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Upsidedown America: share of seriously underwater homes rises for first time since 2012

For many real estate markets, 2014 might be as good as it gets.

According to real estate data firm RealtyTrac, the percentage of seriously underwater homes rose for the first time since the housing recovery began in earnest in 2012. 249 more words

Real Estate

Mortgage financing from the Bank of Mom and Dad – good for the kids, bad for the market?

WATCH: New numbers reveal nearly half of first-time home buyers, and those looking to upsize, need financial help from their family. But, it’s a vicious cycle that’s driving up home prices. 768 more words

Canada

Ready to Buy a Home?

The latest data volley in the buying-versus-renting debate suggests that a great migration of renters into homeownership will take place this year. According to the latest Zillow Housing Confidence Index (ZHCI), more than 12 percent of current renters nationwide–roughly 5.2 million–stated they were planning to buy a house in the next year. 264 more words

Home Ownership

Economists Say Housing Recovery Gradual in 2015, Picks Up in 2016

Based on economists who participated on a recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2015 Spring Construction Forecast Webinar, solid employment gains, attractive mortgage rates, a growing economy and pent-up demand will help keep the housing market moving forward throughout 2015 and into next year. 746 more words

Housing Market

March Existing-Home Sales Spike

The Mortgage Corner

Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 6.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.19 million in March from 4.89 million in February—the highest annual rate since September 2013 (also 5.19 million), said the… 446 more words

Weekly Financial News

Home Sales Skyrocketing!!

Yesterday, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report. The numbers shocked many analysts as they revealed a 10.4% increase… 151 more words

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