June Trends Show Robust Growth in Both Housing Supply and Demand

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe June Trends Show Robust Growth in Both Housing Supply and Demand Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News About Author: Brian Honea Tagged with: Housing Demand Housing Market Housing Supply Realtor.com Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago July 7, 2015 1,452 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Groups File Amicus Briefs on Behalf of Investors in GSE Profits Lawsuit Next: House Subcommittee to Hold Hearing On Banks Designated as ‘Systemically Important’ Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / June Trends Show Robust Growth in Both Housing Supply and Demand Housing Demand Housing Market Housing Supply Realtor.com 2015-07-07 Brian Honea Share Save Robust growth in demand for housing as well as supply are helping the housing market to maintain spring momentum and boost sales for the summer, according to Realtor.com’s Advance Read on June Trends report released Tuesday.Realtor.com’s report found that a 4 percent month-over-month increase in supply and demand for housing helped home sales maintain their spring momentum into the June. The “advance read” report covers residential supply and demand trends during the first three weeks of each month.”Factors lending themselves to the market’s upswing are the psychological effect of recently increased mortgage rates as well as the specter of the Fed raising interest rates later this year,” Realtor.com Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke said. “Although demand has been strong all year, in June we’re finally beginning to see an uptick in supply as sellers become more confident about home prices.”The increasing number of first-time homebuyers is another factor driving up the demand for housing, according to Realtor.com. Many of those first-time buyers are millennials who have been sidelined by the challenging market conditions; Realtor.com reported in a survey of site visitors in June that 65 percent of older millennials (those ages 25 to 34) stated their intention to purchase a home within three months – a year-over-year increase of 12 percent.Realtor.com found that due to tight housing supply and economic-powered demand growth, California dominated the list of “hottest” housing markets in the nation in June with five markets in the top 10 and eight markets in the top 20. San Francisco moved into the top position in June, taking over for Denver, which ranked first in May but fell to third. Vallejo-Fairfield, California, moved up from fifth in May to second in June. Other California markets ranking in the top 10 were Santa Rose (fourth), San Jose (sixth), and Santa Cruz (10th).Texas had the second-most markets on the top 20 “hottest” list with four. At fifth, Dallas-Fort Worth was the highest-ranking Texas market. Realtor.com ranked the “hottest” markets based on number of views per listing on its website and the median age of housing inventory.last_img read more

Local Hunters In The Woods This Weekend

first_imgMike Eckstein, of Batesville, got a buck  on the first day of firearms season Saturday.The most popular phase of Indiana deer hunting kicked off this weekend with firearms season, and it serves as a reminder to hunters: Follow the rules, practice ethical hunting behavior, and have an enjoyable, safe time in the woods.It’s estimated that at least a quarter-million Hoosiers participate in firearms season, which runs through Dec. 1.Hunters are required to have a valid deer license unless otherwise exempt.Deer licenses can be purchased at Indiana Outdoor website, at DNR-managed properties, and several local retailers.A deer firearms license costs $24 for Indiana residents, $150 for non-residents.A firearms license allows a hunter to take one antlered deer with a legal firearm. A bonus antlerless license is needed to take antlerless deer during firearms season. Bonus antlerless county quotas are set for each of Indiana’s 92 counties.Good luck to are hunters on a safe firearms season! Remember to submit your trophy pictures here to have a shot at a $100 prize through a contest sponsored by Hooker Deer Drag of Sunman.last_img read more

Wenger: I want to stay forever

first_imgArsene Wenger believes he was right to turn down the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Paris St Germain and even the England job to stay on as Arsenal manager for 17 years – and would welcome ending his coaching career at the Emirates Stadium. The Frenchman, who will turn 64 next month, has received the full backing of owner Stan Kroenke as his young team look to deliver a first trophy since 2005 with the London club embarking on what they hope will be a new chapter backed by increased financial resources, which helped secure the record £43million signing of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid. Following the disappointment of an opening-day 3-1 home defeat by Aston Villa, Wenger has since guided Arsenal safely into the group stages of the Champions League, to the top of the Barclays Premier League table and on Wednesday night saw the next generation come through a penalty shoot-out in the Capital One Cup at West Brom. Press Association “I want to feel that I do well and then the question of me staying will be secondary after that.” The arrival of the relatively unheralded former Monaco and Nagoya Grampus Eight coach was met by headlines of “Arsene Who?” when he succeeded Bruce Rioch in September 1996. Wenger, though, has no intentions of revelling in a bit of nostalgia ahead of what is set to be a testing encounter at the Liberty Stadium. ”Our job has a good advantage – you just look forward to the next game,” he said. Arsenal head to Swansea looking to stay top of the table after four straight league wins. Former Cardiff midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set to have a fitness test on a thigh problem, as is Mathieu Flamini (shoulder). England forward Theo Walcott, meanwhile, faces more than a month of rehabilitation after a minor procedure on an abdominal problem. Last season, Arsenal battled to a 2-2 draw at Swansea in the FA Cup third round, before going through on a replay, and then won 2-0 in Wales when the home side had just celebrated winning the Capital One Cup. “Swansea are a team now where the level of expectation is higher than the year before, so of course everybody wants them to be performing in the top seven or eight, what I think they have the quality to do,” said Wenger, whose side were beaten 2-0 at home by Swansea in their Premier League game on December 1. “Overall they buy well, they play attractive football. Swansea is a very, very good team.” Wenger remains relaxed about his own long-term future, but made it clear he would have no issue with signing on again for the Gunners. “Yes I turned many offers down because I rate what I’ve got here and I always thought that this club is special on that front. In our job it is important to know what you want and I rated the qualities that this club has always shown,” said Wenger, who takes his side to Swansea for Saturday afternoon’s late kick-off. “I am very grateful to this club because during the 17 years we had ups and downs. They have always shown a big faith in me and they always let me do the job like I thought it had to be done, and if I am still here today it is because I got that consistent support from inside the club. “Honestly, I would love to be here forever because that would mean I would be immortal! I am (though) not naive enough to believe that. What I would like to do as long as I am here is give my best for this club because I love this club, of course.” Wenger added: “I am very honoured to have the support of Stan Kroenke. That he thinks I can help the club is a huge confidence vote. That is something for me that is very positive.” On the continuing negotiations, he said: “(We will do it) when we find time. I don’t think that is the most important problem at the moment. “The good thing with me, if I have one quality, (it is that) you don’t need a lot of talks to extend the contract I have. “I want to focus on the quality of our season. last_img read more