NAHB Housing Market Index Slips Two Points in June

Topics: Housing Market

The National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index for June fell by two points to 67 after a revision of May’s reading. Components of the Housing Market Index were lower for June with builder confidence in current market conditions two points lower at 73; June’s reading for builder confidence in market conditions for the next six months also fell two points to 76. Builder confidence in buyer traffic fell two points to 49. According to the Index, any reading over 50 indicates that more builders are confident than those who are not.

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Today’s Home Seller Needs a Real Estate Agent More Than Ever — and Here’s Why

Topics: Around The Home, Home Seller Tips, Home Selling Tips, Home Values, Homeowner Tips, Housing Analysis, Housing Market, Omaha

Many home sellers want to get into the real estate market on their own without consulting the counsel of an experienced real estate agent. However, while having an agent will certainly cost you a percentage of your home sale, it can get you a lot more in the end for a lot less headache. If you’re currently considering going agentless, here are some reasons you may want to get an expert involved.

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Case-Shiller: December Home Prices Highest in More Than Two Years

Topics: Housing Market

December home prices continued to rise per December readings for Case-Shiller’s National and 20-City Home Price Indices. On average, national home prices increased by 5,80 percent year-over-year and exceeded November’s year-over-year reading of 5.60 percent. The 20 City Index, which analysts follow more closely than the National Home Price Index, posted a year-over-year gain of 5.60 percent in December, which exceeded an expected reading of 5.40 percent and November’s year-over-year reading of 5.20 percent growth.

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December 28 2016

Shelly Ragan

Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Continues

Topics: Housing Market

Home increased in October according to Case-Shiller’s 20City Home Price Index. Home prices rose from September’s annualized reading of 5.40 percent to 5.60 percent. Factors contributing to rising home prices include stronger economic conditions and outlook along with short inventories of available homes coupled with high demand. On average, October home prices rose 5.10 percent on seasonally adjusted annual basis, which was unchanged from September’s reading.

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December 1 2016

Shelly Ragan

Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Mixed for September

Topics: Housing Market

September’s 20-City Housing Market Index from Case-Shiller showed signs that rapidly rising home prices in some metro areas may be losing momentum. San Francisco, California, posted a month-to-month reading of -0.40 percent and a year-over-year reading of 5.70 percent. Home prices stayed flat in Seattle Washington from August to September, but posted the highest home price gain of 11.00 percent year-over-year. Slowing home price growth in high-demand areas suggest that affordability concerns are impacting rapid gains in home prices seen in recent years.

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Home Builder Sentiment Unchanged in November

Topics: Housing Market

According to the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index for November, builder sentiment was unchanged at a reading of 63. Readings above 50 indicate that a majority of builders are confident about housing market conditions. Readings for three sub-indexes used to calculate the Housing Market Index Readings for builder confidence in current market conditions and market conditions within the next six months were posted at 69. The reading for buyer foot traffic in housing developments was 47. Buyer traffic has not reached the benchmark reading of 50 since the peak of the housing bubble approximately 10 years ago.

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NAHB: Home Builder Confidence Holds Steady in May

Topics: Housing Market

The National Association of Home Builders reported that home builder confidence in the U.S. housing market conditions held steady for the fourth consecutive month in May. Builder confidence stayed at a reading of 58, which was the number expected by analysts and was also the reading for April. Analysts said that the consistency in readings signified expansion in housing markets. Any reading over 50 indicates that more builders than not are confident about market conditions.

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7 Reasons For Sale By Owner Properties Fail

Topics: Home Seller Tips, Home Selling Tips, Housing Market, Selling Your Home

In this fast-paced real estate season where homes are flying off the market, it might be tempting to try and list your home on your own. But foregoing a REALTOR® could be a costly mistake. By using an experienced real estate agent, you’ll gain much more exposure, inside info and access to the community of […]

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101 Ways to Save Money for a Down Payment

Topics: Home Buyer Tips, Home Mortgage Tips, Housing Market, Mortgage Tips, Real Estate Tips

Saving for a down payment could be seen as a daunting task for many people. But what if we told you there are 101 ways you could be saving money that could go towards your down payment? If you’re serious about becoming a homeowner, you can’t afford not to make some of these easy and […]

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