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Metro Home Prices Continue Growth

Report shows unwavering price gains in an overwhelming majority of metro areas during the first quarter of the year By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (May 10, 2016) – The median existing single-family home price increased in 87 percent of measured markets, with 154 out of 178 metropolitan statistical areas showing gains based on closed sales in the […]

United Van Lines’ National Movers Study – Oregon is Top Moving Destination

Data reflects longer-term trends of people moving to the Pacific West By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (February 10, 2016) – The results of  the United Van Lines’ 39th Annual National Movers Study shows that Oregon holds on to the No. 1 spot as “Top Moving Destination” for 2015. The report also shows that 69 percent of moves to […]

Real Estate Firms Are Confident About Future Profitability

The demand for real property is back, says NAR Report By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog WASHINGTON D.C. (August 6, 2015) –Real estate firms are confident in the industry’s future growth and their increasing profitability, according to the 2015 National Association of Realtors® Profile of Real Estate Firms. “A majority of firms have a positive view of the […]

Down Payments at 3-year Low Indicating First Time Buyers Enter Marketplace

IRVINE, Calif. – June 4, 2015 — RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, today released its Q1 2015 U.S. Home Purchase Down Payment Report, which shows the average down payment for single family homes, condos and townhomes purchased in the first quarter was 14.8 percent of the purchase price, down from 15.2 percent […]

Home Prices Up By 6.8% Year over Year, Says Corelogic® Report

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) – CoreLogic® has released its April 2015 CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI®). The nationwide index shows that home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 6.8 percent in April 2015 compared with April 2014. This represents 38 months of consecutive year-over-year increases in home prices. Excluding distressed sales, home prices increased by 6.8 percent in April […]

Home Sales Slow in April, But Remain up From a Year Ago

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) –  Despite properties typically selling faster than at any time since July 2013, existing–home sales slowed in April but remained above an annual sales pace of five million for the second straight month, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest experienced sales […]

Rents Higher Than Ever Before, Rental Crisis Worsens

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) – In April, rents grew at four percent year-over-year, overtaking home values, which appreciated at an annual rate of three percent. According to April Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports, soaring rents outpaced home values in April for the first time in years, further deepening a “rental crisis” and signaling that home values are […]

2015 To Be The Best Year For Home Sales Since 2007, Says Freddie Mac Report On Housing

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) – Between now and the end of June, we’ll see about 40 percent of all home sales for the year. These next few months will essentially tell us whether or not 2015 will be a good or bad year for housing markets. According to the latest Freddie Mac March 2015 U.S. Economic & Housing Market Outlook report, […]