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'Year of the Condo'

Toni Haber | Posted 03.15.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

The increase in new developments is predicted to make a significant mark in the climate of the market. Not only will sales on new units start to slow as buyers weigh their many options before signing, but also the price and tier of the units will be affected.

Economic Update From Big Island Shows Consistent Upswing Heading Into 2015

Julie Ziemelis | Posted 03.01.2015 | Hawaii
Julie Ziemelis

As 2014 draws to a close, the economic news from the Big Island is one of a consistent upswing as reported by local experts in construction, residential and commercial real estate with a positive outlook for 2015.

Are We Building Too Many Single-Family Homes?

Jed Kolko | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The vacancy rate for single-family homes increased in 2013 and remains well above bubble and pre-bubble levels.

Housing Recovery Shakes Off Early-Spring Slump, According to Trulia's Housing Barometer

Jed Kolko | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

For the first time during the housing recovery, 4 out of 5 Housing Barometer measures are at least halfway back to normal. But young adults are still struggling to get jobs.

The Housing Recovery Needs More Than Just Rising Prices

Jed Kolko | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The Trulia Price Monitor and the Trulia Rent Monitor are the earliest leading indicators of how asking prices and rents are trending nationally and lo...

This Just In: Virtual Apartments Are Back!

Ron Gitter | Posted 05.15.2013 | New York
Ron Gitter

Low inventory, low interest rates, pent-up demand and an improving economy are causing an outbreak of buyer irrationality and the emergence of the real estate tipping point.

Trulia Housing Barometer Says Market Now 52 Percent Back to 'Normal'

Jed Kolko | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

Each month, Trulia's Housing Barometer charts how quickly the housing market is moving back to "normal." "Conventional" home sales were up 26% year-over-year in December.

2012's Construction Rebound: Behind the Façade

Jed Kolko | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

What explains these local differences in construction activity? These top markets for 2012 construction tend to have strong job growth and low vacancy rates, and they suffered relatively little during the housing bust

Housing Market Leaps 42 Percent Back to Normal

Jed Kolko | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

Nationally, sales were at their highest level since May 2010, so home sales are now 61 percent back to normal to from their worst point during the bust. In the West region, however, sharp inventory declines prevented home sales from rising at all year over year.

Housing Market 34 Percent Back to "Normal"

Jed Kolko | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

Although home sales rose from 4.37 million in June to 4.47 million in July, they're still at the second-lowest level of the year with tighter inventory and lower vacancy rates holding back sales. Right now, home sales are 40 percent back to normal to from their worst point during the bust.

Trulia's Housing Barometer: Tighter Inventory Complicates the Recovery

Jed Kolko | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

Averaging these three back-to-normal percentages together, the market is now 32 percent of the way back to normal -- the lowest level in 2012 but still well above June 2011, when the market was 22 percent back to normal. Cause for concern? Depends who you are.

The Scoop on New Development

Toni Haber | Posted 09.23.2012 | New York
Toni Haber

There has been a lot of talk about the new developments hitting the market; we've seen some amazing things including some record-breaking sales.

Trulia's Housing Barometer: Recovery Slowly, Steadily Pushes Ahead

Jed Kolko | Posted 07.22.2012 | Money
Jed Kolko

Aside from a dip in March, the recovery is slowly but steadily pushing ahead. The housing market is now 37% of the way back to normal, compared with just 20% back to normal a year ago.

Trulia's Housing Barometer: Recovery Slips Backward in March

Jed Kolko | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

What does a "normal" housing market look like, and how far away are we? The housing recovery is progressing, though it's taken one step backwards after a few strides forward.

Are We There Yet? Trulia's Housing Barometer

Jed Kolko | Posted 05.28.2012 | Money
Jed Kolko

On the long road of housing recovery, we're all kids in the back seat wondering: are we there yet? After years of bad news about the housing market, it's hard to remember what "normal" looks like.

Let's Get Busy: March Madness of Another Kind Arrives

Ron Gitter | Posted 05.07.2012 | New York
Ron Gitter

With the spring selling season around the corner, if March contract signings equal or exceed those in February, things could get pretty crazy around here. But let's look forward to a good crazy.

A Toolkit for Purchasing From a Sponsor

Ron Gitter | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ron Gitter

With all the unsold condo units out there (which those in the trade like to call "shadow inventory"), there are great deals to be made when purchasing a newly constructed apartment.