Americans are more likely to buy, not rent

According to the March 2012 Fannie Mae National Housing Survey, 48 percent of Americans who responded expect rental prices to increase, and the expectation is that prices will rise by 4.1 percent over the next 12 months, the highest number recorded to date and an increase from the 3.5 percent recorded in February. Also, 33 …

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CoreLogic: Number of Completed Foreclosures Down for February

The number of completed foreclosures in February 2012 was down on a monthly basis and slightly on a year-over-year comparison, but overall, foreclosure inventory has decreased compared to a year ago, according to CoreLogic’s National Foreclosure report for February. Completed foreclosures are counted as properties that get auctioned off and purchased by a third party, …

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International buyers in U.S. real estate markets

10 U.S. real estate markets drawing international buyers Inman News report features data trends, analysis, commentary on popular areas By Inman News Affluent international buyers, attracted by fire-sale prices, are snapping up real estate in some U.S. markets. In a report released today, Inman News identifies 10 markets where public records indicate foreign buyers make …

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Americans More Optimistic About Housing, Economy

Americans’ concerns over housing and the economy are subsiding, according to Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey from February. An improving job market is a big part of what’s behind Americans feeling more confident about the housing market and the direction of the economy, according to the survey. “The pickup in the pace of hiring over …

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