Jacksonville Real Estate Market

Jacksonville, Florida

Housing Alert: Short Sales May Be in Big Trouble

The government has been pushing more short sales at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac through financial incentives, and banks are streamlining the process. But all the progress that has been made could end abruptly.

After Brisk Summer, Pending Home Sales Drop in August

After gains in home sales over the spring and summer, an industry survey surprised expectations, registering a 2.6 percent drop in pending home sales from July.

Is Housing Risen From Ashes? ‘Industry Has Come Back’

Economists are saying it, and now even some Americans are saying it. After falling to depths not seen since the Great Depression, the U.S. housing market may finally be rising from the ashes. 

Are Big Home Builder Stocks Too Hot?

The nation’s home builders are leaping back to life. Another day, another earnings report that beats the street’s expectations.

Fed May Drive More Investors Into Commercial Real Estate

The Federal Reserve’s decision to buy more mortgage-backed securities from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could impact more than just the housing market.

Home Sales on Track to Hit 5-Year High

With the August jump of 7.8 percent from July, Realtors now say they are confident that home sales for all of 2012 will hit their highest level in five years, but they still voice concern over so-called “frictions” in the market.

Home Builders Bullish for Fifth Straight Month

A surge in new orders for homes, especially among the big public builders, pushed builder sentiment on an industry survey up three points to the highest level since June of 2006.

How Does the Fed Help My House, My Mortgage?

“Short term, people who are thinking about moving really need to lock in,” says Craig Strent of Maryland-based Apex Home Loans adding, “when this thing turns, it’s going to be fast.”

Will Fed’s Mortgage Buying Juice the Housing Recovery?

Home prices are stabilizing, and new construction is bouncing back, but apparently the U.S. Federal Reserve isn’t buying a bullish housing recovery.

More Homes Are Above Water, But Some Sellers Still Suffer

As home sale prices rise, overall home equity rises, and consequently more and more mortgages rise from “under water.” 

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