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Housing market is ‘clearly recovering’ – U-T San Diego

NPR (blog) Housing market is ‘clearly recovering’ U-T San Diego Case-Shiller analysts say our current home prices have returned to fall 2003 levels, roughly two years before the market peaked. “Housing is clearly recovering,” the housing report said. “Prices are rising as are both new and existing home sales … Home Prices Continue To Rise;…

Housing emerges as economic bright spot after years in the dark – Washington Post

Housing emerges as economic bright spot after years in the dark Washington Post The nation’s housing market is surging again after years of historic declines, and the unique forces powering its return could last well into 2013. The number of homes for sale is at its lowest level since before the recession, sparking competition …

New home sales fall, housing recovery still on track – Reuters

MarketWatch New home sales fall, housing recovery still on trackReutersWASHINGTON | Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:48am EST. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New single-family home sales fell in December although the previous month's reading was revised to show the fastest sales pace in over two years, a sign the country's housing recovery …New-home sales the most since…

New-home sales the most since 2009 – USA TODAY

KOMO News New-home sales the most since 2009USA TODAYSales are still below the 700,000 level that economists consider healthy. The housing market began to recover last year, roughly five years after the housing bubble burst. Stable job gains and record-low mortgage rates encouraged more people to buy homes.US new home sales fall, housing recovery still…

Housing market’s latest obstacle: Appraisals – MarketWatch

MarketWatch Housing market's latest obstacle: AppraisalsMarketWatchTo determine the value of a property, appraisers are supposed to review purchase prices of similar, nearby homes that sold in the past six months. But when a property is much pricier than others in the neighborhood, it can be hard to find similar …and more »

Real Estate Watch: Housing market’s for-sale inventory has shrunk – San Jose Mercury News

Real Estate Watch: Housing market’s for-sale inventory has shrunk San Jose Mercury News Homebuyers are back. But they’re not finding many for-sale houses to choose from. This dearth of houses isn’t imaginary. In fact, the pool of properties actually has shrunk in housing markets across the nation. Only 2.32 million existing homes were … and…

New Yorkers’ optimism about real-estate market hits 3-year high – Ithaca Journal

New Yorkers’ optimism about real-estate market hits 3-year high Ithaca Journal A report from the state Association of Realtors on Tuesday said that the state housing market has recovered in 2012, with a 7 percent increase in closed sales compared to the previous year. “Looking at the year-end numbers we can confidently call the ……

Trulia Housing Barometer: Housing Market 52% Back to Normal – AOL Real Estate (blog)

Trulia Housing Barometer: Housing Market 52% Back to Normal AOL Real Estate (blog) Each month, Trulia’s Housing Barometer charts how quickly the housing market is moving back to “normal.” We summarize three key housing market indicators: construction starts (Census), existing home sales (NAR) and the delinquency-plus-foreclosure … and more »