Category: Marketing Updates

Housing Barometer Indicates Market is Moving Closer to ‘Back to Normal’ Levels

DSNews  Author: Brian Honea January 15, 2015 While housing recovery has generally been uneven for the last few years, the housing market experienced substantial growth in the fourth quarter of 2014 for all five indicators of Trulia’s Q4 2014 Housing Barometer, which was released on Thursday. Three of the five indicators – existing home sales, […]

Falling Negative Equity Rate Nearing Single Digits

DSNews Author: Tory Barringer January 8, 2015 The third quarter of 2014 saw more than a quarter of a million American homes return to positive equity, leaving about one in 10 still underwater,CoreLogic said in its Q3 2014 Equity Report released Thursday. According to the company’s latest estimates, an additional 273,000 U.S. homes recovered to a positive […]

FHFA Adopts New Plan Under Director Watt; Won’t Reduce GSE Market Share

DSNews   BY: Krista Franks Brock   May 14, 2014 In a speaking engagement at the Brookings Institution, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Melvin L. Watt spoke about his new 2014 Strategic Plan for the Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, highlighting a few major changes to the plan. Notably Watt’s plan removes any intention to reduce the GSEs’ […]

Fast Home Sales in Some Markets Indicates Positive Spring

DSNews   BY:  Colin Robins   April 24, 2014 According to the Fastest Markets Report issued by Redfin, homes are “flying off the market” in many places, such as San Francisco, California; Austin, Texas; and Washington, D.C. The report notes that although homes are selling faster, fewer total homes are selling. Inventory has risen in these metros, but […]

Florida’s Housing Market Is On the Rise

DSNews   BY:  Paul Salfen   April 23, 2014 More good news has surfaced in the housing market, this time in Florida. According to Florida Realtors, the housing market reported higher median prices, more new listings, and a stable level of inventory in March. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 20,081 last month, up 2.8 […]