U.S. home prices jumped in April by
most in 7 years
CoreLogic: Home prices soared 12% in April year-to-year and 3.2% month-to month - the biggest gain since Feb. 2006 as buyers competed for fewer listings Read
Fla. consumer confidence hits
UF: Consumer attitudes in Fla. haven't been this high since Aug. 2007. Confidence index rises for third month in a row, topping out at 82 in May. Read
U.S. home prices rise 10.9% – most since 2006
S&P/Case-Shiller: Prices jumped 10.9% in March year-over-year and in all 20 cities measured. Still, prices remain about 29% below their July 2006 peak. Read
prices rose in Feb. by most in 7 years CoreLogic: National home prices rose 10.2% year-to-year in Feb., and 0.5% month-to month. It's the strongest price increase since March 2006. Read
home prices rise 8.1%, most since June 2006
The S&P/Case-Shiller index found prices rose in all 20 metro areas it tracks from Jan. to Jan. In Miami, prices were up 10.8%; in Tampa, 8.9%. Read
'improving' or 'rebound' - Fla. is 'on fire'
Fla.-based John Burns senior V.P. says home and land prices are rising rapidly in the state. Older adults and foreign buyers are back as foreclosures decline. Read
housing market continues upswing in Jan.
Existing home sales up 11.7% year-to-year, price up 12.4%; condo sales up 2%, price up 18%. NAR: Sales up 9.1% year-to-year, single-family price up 12.6%. Read
for sale are in short supply
Some experts say prices need to go higher so sellers with a wait-and-see attitude will enter the market, add to inventory and balance buyer-seller demand. Read
tighten some loan rulesSome changes could make it more difficult for a buyer to qualify. Amount over $625,500? You now need 5% down. Lower credit scores also impacted. Read
housing continues positive track in Dec.Home sales up 15.8% year-to-year, prices up 14.1%; condo sales up 8.6%, prices up 26.3%. NAR: Dec. sales slip 1% from Nov. but up 12.8% year-to-year. Read
housing continues upswing in Nov.
Home sales up 24% year-to-year, prices up 11%; condo sales up 18%, prices up 23%. NAR: Sales up 6%, prices up 10%. Read
Rising costs could dampen new-home market
The price of new homes today could seem like a bargain in a few years, as raw material costs rise faster than inflation.
Foreclosure cases are moving like mud
Fla.'s courts are treading water in clearing foreclosures: over past 4 months, 69,513 closed, 69,078 new cases added.
Sizzle returns to S. Fla. housing market
Many homes get multiple offers due to a tight inventory and high demand from first-time buyers and investors.
Cheaper homes coming on strong
CoreLogic: Not all price increases created equal. Lower-value homes rose 10% year-to-year - higher-value homes up 7.6%.
Holiday gift: foreclosure evictions on hold
Fannie, Freddie: Foreclosure process continues, but no one will be evicted over holidays; many other banks to do same.
Home prices rise in Oct. by most in 6 years
CoreLogic: Home prices up 6.3% over Oct. 2011, enticing buyers to jump into the market before prices rise even more.
FHA extends flipping waiver through 2014
Homes bought with FHA loans cannot be resold for 90 days, but a waiver of that rule has been extended through next year.
Oct. pending sales highest in five years
NAR: Signed contracts rose 5.2% since Sept. and 13.2% since Oct. 2011; in South, up 5.5% for month, 17.4% year-to-year.
Banks favor short sales over forgiving debt
Mega-bank settlement was supposed to keep more people in their homes, but most money is being applied to short sales.
New home starts on fastest pace in 4 years
Commerce Dept: Oct.'s rate of 894,000 is up 3.6% from Sept. and 87% higher than April 2009's recession-low pace.
Fla. housing continues growth in Oct.
Home sales up 25% year-to-year, prices up 9%; condo sales up 16%, prices up 20%. NAR: Sales up 10.9%, prices up 11.1%.
Foreclosure starts, completions down in Oct.
Nat'l repossessions down 19%, process starts down 8%. Court states, however, saw uptick. In Fla.: 1 in 312 mortgages.
Banked-owned sales no longer a bargain
As demand rises, REO sale prices close to "normal." In Miami, a foreclosure sells for 2.9% less; it's 7.7% nationally.
Fla. housing continues upswing in Sept.
Market stable and growing: Sales up 2%, prices up 7.4%, pending up 40%. NAR: Prices up 11.3%, sales down 1.7%.
A new housing boom by 2015?
Most economists agree: Housing's rebounding. But a few bullish forecasts expect record-high sale prices in three years.
House flipping is back
Rising home prices and a high inventory of fixer-uppers make flippers' buy-rehab-sell strategy profitable once again.
Homebuyers frustrated by low inventories
Multiple bids and limited inventories have changed the market, causing some to postpone a purchase. Read more.
Economists: Fla. to add 905,500 jobs by 2018
State economic conference touts recent job growth, home sales, home starts and even the upswing in tax revenues. Read more.
New homes: Monthly price increase a record
New homes sold for 11.2% more in Aug. than in July. Year-to-year, prices were up 17% and sales 27.7%. Read more.
Case-Shiller: Home prices up again in July
"The index's same-sales method is highly accurate," says Florida Realtors' economist. "This rebound seems to have legs." Read more.
Consumer confidence jumps to 7-month high
Index rose to 70.3 from 61.3 in August - its highest reading since Feb., when the economy added 259,000 jobs. Read more.
Home prices post first yearly gain since '10
S&P/Case-Shiller: National prices up 0.5% since June 2011 - first year-over-year increase since buyer tax credit ended. Read more.
58,000 completed foreclosures in July
CoreLogic: In July, Fla. had most homes in foreclosure inventory: 11.2% of all mortgages - but nation improves. Read more.