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...]

2013 Kansas Housing Market

The real estate market is slightly improving in Kansas, and experts predict it will continue on that course through 2013. In February, Kansas realty firm J.P. Weigand & Sons offered a 2013 forecast, presenting findings at a conference in Wichita, Kan. According to coverage in the Wichita Eagle (“Real estate forecast in Wichita area: Market is improving”), “Jerry Gray, vice president and general manager of Weigand’s commercial/investment … [Read more...]

Best Investors Real Estate Markets in 2010

Despite the troubled economy, the best buyers real estate markets for investors in 2010 possess stronger regional economies and the hottest prospects for the highest job growth in the country. Employment is the leading economic indicator for a strong housing market, and the best ten markets have what it takes. Huntsville, Alabama tops the list with massive job growth due to the federal government's Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program. … [Read more...]

Recovery in Best 25 Housing Markets

As the U.S. undergoes the most severe down turn in its housing markets since at least the Great Depression, at least 25 local markets are progressing through the transition forecast to experience housing price inflation during the remainder of 2011. Driven by a U.S. military realignment program and a robust local economy El Paso, Texas located on the border of Mexico takes the #1 position. El Paso is now forecast to lead the nation in home … [Read more...]

Higher Home Values Forecast in 85 Cities

As the recovery of the U.S. housing market gains traction, higher home values are forecast to develop by the end of 2012 in 85 cities, according to Housing Predictor analysts. The upturn in home prices is especially evident in many of the hardest hit states. The growing trend of home price inflation is developing strongly in Nevada, Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and greater portions of the Mid-West. Improving communities include five of … [Read more...]

Real Estate Recovery Likely to Produce Higher Home Prices

By Mike Colpitts The fallout from the real estate collapse is starting to see a turn around in some areas of the U.S. Home sales slid 7.4% in March in western U.S. states but fell more modestly in the rest of the country, according to the National Association of Realtors. But home prices in some regions are rising, delivering a promising sign for a nationwide recovery. The national median existing home price was $163,800 at the end of … [Read more...]

Economists Forecast Sharp Real Estate Rebound

By Mike Colpitts A group of leading U.S. economists forecast broad improvements in the nation's economy, real estate capital markets and the housing market through 2014. The projection was issued after the Urban Land Institute surveyed economists for its new real estate consensus forecast. The survey of 38 economists across the country, found that 2012 may mark the beginning of a turnaround in the housing market. Single family home starts, … [Read more...]

Investors Home Buying Binge Rages

By Mike Colpitts Investors accounted for almost 1 in 4 home purchases during the month of January, up to 23% of purchases, demonstrating that the home buying binge by investors is controlling a large portion of the U.S. housing market as bargain hungry investors attempt to cash in on deals. The figure was up 2% from December numbers provided by the National Association of Realtors monthly home sales report, but showed that the market is … [Read more...]

2012 Kansas Housing Market

Pushed by an historic spike in farm profits as U.S. farmers enjoy “the best of times” in decades, Kansas home sales are increasing, and prices on homes throughout the state are also rising. The demand for existing homes is growing as lower home prices coupled with close to record low mortgage rates combine to heal the housing market. The transition from a weaker real estate market, hampered by the foreclosure crisis is also being ushered in … [Read more...]

Where to Move, Get a Job & Buy a Home in 2012

By Mike Colpitts The hard hit economy is mending in some areas of the U.S., while other regions continue to suffer through the dregs of a housing market still in a downturn. But among all the places that are on the mend there are a handful of fairly solid cities where you might just want to move, get a job and buy a home in 2012. They might even be considered communities to start over again for millions of Americans facing hard times. … [Read more...]