housing market Archive

C21 Wants a ‘Home Field Advantage’ on Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is less than a week away and fans are abuzz in anticipation for the “HarBowl” or the “SuperBaugh,” as the matchup between San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens pits sibling coaches against one another. But football...

“Agitate, Agitate, Agitate”

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR Magazine® Sustained job growth and improved access to capital are the two roadblocks to gettting the economy back on track, Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay, Jr. (D–Mo.) told the Equal Opportunity-Cultural Diversity Forum Tuesday at...
May 10, 2011

Fortune Mag Declares Home Ownership on the Rise

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine I was just reviewing proofs of our April/May issue — in which forecasters have predicted a steady rise in home appreciation through 2015 — when our publisher e-mailed me a link...
March 28, 2011

Different Locations, Different Recoveries

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine What’s impeding your market? In the Atlanta area, the big drag is distressed sales. Paul Brower, ABR, GRI, of Harry Norman, REALTORS®, in Marrietta, says the market is improved over last year...
November 6, 2010

$600B Fed Stimulus: A Boost, but Inflation Lurks

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The Federal Reserve’s move to boost the economy with $600 billion in U.S. Treasury bond purchases earlier this week helped ignite the stock market and could also help real estate in the...
November 5, 2010

Foreclosure Freeze: Your Questions Answered

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine Nearly 800 people attended REALTOR® Magazine’s October 28 webinar regarding recent foreclosure freezes by several national lenders.  Since that session, media attention on the freeze has waned a bit. However, delays and buyer...
November 3, 2010

Foreclosure Reviews Loom Over Markets

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Analysts and practitioners are trying to sort out the impact on markets from bank-imposed foreclosure reviews after their discovery in September of improperly processed foreclosures. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun says inventories...
October 6, 2010

10 Reasons to Buy a Home

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine A piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday took issue with a recent Time cover story calling into question some of our most cherished beliefs about homeownership. Much of what the Journal...
September 16, 2010

Karl Case: ‘American Dream Alive and Well’

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine Karl Case of Wellesley hit the nail on the head yesterday in his balanced look at today’s housing market when he says the American Dream is alive and well because homewnership is...
September 3, 2010

Prices Holding Up Well Despite Everything

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine One of the remarkable things about home sales today is the strength we’re seeing in the national median price. For July it was $182,600, up almost a percentage point from a year...
August 25, 2010