Jacksonville Real Estate Market

Jacksonville, Florida

Why Aren’t Candidates Talking More About Housing?

There has been plenty of political talk about the economy this week, but precious few words about one of the biggest drags on the economy: housing. 

Pending Home Sales Beat Expectations in July

Despite expectations of a drop-off in home sales this fall, a forward-looking indicator shows a growing number of buyers are jumping back into the housing market.

How Investors Are Skewing Home Price Recovery

Does the latest rise in home prices finally signal a real recovery in the housing market? Or are other factors at work?

As Housing Recovers, Will Apartment Boom End?

If the worst is over for the housing market, then we have to ask what effect that will have on the recently booming apartment sector. 

‘Wind Down’ of Fannie, Freddie: ‘Positive for Housing’?

“We see this as a positive for housing, as it ensures that Fannie and Freddie will remain in business,” writes Jaret Seiberg of Guggenheim Partners.

US Home Builders Begin to See Credit Thaw

The U.S. home building industry is finally coming off its lowest volumes ever, albeit in fits and slow starts.

Home Improvement Shows Gains—But May Not Last

Though some analysts claim the housing market is rebounding, others caution that there are still severe headwinds that could affect home improvement retailers.

Big Banks Pushed to Outsource Mortgages

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed new rules for mortgage servicers designed to protect borrowers and get them faster, more effective and informative service.

Fannie Mae’s New CEO: ‘Comfortable’ With Decision Not to Slash Mortgage Balances

“We do think over the long term Fannie Mae can have strong profitability and can return a considerable amount of value to taxpayers,” but as Tim Mayopoulos cautions, that depends on housing prices and other factors.

In a Twist, Both Home Prices and Rents Rise

Home prices across the nation continued their upswing in June, according to a new report from CoreLogic, prompting the company’s CEO to say, “At the halfway point, 2012 is increasingly looking like the year that the residential housing market may have …

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