2014 California Housing Market

2014 California Housing Market

The 2014 California housing market will follow the national trend of slow recovery: according to the California Association of Realtors (CAR), sales numbers may take a slight dive. These experts predict housing prices will do the exact opposite. Rising prices will lead to a sensible growth in 2015. For the time being, these experts advise cautious optimism. Finding affordable housing in most areas of the state is still almost impossible. Most … [Read more...]

The Best Real Estate Markets 2013

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When considering which real estate markets are the best, it is wise to look at home sales among other aspects as this number often reveals a thriving real estate market. Below is a list of the top 25 real estate markets in America today from the least to the greatest: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: According to trulia.com, the median sales price for homes in Oklahoma City from April 13th to June 13th was $126,000. This represents an increase of … [Read more...]

70 US Cities Forecast with Higher Home Prices

By Mike Colpitts Nearly mid-way through the year 70 U.S. cities housing markets are forecast to recover in 2012, and some of them are already making successful inroads on their way with appreciating home prices. The cities include five that were forecast by Housing Predictor at the beginning of the year to appreciate in value, including Miami, Florida which is seeing unparalleled appreciation in the single family home market and … [Read more...]

Foreclosures Rise 18%

The epidemic of foreclosures is rising, according to newly released figures from RealtyTrac, despite a slight slowdown in activity during the month of May. Year over year foreclosures rose 18%. Foreclosure filings, including default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions were reported on 321,480 properties during the month, a decrease of 6% from April. The drop apparently developed as a result of moratoriums on foreclosures by the … [Read more...]

2013 Wyoming Housing Market

Wyoming ranked No. 9 in a recent list of the top 10 housing markets of the future compiled and presented by MSN Real Estate. “The Cheyenne metro area, which includes Laramie County, has been a fairly stable market, with home prices estimated to drop only 2.6 percent from peak to trough,” reads the article. The report forecast a 4-year home price increase of 23.7 percent, with the biggest price increase to occur in 2014. So far, Wyoming’s … [Read more...]

2013 Delaware Housing Market

Experts predict real estate markets in the northeastern United States will perform poorly compared to the rest of the country in 2013. Among these, Delaware, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and downstate New York are expected to be perform the most weakly. However, many Realtors tout Delaware as an excellent real estate market for prospective primary or second homowners owing in part to its proximity to New York City, … [Read more...]

2013 Connecticut Housing Market

The Connecticut housing market reached the highest level it had seen in three years in late 2012, and it isn't showing signs of slowing down. According to RE/MAX of New England, the region should expect continued improvement throughout 2013. Its 2013 Housing Forecast report indicates the market will shift from a buyer's market to a more balanced market as the year winds on. The report chalks up much of 2012's strong growth to record low … [Read more...]

2013 Colorado Housing Market

Compared to many states, Colorado endured the bursting of the housing bubble relatively unscathed. The state's home prices only dropped 9.5 percent from the first quarter of 2007 through the first quarter of 2012, well below the price plummets of most other states. As the market recovers, Colorado will likely find itself in the middle of the 50 states. The state's home prices are forecast to recover at 3.7 percent over the next year or so, … [Read more...]

2013 Arkansas Housing Market

Arkasas' January home sales were up 11.6 percent from the previous year. Cause for celebration? Maybe, says the Arkansas Realtors Association. In announcing the home sales increase, ARA warned against becoming too hopeful where the state's real estate market is concerned. For one thing, January tends to be the slowest sales month of the year, and it's still too early to tell how summer sales will go. For another, month-to-month home … [Read more...]

2013 Alaska Housing Market

The economy, including the real estate market, is getting back on track in Alaska. In Anchorage, the real estate market is showing recent increases in single-family home sales, along with higher sales prices and a lower inventory, which is also contributing to more new construction. Single-family home sales were up 12 percent in November, with those homes' prices up 5 percent. The only potential cloud on the Alaska real estate market … [Read more...]