US Home Prices Rise

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Things are on the move!-Stefan   US Home Prices Rise Most Since May 2006: Case-Shiller  Published: Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 9:33 AM ET Getty Images U.S. single-family home prices rose more than expected in February, posting their best annual increase since May 2006 in a fresh sign the housing recovery remains on track, a closely watched survey showed on …

Down Payment Debate

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Working to prevent another downfall- Stefan     Down Payment Rules Are at Heart of Mortgage Debate BY PETER EAVIS   Erik S. Lesser/European Pressphoto AgencyNew homes in Atlanta. Lenders and consumer advocates argue that rules for large down payments could limit lending. It seemed an easy fix to prevent the excesses of the housing market: make home buyers put more …

Financing a Vacation Home

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NY centric but good info, banks are very difficult-Stefan MORTGAGES Financing a Vacation Home The New York Times By LISA PREVOST Published: April 18, 2013 Buying a vacation home these days requires plenty of cash on hand. For news and features on real estate, [email protected] Mortgage down payment requirements are considerably stiffer than for primary residences, and lenders are scrutinizing income …

Housing Bubbles and Land Fever

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Interesting perspective-Stefan ECONOMIC VIEW Before Housing Bubbles, There Was Land Fever Minh Uong/The New York Times By ROBERT J. SHILLER Published: April 20, 2013 SINCE 1997, we have lived through the biggest real estate bubble in United States history — followed by the most calamitous decline in housing prices that the country has ever seen. The Housing Haze Second of three …

Home Value Data for 33469

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Median Home Value During January median home value grew by 1.3%. Market Stats Statistics January 2013 February 2013 % of listings with price drops 31.4% 32.6% (+1.1%) Median listing price $379k $400k (+5.5%) Median selling price $262k $255k (-2.4%)

10 Ways to Turn Off a Homebuyer

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Real talk for home sellers and prospective home sellers-Stefan By Jay MacDonald •   What a difference a couple of years makes. Back in 2007, homebuyers would beg to purchase your house. They would even bid more than the asking price for the privilege to do so. Today … well, not so much. Once the real estate bubble burst and foreclosures …