Home Prices Continue Down Nine Cities Hit New Lows

Data through November 2010, released January 25 by Standard & Poor’s for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, the leading measure of US home prices, show a deceleration in the annual growth rates in 17 of the 20 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and the 10- and 20-City Composites compared to what was reported for October. The … Continue reading Home Prices Continue Down Nine Cities Hit New Lows

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Real-Time Housing Market Update December 2010

December 2010 Overview The December housing market begins with a continuation of the seasonal price and inventory declines, with asking prices down by 0.45% this month and active inventory down by 3.16%.  In November 2010, the Altos 10-City Price Composite continued its seasonal decline by 0.45%. Expect weekly declines in price, inventory and demand through the … Continue reading Real-Time Housing Market Update December 2010

Last Minute Break Right For Independents

The Democrats' final push to woo undecided voters fizzled, putting dozens of Congressional races beyond reach and destroying the Democrats chances in at least four toss-up Senate seats. That is, at least, according to Democratic strategists and party officials. Independents, a crucial swing bloc, hell this year they are The swing bloc, are breaking sharply … Continue reading Last Minute Break Right For Independents

Housing Affordability: Report and Analysis on the Most Affordable Housing Markets in America

Indianapolis followed by Detroit/Dearborn, Michigan; Dayton and Youngstown, Ohio; and Akron, Ohio top the list of the most affordable housing markets in America, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index which was released February 19, 2010. Nationwide housing affordability, bolstered by favorable interest rates and housing prices which have been … Continue reading Housing Affordability: Report and Analysis on the Most Affordable Housing Markets in America

New Study Debunks The Myths Surrounding the Trend To Buy Green

  The recently released Green Pulse Study shatters stereotypes of who Green Consumers really are and of what actually motivates them to buy green.  Results may surprise A new national study of green consumers conducted by the Knoxville, Tennessee based Shelton Group, the results of which were released August 21, 2009 contradicts several long-held stereotypes … Continue reading New Study Debunks The Myths Surrounding the Trend To Buy Green

Housing Market Experts Predict the Housing Markets That Will Recover First

Given the difficulty of trending the home building market, it’s only fitting that the five experts we asked for the first five housing markets to recover picked an ersatz grab-bag of markets from the Great Plains, the Deep South, and even the Industrial Midwest. There’s something for nearly every builder in here. That said, the … Continue reading Housing Market Experts Predict the Housing Markets That Will Recover First

Tax Credit For Home Buyers Expands Home Buyer and Economic Activities

The newly expanded home buyer tax credit extends the $8,000 first-time buyer credit through April 30, 2010 and provides a new credit of up to $6,500 for repeat home buyers. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is spreading the word to consumers about an important new law that extends and expands an attractive tax … Continue reading Tax Credit For Home Buyers Expands Home Buyer and Economic Activities