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 Oklahoma Housing Market

Oklahoma Realtors are predicting the spring of 2013 will be one of the most successful home-buying seasons in the state since 2007. According to television news channel KTEN (¨Real Estate in Ardmore is on the Rise,¨ March 21, 2013), hopes are high among regional real estate professionals. ¨Christi Frederick is a real estate agent in Ardmore and said lately the amount of people wanting to buy and sell their home has been booming,¨ reads the … [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...]

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...]

Home Prices Forecast Higher

By Mike Colpitts Home prices in a larger number of cities are forecast to inflate in value in 2012 as many U.S. cities make inroads towards a housing recovery. Signs of progress are developing in a growing number of U.S. states, including hard hit Florida, Michigan and Mississippi. Improving conditions in many cities are attributed to growing job creation and higher prices being paid for some commodities, spurring home sales and higher … [Read more...]

2012 Oklahoma Housing Market

Higher employment levels driven by energy rich oil fields and natural gas, and a strong agricultural industry are sending most housing markets in Oklahoma into a full-fledged recovery, even as many areas of the nation suffer in the throws of the financial crisis. Stronger home sales and fewer foreclosures to hurt the values of surrounding homes along with record low mortgage rates are driving buyers back into the Oklahoma City housing market, … [Read more...]

Real Estate Markets Most Likely To Recover

The five most likely U.S. metropolitan real estate markets to recover in 2012 are demonstrating signs of economic recovery in at least a couple of areas, despite the troubled U.S. economy. However, there are few other similarities aside from growing employment and a climate for change. A sense of cautious optimism prevails in Miami, Florida where the real estate market is already rebounding. Home and condominium sales along with prices are … [Read more...]

Record High Crop Prices Inflate Home Values

By Mike Colpitts Record high prices farmers are being paid for crops in the Mid-West are pressuring home prices, and are forecast to inflate home values as the real estate collapse moves closer to an end for part of the U.S. in 2012, according to the new Housing Predictor annual forecast. In all, a total of 15 states will witness at least some cities with inflating home prices, despite the horrific foreclosure crisis and ailing economy in … [Read more...]

Real Estate Agent Falls from Grace

By Kevin Chiu His model like good looks and Southern California sun tan are near trademark, but millionaire real estate agent John McMonigle has fallen from grace, losing his fortune and amassing $50 million in debts. The luxury home salesman appeared in bankruptcy court depressed after selling personal assets, including his Newport Beach condominium and cars totaling more than $2.4 million. His wife of 16 years has also filed for divorce. … [Read more...]

2011 Oklahoma Housing Market

A surplus inventory of homes and other real estate listed for sale and growing foreclosures hinder Oklahoma housing markets, despite a stronger job market than most of the U.S. and near record low mortgage rates. The real estate crash is only starting to have a deeper impact on the Sooner State. Home sales fell a third after the expiration of the federal tax credit for home buyers. But new home building permits rose 7% in Oklahoma City as … [Read more...]