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Rate Of Foreclosures Drops In Two-Thirds Of Major Metros

By FirstAm Editor on November 5, 2012

Although the nation's housing market is a long way from recovering fully from the recession of the late 2000s, several indicators suggest that significant progress was made during the third quarter of 2012. In addition to improving in basic measurements of health like property values, the housing market has also seen a large reduction in the...

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Topics: Economy, Industry News, Housing

Improving Markets Index Remains Strong In May

By FirstAm Editor on May 7, 2012

The list of housing markets showing measurable and sustained improvement held virtually unchanged in May at 100, down from 101 in April, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI). The number of states represented on the list also held firm from the previous month, at 35 (including the...

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Topics: Economy, Housing

Housing Predictions For 2012

By FirstAm Editor on November 18, 2011

In 2008, the housing market came crashing down. Not just down, but all the way to the ground - and maybe even below that. However, economists have been resilient over the years and continue to predict a rise in sales going forward. Truthfully, the rebound has been slow. Too slow. But, in 2012, it is expected to climb out of the depths of debt...

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Topics: Economy, Housing

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