Real Estate Headlines 03.05.2013

The first official day of Spring may still be 20 days away, but the Spring housing market is already underway. Buyer traffic is rising along with home prices, but one traditional Spring phenomenon is sorely absent: rising supply. The raw number of homes for sale is now at its lowest level in over 13 years, according to the National Association of Realtors, and the numbers continue to fall.

Home Buyers Are Back, but Where Are the Houses? ~ CNBC

Housing: The Two Bottoms ~ Calculated Risk

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2 Million Homeowners Freed From Negative Equity in 2012; 1 Million More to Come in 2013 ~ Zillow

Jumbo Mortgages Are Back, but at Far From 2007 Levels  ~  CNBC

Think New York Is Costly? In New Delhi, Seedy Goes for 8 Figures ~ NY Times

Former Sonic loses home to foreclosure, refuses to leave ~ KOMO 4

Seattle ranked No. 3 in country in 2012 office sales activity ~ PSBJ

Amazon, Starbucks among world’s “most admired” companies ~ Seattle Times