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Metro Orlando's housing market outperformed Florida's in January for both price increases and sales volume, a new report shows. Buyers who purchased a house in Orange, Seminole, Osceola or Lake counties during January paid a midpoint price of $202,000, which was about $3,000 higher than the median price across the state. A tight job market and slim inventories in high-demand spots helped drive Orlando-area pricing up more that 14 percent in January from a year earlier, according to a report released Tuesday by Fl... read more

Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Rise More Than Forecast

Market Continues to Strengthen
Posted by David Lopez, CBR on June 20, 2013 in  2013  Economics  Government  Home Prices  Home Sales  Interest Rates  Listing Inventory  Market Statistics  Real Estate  Trends
By Jeanna Smialek & Lorraine Woellert - Jun 20, 2013 12:59 PM ET     Sales of previously owned homes in the U.S. climbed in May to the highest level in more than three years and manufacturing improved in June, bearing out the Federal Reserve’s view that risks to the expansion are abating.   Purchases of existing houses rose 4.2 percent to a 5.18 million annualized rate, the most since November 2009, the National Association of Realtors reported today in Washington. The Federal Reserve Ba... read more

Survey Shows Americans Upbeat About Housing.

Fannie Mae: Consumers Expect Home Prices And Mortgage Rates To Rise
Posted by David Lopez, CBR on March 08, 2013 in  2013  Economics  Fannie Mae  Home Prices  Home Sales  Inman News  Interest Rates  Market Statistics  Market Trends  Trends
Survey shows Americans upbeat about housing Fannie Mae: Consumers expect home prices and mortgage rates to rise By Teke Wiggin, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Inman News®     Americans continued to view housing as a relative bright spot in the economy, even as their sentiment towards the broader economy and household finances limped along, according to Fannie Mae's February 2013 National Housing Survey.   Americans who believe home prices will increase over the next year and hom... read more


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