Home Prices Rose 5.8% in 2014

As 2014 drew to a close, median home prices rose to their highest level since 2007 and home sales picked up. For 2014, the national median existing home price hit its highest level since 2007: $208,500. The median price also represents a 5.8% increase from 2013 ($197,100), data from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS┬« show. …

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Buyer demand continues into October

An analysis of listings data released by realtor.com suggests that homes continued to turn over quickly in October, in defiance of seasonal patterns and in spite of price increases driven by inventory shortages in many markets. The 1.9 million homes listed on realtor.com during October had been on the market for 94 days on average …

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Flipping on the Rise in Most Markets as Profits Skyrocket

“Single-family home flipping is on the rise as flippers see growing profits from their endeavors in most markets, according to a report released by RealtyTrac. The volume of house flipping increased 19 percent from the first half of this year to the first half of last year, according to RealtyTrac. At the same time, profits …

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Existing-home sales near 5-year high

Existing-home sales, prices and inventory saw dramatic changes in 2012 reminiscent of the housing boom, statistics released by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS┬«. At 4.65 million units, 2012 existing-home sales were up 9.2 percent from 2011, according to NAR’s preliminary totals for the year. That would be the highest volume since 2007, when 5.03 million …

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