Jacksonville Real Estate Market

Jacksonville, Florida

Home Sales at Risk Due to Rising Mortgage Rates

Sales of newly built homes hit a five-year high in May, but those sales could face pressure from rising mortgage rates.

Housing Recovery to Face Test as Builders Report

The strength of the U.S. housing recovery will be tested as several of the largest public home builders report earnings next week.

Guess What’s Replacing Stores in Your Local Mall?

The fundamental face of shopping malls is beginning to change; rather than just retail with a food court, malls are now becoming entertainment destinations.

Homebuilders Get Boost, but Face Rocky Road

Sales of newly built homes in May hit the highest level in two years, and the median price of those homes was 5.6 percent higher than it was a year ago. The number of new homes now expected to sell in 2012 is 369,000. Great news…sort of.

Negative Equity Traps One Third of American Borrowers

As home sales begin a slow recovery and potential buyers dip their toes back in real estate’s still-troubled waters, many of them face a huge barrier to entry: Negative equity.

As Home Buying Returns, Do Apartments Face a Bubble?

2012 will likely not see as robust rent growth as 2011; housing affordability continues to improve and renting is becoming ever more expensive than owning.

Homebuilders Face New Hurdles

Builders are on track to construct the fewest single family homes in history this year. Total housing starts in July were down 1.7 percent, month to month, which may not sound like a lot, but when you break the number down, you see the problem.

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