housing market http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis' Realty Market Follows National Trend: Home Sales Likely To Flatten In 2014 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-realty-market-follows-national-trend-home-sales-likely-flatten-2014 <p>Following a two-year recovery in the housing market, the National Association of Realtors’ chief economist expects sales to level off.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Right now there are two opposing forces; higher mortgage rate anticipation, which is always a negative, and more job creation, which is a positive." said Lawrence </span>Yun<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, "So, I think it will be a more neutral year in terms of home sales."</span></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:12:08 +0000 Maria Altman 33875 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis' Realty Market Follows National Trend: Home Sales Likely To Flatten In 2014 St. Louis Home Prices Get A Boost http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-home-prices-get-boost <p>A new report says the region's home prices rose 4.3 percent in January from the same month in 2012.</p><p>The real estate analysis firm<a href="http://www.corelogic.com/"> CoreLogic</a> released the report Tuesday. The firm says the data offer more evidence that a housing recovery is finally under way in St. Louis.</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/YuhiE2">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports</a> that excluding distress sales, prices in January were up 3.6 percent.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:34:16 +0000 The Associated Press 9932 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Home Prices Get A Boost