Tag Archive: Home Prices

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Home Sellers Realized Average Price Gain of $44,000 in First Quarter of 2017, Highest Since Q3 2007

Average Homeownership Tenure Backs Off Record High in Q4 2016, Still Up From Year Ago; Distressed Sale Share Declines Annually for 23rd Consecutive Quarter Median Prices Above Pre-Recession Peaks in 54 Percent of Markets IRVINE, Calif. – April 27, 2017… Read More »

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Are We Headed for Another Bursting Housing Bubble in 2017?

Housing prices may be appreciating at a seemingly unsustainable rate once again in some markets around the country, but Christopher Thornberg believes the nation’s economic fundamentals will continue to be much more sound in 2017 than when the market began… Read More »

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U.S. Distressed Sale Share Drops to Nine-Year Low in 2016

But Share of Foreclosure Auctions Going to Third-Party Buyers at Record High; U.S. Home Sellers in 2016 Realized Biggest Average Profits Since 2007; 44 Percent of Markets Reached New All-Time Home Price Peaks in 2016 IRVINE, Calif. – Feb. 2,… Read More »

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Distressed Sales Drop to Nine-Year Low in Q3 2016

Cash Sales Share Also at Nine-Year Low of 25.9 percent; Median Home Prices at New All-Time Highs in 40 Percent of 118 Local Markets Analyzed; Q3 2016 Home Sellers Realized Average Home Price Gain of $43,000, a Nine-Year High IRVINE,… Read More »

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24 Percent of U.S. County Housing Markets Less Affordable Than Their Historic Norms in Q3 2016

Highest Share Since Q3 2009 Despite Improving Affordability in Some High-Priced Markets; Home Prices Rose Faster Than Wages in 89 Percent of Counties, Reversing Recent Trend; Closing Costs Highest in NYC, Lowest in St. Louis IRVINE, Calif. – Sept. 29,… Read More »

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U.S. Median Home Sale Price Reaches New All-Time High in June

1 Percent Above Previous Peak in July 2005 Following 52 Consecutive Months of Increases; But Pace of Price Appreciation Slowing in 54 Percent of 349 Counties Analyzed; Q2 2016 Distressed Sales and Cash Sales Drop to Lowest Level Since 2007 … Read More »

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18 Percent of Housing Markets Less Affordable Than Historically Normal Levels in Q2 2016

Up From 5 Percent of Markets in Previous Quarter, But Down From 20 Percent a Year Ago; Wages Rose Faster Than Home Prices in 55 Percent of Markets, Reversing Four-Year Trend; IRVINE, Calif. – June 23, 2016 — RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com),… Read More »

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9 Percent of U.S. Housing Markets Less Affordable in Q1 2016 Than Historic Norms, Up From 2 Percent a Year Ago

Includes Counties in Denver, New York, Omaha, Austin, Dallas, San Francisco and St. Louis; Median Home Price Growth Outpaced Wage Growth in More Than 60 Percent of Counties; IRVINE, Calif. – March 24, 2016 — RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the nation’s leading… Read More »

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Better to own near Walmart or Target?

Chances are most homeowners are frequent visitors to their neighborhood Walmart or Target, more often than their bank account would like. One minute they walk in to get a small household item and the next thing they know their cart… Read More »

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How Home Affordability Will Suffer as Interest Rates Rise: County-Level Heat Map

With the Federal Reserve announcement today that it will be raising short-term interest rates by a quarter point — the first time it has done so since June 2006 — RealtyTrac took a look at the potential impact of rising interest rates… Read More »

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