home price Archive

Home Price versus Rent

Home prices swung too high and then crashed badly. But there was no notable fluctuation in rents. The chart below compares the two data points and clearly shows how home prices overcorrected in relation to rent from 2009 to...

Sixty-four Percent of Realtors® Reported Constant or Higher Prices

Home prices continue to firm up as demand is reported to be increasing faster than supply.  Sixty-four percent of respondents to the most recent Realtors® Confidence Index (June) reported constant prices (30 percent) or rising prices (34 percent) compared...

Low Inventory Helps Push Prices

Already home prices are turning up.  Though many economists have been calling for no price gains or only very minimal gains over the next several years, a surprise upside looks to be quickly developing....

Home Prices Zooming in Hawaii

There are many home price measurements and not all agree at any single moment in time, but one consistent trend in recent months is that more and more markets are showing recovery. Whether it is NAR median price, Case-Shiller...

Distressed Real Estate – Below Market Prices

According to information in the latest Realtors® Confidence Index, distressed properties sell below the market price of comparable, non-distressed properties; the discount level fluctuates depending on sales location and types of properties. Foreclosures have been selling at approximately 20...