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Case-Shiller Index Shows Huge Home Price Gain

According to the Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Index, home prices rose 6.9% between the first and second quarter of 2012, the largest quarter-to-quarter gain since the home-value tracker’s 1987 inception. . . . → Read More: Case-Shiller Index Shows Huge Home Price Gain

Pending Home Sales Index Makes New High For 2012

In July, the third time this year, the Pending Home Sales Index crossed its benchmark value of 100, moving to 101.7. . . . → Read More: Pending Home Sales Index Makes New High For 2012

States With The Highest And Lowest Closing Costs, 2012

Mortgage rates are lower this year, and closing costs are, too. . . . → Read More: States With The Highest And Lowest Closing Costs, 2012

Homebuilder Confidence Rises To 5-Year High

For August 2012, the National Association of Homebuilders reports the monthly Housing Market Index at 37 — an increase of more than 100% from one year ago and the highest HMI value since February 2007. . . . → Read More: Homebuilder Confidence Rises To 5-Year High

Homebuilder Confidence Doubles In 12 Months

For the second time in three months, the National Association of Homebuilders reports that the Housing Market Index made sizable gains. . . . → Read More: Homebuilder Confidence Doubles In 12 Months

84 U.S. Markets Improving In July

84 U.S. metropolitan areas are showing “measurable and sustained growth” this month. . . . → Read More: 84 U.S. Markets Improving In July

FHFA : Home Values Up 3% Since Last Year

The Federal Home Finance Agency’s Home Price Index shows home values up 0.8% in April on a monthly, seasonally-adjusted basis. . . . → Read More: FHFA : Home Values Up 3% Since Last Year

Simple Real Estate Definitions : Right To Cancel

Refinancing homeowners are granted a 3-day “cooling off” period. . . . → Read More: Simple Real Estate Definitions : Right To Cancel

America’s 10 Richest Counties

There are 3,033 counties in the United States. Which 10 are the richest in terms of median household income? Not surprisingly, those near major economic centers rank high. . . . → Read More: America’s 10 Richest Counties

Single-Family Housing Starts Slip 0.2% In March

In March, single-family Housing Starts were down 0.2% from the month prior, or just 1,000 units on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis. . . . → Read More: Single-Family Housing Starts Slip 0.2% In March