Posts Tagged: real estate market

US Housing Market: Roaring?

Over at the Washington Post, they’re reporting that buying a home is now as hard as it was five years ago. That’s right: According to the National Association of Realtors, it’s almost as hard to afford a house as it was back when the financial crisis started to hit in 2008. But is that good… Read more »

Three Ways to Help the US Housing Market

U .S. home prices are set to fall further. There is nothing policymakers can do to forestall this, but there are things they can do to mitigate the severity of the decline. With Europe in disarray, the supercommittee struggling to reduce the federal deficit and a payroll tax increase looming next year, help for the… Read more »

US Real Estate Prices Dropped in June

After stumbling in April and May, existing-home sales continued to slip in June compared to the month before, according to the latest monthly report from the National Association of Realtors. Completed sales of existing single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops dipped 0.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.77 million in June from… Read more »

Is Seattle Real Estate Market Bouncing Back?

Fourth quarter real estate numbers are dismal, but the picture changes when you look at what happened in January. A new report from Zillow.com shows a drop in home values and an increase in people who owe the bank more than their home is worth. According the Zillow’s data, nearly three out of 10 local… Read more »

Will US Housing Prices Stabilize in 2011?

Are better times ahead in real estate? And are declining home prices likely in the coming year? Can both happen at the same time? That might be the case, according to a new analysis from Fiserv, Inc., an information management provider for the financial services industry. It says both that prices will stabilize — but… Read more »

Weakness in US Real Estate Market Likely to Continue Through 2011

The perfect storm of converging crises that rocked US housing is unlikely to abate in 2011, with the albatross of negative equity haunting the market’s future. Foreclosures follow job losses, limiting lending access and erasing the advantage of low interest rates in a seemingly never-ending vicious cycle. See the following article from Money Morning for… Read more »

Gay Realty Watch: Provincetown and Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Today, we’ll continue our look into local real estate markets with large gay and lesbian communities with Provincetown and Cape Cod, Massachusetts – the gay East Coast resort town. Here’s a sampling of what’s going on in the Cape Cod real estate market at the moment: Season’s earnings up for most, but not all, businesses… Read more »