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 North Dakota Housing Market

North Dakota´s oil boom is invigorating the state´s real estate market, with the growing number of new residents looking for housing. According to Realtor LaDonna Korstad, who is based in the Fargo-Moorhead area and licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota, “The number of active listings will remain steady throughout 2013 but the number of days on market will lessen as buyer demand will remain high.¨ North Dakota median home prices and … [Read more...]

Top 25 Forecast Housing Markets in 2009

Editor's Note: The Annual Top 25 Housing Market Forecasts may be accessed for 2010 by clicking on the "Best 25 Markets" on the menu on the left.     Fewer housing markets are forecast to appreciate making the Housing Predictor Top 25 market list for the year as job layoffs and business failures throw the national economy into a deepening recession. There are now eight markets forecast to experience housing inflation in … [Read more...]

Twenty Five Percent of Real Estate Markets to Appreciate

Nearly a quarter of the real estate markets Housing Predictor forecasts in 2008 will see appreciation, while the majority are projected to deflate with slower home sales. Some 251 markets are forecast in all 50 states for the year with 191 projected to depreciate. Sixty are forecast to appreciate. Those forecast to appreciate are generally less populous or have experienced slower housing cycles than the rest of the country, and most are … [Read more...]

Real Estate Appreciation in 2008

Only 3 States with Appreciation It's getting harder and harder to find housing markets that are doing well in what has developed into a national housing depression in most places. But there are 3 states with enough markets that are appreciating to still make the Housing Predictor top appreciation list. Texas, Oklahoma and North Dakota are the exceptions to the rule. Their majority of housing markets are experiencing appreciation or at least … [Read more...]

5 States Sustain Half of Foreclosures

By Ryan Jackson Nearly half of all foreclosures in the U.S. were in the five hardest hit states in the nation during June, with California, Florida and Michigan sustaining the highest number of failed mortgages, according to real estate research firm CoreLogic. Texas and Georgia also suffered major losses in terms of foreclosed properties. Combined, the five account for 48.4% of formal lender repossessions. Most of the same states have … [Read more...]

Housing Index Shows Upward Trend

By Mike Colpitts Home prices declined an average of less than one-percent in the U.S. on a year to year basis through the end of March, according to a heavily watched housing price index indicating an upward trend for the marketplace. The CoreLogic index showed that prices were down 0.6% from one year ago, including distressed properties, which are foreclosures and bank assisted short sales. The index monitors 100 of the nation’s largest … [Read more...]

Home Values Rising in Hard Hit Markets

By Mike Colpitts A tighter inventory of homes listed on the market for sale are sending home values rising in some of the most unlikely U.S. housing markets, according to real estate research firm CoreLogic. Three states which cities have experienced some of the steepest deflation in home values in the nation are witnessing appreciation. Hard hit Florida, Michigan and Arizona are seeing a boost in average home values. Led by long suffering … [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...]

U S Foreclosures Drop Huge

By Mike Colpitts Formal foreclosures or homes that were repossessed by their lenders accounted for 830,000 U.S. homes in 2011, a huge drop of 24% from 2010, according to real estate data research firm CoreLogic. The decline comes as a result of moratoriums enacted by the nation’s five largest mortgage lenders to study damage from the robo signing scandal, and other judicial delays in many areas of the country. CoreLogic also says that 1.4 … [Read more...]