More stable home prices point to housing market bottom, as REALTORS® ready to rally for home ownership and the economy in Washington.
The news that home prices are stabilizing across the country suggests that 2012 will be the year the housing market bottoms out. We also look to Washington, the site of next week’s rally for the American Dream. Plus, a group of REALTORS® is making waves with a $100M plan for the state’s national mortgage servicing settlement.
Consumer confidence, bidding wars, and smaller home inventories signal a bullish outlook for the housing economy.
Existing-home sales, low mortgage rates, and a spike in home builder confidence point to a housing turnaround.
Rebounding from another slow year, the housing market is picking up steam. Prospective home buyers are taking advantage of low mortgage rates, and home builder sentiment reached its highest level in more than 4 years this week. Housing is also gaining a bit of attention on the campaign trail. Dems and Republicans took part at a South Carolina rally promoting home ownership. Read these headlines and more in this week’s Friday Five.
Pending Home Sales Slip in July but Up Strongly from One Year Ago
August 29, 2011
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Existing-Home Sales Down in July but Up Strongly from a Year Ago
August 18, 2011
WASHINGTON (August 18, 2011) — Existing-home sales declined in July from an upwardly revised June pace but are notably higher than a year ago, according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Monthly gains in the Northeast and Midwest were offset by declines in the West and South.
Pending Home Sales Rise in June
July 28, 2011
WASHINGTON (July 28, 2011) — Pending home sales increased in June following a wide swing down in April and then up in May, according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Activity increased in the West and South but declined in the Midwest and Northeast; all regions show strong double-digit gains from a year ago.
Cut Home Owners Insurance Bill by Using Discounts
July 26, 2011
By Phil Mulkins, Tulsa World, Okla.
July 20 — Home owners often think the only ways to save money on home insurance is to put up smoke detectors and insure cars with the home insurance company. But property and casualty companies offer a variety of other discounts, says BankRate.com, some for as much as 25% for obscure improvements.