Home Sales Statistics Archive

The Fictional Value of Street Names

Back in January, I found nearly endless fun playing around with an online “tool” created by The New York Times to analyze what effect a street name might have on the value of a single-family home. Basically, you key...
April 7, 2015

Top Real Estate Stories of 2014

Here at the Book Scan, my job is to not only review books and keep you in the loop with pertinent book news, but to learn what real estate professionals want to read about. In that spirit, I wanted...
December 30, 2014

Suburban Death Knell is Premature

Leigh Gallagher’s book The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream Is Moving (Portfolio Hardcover, 2013) has gotten a lot of attention lately. It’s one of those ideas that’s appeared in book form at the perfect time. We’re...

How’s Your Real Estate Vocab?

Full disclosure: I used to read the dictionary as a kid. For fun. That said, I recently received the eighth edition of Barron’s Real Estate Handbook, and I’ve been paging through it whenever I get the chance. It’s basically...
September 10, 2013

The New Good Life

We’re bombarded with tales of the new normal. These narratives focus on the scary notion that unemployment and economic growth levels might stagnate right where they are today and stay there forever. But we’re also hearing about the people...

All Real Estate Is Local: 5 Indicators of a Healthy Local Market

QUICK SKIM Scrutinize national housing trends all you want, but influences in your local market are really what determine whether home values rise or fall, NAR Chief Economist David Lereah says in his latest book All Real Estate is...

Today’s Cottage Retreats

By Barbara Ballinger, REALTOR® Magazine Cottages: The New Style By James Grayson Trulove (Harper Design International, 2004) Buy this book from Amazon.com Unlike the grand “cottages” built by rich families at the turn-of-the-century in resorts such as the Adirondacks...
September 1, 2004

Golden Oldies

By Christopher M. Leporini, REALTOR® Magazine Baby Boomers entering their golden years could translate into green, particularly in the upscale and vacation home markets. Boomers–Americans born between 1946 and 1964–represent the largest generation in the nation’s history, including approximately...

A Look at the Country’s Top Retirement Towns

By Jim DiLorenzo, REALTOR® Magazine Are your clients or customers looking for the best place to retire in the United States? Look no further than America’s 100 Best Places to Retire, now in its second edition (Vacation Publications, Inc.,...
January 22, 2001