1 in 3 Buyers Would Bid Above Asking Price

One in 3 buyers are willing to bid higher than a home’s asking price, according to a survey conducted by Trulia in partnership with Harris Interactive. That was just one of several other findings of the survey that appear to show that homebuyers are feeling the squeeze of market conditions that are significantly altered from …

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Home purchases now made primarily by current homeowners

According to an article on DSNews.com, investors are no longer buying as much of the real estate inventory–but instead, current homeowners are. HousePulse attributes this change to the rising home prices and decrease in distressed inventory; home purchases from investors are now at 19.7 percent, down from 23.1 percent. First-time homebuyers had just a slight …

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Current real estate market at a glance

Latest Market @ A Glance C.A.R. closely monitors and analyzes trends in the residential real estate industry. The table below contains the latest reported existing home sales series, median home prices, unsold inventory index, median time on market, first-time buyer housing affordability index, and the latest mortgage rates. This information is from the California Association …

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Rise in Home Sales Signifies Strengthening Market

The long-awaited housing recovery is beginning to blossom, according to industry experts taking a look at recent existing-home sales. While admitting home sales “are still very low,” Paul Dales, chief economist at Capital Economics, says “it is clear that housing recovery is now well underway.” The evidence: home sales have been on the rise for …

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