2011 Alabama Housing Market

Soaring unemployment and weak economic fundamentals are leading the Alabama housing market into a second down turn that is projected to pull home prices down further. Home sales have slowed after the federal tax credit for home buyers’ expired, leading to a growing series of problems for Alabama, which includes worries along the Gulf of Mexico from the BP oil disaster. Work crews are still cleaning-up Orange Beach, where oil from the BP … [Read more...]

Record Low Mortgage Rates Trigger Loan Increase

By Mike Colpitts All-time record low mortgage rates triggered a revival in applications for home financing. Both refinances and new home mortgage applications were up for the first time in three weeks as homeowners and home purchasers returned to the market in greater numbers. Applications saw a large pick-up, despite the Labor Day holiday. The market composite index, a combination of both refinancing and new mortgage purchase applications … [Read more...]

News Releases from Housing Predictor

News releases are posted from the newest to the oldest. The news releases posted here are for the use of news organizations, web site owners and bloggers, who want to keep their visitors up to date on the latest Housing Predictor news. They are provided here for you to copy and paste on to your online web sites and for the use of other off-line news organizations. Housing Markets Show Stabilization Release date: 9/17/09 Despite falling … [Read more...]

Four States with Appreciation in Housing Markets

Now There Are Only 4 Real Estate has changed. Only four states remain with enough local housing market appreciation to stay on the Housing Predictor appreciation list for the remainder of 2007. The over-whelming majority of housing markets have deflated throughout the nation. Just four states have regionally vibrant economies enough to be strong enough to weather the nation’s mortgage crisis storm without substantial damage. At the height … [Read more...]

Success Selling Real Estate

Selling real estate isn't like selling anything else in the World. For most of us the most expensive item we’ll ever sell is our own home. Making the right decisions along the way to sell the largest financial asset is the key to success. Selling real estate is not a fine science, but as real estate markets have changed marketing real estate successfully has become increasingly more involved to attain the highest possible price. In today’s … [Read more...]

Mortgage Flu Hits Real Estate

As home foreclosures increase daily weakening real estate markets a new world flu has struck. The subprime crisis evolved into the national housing crisis only to become the mortgage flu. Some 89 percent of people surveyed by Housing Predictor blame mortgage companies for artificially inflating the housing market by selling too many mortgages to those unable to re-pay at higher rates. Five-hundred people were surveyed for the study, which … [Read more...]

Selling Your Home in Today’s Market

By Christine Hardenberger Gleaming granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, slate tiled bathrooms, and jetted garden tubs. Upgrading your home to sell used to mean sinking big money into high-end kitchen and bathroom renovations. Upgraded kitchens and bathrooms sold homes. Now, renovating your kitchen or bathroom could cost you far more than you'll ever make back at the closing table. In order to sell your home in today's buyers … [Read more...]

News Releases from Housing Predictor

News releases are posted from the newest to the oldest. The news releases posted here are for the use of news organizations, web site owners and bloggers, who want to keep their visitors up to date on the latest Housing Predictor news. They are provided here for you to copy and paste on to your online web sites and for the use of other off-line news organizations. Shake Up in Worst Housing Markets Release date: 4/7/09 The most trusted … [Read more...]

News Releases from Housing Predictor

News releases are posted from the newest to the oldest. The news releases posted here are for the use of news organizations, web site owners and bloggers, who want to keep their visitors up to date on the latest Housing Predictor news. They are provided here for you to copy and paste on to your online web sites and for the use of other off-line news organizations. Worst Housing Markets in 2010 Release date: 12/28/09 The annual Worst 25 … [Read more...]

Saving Financial Markets Fed’s Priority Not Real Estate

By Mike Colpitts Editor Taking its most aggressive action in years, the Federal Reserve is attempting to save the U.S. economy from falling into an economic depression. The infusion of $200-billion into the money markets is intended to theoretically act to help mortgage lenders, banks and other lenders from failing. The credit crunch has sent financial markets reeling and stock prices to new record lows in many cases. But the Fed’s … [Read more...]