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Trulia Housing Barometer: Housing Market 52% Back to Normal

Each month, Trulia's Housing Barometer charts how quickly the housing market is moving back to "normal." We summarize three key housing market indicators: construction starts (Census), existing home sales (NAR) and the delinquency-plus-foreclosure rate (LPS First Look). For each indicator, we compare this month's data to... Continue Reading »

Real Estate 2012: The Year the Housing Market Turned the Corner

2012 will probably be considered the year that a sinking housing market finally hit bottom and began to rise again. Home prices, home sales and new home construction all substantially increased amid shrinking inventory and record-low mortgage rates. Adding to the drama (and perhaps aiding the recovery): Lenders finally... Continue Reading »

Housing Market Recovery Stalled in May, Report Finds

Each month Trulia's Housing Barometer charts how quickly the housing market is moving back to "normal." We summarize three key housing market indicators: construction starts (Census), existing-home sales (NAR) and the delinquency-plus-foreclosure rate (LPS First Look). For each indicator, we compare this month's data to... Continue Reading »

Retail's Afterlife: The Mall-ification of the American Church

By Alice Hines Stroll through White Oaks Mall in Springfield, Ill., and you'll see the usual suspects: Spencer Gifts, Panda Express, Gap Kids (GPS). If you're preoccupied, you might not even notice iWorship. The low-key illuminated "iWC" sign, flat-screen TV, and a welcome banner splashed with what look like '90s-era... Continue Reading »

Will Latinos Lead a Real Estate Recovery?

Like many aspiring home buyers, Gil Lopez, 29, is striving to find the right neighborhood for his young family. His bank has qualified him for a loan large enough to buy a $300,000 home, but he has set his own price cap firmly at $230,000 as he searches through north San Diego County. Affordability is his mantra, having... Continue Reading »

Housing Starts Disappoint, Analysts Shrug

What happens when there is bad housing news that nobody hears? Is it like the proverbial tree falling in the forest? Does it mean the bad news won't have a negative effect? New construction of homes dropped by 10 percent in May from the previous month, to a seasonally adjusted 593,000, according to new figures released by... Continue Reading »

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