Posts Tagged: january

Housing Starts Are Down, But Don’t Panic

So says Ezra Klein over at Wonk Blog. Housing starts dropped 8.5% in January, but there are reasons for optimism, or at least neutralism. Wonk Blog reports: First, housing starts numbers are often volatile in the winter months. A major blizzard over a large part of the country can easily stop home construction in its… Read more »

Mobile, Alabama Home Prices Dropped in January

Home prices in Mobile dropped 11.1 percent in January when compared with January 2011, according to the new data from California-based research firm CoreLogic. They declined by 7.7 percent in December 2011 compared with December 2010. Excluding distressed sales, year-over-year prices declined by 9.6 percent in January compared with January 2011 and by 7.2 percent… Read more »

US: Home Prices Fell to Ten Year Low in January

Home prices fell in January for a fifth straight month in most major U.S. cities, as modest sales increases have yet to boost prices. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home-price index released Tuesday showed that prices dropped in January from December in 16 of 19 cities tracked. The steepest declines were in San Francisco, Atlanta and… Read more »

NM: Best Two Months in Real Estate Since 2008

U.S. home sales are gradually coming back, including in New Mexico. A mild winter and a stronger job market have helped boost sales ahead of the crucial spring buying season. The past two months made up the best winter for sales nationally of previously occupied homes in five years, when the housing crisis began. In… 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 »

January New Home Sales Down in Southern California

New-home builders are still feeling the pain in Southern California and throughout the Golden State. The number of new construction permits pulled for homes in Southern California slumped significantly in three key Southland counties in January when compared to the same month a year prior. Riverside County appeared to be a bright spot, up 50%… Read more »

AR: Higher Population Counties See Home Sales Dip in January

Information in the inaugural The City Wire’s Arkansas Home Sales Report indicates that Arkansas’ housing market continues on a slow pace toward recovery, with low interest rates and economic uncertainty competing for the attention of potential home buyers. The City Wire’s Arkansas Home Sales Report captures home sales data in the state’s 14 most populated… 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 »

Suburbs Lead in Home Sales Increase in Chicago

Home sales in the seven-county metropolitan Chicago real estate market continued their upward momentum in January, led by strong sales gains in five of the collar counties, according to an analysis by RE/MAX. Home sales for the month totaled 4,433 and were 14 percent higher than in January 2011. It was the largest January sales… 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 »

IN: Indianapolis Real Estate Sales Climbed Again in January

New numbers have experts optimistic about central Indiana’s struggling housing market. January’s existing home sales in the nine-county Indianapolis area are up 13.4 percent from last January, RTV6’s Tanya Spencer reported. That’s good news, considering sales had dropped about 30 percent over the last five years. Jim Litten, president of F.C. Tucker Realty, has analyzed… Read more »

KS: Wichita Home Sales Jumped in January

New and existing home sales were up 22 percent year over year in January in the Wichita area, as good weather, good prices and low interest rates drove an unusually strong winter month. A total of 421 homes were sold in Wichita last month, up from the 344 sold in January 2011, according to figures… Read more »

DC: Home Sales in January Up 31% Over Last Year

Home sales in the Washintgon, D.C., metro region got a bump last month, according to one index. Pending sales were up 31 percent from a year earlier, according to RealEstate Business Intelligence, a subsidiary of Metropolitan Regional Information Systems of Rockville. The index is a two-year moving window that uses pending sales and median sales… Read more »