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Pending Home Sales in U.S. Remain Flat in July

Pending Home Sales in U.S. Remain Flat in July

According to the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales were mostly unchanged in July, but rose modestly for the sixth time in seven months. Read More »


Where Are Future U.S. Homebuyers Hiding?

Where Are Future U.S. Homebuyers Hiding?

According to a new report by Freddie Mac shows that people renting single-family properties (renting a house/townhouse or condo) may be more likely to buy than those in apartments. Read More »

U.S. In-Foreclosure Sales Drops to 15 Year Low in July

U.S. In-Foreclosure Sales Drops to 15 Year Low in July

Sales of properties in-foreclosure and cash sales were down from a year ago to multi-year lows while year-to-date U.S. home sales in 2015 are at an eight-year high Read More »

13,000 Homes at Risk from Washington Chelan Wildfire

13,000 Homes at Risk from Washington Chelan Wildfire

According to CoreLogic's hazard risk analysis, a total of 13,121 homes with a combined reconstruction cost of more than $3 billion are at some level of risk from the Chelan Wildfire. Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

The town of Safety Harbor is a secret little hideaway known as the Jewel of Tampa Bay. Safety Harbor is neighbored by the major city of Clearwater, Florida. Read More »

Last Updated August 28, 2015 10:31 AM ET

North America Residential News

According to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 21, 2015, mortgage applications increased 0.2 percent from one week earlier.

According to HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 5.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 507,000 units in July 2015.

Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $1,522 on each loan they originated in the second quarter of 2015

Chinese-Americans outspent offshore (mainland Chinese) buyers of US real estate by nearly 5 to 1 in 2014. Chinese-Americans invested $105.5 billion in US real estate.

Only seven of California's counties are affordable to home buyers who earn the areas' median household income, while 25 counties were out of reach for the typical household income.

The Miami real estate market continued its historic summer by registering its second-highest single-family home sales month in history in July 2015.

In July 2015 there was a total of 124,910 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings: default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions.

Real Estate is not considered to be "Sold" until the actual transfer of the property has taken place and consideration has been paid. Once that has taken place.

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing U.S. home sales steadily increased for the third consecutive month in July 2015.

The continued delivery of high-end rental housing -- along with a lack of newly constructed moderately-priced apartments -- is contributing to strong overall rent growth.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 14, 2015, mortgage applications increased 3.6 percent from one week earlier.

According to Irvine, Ca based CoreLogic, cash sales made up 31.9 percent of total U.S. home sales in May 2015, down from 35.1 percent in May 2014.

Nationwide U.S. housing starts inched up 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.206 million units in July.

According to the California Association of Realtors, sustained job and income growth gave home buyers the confidence in July to jump into the California housing market.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 7, 2015, mortgage applications increased 0.1 percent from one week earlier.

Builder confidence in the U.S. rose one point in August 2015 to a level of 61 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This is the highest reading since November 2005.

There were 1,950,267 loans were originated on single family homes and condos in the second quarter, up 22 percent from the previous quarter.

A decade ago, sister towns of West Baden Springs and French Lick were in trouble. Jobs were scarce, local shops were closing, and the younger generation was moving away for better opportunities.


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