase was the second highest in the region, trailing only New Hampshire’s… Read more »

Single Family Home Sales Jumped in Maine in October

Sales of single-family, existing homes in Maine jumped by 24 percent in October over the same month last year, according to figures provided by the Maine Association of Realtors. The median sales price also increased year-to-year by 3.3 percent in October. Agents believe the combination of several factors have led to the uptick in activity…. Read more »

New York State Home Sales Up in October, But Sandy’s Impact Still to Come

New York realtors increased year-over-year home sales in October, but the New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR) expects the negative impacts of Superstorm Sandy to hurt the housing market in the fourth quarter of 2012. Realtors closed 7,839 sales of existing single-family homes, condos, and co-ops this October, an increase of 4.3 percent compared… Read more »

Maui Home Sales At Five Year High, Prices Up

October 2012 residential home sales rose to a 5-year high of 98 homes sold, a 33% increase over one year ago, according to new statistics released by the Realtors Association of Maui. The median home price rose to $487,000 from $437,500 one month ago, and $482,500 one year ago. The condominium median price increased to… Read more »

San Diego Home Sales and Prices Up in October

The number of homes sold in San Diego County jumped by 31.3 percent in October, compared to the same month a year ago, while prices rose by 11.1 percent, a real estate information service has announced. A total of 3,622 homes changed hands in San Diego County last month, compared to 2,759 in October 2011,… Read more »

Nashville Home Sales Up 33% in October

Nashville-area home sales increased by 33.8 percent in October compared to a year ago, according to a new sales report from the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors. According to the report, 2,312 homes were sold in the area last month, up from 1,728 a year ago. Year-to-date home sales are up 26 percent. “Home sales… Read more »

Alabama Home Price Appreciation Among Lowest in US

There are definitely some bright spots for home prices in Birmingham real estate, but those hot neighborhoods seem to be the exception to the rule in Alabama. Alabama home prices, not counting distressed sales, dropped faster than any other state in September, a new report says. The prices of homes throughout the state with mortgages… Read more »

Kauai Home Sales Up, Prices Down in October

Home sales on Kauai increased in October, but prices fell for both single-family homes and condominiums, according to statistics from Hawaii Information Service. There were 38 single-family houses sold on Kauai last month, which was 11 more, or 41 percent, than the 27 homes that sold during the same month last year. Year-to-date sales are… Read more »

Salt Lake City Home Prices Up 11% in Third Quarter

Home prices in Salt Lake County showed double-digit gains in this year’s third quarter, according to the Salt Lake Board of Realtors. For the July-August-September period, the median single-family home price in Salt Lake County increased to $218,000, up 11 percent compared to a median price of $197,000 in the third quarter 2011. The third… Read more »

Indiana Home Sales Up 13.1% in Third Quarter Over 2011

Housing data released today for September 2012 shows an increase in closed and pending sales in central Indiana, according to a jointly released report of the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS and the Indiana Association of REALTORS. The number of closed sales in central Indiana increased by 13.1 percent in the three months ending in… Read more »

Wisconsin, USA: Home Sales, Prices Up in September

The Wisconsin housing market continued to grow as existing home sales increased 4.6 percent in September of 2012 compared to September 2011, according to the most recent monthly report by the Wisconsin REALTORS(R) Association (WRA). Median prices also increased over that same period, increasing 0.2 percent to $135,000 in September. Sales have now increased for… Read more »

US Pending Home Sales Up Modestly in September

Contracts to buy previously owned homes rose far less than expected in September, an industry group said on Thursday, but the data continued to point to an improving tone in the housing market. The National Association of Realtors said its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed in September, gained 0.3 percent to 99.5…. Read more »

Orlando Home Prices Up 8.2% in August Over 2011

Metro Orlando home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 8.2 percent in August 2012 compared to a year ago, according to a new report from CoreLogic. The Santa Ana, Calif.-based company (NYSE: CLGX) also reports a 1.7 percent increase in home prices month-over-month from July 2012. Prior to that, home prices in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area… Read more »

Vermont Home Sales On the Rise Again

The local housing market remains a buyer’s market, but homes are holding their value and selling once again, according to local industry insiders. The economic collapse that began at the tail end of 2008 popped the housing bubble nationwide. Many homeowners soon found themselves underwater with their mortgages, meaning they owed more on their homes… Read more »

Low Inventory Driving Up Home Prices in Monterey

Scant inventories are driving up home prices in Monterey County’s recovering housing market, as investors snatch up what’s available and leave the leftovers to traditional home buyers. Still, with interest rates at record lows and prices less than a half what they were five years ago, it’s a good time to buy — if you… Read more »

New Hampshire Home Sales Up, Prices Down in July

New Hampshire home sales continued to rise in July while sale prices continued to slide, according to the New Hampshire Association of Realtors. A total of 1,260 homes were sold in the state last month, the group announced yesterday, compared with 1,052 in July 2011, a 19.8 percent increase, year-over-year. With 7,044 homes sold in… Read more »

Kansas Home Sales Improved in June

Monthly sales of existing single-family homes and condominiums continued to climb in Kansas during June while monthly home prices improved for the second consecutive month according to the latest housing data from the Kansas Association of Realtors(R) (KAR). An estimated total of 3,313 existing single-family homes and condos were sold in the Sunflower State in… Read more »

Wisconsin Home Sales Grew at Robust Pace in June

Wisconsin home sales continued to grow at a robust pace with sales of existing homes up 19.3 percent in June over June of last year, according to the most recent monthly report by the Wisconsin REALTORS(R) Association (WRA), continuing a pattern that began last summer. Since the beginning of the year, home sales were up… Read more »

June Home Sales Disappointing in Las Vegas

Home sales remained flat for the third consecutive month in Las Vegas during June, falling by 406 sales from May and falling below the previous year’s sales for the first time in twelve months according to the latest data released from DataQuick. A total of 4,423 new and resale houses and condos closed escrow in… Read more »

Home Sales, Prices Falling in France

Nationally property prices in France have fallen, sales are also down but there is considerable regional variation, according to figures from notaires and estate agents. The latest data from Notaires de France show that over the first quarter of the year prices fell 1.6% for properties, with new homes falling 1.4%. The new build market… Read more »

Northern Virginia Home Sales Up, Prices Flat in June

Home sales across the broader Northern Virginia market in June showed a healthy increase from a year before, but the average sales price was relatively flat, according to new figures. A total of 3,522 properties changed hands across the area last month, according to figures reported July 10 by RealEstate Business Intelligence, an arm of… Read more »

Ohio Existing Home Sales Jumped More Than 20% in May

Monthly sales of existing single-family homes and condos jumped by over twenty percent in Ohio during May while total sales for the year are thirteen percent ahead of last year’s pace according to the latest housing data from the Ohio Association of Realtors(R) (OAR). An estimated total of 11,018 existing single-family homes and condos were… Read more »

Charleston, West Virginia Home Sales Strong in June

The Charleston-area housing market is showings signs of a rebound as home sales topped 1,000 for the second straight month and prices have stabilized at a median price of $200,000. In June, 1,033 homes sold, according to figures released by the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors. In May, 1,002 homes sold. “Our market is showing… Read more »

Winnipeg Home Sales Down 2% in June

Local homebuyers took a bit of a breather last month, according to new figures released today. Winnipeg Realtors said 1,487 properties were sold last month through the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS). That’s a decline of two per cent from the 1,516 that changed hands in June, 2011. The decline in sales came in spite… Read more »

Boise Home Sales Strong in May

In May 2012, the Intermountain MLS recorded 604 home sales. While this did not represent a significant change in sales from the previous year, the average sales price was up over thirty thousand dollars. Also, due to the lack of inventory of homes, many buyers frustrated from bidding against investors, have started considering new construction…. Read more »

Utah Home Sales Up for Second Month

Utah home prices are up for the second month in a row as buyers are competing over a tighter inventory of houses. The Utah Association of Realtors says Thursday that the median home price in May was $181,000, up from $176,000 a year earlier. Home sales are also up compared with last year. Utah real… Read more »

Wichita Home Prices Fell in First Quarter of 2012

Kansas ranked seventh among the states for house price appreciation in the first quarter, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s seasonally adjusted house price index released Wednesday. The index showed a 3.16 percent improvement in prices in Kansas from a year ago. Prices were up 1.49 percent from the fourth quarter. Over five years,… Read more »

New York Home Sales, Prices Dipped in April

Monthly sales of existing single-family homes in the state of New York fell by 49 transactions in April but remained above the previous year’s tally, while home prices also took a step back, though also still remaining above the previous year’s levels according to the latest housing data from the New York State Association of… Read more »

Homes Selling Faster in Omaha Real Estate Market

While the Omaha-metro’s housing market never suffered the same kinds of blows as other areas, things were much slower this time last year. But the tide is turning. Linda Carpenter with Keller Williams Realty said, “Last year, days on market was an average of 98 days. This year, we’re seeing 39 days as our average… Read more »

OK: Tulsa Home Sales Continued to Rise in April

Tulsa-area home sales rose yet again in April, continuing 2012’s strong improvement over last year. The Greater Tulsa Association of Realtors reports that 1,028 homes were sold in April, up 3.6 percent from March and an increase of 12.4 percent from April 2011. The 3,748 homes that were sold in the first four months of… Read more »

April Home Sales Strong in Indiana

Home sales in Indiana continued to show impressive strength during April following March’s forty-five percent surge as sales surpassed both the previous month’s and the previous year’s levels according to the latest housing data from the Indiana Association of Realtors(R) (IAR). An estimated total of 5,568 existing single-family homes and condos were sold in the… Read more »

WI: Home Sales Gaining Momentum

Existing home sales in Wisconsin continued to improve in March, apparently helped by an improving economy, record-low interest rates and an unseasonably warm winter. It is too soon to tell if this means the housing market has hit bottom and finally is in recovery, but the signs are good, said Michael Held of Coldwell Banker… Read more »

MO: St. Louis Home Sales Improving

Home sales and prices are up in St. Louis for the first time in months. Coldwell Banker Gundaker president Jim Dohr tells KMOX News that Fannie Mae recently completed a survey on consumer confidence. “It’s improving dramatically, specifically related to St. Louis real estate,” Dohr says. “Seventy three percent of those surveyed in March feel… Read more »

New Orleans Home Sales Up, Prices Stagnant

Spring marks the beginning of a new season – not just for weather, but for housing. It’s considered by real estate experts to be the start of the home buying busy season. Local realtor Claudette Reuther said low interest rates may be helping with an uptick in sales. “The past few months have really picked… Read more »

Home Market Improving in New Jersey

The spring real estate market has sprung and with it are exceptional opportunities to own a home throughout the state. According to David Schoner, vice president of Coldwell Banker New Homes & Condominiums, the residential brokerage firm, “confidence is building in the home industry and with it, we see an increase in sales and prices…. Read more »

Massachusetts Home Sales Jumped in First Quarter of 2012

The volume of Massachusetts home sales increased in the first quarter by 9.7 percent as the number of transactions increased 12.54 percent, compared to the same period last year, creating an overall picture of stability in the Bay State’s housing market, according to data provided from the MLS Property Information Network. First-quarter sales volume has… Read more »

AR: Home Sales Up 15% in February

Home sales in Arkansas rose 15.4 percent in February compared with the same month last year, the Arkansas Realtors Association reported today. The association said 1,610 homes sold in the state in February, compared to 1,395 during the same month in 2011, while the average price of a home rose just over .04 percent to… Read more »

PA: Home Sales Rise in Philadelphia

Housing data continued their seesaw behavior Monday, with sales contracts for existing houses falling in February from January, the National Association of Realtors reported. The Realtors’ Pending Sales Index slipped 0.5 percent in February, but the agreements of sale signed during the month were still 9.2 percent higher than a year ago, the group reported…. Read more »

NC: Home Prices, Sales Up in Charlotte

The Charlotte region saw an increase in the amount of homes sold this February, and each home’s average sales price, when compared to the same time last year, according to the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association. The group says 1,614 homes sold in the region in February at an average sales price of $184,775. That’s an… Read more »

USA, MN: Twin Cities Home Sales Strong in February

February was the best month for home sales in the Twin Cities area since the real estate downturn began in 2006. The Star Tribune reports buyers signed nearly 3,800 purchase agreements in the metro area, a 34 percent increase compared with last year. The Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors says February was the eighth consecutive… Read more »

USA, KY: Louisville Home Sales Up 26% in February From 2011

Members of the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors(R) posted 773 sales during the month of February 2012, a 25.9% increase over February 2011. February’s total sales continued an eight-month trend of outpacing the same period last year, which posted 614 sales during February 2011. The average selling price paid for single family and condominium homes… Read more »

Northern Virginia Home Sales Improving

Area home sales are building. “We’ve sold a million dollars more than we did last year at this time,” said Dora Buck, principal broker and co-owner of Sager Real Estate, 111 E. King St. “That’s just huge. Everyone is really busy writing a lot of contracts.” That year-over-year gain is for only the properties that… Read more »

NC: Asheville Home Sales Improved in February

Sales of existing homes in Buncombe County and neighboring counties were up dramatically again last month when compared to February 2011. Sales rose 22.8 percent in Buncombe to 151 homes, up from 123 a year ago, according to N.C. Mountains Multiple Listing Service. Increases were even larger in neighboring counties. Sales were up 104 percent… Read more »

WV: Charleston Home Sales Rose in February

Growth in sales volumes and a leveling out in home prices continued into February, according to figures released by the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors. In February, 607 homes sold at a median price of $170,000, up from 557 homes selling for a median price of $163,500 in February 2011. “Through the course of last… Read more »

Canadian Home Sales Increased in February

Following a rough start to 2012, home sales in Canada rebounded in February with a modest increase recorded in February from the previous month. The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) said Thursday that homes sale rose by 1.4 per cent between January and February, which helped recover roughly one-third of the 4.5-per cent drop recorded… Read more »

San Diego Home Sales Up in January

The number of homes sold in San Diego County increased 4.9 percent last month over January 2011, and the median price climbed by $1,000, La Jolla-based DataQuick announced last week. A total of 2,358 homes changed hands locally last month, compared to 2,248 in the same period last year, according to the real estate information… Read more »

80% of 2011 Home Sales in Tucson Were Distressed Sales

Was 2011 just one big year-long clearance sale? Due to an “over stock” of product and drastically reduced prices, about 12,800 homes sold last year, most of them in the distressed merchandise “bargain bin.” “It’s reasonable that 80 percent of sales were distressed,” said housing analyst John Strobeck, owner of Bright Future Business Consultants. In… Read more »

FL: Miami Home Sales Climbed 23% in Fourth Quarter of 2011

Based on the latest data from the Miami Association of Realtors, Miami’s Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) residential sales – including existing single-family homes and condominiums – increased 23 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011, from 4,722 to 5,839, compared to a year earlier. This rise marks 14 consecutive quarters of rising sales that culminated… Read more »

New Mexico Home Sales Increased 13% in January

Home prices continued to slide in January, but there was a 13.22 percent increase in closed sales to 411 for single family homes, according to the Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors’ January report. Sales volume dropped 9.45 percent to nearly $80 million. “Consumers are buying in price ranges that are extremely affordable,” said Marc Guggino,… Read more »

US: January is Seventh Consecutive Month for Increased Real Estate Sales

According to the latest RE/MAX National Housing Report, for the seventh consecutive month, home sales in January inched higher, rising 3.4 percent above levels seen last January. This data is based on a weighted average of 53 metropolitan areas surveyed. After an unexpected jump in sales at the end of 2011, January sales returned to… Read more »

TX: Home Sales Improved in Fourth Quarter of 2011

Sales of existing single-family homes in Texas followed seasonal trends and declined from the third quarter of 2011 to the fourth quarter but were still over seven percent higher than a year earlier according to the latest data from the Texas Association of REALTORS(R) (TAR). An estimated total of 46,764 existing single-family homes were sold… Read more »

Realtor About Town: Kamloops Neighborhoods

Realtor About Town This video series covers the various neighbourhoods of Kamloops. Follow me as I look at neighborhoods in Kamloops.  If you are looking for city and country living, Kamloops is a great place to hang your hat. The video blogs will give you a perspective of seeing Kamloops from your living room. As winter… Read more »

Still signs of winter

Winter is the time we all seem to hibernate. Here in Kamloops there have been sneek peeks of spring so we all know it is coming. The question is when? Even though its winter, it does not mean that home sales stop, in fact this is the time when you are more likely to get… Read more »

Mississipi Home Prices Were Flat in November

Pascagoula area home prices remained static in November, as did those in Biloxi-Gulfport, according to California-based research firm CoreLogic. Excluding foreclosures, home prices in Pascagoula, Biloxi and Gulfport all rose 0.2 percent in November compared to the year before, the firm said. Statewide, Mississippi housing prices also stayed flat in November, but, when distressed sales… Read more »

CA: Sacramento Home Sales Up in December

Sacramento’s housing market ended the year on an upbeat note as sales of single-family homes rose in all four of the region’s counties. But prices continued to falter due to the large number of distress sales. San Diego-based DataQuick said Wednesday that a total of 1,810 single-family homes were sold in Sacramento County last month,… Read more »

Delaware Home Sales Flat, Prices Down in December

Prices continued their downward drift, and sales were generally flat last month, but Delaware Realtors say they are sensing a slowly growing vigor in the residential real estate market. In some cases, it’s being driven by historically low mortgage rates — Kent County Realtor Dee Hake DeMolen recently had a first-time buyer lock in at… Read more »

Hawaii: Oahu Home Sales Up, Prices Slightly Higher

Home sales on Oahu rose in November after declining the month before, and prices of single-family homes and condominiums were mixed, according to statistics from the Honolulu Board of Realtors. A total of 251 single-family homes were sold in November, 1.2 percent more than 248 sales in November 2010. The median price of a single-family… Read more »

Hawaii: Kauai Home Sales and Prices Up in November

The number of single-family homes sold on Kauai rose in November, as did prices, but condominium sales were flat and prices dropped, according to statistics from Hawaii Information Service. Forty-three single-family homes were sold last month, compared to 40 homes in November 2010. The median price of a single-family home was $475,000, 5 percent higher… Read more »

US: Home Sales Increased Again in November

Existing-home sales rose again in November and remain above a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors(R). Also released today were periodic benchmark revisions with downward adjustments to sales and inventory data since 2007, led by a decline in for-sale-by-owners. Although rebenchmarking resulted in lower adjustments to several years of home sales data,… Read more »

WI: Home Sales Up for Fourth Straight Month

For the fourth straight month, sales of existing homes and condos rose over last year in every region of Wisconsin, while median sales price was down almost everywhere. Statewide, sales in October were up 13.5 percent, from 3,825 to 4,342, the Wisconsin Realtors Association reported Monday. Median price fell by 7.8 percent to $129,000. WRA… Read more »

Sacramento Home Sales Rise as Prices Fall in October

The number of single-family homes sold in the Sacramento region rose sharply in October, but prices continued to fall. Market researcher DataQuick said Wednesday that 1,732 existing homes were sold in Sacramento County last month, a 19.6 percent increase from the same month of 2010. Placer County saw its sales volume increase 31.1 percent to… Read more »

California Home Sales Up as Prices Drop in October

Home sales rose in California last month, but prices fell sharply as fewer high-end properties sold. Market researcher DataQuick said Wednesday that 34,087 homes and condos were sold in the state in October, up 4.3 percent from the same month last year but down nearly 4 percent from September. By comparison, October sales have averaged… Read more »

Arizona Home Sales Improve But Prices Continue to Drop

The Arizona labor market has begun to show some signs of improvement in recent months, although overall growth remains modest and home prices continue to fall, according to the State Monitor report released today by BMO Capital Markets Economics. … The Arizona economy continues to grapple with a depressed housing market. Home sales are continuing… Read more »

AL: Birmingham Home Sales Spiked in October

Homes sales in the Birmingham area surged in October compared to the levels of the previous year. The Birmingham Association of Realtors said today that residential transactions totaled 803 last month, an increase of 43 percent from the 563 home sales recorded in October 2010. Prices didn’t fare as well, weighed down by foreclosure-related transactions,… Read more »

FL: Fort Lauderdale Home Sales, Prices Up in Third Quarter

In Broward County, sales of homes – including existing single-family homes and condominiums – increased 13 percent in the third quarter of 2011, from 6,498, a year earlier to 7,323, according to the Broward Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) systems. Broward sales of existing single-family homes… Read more »

FL: Miami Home Sales Rose in Third Quarter

In the Miami Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), sales of homes – including existing single-family homes and condominiums – increased 51 percent, from 4,239 in the third quarter of 2010 to 6,412 in the third quarter of 2011according to the 25,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS and the Southeast Florida Multiple Listing Service. This rise marks 13… Read more »

FL: Orlando Home Sales, Prices Down Slightly From September 2010

Metro Orlando’s median price for existing-home sales appeared to be recovering last month at the same rate as most of the state’s other metropolitan areas, according to a report released Thursday by Florida Realtors. The midpoint resale price for a single-family home in the four-county Orlando metro area during September was $125,200, down 2 percent… Read more »

California Home Prices Down, Sales Up in September

California home sales picked up in September from the same month last year as prices came down. Sales were up 6.7% as bargain hunters paying cash snapped up foreclosures. Sales figures remained below the average for September in Southern California and the Bay Area, according to DataQuick, a real estate information service based in San… Read more »

NV: Reno Home Sales Improving

Despite a dip in home prices, the Reno-Sparks housing market is looking up with an increase in home sales. The figures, part of a quarterly report released by Lake Tahoe-based real estate company Chase International, indicated a seven-percent jump in units sold in the Reno-Sparks area and a 14-percent rise in units sold in Carson… Read more »

NV: Las Vegas Home Sales Dropped Almost 9% Since September 2010

Las Vegas-area home prices in September fell from year-ago levels while sales stayed strong thanks to investors snapping up homes at bargain prices, the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reported today. In a market still influenced by high foreclosure and unemployment rates, the Realtors said the median price of single-family homes sold in September… Read more »

DE: September Home Sales Grew While Prices Fell

A more realistic view of the market by both buyers and sellers boosted home sales across the state this summer, even as prices continued to show the impact of foreclosures and other short sales, real estate professionals said Tuesday. September sales totals were well above last year’s numbers in all three counties, rising 32 percent… Read more »

August Home Sales Fell in Arizona, Nevada, Spiked in West Virginia

U.S. single-family home prices declined 4.4 percent year over year in August, with Nevada and Arizona experiencing double-digit percentage declines and West Virginia seeing the largest increase, up 8.6 percent, according to an index by property data firm CoreLogic. Excluding distressed sales, including short sales and real estate owned (REO) sales, the national index fell… Read more »

RI: Providence Sales Dipped Year Over Year in August

Single-family home prices in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River area dropped 1.5 percent in August compared with the same month a year earlier, according to data released by real estate tracking firm CoreLogic Thursday. This is the second straight month the price of homes sold in the area declined from last year, according to CoreLogic, with… Read more »

MA: August Home Sales Rose in August 2011 Over 2010

Housing sales in Massachusetts rose last month compared with August 2010 as more buyers waded into the struggling local real estate market, data released yesterday showed. Single-family home sales hit 4,203 last month, a 15 percent increase from last August, according to Warren Group, a Boston company that tracks local real estate data. But the… Read more »

CO: Denver Real Estate Remained Flat in July

Unlike in most of the country, Denver home prices were unchanged in July from the month earlier, according to the S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indices released Tuesday. Seventeen of the 20 markets in the index reported positive monthly increases. Detroit had the biggest gain, at 3.8 percent. Las Vegas and Phoenix home prices were both… Read more »

AL: Birmingham Home Sales Down in June and July

Metro Birmingham home prices slid 1.7 percent in July, compared to the year-ago period, mortgage researcher CoreLogic said today. But the decline is slimmer than the one seen in June. During that month, area home prices fell 2.8 percent from June 2010, according to revised data from CoreLogic. The data also shows that sales of… Read more »

FL: Miami Real Estate Sales Jumped 49% in August From 2010

Sales of existing single-family homes in the Miami Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) rose 49 percent in August, from 637 to 951, according to the 25,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) systems. Sales of existing condominiums increased 60 percent, from 818 to 1,311, compared to August 2010. Statewide sales increased… Read more »

OR: One Third of Home Sales Now Foreclosures

Foreclosures continue to flood Oregon’s housing market and accounted for one-third of all home sales this spring. At 33 percent, Oregon’s housing market is in the top 10 in terms of foreclosed homes as a percentage of all home sales. In Oregon, foreclosed homes sell for about 30 percent less on average than non-foreclosed homes…. Read more »

Central Kentucky Home Sales Improved in August

The percentage of Central Kentucky home sales continued to bounce back in August as the market further shed the shadow of the federal homebuyer tax credit. Sales of detached residential homes jumped more than 32 percent compared to August 2010. In July, the measure had risen 11.1 percent, marking the first time since the primary… Read more »