New Home Supply Falls To 5.6 Months

The new construction market rolls on. As foreshadowed by February's Homebuilder Confidence survey, which rose to a 4-year high, the Census Bureau reports new homes are selling more quickly than builders have built them, lowering the national "home supply" to levels not seen since 2006. A "new home" is a home that...

50 Creative Reuse Ideas For Your Home And Garden

"Creative Reuse" is the transformation of everyday items that would otherwise be thrown out into something useful. It's where being "green" and the arts can converge.  In every Buckhead home, there are literally hundreds of items that be reused and repurposed, including such disparate items as chipped coffee mugs, step...

Existing Home Sales Climb To A 20-Month Record

January's home resales moved to a 20-month high -- additional evidence that the nation's housing recovery is underway. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, the January 2012 Existing Home Sales showed 4.57 million units sold last month on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis -- a 4 percent increase as compared...

Existing Home Sales Climb To A 20-Month Record

January's home resales moved to a 20-month high -- additional evidence that the nation's housing recovery is underway. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, the January 2012 Existing Home Sales showed 4.57 million units sold last month on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis -- a 4 percent increase as compared...

Foreclosure Filings Down 19 Percent In One Year

  Foreclosure filings fell 19 percent last month versus one year ago, says foreclosure-tracking firm RealtyTrac. It's yet one more signal that the U.S. housing market may have already climbed off its bottom. According to RealtyTrac, a "foreclosure filing" is any one of the following foreclosure-related events : (1) A default notice...

Housing Starts Stay Strong; Building Permits Rise.

The housing market has carried forward its year-end momentum.  According to the Census Bureau, on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis, January's Single-Family Housing Starts crossed the half-million unit marker for the second straight month. This hasn't happened in close to 2 years and is the latest in a series of strong data...