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22 Posts in Real Estate Research, Stats, and Trends

Existing-Home Sales Up 4.9% in May 2014

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National stats from Realtor.org (June 23, 2014): Existing-home sales were up 4.9% but down 5.0% YOY. This strongly hints the July 2013, sales decline is pretty much over. Distressed homes (foreclosures and short sales) accounted for 11% of May sales, down 18% YOY. First-time home buyers made up 27% of all buyers in May, down from […]

NAR Housing Affordability Index hits 42-year high in January

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The Index is based on home price, income, and mortgage interest rate data. http://www.inman.com/2012/03/08/nar-housing-affordability-index-hits-42-year-high-in-january/ The housing affordability index measures whether or not a typical family could qualify for a mortgage loan on a typical home. Below you will find monthly national data, quarterly national data for all buyers and for first-time buyers, and annual data […]

The Rise of the HOA

Homeowner Associations (HOAs) Stats and History

Infographic published by HOATown, embedded from Visual.ly What you’ll learn about Home Owner Associations (HOAs) 8,000 new HOAs formed annually Several factors that led to the explosion of HOAs in the U.S. Approximately 25 million housing units with over 60 million residents are governed by HOAs 1.75 million people on HOA boards and 350,000 committee volunteers (1 committee […]

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Property values in some Tulsa neighborhoods soar, others sink | Tulsa World

Property values in some Tulsa neighborhoods soar, others sink | Tulsa World (April 2011) Exceprts/Paraphrases from the article: The Tulsa World analyzed computerized land records gathered from the Tulsa County Assessor’s Office to determine the average percentage change in value for each single-family residential subdivision in Tulsa County. Overall, home prices in Tulsa County subdivisions […]

Oklahoma’s real estate rebirth

“Oklahoma’s real estate rebirth“, written by Steve Bergsman, was syndicated by Lowe’s and Inman News to a national audience of real estate professionals on September 21. What great publicity (and encouragement) for our local real estate market. Here are some quotes from the article: personal income growth at 8 percent is the fifth best in […]